Friday, December 9, 2011

FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY~ HOLIDAY VIGNETTES & GIVEAWAY!

Ohhh I love boxwood!
Little boxwood topiaries~ love them even more.
There's something so fantastic about leafy green bits
A wreath or little potted plants or even boxwood garland.
Love.

I placed a trio of them on the sideboard
with a Joyeux sign that my daughter is making
(it's not finished yet but I am loving it)
and a couple candles

A wee rusty star to the top of one of them
and a couple silver ornaments bring a little Holiday cheer.
and a quick and easy vignette for the sideboard
a china hutch or nearly anywhere.

You will be seeing lots more of these cuties
I am loving them!

There were 408 AMAZING INSPIRING links at Feathered Nest Friday last week-
you guys rocked it!
Thanks so much for linking up each week!!
I also wanted to say thank you for your comments about my chalkboard too! :)
(If you missed the post- just scroll on down to the next post.)

I can't wait to see what you link up this week!
Here's a few from last week:
Creative Juice shared this darling vignette

For the Love of White shared her beautifully decorated tree.


Reloved Rubbish shared her boxwood wreaths-
um, yep... I love boxwood

shared some of the decking of her halls

First come flowers shared these beautiful wreath inspirations
I am a sucker for a gorgeous wreath so love this.
Wreath Tutorial 1
Thanks Vanessa & Heather
for organizing the Holiday blogger party and asking me to be a part of it!


Each blogger is doing a giveaway with their party post this week!
For Feathered Nest Friday this week~
I have 2 GIVEAWAYS for you!!!!

#1- OLIVE-ROUTE
If you are not familiar with Letterpress- you are in for a treat!
Olivia is not only my sister in law-
but she is an incredibly talented artist and designer.
She has a letterpress studio in Berkeley CA called Olive Route
Her work has been featured in Martha Stewart more than once
and she has also worked with celebrity clients
She pressed my business cards for me and they are absolutely stunning~
I get compliments on them every time I hand them out!

For the party~
she is offering this beautiful assortment of letterpress Holiday goodies!
They are gorgeous- you will love them!

#2 CREATING VINTAGE CHARM
The second giveaway is for a copy of the latest issue of


This is such a gorgeous inspiring magazine!!
So much talent, crafts, inspirations-
it's eye candy for sure & will inspire your creativity!
Yours truly contributed an article about holiday dining this month
and I am so honored that my pink inspired Holiday table graces the cover! Thank you Sonia!!!
If you aren't familiar with Creating Vintage Charm
you will definitely want to become familiar! It is GORGEOUS!!

So there will be 2 winners!!!
To be entered to win one of these
giveaways:

1.Be a Follower of French Country Cottage blog
and for extra entries
2. Stop by Olive-Route on Facebook HERE - and say hello ( if you are on facebook)
3. Stop by Creating Vintage Charm on Facebook HERE and say hello (if you are on facebook)
and of course they would love for you to follow them while you are there!

Make sure to come back and leave a separate comment
here for each entry!
That's it!

Winners chosen on Monday!!



Link away everyone!!




110 comments:

  1. So pretty Courtney! I'm really loving your massive chalkboard! I also love that you and your daughter are crafting together, it's always one of my favorite times with my girl too :) Thank you for hosting us again this week, xo, Andrea

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  2. Beautiful boxwood vignette Courtney and wonderful features as well.Your chalkboard is so fabulous. I would love to make one, if only I could figure out where to put it. Thanks for hosting.

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  3. wow!! your decorations and chalkboard are absolutely beautiful!
    x

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  4. Beautifully displayed Courtney!
    I love the look of boxwood also.
    Amazing features today.
    Thank you for hosting this week,
    Hugs Rosemary...xx

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  5. Pretty, pretty, Courtney! I'm totally in love with your blackboard! Can one be in love with a blackboard? Thanks for being a lovely hostess!

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  6. It's lovely, Courtney! Thanks so much for hosting! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  7. Loving your home and your party! Thanks for being such a lovely hostess!
    Lezlee

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  8. Love your chalkboard Courney. I love greens in the home also. I have filled my kitchen corner window with them. My amaryllis just gave me a beautiful bloom yesterday. Thanks for the opportunity to win such fun give aways. I have followed you for quite some time. Love your blog.

