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Monday, December 31, 2012

Some fun 2012 COPY CATS.....♥♥♥

Hey, everyone... 
I sure hope everyone is recovering from the busy Christmas season.
I have not quite recovered......
but, I will...............I will. :)

As most of you know...I really, REALLY love doing
knock-off COPY CATS.... so I wanted to re-vist a few of 2012.
PAT of ON CROOKED CREEK fame did that cute basket on the left
and I just HAD to do one like it...I already had the basket...the labels AND the flowers..
just didn't have enuf STYLE about my silly self to put them all together and hang them
ON THE FRONT PORCH.
Thanks for the inspiration, PAT. :)

One of my most fun copy cats, I think....
I copied
HOBBY LOBBY
on this one...

such a simple copycat but so fun..and I really enjoyed it on my dining table all thru fall.



We both had a blast working on this
COPY CAT
STORY TABLE....

my inspiration coming from
DONNA at
 FUNKY JUNK INTERIORS..

I bought 
a tiny, beat up thrifted little $5.00 table and it became one of my favorite furniture pieces...
mainly because
IT'S GOT SOUL.....

I'm pretty sure THIS copy cat will become an heirloom for my family.
I hope so, anyway...
it has reference to my Grandpa Jackson,
his saloon in East Texas,
one star for our LONE STAR STATE of Texas,
and Mr. Sweet's mother's birth year.
I really love my STORY TABLE ....and so does Mr. Sweet.


 and then came THE SHELF....
OOO MY....I was and still am soooo proud of this 
MACKENZIE*CHILDS  $1,000.00 WALL SHELF KNOCK-OFF.
I helped making it....and painting it...a little........I really did...
but MR. SWEET gets all the credit....and he absolutely OUT-DID 
his sweet, talented self on this one.



This is the only DebbieDoo CopyCat that
 I DID FIRST ...hahhaa

She didn't see mine and copy it, tho...
no siree....
I actually did this one years and years ago.


I've used several of these wooden appliques on different pieces of furniture...

and even on a dining room door.
They are fun and just give a little pizzazzzz
to your room.





SOME of my copy cats were TOO SILLY TO EVEN POST....

 ...for instance, THIS pretty lady was in COUNTRY LIVING
and I just wanted to copy her so baaaad.
I didn't have a hat any where NEAR the quality and cuteness of THIS one...
nor did I have an awesome necklace made from GOLF TEES....
so whimsical and cute.....

BUT....

I did have a big, ole TEXAS
BLACK COWBOY HAT....

that was a TAD TOO LARGE
for my bronzy bust...
 and I had a MAGNIFICENT, silver and turquoise necklace...
sooo....
LET THE COPY CATTING BEGIN....

hahhhaaaa......what a hoot.
Too silly to post to the world but I see I kept it all,
so,
here 'tis....silly or not....
Tooo fun....
Can't remember for sure which magazine this was in but I loved it...

I REALLY had fun doing the
FRENCH TABLE...

I think I did this copy cat in 2010 but liked it enuf to add it to this post.


 Now, THIS copy cat took longer to do than any of the others, I think.
I had a blast gathering everything up to try to come up with a photo
that was close to the inspiration photo.





When I bought these two TALL brass
candlesticks, I had no idea what I wanted to do with them....

but then, POTTERY BARN
came along and "showed me the way"....





 A favorite copy cat was done several years ago...

when I saw the WELSH HUTCH, on the left, in a decorating magazine, I sweetly asked  Mr. Sweet to build a hutch to go over a vintage HARVEST table...

thus making the perfect
WELSH HUTCH
for our dining room.


 A friend gave me this ziplock bag FULL of the most delicious
Chocolate Toffee and I fully  intended to get a photo of it for you.
Well, by the time I thought to take a picture, I had just about eaten
THE WHOLE THING.
She tells me this is called
SALTINE TOFFEE
aka
CHRISTMAS CRACK.

