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Monday, November 30, 2009

IT'S A RED and WHITE CHRISTMAS at SWEET NOTHINGS

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REPOSTED to add link...
whew!
We have a wood burning FRANKLIN fireplace
with the flue up through the ceiling.
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It is pretty hard to decorate ......In fact....it is VERY hard to decorate..
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I needed a pretty wreath but, ALAS...I didn't have one for this particular spot...
and, I see that I need to add RED candles to the candle sconces... Now some of you know that I LUV
POTTERY BARN...
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and never can afford their beauties...
soooo....
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they have turned me into a......*gasp......COPY CAT !
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May I just say that.....
POTTERY BARN
has nothing on moi......
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POTTERY BARN....$79.00 plus shipping (upper left)
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bj.....$notta (lower right)
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( using left-over, vintage balls and an olden wreath.)
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I will watch the "after Christmas" sales and pick up some larger REDS to add to it next year...
Since I am not a crafty person, I am IMPRESSED with my silly self.....
and I only burned the skin off my thumb ONCE !!


LINKING WITH

THOUGHTS FROM OVER THE RAINBOW and 2ND TIME AROUND TUESDAY

HANDMADE HOLIDAYS with KATHY' COTTAGE

42 comments:

Jackie said...

Hey BJ we think the same. I managed to make a wreath using an old grapevine wreath I had stored away and some silver and red balls that were not being used on the tree.

God bless.

Charli and me said...

BJ you did such a good job! Just beautiful ♥ I also like Pottery Barn but they are just to expensive. Sometimes I pick up things after the holiday when the price goes down. Your wreath is fabulous! I also love your stove. My brother has one like it and they stay toasty warm. Happy blue Monday.

Amelia said...

Fabulous looking...pat yourself on the back big time.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh BJ...
That is totally awesome. OMG it looks so much like theirs. You have done a fantastic job sweetie. Just fantastic. I love the red, silver and white.

Thanks for sharing. Hope you have had a wonderful Monday.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Theresa said...

Hey, lookin' good BJ... and what is a little skin off your thumb... when you get a beautiful wreath:) Have a blessed evening!

Natasha said...

Oh BJ.... You really are so clever. I just love that wreath! Your photo mosaic is really beautiful too. I might just have to give this project a go!
Best wishes, Natasha.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love to copy the expensive stuff. You did well with yours...I think you are crafty!

Sue

Ginger said...

Ohhh...you did well! I love me some red and white Christmas decorations!

D said...

I can't tell the diff! Great job!

D

Kimberly-mytoesareclaustrophobic said...

Fabulous job BJ - I love it - you go girl!

Sandy said...

Great job, no one would ever know. I love the red, silver and white together. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Stacey said...

Not crafty girls unite! I'm gonna make one of those too. :)

Your fireplace area looks great!

Tardevil said...

To tell you the truth (cuz that's what I do), I think yours looks better than PB's. I don't think you need to change/add a thing! Looks great. So, good job!

LV said...

All the wreaths are very pretty. You did a super job. They look so nice the way you have them displayed.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, I think your wreath looks BETTER thank the other one. You did great!

Want to come help me? I don't have the first thing done. I've gone shopping, but that's it. And now the season and all of its toing and froing is here! YIKES!

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Skin will grow back... making a wreath has to happen now!

Joyce said...

I sure like your price tag a whole lot better then PBs!
jOYCE

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

This turned out just as beautiful as the one from Pottery Barn! I like something so much better when I can make it myself for so much less money, plus I have the pride of making it myself.

Gosh, I sure have missed so many of your posts! I spent about a half hour going through your old posts and felt like I was having a too long delayed visit with an old friend! I sure miss not being able to do blog visits as often as I used to.

Things are going well with me. Life is good!

Kady

Bearly Sane said...

You made a wonderful job of the wreath BJ. I love the after Christmas sales to stock up for the next year, wouldn't miss them for the world (even though I hate the crowds).
We also have the chimney problem with the fire, but fortunately I can wrap mine with tinsel...don't need to light the fire at this time of year in Oz. LOL!
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Joanne Kennedy said...

Well I happen to like your wreath much better! I'm not just saying that either. You did a great job. I may have to copy you that copied the catalog. LOL

Hugs,
Joanne

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh poor BJ! Sorry about your thumb, but the wreath turned out every bit as beautiful as anything you could get at PB! Great job!

arkie said...

Pottery Barn is great for inspiration! Love their catalog! Your wreath looks great!

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
Love the wreath and the fact that it cost nothing and looks just as good as the expensive Pottery Barn one. Good job!!

Sheree~ East Texas said...

You go girl! Another fabulous creation by BJ. I have gotta try that one too!

Barbara Jean said...

BJ
Those turned out great!

And what a savings
great job.

blessings


barbara jean

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Oh, I'm always so impressed with everyone's creativity. You did a great job. I thought yours was the Pottery Barn wreath!
Blessings,
Marcia

SmilingSally said...

I love PB too, and you did a good job, BJ.

salmagundi said...

Love Pottery Barn look alikes! That's the only way I can afford things like that. Keep crafting! Sally

Miss Janice said...

Pottery Barn def has nothing on you. Love the wreath...it's beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I love the wreath. I think I might make one. Good Job, BJ. Thanks for sharing.

Justine said...

Girl, once again, I like your creation better than the Pottery Barn one! Great job!

Justine :o )

© Jennifer Raley said...

I'd like to know what you mean when you say you're not a crafty person! :) You certainly are and I take a LOT of inspiration from you and I mean that ... sincerely. Thank you!!!! :Jenn

T=ME said...

Don't you just love when you can make something even prettier than something store bought? I always think if I get burned with my glue gun the project will turn out purfect and you have the war scare to prove it! Beautiful!!!!!!

Inspired Comblogulations said...

bj, I love it !!!! You and I are on the same page honey! Love it!
Lee

Tara said...

BJ

It is looking alot like Christmas by you! How festive!

pammiejo said...

That was a great idea to copy! Those I like - not too difficult with supplies to copy. Thanks for dropping by my blog too. PAM

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Weeelllll I'm impressed with you! I think that wreath is just plain gorgeous! No! Really I do! There is no pottery barn around here..none. I would have to drive a very long distance to one. Grrrrr
Your mantel looks marvelous!

jeanne said...

Hello BJ, clever, clever little ole you. I think yours is 'more beautiful' than the Pottery barn. BY FAR. I am proud of you. There may be hope for me yet. I think I could do that.

Your decorations are looking so pretty. I have started on mine but since we will be in Florida, I will not do as much. CC is in to everything. Especially electric cords. She scares me to death.

Keep up the good work.

Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Bj,
Love that 'pottery barn' wreath...and they didn't out do you!

Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!
:) Diane

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

bl you made a wonderful copy of the Pottery Barn wreath! I often wonder who can afford their stuff? My favorite time of year to shop for Christmas ornaments is AFTER Christmas ...I just love all the deep discounts and sales :-)

Linda said...

BJ, your wreath is wonderful! You did a great job and only one burn that is excellent...hugs, Linda

Karen said...

Hi BJ-

I like the red you chose better than the ones in the PB wreath. You did a great job!

I think the hot glue gun gets me every time I use it. My sympathies.

(I came over from Kathy's Cottage.)