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  9. I visited Olive-Route on facebook. Forgot to mention, love your joyeaux!

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  10. I now follow Creating Vintage Charm on facebook. That book looks fab!

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  11. Courtney, you did an amazing job with the chalkboard! You always make everything look so pretty! Thanks so much for hosting this week!

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  12. Loved today's blog. I also went to facebook for Olive Route.

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  13. ...and I went to Vintage Charm. Pressed "like" for both.

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  14. Great features you chose! I love boxwood too, it's so pretty. Your decor for the hlidays is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing and hosting dear Courtney. Merry Christmas.
    FABBY

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  15. ...you always know how to incorporate pretty live plants!
    lovin' your little boxwood trees:)

    xo, Rosemary

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  16. Everything you do is always an inspiration for all your visitors. Thanks for being a special part of so many lives and for hosting your fun Friday parties. xo

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  17. I would love to be entered for your giveaways!! I am a follower!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  18. I "liked" & left a comment for Olive~Route!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  19. So many great ideas I love all of the creativity!!

    Still many surprises coming up in our amazing 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways!! The French Basketeer has a lovely offering right now!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  20. I "liked" & left a comment for Creating Vintage Charm! Love all your decor!! It is really lovely!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  21. Your little boxwood trees are just precious!! LOVE them. Thanks so much for hosting, Courtney. I just linked my "Old Fashioned Christmas" #37!!

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  22. Already following of course and congratulations on the magazine cover. Must feel like a model the first time she graces the cover of Vogue...well done you. To me that's blogging Nirvana!!!!

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  23. I am following you, Courtney and I visited both Creative Vintage Charm and Olive-Route on FB...Christine

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  24. Hi Courtney,
    I always enjoy your creativity-the blackboard looks amazing!
    Congratulations on the feature and pretty exciting to also be on the cover!
    Thank you for hosting,

    Carolyn

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  25. LOVE those little boxwoods! :) Thank you so much for hosting! :)

    ~Liz

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  26. I love boxwood too Courtney. Nice vignette. Thanks for hosting.

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  27. Courtney, this is amazing! I love your large chalkboard! It's gorgeous! Your vignettes are lovely! The boxwood toparies are wonderful! Your features are great! Thanks for hosting this amazing link party! It's always fun to see other's amazing ideas!

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  28. Fabulous boxwood - it looks wonderful Courtney! I just love your vignettes and that gorgeous chalkboard.
    Thanks so much for this chance to win your giveaway - I'm a follower, but am not on Facebook.
    Thanks for hosting!
    - Susan

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  29. Courtney, I am already bombarding my husband with your chalkboard idea. You are too cool! Thank you for hosting, andrea@townandprairie

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  30. Courtney,
    As you know I'm a happy follower:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  31. Liked Olive-Route on Facebook.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  32. Liked Creating Vintage Charm on Facebook.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  33. your chalkboard and room are divine! super wonderful party! lovely bloggers you featured as well!
    Karen

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  34. Adore the chalk board and boxwoods are my favs too! Would love to win that beautiful Olive Route stationery. Thanks once again for hosting.
    Kelly

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  35. Lovely decor! Thanks for hosting. It's my first time linking up and I'm now a follower.

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  36. I'm a sucker for a boxwood wreath too! Love them and your features are great. Thanks for hosting...this Block Party has been a blast. Merry Christmas!

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  37. Love that boxwood, I almost forgot about it! It's so perfect for Christmas!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Faye

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  38. Your vignette looks gorgeous! I love the joyeux sign your daughter is doing! Thanks for hosting!

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  39. Thanks for hosting! What lovely giveaways. I have never won anything in my entire life, and I would faint if I did, but it is nice that someone always does.
    Your chalkboard is wonderful and now I want one. I like your boxwood topiaries, too.

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  40. Congrats on making the cover of CVC, SO DESERVING, Courtney!

    I'm a follower and follow Sonia on FB too. Putting your button on my blog.


    xo

    Sandy

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  41. I'm a gfc follower: theresan
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. What pretty cards and the magazine looks amazing! I am a follower of you already!

