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Sunday, January 22, 2012

DEBBIE DOOS CHALLANGE....



YAY.....

This is such a fun meme....I hope to see YOUR copy cat at the party.
The MINUTE I spied the following photo in COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE,
I knew it was the one I wanted to copy.
It was SUCH a challenge and not one of my better copy-cats.......
but I had so much fun with it....

From COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE...
Isn't this a GREAT photo to copy ?

I didn't have the beautiful decanters Country Living has....
but after searching every square inch of SWEET NOTHINGS,
I came up with some decent replacements.....

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Part of the fun of this meme is the challenge of  making your COPY CAT as close to the INSPIRATION MAGAZINE PHOTO
without spending money.
MR. SWEET kindly punched the holes and ran the jute string thru.....
(Country Living had RED AND WHITE BAKERS TWINE )
I searched everywhere for some BICYCLE cards like the ones used in the 
INSPIRATION photo but....no such luck.
Well, I like THESE cards because Mr. Sweet brought them home from Vegas a few years back.
Cards make for a cute banner, don't you think.?
 
 
 
While looking for some pretty, clear glass bottles or containers that I could pour the TEA  in for my version of the CL photo,
I found this little vinegar cruet that belonged to my mama.....
lay a cork beside it and it just NEARLY
takes on the looks of a small
liquor decanter....
well....play-like....:))
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Clear bottles with corks and jars, 
silver  vase holding straws....
playing cards strung on jute string...
shipping tags with 'drink me' printed on....
All this makes for a cute picture...
 
Country Living sure knows CUTE !!
 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
 
 
 
All these bottles and cards are making me feel just like a SALOON GIRL.....
"Tra La La, BOOM d'a"
(anyone left in the world that remembers THAT?) 
AND, speaking of CARDS....
 The Bunco group I belong to played their first game on the 11th and we had a blast.
HOMEMADE CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
the BEST Chocolate Cake....
and the company of the ladies.....
MAGNIFICENT.
Thanks, ladies, for including me and for all the fun. !!
♥ ♥ ♥

This was sooo fun, DEBBIE DOO....
AND.....  
January 23, 2012 is
NATIONAL PIE DAY.....
How SWEET is that !!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OK, ladies and gents....make someone you sooo love a beautiful pie!
               and, REMEMBER, the bakeries make DELICIOUS pies, too...!!  ;>)
I'm also joining with:
MOSAIC MONDAY
SHOW OFF YOUR COTTAGE
AMAZE ME
MASTERPIECE
MOTIVATED

47 comments:

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

oh Bj, this is sooooo you! Not only this challenge, but your pick for this month was so cool. You did a great job. A little tedious on the cards, but thank goodness for your dear husband. I love that he is in on this stuff too. Thanks so much for joining me in the fun! Enjoy!

~ Tami said...

Whoa! Hello! Great job, I almost thought I was looking at the same picture! cute idea. Now your newest follower from Debbiedoo, hope you will check out my copycat as well over at Curb Alert!
~Tami
http://tamicurbalert.blogspot.com/2012/01/valentines-day-menu-framed-doily-menu.html

Linda Chapman said...

I like YOURS even better!!!

Pat said...

You did a great job, and I like yours better, because yours has some height at the back with those bottles, which the mag version is lacking. YEah!!!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

BJ. great job! Your copycat is wayyyyyy better than the original. Love it!

Sweet Tea said...

Beautifully done - it looks like Valentine's Day fun!

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Oh wow! Great job and a very close match!
Hugs, Cindy

eileeninmd said...

Wow, great copy cat job. You did wonderful and the photos prove it. Fantastic pic's and mosaic. Have a great week ahead.

Vee said...

Once again, yours is better and I am NOT just saying that. It came out great. National Pie Baking Day? I need advance warning.

NanaDiana said...

You did a GREAT job, Bj! It looks fabulous. What a fun party. I think it is one of my favorites. If I had more time I would do this~ xo Diana

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

BJ! What an amazing job. Your copy cat is the funnest one yet.

DogsMom said...

I have to agree with the others. Your "copy" is far better than the original.

I had seen cards used in banners last spring and spent much of the summer collecting decks of cards to create with. Now to find an occasion to use them!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is fantastic, BJ! You really matched it detail for detail! This sounds like such a fun party...I am not only non~crafty, I can't even copy!!

XO,
Jane

Gail said...

What an awesome copy cater you are!!! I love your version. What a fun copy cat challenge.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Again...I like yours better! I like the softer colors in your decanturs...fabulous and your husband is a sweetie to help you!

debbie refresh restyle said...

