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Thursday, June 30, 2011

MAGAZINE COPY CAT CHALLENGE

I am just tickled to death to jump right into the big middle of
DEBBIE DOO'S
MAGAZINE COPY CAT CHALLENGE

I am playing with one of my all-time favorite COPY CAT posts...

TAILGATING DONE RIGHT
by COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE...



I just fell in love with this awesome photo in their magazine...


and...I pretty much knew when I saw it that


I JUST HAD TO TRY IT...

Isn't this picnic tailgating set up just the cutest thing...


Of course...I don't have a vintage , red plaid picnic basket...
nor a vintage to.die.for. cute thermos...

but, just maybe COUNTRY LIVING
didn't have an adorable
VINTAGE BLUE WICKER PICNIC BASKET...:)

Delicious HAM AND CHEESE sandwiches...
PICKLES and CHIPS...
juicy, ripe, red PEARS...

My vintage DRINK CROCK
full of 
ICED RASPBERRY  TEA
and my BLACKBERRY WINE...
I have TWO glasses...
One for you and one for me...

MR. SWEET just loves it when I use food in my photo shoots...:))

The beautiful wicker PICNIC BASKET with the cute RED checks
was given to me from MICHAEL LEE..
It was a giveaway and I was blessed to have my name drawn...






COUNTRY LIVING.....
SWEET NOTHINGS...

This was a LOT of fun...
Thank so much, DEBBIE.
I am also joining in with:

My thanks to all the lovely hosts..
I hope YOU will go by some of these great blogs and their parties.
Lots of fun.
THANKS so much for stopping in today.
xoxo bj

59 comments:

Zondra Art said...

Looks great, I lake it!

Have a nice weekend, kisses:)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh this is just adorable and I want to join you. Love the sandwiches and the wine and maybe a little tea also. You did such a great job of copying. I like yours better. Great fun. Hugs, Marty

The White Farmhouse said...

I think yours is cuter. Honestly. I like the red white and blue theme that you have going on there. Perfect for this weekend! Great job!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

This was a lot of fun BJ, and the fact that you put your own twist with that funky blue basket was the best. Country living ought to see THAT! Thanks for joining the party. Have a happy 4th of July!~

Kathleen Grace said...

Cute as can be, great for free concerts in the park too!

Julie Harward said...

Perfect, and just as pretty too! It's so red, white and blue here, I just had to stand up and salute..very nice! :D

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You did a great job! I enjoyed the challenge as well. Love your blue basket!

Vee said...

Looks fantastic and your blue picnic basket makes it perfect. What a fun challenge!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I'd go with you! It's lovely.

Okio B Designs said...

Love your version!!!!!

Jeanine

NanaDiana said...

GREAT job! Save me a seat on the blanket with the ants, will you? I love how you copied it but still gave it your own spin.

Here's that recipe for chocolate gravy I promised you:

Chocolate Gravy

1/3 stick butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa
2 cups whole milk

Heat butter in a cast iron skillet over low heat. Mix in sugar, flour and cocoa. Slowly pour 1 cup of milk into the skillet and whisk well to remove lumps. Whisk in remaining milk, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick, being careful not to scorch. Serve hot over biscuits.

Like I said- It's a whole lot like chocolate pudding!;>) xo Diana

Little Brick Ranch said...

So cute! You did a great job and your blue basket is SUPER!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great copy, BJ! Love the blanket you used and great blue picnic basket!

Rose Petal Hollow said...

I want to go on a picnic with you...
MaryAnn

Debbie@http://refreshrestyle.com/ said...

Ok, yours look much tastier! And those red handled silverware trump all their stuff!! I like yours better! I would love photo shoots with food too!
Debbie@refreshrestyle.com

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

How cute! I think yours looks better than the magazine's! Now, can I have a pickle?

Rita May said...

I love the tailgate set-up and then I got to the biscuits post and had to stop to copy it. Stop by my blog sometime for coffee and bring your biscuits!
I'll give them a try tomorrow.
Rita

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

BJ, I am with you! I was so excited about this party, and I linked-up to it, too!

I love the vignette you "copied" although I think yours looks even better than the magazine picture!

I hope you have a wonderful Independence Day Weekend! :D

~RJ

Beth said...

I'm liking it, BJ! I have two picnics and a BBQ planned for the holiday wknd.
Blessings, Beth

Sherry said...

BJ,
I love your tailgating done right! That crock of tea is wonderful! Very nice post. Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home and have a great 4th weekend!
Sherry

Jo said...

Move over Mr Sweet...look who's coming for lunch,wishing I was there enjoying this splendid picnic,WOW BJ you copy catn' cool cat!!

Your copy cat is GRRRRRRR8!!
Shucks I just wheeled down to the fish pond and pretended to picnic, you went all out and really prepared some great lookin' vittles.HEY!..that reminds me, where is the biscuits, I know you got some stuck down in that awesome blue picnic basket.
~JO
LazyonLoblolly

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh BJ, I love this and it's every bit as cute as the magazine. great job! LOVE that blue picnic basket!!! Thanks for linking up with VIF!
xoxo Debra

laurie said...

what a great job,, this is amazing,, you did such a beautiful copy,,

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! You're a wonderful copy cat! I love this and there is that wonderful picnic basket of yours that I copied! Hey, I wonder if Debbie would allow me to post about copying you? :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Karen said...