    ~Shanon

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  43. Love your boxwoods...isn't boxwood the best?! Gorgeous vignette.

    Thanks for hosting!

    Kristen
    Sophia's - Live Beautifully

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  44. These are beautiful features! Thank you for hosting such a lovely party!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

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  45. I'm a follower. Thanks for hosting the link party and the giveaways.

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  46. Just beautiful Courtney..Love your boxwood topiaries. Thanks for the lovely features and for being such a gracious hostess!
    Marianne :)

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  47. Hi Courtney, The boxwoods look wonderful and you know how much I love the chalkboard. Thanks for hosting.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  48. Thanks for sharing. I am indeed a follower.

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  49. I love the boxwood topiaries as well. Are those from Pottery Barn? I've been keeping my eye out for some at TJs or Marshalls. Thanks so much for hosting!

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  50. Thanks for being the hostess with the mostess! I too love boxwoods - and luckily we have several large and shaggy ones in my yard that I've been trimming up to make assorted Christmas decor!

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  51. I love boxwood too! Thanks for hosting Courtney!!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  52. Wow Courtney I totally love your chalkboard vignette and had to pin it on my Pinterest inspiration board right away! It's so fun to partipate in your link party! I'm a huge boxwood lover too btw, well my blog name says it all I guess :)
    Warmest wishes for a fabulous holiday season from Boxwood Cottage in Germany sends you
    Carola

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  53. What a beautiful post I have enjoyed looking around, so glad I found you I'm now following so I can visit again. If you find a spare minute vistit me sometime. Hope you have a great day.

    Always wendy

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  54. Hi Courtney...

    Ohhh...your boxwood Christmas trees are sooo beautiful, my friend! And...I love the "JOYEUX" sign that your daughter is making! Such a beautiful Christmas vignette! Thank you for sharing it with us! And...thank you for hosting this lovely Christmas Vignette party! I'm so happy that I could join in with the fun!

    I love the beautiful cards that your sister makes and the magazine! How very sweet of you to host this Christmas giveaway for us!

    Well dear friend, I just have to say that I was sooo excited to see another wonderful article and photos of your fabulous home in the newest issue of Romantic Homes! You are getting to be a "regular"! Congratulations, dear friend...I'm just tickled pink for you!

    Things are getting very busy at my place and I will be going to Texas to be with my three daughters and grands in a couple of weeks. Just in case I don't get back by again...I wanted to wish you and your family a wonderful and blessed Christmas, sweet friend!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  55. Hi Courtney, I'm already a follower. Thanks for hosting.

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  56. Thank you for hosting a great party. Happy Holidays

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  57. And liked Creating Vintage Charm...

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  58. What a lovely vignette Courtney. I love the tiny little boxwood too. Great features from last week. You know I'm a follower and I'm all linked up. Great giveaway.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  59. Thanks for hosting, Courtney! I have two boxwood topiaries and I just leave them out all year. In our new place, I have them on our fireplace mantel.

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  60. Oh, I love those little boxwood trees, Courtney. I've been searching and searching for a wreath this year, but so far no luck. Last year I got one at Home Depot, of all places. I'm in LOVE with your big chalkboard. I'll have to go and check out that post. I haven't really done any blogging this week until today. Thanks for hosting. Hope you have a good weekend ♥

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  61. It's all gorgeous! So glad I'm following along. Love all your inspiration!

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  62. I absolutly love letterpress cards stationary etc

    also that magazine looks very nice who wouldn't want it ?

    I am a follower (of course)

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  63. Lots to love here! Love the freshness of the greenery, the large chalkboard! Love your mix of elegant and rustic! Thanks for hosting - I am a happy follower!
    Kathy

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  64. I would love to win the magazine on creating a vintage Christmas.

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  65. Courtney,
    I love your boxwood. It is all so pretty! Thanks for hosting your lovely party! Your Vintage Charm spread was breath taking! Congrats!
    Sherry

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  66. Almost forgot to link up. I am late and thanks for hosting. Your home looks beautiful this year.

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  67. I love Boxwood too and have used quite a bit of it this year. Thank you for hosting...I love you new chalkboard!