O MY GOSH
it is so delicious, I can't find words.
I didn't get her recipe...all she said was "PINTEREST"
so I intend to do a SEARCH on Pinterest

and, THEN, BABY...
I am going to do an awesome
COPY CAT. !!












This is such a simple
copy cat...

but I loved the idea of using a little bit of Fern in Bottles....
 just plain FUN...:)





One of the fun parts of doing knockoffs or copy cats....

you come up with ideas that you might never have thought of on your own....

I think this tabletop arrangement looks better with the little bottles of GREEN....







I remember, when I did this table, that Mr. Sweet made the remark,
" Of all the things you are having a hissy fit over on this table,
the BISCUITS and GRAVY
look
BEST OF ALL !!
hahaaha...you silly silly man...:)









NEXT....

LAST BUT SURELY NOT LEAST....

MY FAVORITE COPY CAT OF ALL TIMES....



I have to say....THIS COPY CAT picture was the MAGNIFICENT work of my daughter, STACY LEIGH....
Isn't it so funny !!!
I laugh sooo hard every single time I look at it...
I think it's the most ADORABLE thing I've ever seen.
One of the cute things about it...
that's 10 year old DEEDS, holding her 15 year old sis, BRYNNA.
Waaaay  too  cute, girls.
WHAT A HOOT.......
♥ ♥ ♥
I'm pretty sure THIS PHOTO has to be enlarged, framed and hung on the
wall of our new home....
HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE....
Have fun tonight but stay SAFE...:)

JOINING WITH:

37 comments:

Stephanie said...

Great copycat's :) I enjoyed seeing what you have done - thanks for sharing.

Happy New Year, my friend!

Hugs,
Stephanie

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

All you creative souls....I just woke up and now I need to take a nap! You did some of the best copy cats!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a fun review of your copycats bj! I love you, your blog and your love of family! Looking forward to much more fun in 2013~ hugs, Linda

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Love all of your copy cat projects! Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year to you and yours!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dear Blogging Friend!

And thank you for the re-cap of some of your fav Copy Cats!

Hugssssssssssssssssssssss...

Stacey said...

BJ, you are the best copy catter of all. :) Happy New Year!

Michelle said...

I love all of your copy cat ideas!!

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow, you have been busy copy catting this year. But they all looked fabulous. Happy New Year.

Madeline's Album said...

First of all I want to wish you a Happy Birthday. Your copy cat ideas are great. Have a blessed day and a Happy New Year. Madeline

LV said...

It is amazing what you can do if you want something bad enough. You and Mr. Sweet have done excellent copy work. Doing it this way makes you appreciate it a lot more. Happy Birthday my special friend. Stay warm.

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
First and foremost. . .
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear friend!!!

Now, I can't tell you how my excitement level elevated when I opened my Blog to begin work today and found out you had, once again, featured On Crooked Creek! What a pleasant surprise! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I love all of your copy~cat post and the fact that we all share ideas and creativity here!!!
Blessings for a Happy New Year!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Donnie said...

I love to see your copycat posts too. You asked about my returning to blogging but I really do better enjoying everyone else's more. Have a wonderful day. Hugs.

Salmagundi said...

What a great post with your copy cat efforts. Your versions are often better than the original -- that takes talent!! Happy Birthday, BJ! Sally

SmilingSally said...

Hi again BJ,

Thanks for sharing your blues.

Now, I'm not going to SING for you twice in one day, so I'll just hum . . . ♬ Happy Birthday,

Happy New Year, and

Happy Blue Monday!

Pondside said...

This is just great BJ! You know you're onto something when people want to copy YOUR copycats! I'm thinking that the little playing card bunting and pitcher of roses might look good on a table at Pondside.
Looking forward to seeing that recipe here soon.....

Vee said...

You are often told by your commenters that they like yours best. I feel the same way about all of these. I like yours the best! You have a terrific eye and you're all about the details. I should say that it certainly helps to have a Mr. Sweet in your life! Happy New Year to you both!!

