Posts by: Courtney ~ French Country Cottage
Ahh summer… I love you.
Sunshine filled days, warm evenings out under the stars and get togethers with friends and family.
Which always means lots of laughter and memory making- and desserts.

Yes, I said the ‘Dessert’ word.
And today I am sharing a simple and sweet rustic cake that is nothing but layers of white cake, creamy buttercream frosting and decadent yet simple topping. And the best part? 
Easy easy easy to make- because I have a little secret.

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Welcome to Feathered Nest Friday!I hope your week has been going well! I am working and playing in Sausalito this week for a little opera and photography fun and have been enjoying the cooler coastal temperatures and sand in between my toes.CLICK HERE …

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When we talk about favorites at High Point Market… 
it is almost like talking about your favorite dessert. 
Or your favorite place to vacation.
There are so. many. it is hard to narrow it down and choose just one… 
but today, I am doing just that. 
Picking favorites.

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The bathroom… yes, it is under construction.
No, it is not fully ready for a big reveal and all the details….
sinks and faucets with marble in french cottage bathroom
but yes…
 it is already knocking my socks off with all the pretty 
that is starting to appear.

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The weekend view is always a fun time to share tidbits and this and that
 about the week that was and about what is coming your way.
french daybed by windows
Last week it was all about work and play. 
Peonies, a French settee & a road trip.

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Last weekend, in between construction chaos
I was perusing craigslist for some building materials for our renovation…
and I punched in French Vintage just to see what might pop up. 
You know, because every good renovation deserves a good decor update as well.
flowers and a vintage french settee

Usually, it is just listings that are not French OR vintage –
but sometimes something amazing shows up in that search…
and that is when your palms get sweaty and your heart races
 and the great craigslist pursuit begins.

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Welcome to Feathered Nest Friday
I hope your week has been going well! 
It has been a week full of projects, sawdust and paint over here. 
And this weekend- more on the agenda. 
But for now… time to get this party started!

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Can we talk about this amazing house for a minute?I am a huge fan of vintage houses with tons of charm and characterand this one… completely fits the bill.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE…

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Can you believe that it is almost officially summer?
The season of warm sunshine, beach days and lots of pretty blooms in the yard.
And it is also a season when there are summer get togethers and parties with friends- 
and if you are like me- that means you are also decorating the house like a
wild woman before your friends arrive.

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A few weeks ago… there was a little oops.
As I played in the garden, I started tucking some of those delicate
and  little rose branches on the arbor. 
Just a little nudge for them to grow the right way. 
For them to intertwine and cover the arbor with their beautiful blooms…

when it happened.

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