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It's Thursday already!?
Where did the time go this week?
It's incredible just how quickly the Summer days and weeks have disappeared.

Cullan starts Junior year on Wednesday ...
and Ansley starts 8th the following week.

Whatever happened to AFTER Labor Day for school to start up?
Starting school in the middle of August just feels wrong
on so many levels.

I want to squeeze in more beach days
naps in the chaise
more lazy mornings sleeping in late.

I haven't finished half the outdoor projects I thought I would this year
and my Summer Girls party is late -late- late...
Usually I have it in June...
right now, I am looking at dates in September!

the time has been flying by this summer for sure.
So I am off to enjoy the last few lazy days before the
school schedules and chaos kick in.

Hope you all are having a wonderful Summer!!!

Ohhh I almost forgot!!!
I have
Something with style and character and patina and inspiration...
Stay tuned for more info!!!
and make sure you are following along so you get all the details.
You will LOVE it!!

Also, Don't forget about
the Robyn Story chalk paint giveaway HERE
My friend Vicki over at
is having a great giveaway too!
Don't miss out on them!!

Onto Feathered Nest Friday!

Here's the review from last week!
Thanks so much to everyone who joins in each week- it is appreciated!

Miss Gracies House shared this charming outdoor table.

Recaptured Charm shared this fantastic armoire makeover.

armoire milk paint 114a

Buckets of Burlap shared charming farmhouse buffet area.
blue bottle

Nancy's Daily Dish shared her gorgeous red transferware collection!

Aiken House Home and Garden shared her absolutely beautiful gardens!

Grab a Featured button if you would like!
I wanted to say welcome new party goers
as well as say thank you to all my party animal friends :)
for taking the time to come over and share your wonderful
links each week!
You all make this party so fantastic and so much fun!
Can't wait to see what you all have been up to this week!

decorating, flea finds, designs, transformations
,crafts, table settings, etc.
ANYTHING related to feathering your nest!

Make sure you post a button or a link back to the party on your post.

if you aren't already.
The Follow button is on my sidebar at the top


Sharing with these lovely girls


  1. ...thoughts of the beautiful sea!!

    love that giant starfish, and the clock conjours up visions of alice visiting under the sea wonderland:)

    xo, Rosemary

  2. Yes, where has the summer gone. It's beginning to feel like fall here. I am not looking forward to snow! Thank you for that clock!

  3. Enjoy the rest of your summer Courtney. Great features. Thanks for hosting.

  4. Oh, it really does seem wrong to have school start in August! Ours doesn't start until after Labor Day and I'm so glad for that. I feel the same way about it all going too fast but you have gotten way more done than I have my friend! :-) Thanks so much for hosting and I'm off to visit some of those features!

  5. Lovely features, Courtney! Thanks so much for hosting!

  6. Courtney, I'm retired now, so going back to school isn't on my calendar these days. I agree though - what ever happened to starting school after Labor Day?
    Thanks for the features and for hosting each week.

  7. I'm hanging on to summer as well. It's hot, but why rush the cold months. Lovely pictures from last week

  8. I am so glad I am past school days. Our county schools started last Monday. Just too early and too hot for school.
    Thanks for hosting and have a terrific weekend.

  9. Like your photos with the clock. I have been favoring clocks a lot. Wonderful features too. I have a college freshman, a junior, and a first grader! That doesn't seem right, they just grow up too quick. Have a great rest of the summer and thanks for having us over!

  10. Hi Courtney, I agree school is starting back way too early nowadays. My little one goes to her very first day on Sept. 1. It's going to be an emotional day. : ) Thanks for soo much for hosting.

  11. Hi Courtney! Oh, I do agree with you - school starts too soon each year! My kids are grown and married now but I know they would want to wait a few more weeks.
    I'm partying with you today and thanks for hosting.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  12. LOVE that pocketwatch hanging from the branch, great image!!! just linked up, thanks Courtney for the great party! xoxo Debra

  13. Enjoy the remainder of summer. I am so tired of the heat, I can't wait for fall. Thanks so much for hosting such a fun party. Hugs, Marty

  14. I agree, where has our summer gone? Thanks for hosting, love checking everyone out!

  15. I've become a lover of french country decorating... I can't believe school is starting up already for you. It doesn't start until Sept.6 around here, I mean Summer is not over yet Courtney! :)
    Thanks once again for hosting.
    Hugs Rosemary...xx

  16. Summer has just flown by for me too. We better get serious about enjoying what's left. Thank you for hosting an amazing party.

  17. As hot and dry as it's been in West Texas, I am sooo ready for FALL..WINTER..COLD...SNOW..:)
    Thanks, girl, for hosting.
    xo bj

  18. Hi Courtney! Thank you so much for hosting! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

    Angela & Debbie

  19. Hi Courtney,
    I refuse to even think about summer being almost over-we haven't had many hot sunny days yet!
    Thank you for hosting and featuring our garden.


  20. Hi Courtney! Great to meet you at Blogher...linked up and became a new follower. Hope you can stop by FFL and check it out :)


  21. Hi Courtney! Now you have me dreaming of a beach trip! :-) Lovely features! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  22. Thrilled to be joining in this week!

