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Feathered Nest Friday

It's time for  Feathered Nest Friday!
French Country Cottage

I'm working on a few projects over here and enjoying the beautiful warm weather we have been having.
Here's what I shared this week~ 

I have been loving those lilacs we picked and took just a couple of the blooms
 and placed them in a little antique bottle for a simple bouquet in my office

I also shared how I created the arched open shelves in the upper cupboards in my kitchen


French Bleu Vintage
 is also having a giveaway on my blog ~ if you haven't entered yet you can find the post

Commenting problems

Thank you so much for your kind emails about how you haven't been able to leave comments on my posts.
I don't know what changed a couple weeks ago but am guessing it is some kind of a blogger glitch again ~ 
 I have had issues with commenting on other blogs as well.

I went ahead and changed the comment settings and format to hopefully fix the problem that
some of you have been having with it- I am leaving my comments moderated though
which means they won't show up right away- but they will show up when I get them.
 From the threads in the blogger forum- it seems like a lot of bloggers are having similar problems.
 Hopefully, changing the comment setting will help and blogger will get it fixed.

Any local Northern California bloggers out there?
We are planning a bloggers meet up at The Vintage Bricoleur
in the Roseville area next week~we are talking about blogging
and more!!
 Would love to see you there!
Drop me an email for more info or head over to
The Vintage Bricoleur

let's get on to the review!

The North End Loft shared a tutorial on how to add lettering to this bucket- so cute. 
Going to have to try it sometime! 

Loving Fox Hollow Cottage's open cupboards and with liner from the $ store- awesome!

Awesome diy harlequin rug from Serendipity~  I love this idea and it came out so cute!

The Blissful Bee shared her awesome DIY knockoff cart coffee table.

Primp shared the darling chicken coop they built~
I love it. 

If you were featured~ please feel free to grab a button if you would like! 
French Country Cottage

Onto this weeks edition of Feathered Nest Friday!! 
Welcome to new partygoers, welcome back and thank you to all my party animal friends
for taking the time to come over and share your wonderful
links each 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
Thanks so much!
Sharing with these great parties!


  1. thanks for the Friday party love all the featured people
    hope you join in my giveaway

    I hope to find some great tresures this weekend

  2. It's such an honor to be featured on my favorite blog. Thank you SO MUCH! And thank you for hosting your inspirational parties every week.

  3. Love your kitchen! Great features! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

  4. Wonderful features, Courtney! I always enjoying seeing what everyone else is up to. Thanks for hosting!

  5. Thank you for hosting, once again. I am off to check out this week's links!!

  6. Hi Courtney, Thanks for the wonderful party. I linked up #27 a French settee slipcover tutorial. I thought of you when I was working on this, since I know you love all things French and white. Oh and I got some dining chairs at auction this week that remind me of yours. They are caned back and seat and they said "made in France" on them only it was written in French, not English.

  7. Love that table in your office! I am in awe of your kitchen! Just gorgeous! Thank you for hosting and for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  8. Thanks, Courtney for hosting. Happy Thursday..Judy

  9. Hello Courtney,
    your posts this week are lovely and your features fantastic - I just love that cart coffee table and the chicken coop! I appreciate you being a gracious hostess!
    God Bless,

  10. thanks for hosting Courtney! I'm sorry you're having so much trouble with your comment box. I'm still glad you're on blogger though- it seems like it's harder for me to keep up with Word Press friends since they don't show up in my dashboard as well. Have a great weekend!

  11. Thank you for hosting Courtney! Have a fab weekend, Nancy

  12. ...hey sweets!
    i must say, whenever i need an inspiration pick-me-up, the french country cottage is where i head ~ lol!!
    next week we are making a bid on a home FINALLY and i can't wait to try some of the projects you have been showing us if or when i have a house of my own!!!
    xo, Rosemary

  13. Hi Courtney! Well The Blissful Bee certainly got a lot of feature love from all of us this week. LOL! Thanks so much for hosting! :-)

  14. Thanks for hosting and as always BEAUTIFUL posts and features!

  15. Thanks for stopping by earlier Courtney! Crossing my fingers you when the vacation giveaway!!! Thanks for hosting this party for all of us!!! Love visiting at French Country Cottage! XO, Aimee

  16. Thanks for hosting! I haven't been having problems leaving comments but I wonder if that's the problem with my blog, there seems to be less lately.
    Thanks again!

  17. Hi Courtney! Thanks for hosting! I love the open shelving in your kitchen. We are doing some work in our kitchen now, and I would like to incorporate some open shelves.
    Love the chicken coop, and the faux cart table. Brilliant!

    Have a fabulous weekend!!

