Posts by: Courtney ~ French Country Cottage

Welcome to Feathered Nest Friday!It is hard to believe it is already the middle of August!There is already a hint of a chill in the air and summer is zooming on by.Here is what I shared this week:5 minute decorating- berries and blooms bouquetCLICK HER…

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Sometimes the simplest of things are exactly perfect.And when it is summer and the blackberry bushes are in full berry bloom-my daughter and I go out wandering and gather them up by the bowl full to enjoyand I bring along my clippers.Because, blackberr…

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High Point Market…. where to begin? 
So much inspiration. 
It is full of beautiful pieces and amazing showrooms 
and I pretty much always want to come home and change everything in my house.  
Of course, I don’t change everything –
 but what I do-
is come home full of new ideas and inspired by various 
pieces or stylings I have seen while at Market.


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Ahh the weekend. 
I have a confession. 
I have been doing something this past week that I don’t usually do.
I feel a little bit bad about it… though not too crazy bad. 
And it might not be what you think…


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Summer mantel stylings over here usually include flowers.
And candles.
And vintage books. 
It is kind of my thing- and my favorite look.
And would you believe that it is the 11th of August… and I have not styled and photographed a summer mantel yet? Seriously. 
In between renovations, behind the scenes photography work for my book and other things I have been working on…  I have not done much more than plop a zinc bucket full of blooms on the mantel and called it good.


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Welcome to Feathered Nest Friday!I hope your week has been going well!Here is what I shared this week:CLICK HERE TO READ MORE…

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It is Inspired Entertaining week over here… 
so can we talk about decadent and delicious wine country inspired
cheese boards for a second?
cheese board with fresh fruit, cheese and bread
Ahh… the wine country.
If you are just driving through-  or staying for a bit-
 the rolling hills covered in gnarly grapes and pretty blooms
will charm you as will the picturesque wineries and restaurants.
And if you stop for a bite to eat or to taste wine-  you will find a most amazing selection 
of artisan cheeses, olive oils, fruits and nuts to enjoy while there.


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I am obsessed with blackberries.

And did you know we have dozens upon dozens of blackberry bushes growing wild here on our property? And every August, they are full of plump ripe berries for making 
everything blackberry inspired that you can imagine. 


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It has been a week full of travel, inspiration and lots of all things HOME.And lots of hot hot hot weather.Did I mention that?CLICK HERE TO READ MORE…

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The other day I walked into HomeGoods 
with the intent of finding a few little things for the living room…
flowers on counter in kitchen
and left with a cart full of pillows, flatware, wine glasses, artwork and some aqua blue pretties.


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