    Janet xox

  23. Thanks for all these inspirational photos, Courtney. They are all gorgeous!..Christine

  24. Thank you for hosting! Love your shabby fireplace! What a charming addition to any room and what an amazing Craigslist find! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  25. It's positively unacceptable for those kids to start back to school in August. There's just way too much summer left. :) Thanks a million for hosting this fun party.

  26. Courtney, thanks for the PR for my little giveaway! You're the best. Have a great weekend!

  27. Very pretty features Courtney. Thank you for hosting this wonderful party. Have a great weekend.

  28. Time really does fly. My youngest started her senior year of HS yesterday!

  29. Courtney you are so right. I doesn't seem right to send kids back when there is so much of summer left. In our areas it is not uncommon to let school out early b/c the air breaks.. here's a thought finish the summer out! Thanks so much for the party.

  30. I'm with you Courtney! Summer has vaporized into the atmosphere! Where did it all go? But I've been having a great time. The links look great! I hope you enjoy some down time. Thanks for the fun!

  31. I agree Courtney, school in August just seems wrong. I hope you and your kids enjoy your last days of summer!
    Beautiful photos!
    hugs, Cheryl

  32. My son will be going back to school on August 22; summer is nowhere near being over - it's still in the 100+ temperatures around here!

  33. What a great post, love the clock in the vignettes. We don't go back to school until after Labor Day, but that still seems to be creeping up on us!

    Tks for hosting a fun party :)

  34. I feel the same way about summer. I want to squeeze every last drop of it. Our area goes back right after Labor Day. A little more than 2 weeks..Thank God!
    I love how you had your clock set at 8 am. too early. Actually our high schoolers are out the door at 7 am. I know that is really early! thanks for hosting this linky and all your inspiring vignettes.

  35. School already? That would be awful. We don't start until after Labor Day, thankfully.

    Guess what I got today?!! If you said a book, you'd be correct! Ohhhh, I love it. Thank You :)

  36. Am so glad that when I was a kid we started school after labor day...early August is just way too HOT!!!


  37. I can relate to how you feel about summer flying by. It seems like the kids just got out of school and before we know it they'll be back:-( We do start after Labor Day, but it's too soon for me.

    Thanks for hosting and I loved your photos of the little mantel with chalkboard.


  38. I, too, can't believe how fast this summer has flown by! It will be Christmas before we know it! Thanks so much for hosting ... and, fabulous features, too. Love those gardens! xo

  39. Summer is going by way to fast for me too! Thanks for hosting such a wonderful linky it!

  40. soooooo many gorgeous ideas!!! thanks for hosting!

  41. hi Courtney, I know what you mean about the summer ending WAY too fast. wasn't it Memorial Day like just 15 minutes ago? hope y'all have a wonderful weekend & thank you for hostessing :) Diane

  42. Thanks for hosting a wonderful linky, I've lost count of the blogs I'm now following from here, fabulous inspiration.

  43. Oh I am totally with you on the school thing --it is CRUEL to send a child back to school before Labor Day. that 3-day weekend is the traditional end to summer, and the timing is perfect.
    Shame on the districts that yank kids out of summer to go back mid-August.

    Around here, it's still after Labor Day... although my kids are long out of public school.

    Lovely images! and thanks for hosting, as always.
    Best wishes for a wonderful summer weekend -- Cass

  44. Hi Courtney ~
    So fun to find
    you at Debra's...
    I was in the
    process of adding
    your button when
    you left a comment.
    Serendipity? I
    love this post as
    I am also feeling
    the pain of summer
    slipping away. My
    oldest will be a
    junior and my other
    will start 7th grade : )
    Thanks for hosting
    and I'll follow along.
    xx Suzanne

  45. finally getting over to link up...better late than never! have a wonderful weekend.


  46. Hi Courtney! I am a little late on joining the party but I didn't want to miss it completely. You are so right about Summer speeding by and thanks for hosting.

  47. Hi Courtney...

    Ohhh...I know what you mean, my friend! I really don't know where the summer has gone to. We haven't been this busy in such a long time. I also hear ya about school starting back in August...eeeks! When I was a kid, we always started school after Labor Day...of course, we didn't get out until June sometime too!

    Your photos are gorgeous, my friend! They make me "long" for the beach. I used to spend alot of time at the beach when I lived in south Texas. We are a long ways from water now! Hehe! Thank you so much for showcasing these beautiful party posts from last week...they truly are insirational! I will have to go and check them out! Also...thank you for hosting this sweet party! I'm so glad that I could join in this week...even though I am running really late! Hopefully things will settle down soon and I can get back into my blogging routine! Hehe! I hope that my note is finding you and your sweet family all doing well, Darlin'! Do take care!

    Warmest summery wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  48. Thanks for the invite Courtney! Have great weekend!

  49. I am thrilled I found you! I am now one of your followers! Thanks for letting me link up! Hope to have you stop by and say hi sometime!

  50. I, too, thought I would have so much more completed by now! Maybe NEXT Summer! LOL!


  51. So happy to be joining you this week ~ thank you for hosting!

    Enjoy your last days of summer!
    We have had a wonderful one here in New England and am very happy school starts here after Labor Day!

  52. 52 friends leave comments???'ve got a lot of friends in the blog world...good job! I always enjoy your blog too, but don't get out much to go visiting...from Mel's Designs from the Cabin (formly Mel's Cabin Designs) I changed the name to better fit my projects at the cabin...Mel...stop by for a visit sometime...