  18. that chicken coup! omg, love it LOL....I've linked up again this week, and I thank you for hosting. Your posts have beautiful inspiring pictures always. I love visiting the other linkys much to go through and loads of fun! blessings, Lady

  19. Thanks so much for hosting - it's very appreciated!!!
    I adore your open shelves in your kitchen - beautiful

  20. Hello, Courtney! So glad to be partying with you. Thank you!

  21. Nice features. Thank you for hosting and having me. Enjoy your weekend.

  22. Hey Courtney, such great features you've chosen, just linked up, thanks so much for being such a wonderful hostess!!

  23. Courtney,
    Love, love, love your parties! I look forward to them every week.
    Thanks for hosting!

  24. Thanks for the party, Courtney. Always an inspirational place to be.

  25. Courtney,
    You are one of my first found and favorite blogs ;) Love getting featured here! It is a special treat. Thanks for sharing my kitchen cabinets. I am happy to be in such good company!! I love your open style ones too!! Hope the nice weather continues for you. We have been rain free for ten whole days =)

  26. Great features, Courtney. I was very impressed with that painted rug, too. Thanks for hosting.

  27. I'm glad you featured that tin with the lettering. I just got a bucket that looks similar and lettering would be just the thing. Great idea. Thanks for the party. There's always so much inspiration.


  28. Thanks for hosting Courtney!

    Susan and Bentley

  29. Your photos are always so beautiful. Great house and always flowers!

  30. Blogger issues! Blech! They make us all feel so isolated!

  31. Glad you got your comment issues resolved! Now I can say "thanks!"

  32. Thanks so much for the shout out!! Can't wait to see this weeks projects:)

  33. Thank you so much for hosting!

  34. Thanks for hosting :) Lovely features! I adore your kitchen!
    Greetings from Australia♥

  35. Thanks for hosting... I love that chicken coop!

  36. Thanks for hosting Miss Courtney and stopping by my blog and following I look forward to visiting around this weekend. Hope u have a good weekend.

  37. Thanks for hosting!!

  38. Yay! I can comment again! (I think it was my problem though, I don't know how to get the 'openID' thing figured out, but it works with name/url option now)
    Thank you for hosting Courtney, I always love coming to your site and being so inspired by you. Little Bit

  39. Hi Courtney! thanks for hosting your weekly party. I am so late today. My in-laws are here and they are messing up my blogging gig!

  40. Loved ALL your standouts!! And so glad to be a part this week too. Appreciate so much you hosting this amazing party. Great stuff posted! If you like chocolate, caramel & pecans and potato chips you are going to love my post. They are to die for.


  41. Hi Courtney! You shared some of my favs from last week, too! Love your kitchen and the sweet arched cabinet ~ I'll have to go back and read how you did it! Thanks for hosting this fun party ~ I just linked up. And I'm gearing up for my annual WEDDING BLOG PARTY on June 8th and so hope you can join us. Please come read all about it!

    Big TX Hugs,

  42. Hi Courtney,

    Thanks for hosting the party :)


  43. Hi Courtney,

    Thank you for hosting our party! I'm happy to be joining everyone this week. Your posts inspire me so much :-)

  44. Howdy! I've linked up a simple No Calorie Sweet Green Tea recipe (#249 ) that's a great alternative to soda. Plus, it's tasty and it's good for you! Thanks for hosting the party and have a great day!

  45. I just found your lovely blog today! Can't wait to check out everyone's posts! So inspired!

  46. Thank you so much for hosting!

  47. Hi Courtney, Happy Friday! Aren't we blessed with our California weather? Thank you for hosting, and I love, love, love you kitchen! Marcia from Turlock

  48. what a sweet surprise--thanks for the feature!

  49. oops, posted the comment from the wrong account, giggle, please delete the one from be well gifts sorry
    Thank you for hosting, hugs and happy wishes
    vous remercier l'ami

  50. Thanks for hosting the party for us, Courtney. I love the features that you chose for this week.

  51. Oh..we could spend all day here looking at all these fabulous links! Thanks for hosting!

  52. Thanks for hosting! I love your party!

  53. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

  54. Hi lovely lady.
    Thanks so much for hosting your linky party so sweet of you. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  55. I LOVE all of your photos. I read what you said about trouble with blogger. I haven't had trouble like for months, but I did have a lot of trouble commenting for quite a while. What I have trouble with now is that since March I have not been able to send photos from my mobile phone to Picasa, except for a window of 3 days in the middle of that time period. I have given up and all but don't try anymore. It's so frustrating. Blogger acknowledge this problem on their trouble shooter page so I guess at least they are aware but it's apparently been ongoing for much longer that it's been a problem for me. It's so random.... Anyhow still in all I think it's a great service for free. I love my blogging.

  56. Great variety tonight - I have enjoyed my visit! Thank you for taking the time to host.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  57. Thanks for hosting the party! Happy Weekend.

  58. Thanks for the party! I LOVE this blog! It's my first time linking up and I can't wait to come back next week.

    Amy {aprons & ambition}

  59. Thanks for hosting.
    Miss Ellie