Friday, October 25, 2013

Show Off & Inspire - French Country Cottage

I am so excited, I get to Show Off and Brag about Courtney from French Country Cottage .  I love her blog and devour every picture and word in her posts.  She finds the most amazing treasures and then displays them so beautifully in her home.   Such a beautiful, chic, and adorable person that is always eager to share all of her DIY projects.  Talent just kind of drips from her pores.

Hi everyone! 
My name is Courtney and I blog over at French Country Cottage
I am so thrilled to be sharing over here at Marty's beautiful blog! 

Our home was an abandoned vacation cottage when we found it and it was in much disrepair.  
We have worked on it bit by bit, room by room to fix it up and polish up some of that original charm.

The kitchen got a makeover with new counters, the island and double chandeliers.
The open cupboards on each end were also part of the makeover
you can find the before and after here 
(photo credit- Mark Lohman- Maison Chic Magazine) 

Next stop- the living area
The large fireplace and double set of french doors are my favorite part of this room.

The dining room recently got a little more bling with double chandeliers

Our bedroom and bathroom are dressed with reds
and the buffalo check settee and toile wallpaper are favorites of mine.

(photo credit- Mark Lohman- Maison Chic)

Sitting area

My office is a bit shabby and romantic

Out in the guest cottage~ it's a mix of old and new in construction.
 We recently worked on renovating the kitchen
and used an old upper cupboard mixed with new cabinets from Lowes
to keep that charm while updating.

The bathroom got a new look with a vanity that was a $20 buffet that we added a sink 
you can read more here

The fireplace in the living room is flanked by built in shelving

The orchard ladder is a favorite find for this room.

and I recently shared this charming vintage door that is in the dining area

I hope you will stop by sometime and say hello!! 
Thank you so much Marty for having me over for a visit today 
and letting me share with your readers!!

Isn't this place breathtaking and don't you just love her style.  Now I would kill for just one of her chandeliers and she hangs them double in the kitchen and dining room.  Isn't that beautiful.  I knew you would be as impressed as I am and isn't she the sweetest person too.  Be sure to go by and click to follow if you don't already, she always has something fresh and wonderful to see.  Thanks so much for letting me brag about you Courtney, It was so fun to Show You Off.

                                                         French Country Cottage

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 Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday, Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Linky Party
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  1. Courtney's home is one of my favorites, Marty. She has a definite style and a great eye. Swoon! :)

  2. Courtney's home is one of the most beautiful in the blogosphere and perhaps anywhere else! Love that she did it all on her own personal sweet style!

  3. Courtney's home is stunning. She certainly has talent and does such wonderful things in her home.

  4. OMGoodness, what a beautiful home!!! I am going to run over now and start following her too. Thanks for featuring her, Marty.

  5. She has incredible taste and style! Why just hang one chandelier, go for two! I love it.

  6. Marty, I love Courtney's romantic country sense of style. She authors one of my favorite blogs, as do you. Thanks for the feature!

  7. Oh wow! Courtney has amazing style! So classy! xo Jen

  8. BK (before kids) I was so into the shabby, romantic style, and this post makes me want to redecorate. Her home is wonderful--I'll have to check it out! Thanks for featuring this gorgeous home! Dee :)

  9. I love her home and blog too, she is such a talented lady! Awesome home feature this week. Diane

  10. Courtney's home always blows me away. She is an amazing talent. Loved reading this!!!


  11. Lover Courtney's style and how she's decorated her home. I covet those chandeliers, too! I'd love to have two like that in my kitchen, but I don't think my husband would go for it. Courtney has lots of great ideas and I find her posts very inspiring. Thanks for sharing Courtney and her beautiful home in your feature, Marty!

  12. Courtney's home is gorgeous! I love her style!

  13. I adore Courtney and her style..I met up with her last year at an Antique swap meet and she also is one pretty lady and so her and her cottage to pieces..Great feature Marty..Hugs and smiles Gloria

  14. Marty,
    I love Courtney's beautiful blog and home. Thanks having her over to share with all of us. Nice feature.

  15. Thanks for sharing Courtney's beautiful home with us here at TTF!

  16. Courtney, Is so talented and I love her home and style. Not only that, she is an extremely nice lady. Thanks for featuring Courtney today.
    Have a blessed weekend, Ginger

  17. So lovely! I adore everything. Thank you for sharing. You both have amazing style.

  18. Wow, to wake up in those surroundings every day! Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

  19. Be still my heart! I LOVE country French and Courtney's home is Gorgeous. So comfortable feeling and so lovely. Thank you so much for sharing her decorating with us Marty!

    It was so nice to meet you at Kris' blog today. You're a lovely person Marty. The people you help must adore you for being the sunshine in their lives.

    Blessings, Edie Marie

  20. Thank you so much for having me over to share at your beautiful blog and for your sweet words Marty! You are such a sweet friend and I appreciate you featuring me! xo

  21. I follow Courtney's blog and I agree that she has beautiful style AND that she is a beautiful person. Thank you for sharing a tour of her place today. It made my Saturday morning! Blessings to you dear Marty, Patti

  22. Hi, Marty! Thanks so much for sharing Courtney, her blog & her beautiful home with us. She is so very talented. Love her home!

  23. Wa a lovely tour! I don't know what I liked the best. I really do like that big blackboard in the dining area though.

  24. Thank you Marti for sharing Kourtney's lovely home. It's been a long time since I've been over to visit her blog and I didn't realize how enchanting her home is.
    I haven't been blogging much this year and feel like I've missed quite a bit. Thank you for coming by to visit and your most kind comment. I will certainly be over to link up for your party. I know it's been quite awhile and I appreciate the personal invitation.

  25. Thank you, Marti, for sharing...I love Courtney's house/style, too! And thank you, too, for stopping by my little blog and commenting on my Opera Ball vignette/tablescape! I had such fun preparing that one.

    I remember you well from our early days @ Tablescape Thursdays!! You are such a sweetie! And so talented!

    yes, I would love to stop by and join your linky party on Monday (I think you said Monday!)

    I took some time off from blogging (well, I've taken off several times.....once for almost a year before we moved to Italy while we were doing all the moving overseas prep and I was sick, too, then last year, when Tom got back from Afghanistan I took a whole year off to try to catch up with him and to get my eldest well ensconced in college! Taking so much time off was certainly NOT the best way to grow a blog, but it was necessary for my family, to really help during all the transitions.

    Well, now I'm back and just did a blog re-design, put new European products in my European Vintage shop (all from buying trips in France, Italy and Belgium) and have started actually posting more!

    Now, I just need to take the time to visit more wonderful blogs' linky parties like your fabulous, thank you SO MUCH for the invitation! I appreciate it immensely!!!

    You are wonderful!!!



  26. Marty what a treat to see Courtney featured here! I love Courtney's beautiful home and style!

  27. I love ready Courtney's blog. Such beautiful photos!

  28. I am always amazed to see how lovely some of the bloggers homes are. Only in my dreams...only in my dreams!

  29. Courtney is so talented.
    Love her style!

  30. I love Courtney's home. What is better than one chandelier - two of them - and I couldn't agree more. What a lovely post today. Thank you!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  31. Courtney's home is stunning. I love her style.

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