Sunday, November 27, 2011

COPY CAT CHALLENGE


I've always enjoyed my magazines! Beginning back as a newlywed in the 1950s, the best part of the week was a Friday night when we would occasionally go out for dinner; then stop at the newsstand to buy the new magazines. Over the years I've found them to be a great source of inspiration. Up until now, I've never tried to be a total copy cat. But, since Debbie at Debbiedoos has thrown out the challenge to copy a magazine picture; I knew I had to give it a try. Especially when I saw this vignette in the Country Living, November 2011 issue.
I told myself that I couldn't go out and buy anything new - just shop the house, the yard, and the refrigerator. Also, I wanted to change up the original vignette from Fall to Christmas.
Here is my copy cat vignette exchanging pine cones for the pumpkin and adding some pine sprigs into the leaf arrangement.
My entry hall table is smaller and the mirror above it is rectangular rather than round; and the vignette reinforces what I already knew -- I'm not the best at floral arranging. But, the experience was fun - thanks Debbie for the challenge.
Please check out the following parties this week for lots of Christmas inspiration:
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Debbie Doos for Holiday Copycats on Mon., Dec. 5th

23 comments:

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a great idea to change it to Christmas decor...and at no cost! How fun! Happy weekend!

Marilyn said...

Your pieces are so much nicer looking than the others! Back to school tomorrow even though I'd like to keep working at home. ♥♫

Pat said...

I saw the inspiration Sally and thought it would make a wonderful challenge. Yours is beautiful!!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

You did a great copy cat, it is gorgeous! I like it that it just transcended to Christmas decor inmediately! Hugs, FABBY

Ivy and Elephants said...

This a wonderful idea. Nothing like shopping from home. Your vignette looks fresh and fabulous. I would love for you to share it at our new linky party.

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Jo's This and That said...

Wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing JoAnn

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

oh My Gosh, I could hardly tell the difference. I think yours looks prettier. You did an amazing job with it. Also love your aptohocaries filled with Christmas joy in your header. laurie

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Oh, I'd say you copycatted beautifully! I love it and there is your most gorgeous transferware! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Everything looks gorgeous, beautifully presented. I have joined your followers list and would love to have you to join me as well. Hugs, Gayle
http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com

Barb and Dell said...

You did a great job on your copy cat challenge! I like yours better. I'm visiting from A Stroll Thru Life. I'll see you at DebbieDoos Copy Cat party on the 5th.
Barb

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That looks beautiful!! Your sure are a good coy cat lol! Martina

Blue Creek Home said...

You did a beautiful copy cat job. It is lovely!
Rhonda

Upscale Downhome said...

I think your copycat looks great! I am in love with transferware and always have been. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

Great job!
You used all my favorite things in this photo! How cool that you already owned the brown transferware & bottles, love your Christmas touches.
Lisa

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

This is a great copycat! You did a wonderful job!! So much like the original!!

Maria Elena said...

Beautiful copycat! Gorgeous!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

You ROCK! Just beautiful. SO happy you were inspired and joined in on the fun. Enjoy!

It's All Connected said...

That looks pretty darn close to me! Very nice! ~ Maureen

mrshinesclass said...

Looks great!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass

Babs said...

Great copy! Love your transferware and the pine cones. Nice look.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, you nailed this one! I cannot tell the difference between the original and the copy! SO pretty. I am linking from Debbiedoos.

Tina said...

Wonderful copy! I especially like the way you transitioned it to fit in with Christmas. Great job.

Susie Q said...

Oh how beautiful Sally! I think your version is even more beautiful!
Love,
Sue