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Random Weekend

Happy random weekend everyone.

How has your weekend been? 
After a busy couple of days at AmericasMart- I am back home
sipping on my third cup of coffee this morning
and reflecting on the week that was.

You know what always happens when I have a long flight? 
I get a whole lot of work done on my blog. 
Well, that and I get some extra sleep. 
And in between somewhere is a bunch of random pondering and musings.

Working On

I am working on a couple of projects behind the scenes over here. 
And one of them might involve flowers.  
Which I know, is so hard to believe that I would be playing with flowers again... but I am. 
 Coming your way soon- but also coming your way is the flower market. I have a date with shopping for more flowers and greens in another week- and this time, I am hoping to do a fb live video while there. Unfortunately, when I stopped earlier this week, most of the vendors had already closed up for the day so there wasn't as much to share.

Though I did manage to grab several bouquets of my most favorite ranunculus ever... this barely blushing beauty- and I will be sharing all about why this ranunculus is special soon.

Americas Mart

This weekend I have been over in Atlanta to attend Americas Mart- which is an absolutely amazing home and gift and so much more show. I had the pleasure of joining a panel of bloggers  
who were speaking on blogging and branding and how one thing can lead to another.

I will share a full recap- plus all the inspirations I found at the end of the week-like this gorgeous French goodness.

and these incredible sconces

and that soft blue velvet tufted chair that definitely needs to come home with me.

Fresh Flowers from the Farm

Would you believe that I also found a fresh flower grower at Americas Mart? 
I was just wandering around minding my own business when I saw this gorgeous display of what I thought must be silk flowers.

I wandered in and smelled an abundance of fresh flower goodness
and found that they were all absolutely real. 
And yes, I wanted to load them up.


I am pondering a few changes over here at French Country Cottage.
Aside from a couple more design/website changes that are on the way, 
I am thinking about what I love writing about- and what you would like to see more of
as I am planning my calendar. 
Stay tuned for a quick and easy survey where you can share your thoughts.
Don't forget to sign up to receive 'occasional newsletters' at the bottom of this post to receive the survey. And the newsletters  are basically like Random Weekend posts- 
with a few older posts you may enjoy and musings all wrapped up into one.

Ottomans galore

Over at Lamps Plus this week- it was all about

A few favorites from blogland this week

This pom pom throw had me at hello.
This chocolate chip cookie cake is on my list of must bakes.
And if you haven't seen these sweater cookies you need to

And coming your way this week ...

Laundry Room Renovation

 I am sharing the 'Before-Before' and some of the laundry room inspirations 
that sparked ideas for just what I could do with the little laundry closet that could.
With a very small budget.
And then... 
it is Cinderella glass slippers and handsome prince reveal time.

See you tomorrow

Happy weekend everyone.


  1. Thanks for including my cookie cake! I can't wait to hear more about your trip. Those barely blushing ranuncs are SO pretty, too! Have a great week!

  2. Love the chandeliers and flowers!! Looking forward to seeing what you saw at the home market show. :)