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  68. Bummer I'm a little late to the party! Better late than never. I love love love your boxwood holiday decor! It is beautiful! I would absolutely love if you would share this at our {Home for the Holidays} Link Party at The Corson Cottage ~ Carrie
    http://thecorsoncottage.blogspot.com/2011/12/home-for-holidays-link-party-features.html

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  69. Courtney, just gorgeous as always!! I too love boxwood, and mine are just large enough this year for me to snip some cuttings from. LOVE the ruffled tablecloth!! Thanks for hosting!

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  70. thanks for the party Courtney, I love viewing all the Vignettes.

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  71. Beautiful, I am a follower and I love your style

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  72. I love real and faux boxwood (sometimes its hard to tell the difference). Thanks for hostessing this party. I would love to win either of the giveaways.

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  73. Hi Courtney, you know I already follow your beautiful blog.

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  74. I stopped by your Olivia's page and left a comment for her love it!

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  75. Thanks for hosting this fun party :)

    Blessings,
    Jen

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  76. I went to visit Creating Vintage Charms page and left comment..Went to the blog and am now following. Thanks for sharing, for the giveaways...

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  77. Hi Courtney. I love the topiaries so much that I had to add them to my collection over at Scribbles and Swirls! Hope you like it: http://tamiscribblesandswirls.blogspot.com/2011/12/tiny-boxwood-topiaries.html
    Thank you for the inspiration!
    Tami

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  78. So much inspiration!!! I just love your blog!!! I'm a follower!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

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  79. Oh what a fun holiday. I do follow you already and would love a change to win. I linked up with my Favorite Things!

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  80. I went on Facebook and liked them both and left a comment then noticed I was on hubby's facebook. Jim!!
    So loving a chance to win! Di

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  81. Your chalkboard is stunning Courtney. Please count me in, I'd love a chance to win those pretty cards or a copy of Creating Vintage Charm. Congratulations on your beautiful table on the cover.
    I'm already a happy follower:-)

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  82. I'm a follower of French Country Cottage. Sorry, I don't do facebook, but your sister-in-law's letterpress designd are wonderful, thanks for sharing!

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  83. Your chalkboard IS SO AWESOME, Courtney! It makes your kitchen look like a charming French bistro! :) And those tiny topiaries are adorable! You definitely know how to create a French look, girlfriend!

    xoxo laurie

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  84. Hi! First time visitor here! Your chalkboard is pretty awesome and the boxwoods are so cute! That was nice of you to feature some of the previous posts you liked! Thanks for hosting this party, I'm a bit late joining!

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  85. Boxwoods abd chalkboards are my favorites! Thanks for hosting!

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  86. beautiful vignette! i am following your blog.

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  87. i stopped by and visited olive-route on facebook.

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  88. i stopped by and visited creating vintage charm on facebook, too. lovely.

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  89. beautiful, those boxwood are so wonderful and your photography is stunning - I feel like I'm there.

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  90. Hi, I'm knew to your blog...I just became your newest member...and joined your party. Thanks so much for having it!
    sharon

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  91. Love boxwood. It's so easy to dry. Keep it out all year ROUND.Just remove the red ribbon and then spray paint it gold or silver for next year.
    Gotta love those boxwoods. GREAT GIVEAWAY. I'm a a happy follower.

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  92. Great givaway - I'm also a happy follower. Never miss a post. Always something wonderful to see.

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  93. went to Creative Vintage Charm on Facebook

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  94. Another great post from you Courtney. Gorgeous vignettes and congrats on the magazine article. Thanks for this linky party. There are so many talented ladies to visit.
    Eileen @ Cottage Beach House

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  95. Just love your topiaries, such a lovely idea, has such a beautiful nostalgic feel.

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  96. Lovely topiaries!!!Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!!!
    best regards,
    Wanda

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  97. LIKE Creative Vintage Charm on FB and left a message!!!
    best regards,
    Wanda

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  98. Like Olive-Route on FB and left a message!!!
    best regards,
    Wanda

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  99. Said Hello on Olive Route :-)

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  100. Said Hello to Creating Vintage Charm. I'm looking forward to winning that magazine :-)

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  101. Love your boxwood trees and the chalkboard vignette is absolutely gorgeous!

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  102. Thanks so much for featuring my Elegant Wreath Tutorial and hosting this link party.

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