It looks fantastic BJ,love that pretty blue basket.

Bev said...

Just wondering...do your neighbors watch you when you're out there photographing the back end of your car and your food and arranging things just so and then rearranging and retaking the photos, etc. etc. etc.?

Because I always took outdoor photos of the things I sold on Etsy and then one day I realized the neighbors were no longer making eye contact with me. Doesn't everyone drape their monogrammed tea towels and monogrammed baby clothes on the shrubs and fence and take pictures?

Apparently not.

Love your picnic! I'm sure Mr. Sweet does love when you feature food. It always looks amazing. I'm still dreaming of those biscuits!!!

Linda Chapman said...

What a clever and FUN post!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great job, BJ. I will have mine ready tomorrow. Happy 4th!

Dawna said...

Great job! I am coming over from Debbie's copycat party! Love that blue basket!! and who wouldn't love a spread like that!!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I would so love to go tailgating with such a cute set-up! You did a great job with the copying!!

All That Glitters said...

THat looks good BJ!

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Hi there!
You did a GREAT job on your tailgate copy cat! I love it. I need to join in on this sometime! I wanted to let you and your readers know that I am doing a giveaway on my blog...a pair of black INC size 8 dressy pants. If anyone is interested, go to my blog and leave a comment. I'll be selecting a winner on Monday. Hope you have a fabulous 4th of July weekend! xoxo Kim

Pondside said...

Is there room for me in the back seat?

we three dogs and me said...

That sounnds like fun. I do have a picnic basket. Maybe a river picnic in my son's boat.We could go to bolt castle which is just down the river a bit. We live across the the river from Canada about 10 miles from the 1000 Island bridge.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I like yours better :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

It looks great BJ, you always do these copy cat posts so well! Happy July 4th Weekend-Have Fun:@)

Debbie said...

I love this copycat idea. I wish I had known about it because it would have been fun to do. Yours is wonderful!

Beverly said...

I like your basket. That would be fun for a 4th of july picnic in the park lol.

Emily said...

Wow, you should photograph for the Food Network!
Beautiful post, perfect for this weekend. Have a great picnic.

~Emily
The French Hutch

LambAround said...

You did a fantastic job! What a fun challenge :)

I'm going to have to check this out. You're going to have 1 more blogger taking the challenge with you next time!

Rita said...

WOW! Grat photos. I really want to go on your picnic please please can I??
Rita

Kris said...

Hey there. Loved your challenge!! I follow DebbieDoos, but did not have time to do the challenge this week. I plan to do it later though. I am having fun looking at all of the fun entries. I am loving your blog and am your newest follower.
Kris

CAS said...

This is just adorable. Looks like you have all the bases covered perfectly!

Our Back Porch said...

FABULOUS! I adore it all, especially that blue picnic basket! Happy 4th! Come by when you get a chance.

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Wow this post is loads of fun! I would say "Eat your heart out Country Living" because you nailed it perfectly!!!

Olive Cooper said...

BJ, that blue basket steals the show and you nailed the look! Have a lovely holiday. xoxo, olive

Concetta said...

Dear BJ,
I have to tell you that I love your photo shoot much better than the original in the magazine!
Every detail was just magnificent!
Thank you so much for sharing today!
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
<><
Concetta

D said...

Everything looks so good and yummy.
Great job as usual.
D

Holly said...

Your picnnic basket is way better than Country Livings. You did a gorgeous job! Looks amazing. Sharing it on Facebook!

Que Bella said...

Wow... you did an amazing job! I love your blue wicker basket. I've signed up to follow, too. Thanks so much for visiting me, Michelle

Helen's Decor said...

Wow, BJ, it is magazine ready for sure. I love everything and you're even tempting me to spray paint my picnic basket. I'm a new follower and look forward to reading your blog. Thanks, Helen

Nook & Cranny said...

I love your tailgate picnic. Specially love the blue of your basket. Oh, the pickles, too!
Have a great weekend.
Michele

At The Picket Fence said...

I absolutely LOVE your tailgate copycat! It looks so great and that vintage blue basket is darling. You did a great job BJ and we are so glad you shared it with us at Inspiration Friday!
Vanessa

Heaven's Walk said...

I want to go on the picnic with you! lol! Not only does your vignette look darling - but the food looks so good! :) Now you've got me thinking I need to paint my vintage picnic basket..... hehe!

xoxo laurie

Christine @ craftygeordi.blogspot.com said...

Hmmm. Now I'm hungry. Nice set up and cute baskets!

Honey at 2805 said...

Love you copycat picnic! Great job!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love it- your vignette is so charming and love your basket!! Thanks for sharing this at FNF this week! Happy 4th!

Sue said...

I love your take on the copy-cat photo, BJ. I want to go tail-gating with YOU! You have some yummy food all packed in that sweet blue basket. Maybe we could hit a TT game! We went to a game there many years ago- my BFF went to school there. hugs, Sue

Suzy said...

I'm headed out on a picnic and I'd love to take your set up with me! Its perfection!