BJ, You knocked it outta the park!! It looks exactly like their version! Great job! Aren't these parties the best! Thanks for checking out mine!
Debbie

Bliss said...

Awesome - great minds think alike! You are so right about not spending any money, that made it fun! I have a whole bin of playing cards you could use, I opted out of them as an excuse to try my hand at making a banner.

~Bliss~

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

I saw this same article in CL and wondered if someone would attempt to copy it. I must say, you did an excellent job on it! This party is such fun!!

Salmagundi said...

Yea! I've been enjoying the copycat challenges, and yours is adorable. Love the card banner! Now I know what to do with that deck of cards that is missing a card. Sally

On Crooked Creek said...

Bj,
"Tra la la Boom d'a"...yes!!! I well remember! Music was (and still is) a big part of my growing up and life! This "copy cat" design is too darn cute!!! Don't you just adore how we hook our husbands into the act??? Thanks for making me smile!
Fondly,
Pat

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

AWESOME JOB BJ!! I think yours looks better then the inspiration photo! You nailed it!

Buttercup Bliss said...

I agree!! Yours is even better! I love it!! I definitely need to go find a copy of this month's Country Living! :-)

Lorrie said...

I really like your copy cat arrangement - such a fun idea!

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Yours is better! Love it and it's you all over the place! I'm crying tears that Picnik is closing! :(
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Snap said...

Great job!!! And PIE, too! YeeHaw!

Never Enough Thyme Creations said...

well, I just love when something slaps me upside the head and yells DUH!!! My Honey turns 50 next month, and since he likes to play cards with the boys, this is a perfect decoration for his surprise party!! Thanks for the inspiration and awesome job on recreating it ,and making it even better!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

You sure know how to throw a terrific party!! These pictures are great!

Lavender Cottage said...

You took on quite a challenge and your picture looks even better than the one in the magazine.

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

Turned out great, BJ I love your copy and I do remember that song. Tra la la boom d A
Haha. Your a riot.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

BJ I think you did a great job on this one!! I love the inspiration but your copy cat is even better! This is always a fun challenge. hugs, Linda

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Awww, so cute! Love the inspiration but really like your sweet 'decanters'!! Great job!!

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, that is so fun!

Lynn said...

You are so clever, bj! I think you did a great job and I especially love the little banner. Your hubby is one heck of a hole puncher! And I'll bet you really enjoyed those roses too. My market had daffodils the other day and I almost bought them. I think I will tomorrow if they're still there.
Lynn

Pondside said...

You did a great job - I love it! What a fun idea that is for a bar or coffee station at a party.

Maki said...

Hi, B.J. Great Post!!!You did an awesome job with your copy-cat!Every item you collected looks as good OR even BETTER than the original!!! The bottles, the tags, the cute little banner of cards....I love the little cruet of your Mama's. My mama had one too, I keep it in my curio cabinet with other treasures.
Oh, yes I remember your "Tra La La" tune...guess that dates us!haha
Your Bunco group sounds like fun times and good food!
Thanks for the "Pie Day" reminder. YUM! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Maki

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

So cute! you did a great job with this DO-Over...copy cat!
I also liked your pie mosaic...

cute blog

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Theirs was good but yours is GREAT~!
you amaze me.. every detail is spot on.

Theresa said...

I think yours is fabulous! I know that you enjoyed making it look so pretty! Mr. Sweet is a mighty fine helper to make the banner:)

Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Are you all better?

Precious post.

Ding-dang all the NEW CHANGES being made, on us!!!!!!!

Grrrrrrrrrrr.......

Oh and yes, I remember "Tra La La Boom De A"!!!!!!!!!!! -giggles-

.♥.
'And what are you reading, Miss-?'
'Oh! it is only a novel!' replies
the young lady ...
with affected indifference.

~Jane Austen
.♥.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Dear BJ, visiting you always makes me smile :))) That vignette is tooooo cute! I love that you get your hubby in on the fun, my guy will do that too. Wish I could be in your bunco group, I bet you are lots and lots of fun to hang out with!
xo, Andrea

shannon i olson said...

wonderful job Bj, but you always do a great job!! and hooray for pie day!!

Sherry said...

That is SO COOL! What a fun copycat!!!

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Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Your husband sounds like an angel!! That was so sweet of him! And I love how it all turned out - adorable and beautiful!!

Sarahx

SmilingSally said...

Hi BJ, I hope that you get some pie today!

This looks like a fun thing to try.

Have a great week!

Liz said...

BJ! You nailed it! Good job! :)

~Liz

Mimi said...

Great job on your copycat!! Love it! We've been playing BUNCO for nearly 11 years and have so much fun.