Carol L McKenna said...

You are just so creative ~ Love all your copies ~ Chocolate crackers do sound yummy ^_^

Happy New Year to you and yours ^_^

(A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

Theresa said...

BJ, thanks for sharing all your projects - they inspire me to want to do more. Also, get so many new ideas for projects. Love your upbeat attitude, you are a happy person with many positive comments to make our days happier. Happy New Year to you and family!

Leslie's Garden said...

Wow, you and Mr. Sweet are AWESOME! I love so many of your projects, I don't think I can pick a favorite! The hutch was pretty amazing, and I loved what you did with the brass candlesticks. I really need to look at magazines differently!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how fun, you really did some great copy cats. Happy New Year. Hugs, marty

pbrenner said...

Happy Birthday!!! And may I say that you look mah-ve-lous (trying to channel Billy Crystal, lol).

Your copycats are wonderful! I think my favorite is the last one too :-)

If you don't find a recipe for the saltine toffee, let me know, I have one I can share (I make it for friends a lot).

Happy New Year, and I look forward to seeing even more wonderful things in 2013!

Patty

Beth said...

You are the best copy cat person that I know. Great job all!!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

BJ, you are really good at this. I remember your Christmas tablecloth too. Bravo!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Such great copy cats! All the country living ones are so awesome. They all are awesome, actually! You are so very talented. I like the idea of displaying tea light candles in a big jar. Never thought of that!

The last photo made me laugh out loud! Too funny!

Happy new year, BJ! All the best to you in 2013.

janis said...

♫Happy Birthday to you~ ♪Happy Birthday to you~ ♪Happy Birthday Dear Sweet Talented YOUNG BJ~ ♪Happppy Birrrrrthday to YOUUUUU!♥♫
Lovely post too my dear Blogger friend.

Ann said...

Great job on EVERYTHING--I especially love the shelf--don't remember seeing it then. Pinterest has been a great inspiration for me this past year and I've copied quite a bit. Have a fun and safe New Years Eve.
Ann

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Oh it's such fun looking back!! Thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year!! All the Best in 2013!

Audrey said...

hi bj ... hope you had a fun birthday with lots of "most-wanted" presents. Happy to see your review on Copy Cats as some are new to me. You do a great job. I find it hard to copy-cat. I think I did one for Debbiedoo's and it was a lot of work and a big failure.
Happy New Year
Love,
Audrey Z.
Timeless Treasures

NanaDiana said...

bj- I forgot some of those wonderful, wonderful copycats you did! My favorite, of course, is the MacKenzieChilds shelf that you and MrSN did together.
I LOVE that last photo- is that the cutest thing ever, or what? Blessings- xo Diana

Tami Von Zalez said...

75 years young! You go girl. I enjoyed your copy cat post.

Cheers!

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Pat said...

Came by to say Happy New Year,BJ!

Merlesworld said...

I like the idea of taking a picture of toffee but you ate it all thats what i would do.
Love your dresser
merle.....

Jeanne said...

Awwwww bj, the toffee looks delicious.

Bill and I are quietly celebrating on TV for 2013. Of course, after I slept the night away with Bill waking me up in time for a glass of champagne and a kiss. HA! Yep, I'm a party girl.

I loved reviewing the many awesome projects you have done. My fave is definitely your table. This post is darling and so are you.

Happy New Year to you and your precious family.
Blessings to you all in 2013.
Jeanne

Naturegirl said...

BJ what an inspirational post! Thank you for your generousity to share with bloglandia! You have inspired me to go forth and feather my nest with my own copy cats! Who needs a decorator when all we need is to Dream it, see it, reproduce/copy it!!
Happy New Year to you with loads of creativity in the future!
Loved my first visit with you!

8)(8 said...

Those are amazing! I really like the bust with the black hat and squash blossom. I like the disproportionate look. Very whimsical.

Thanks for your comment. I'll write a post in the next day or two and attempt to explain it.

Sarah said...

Great copy cat projects, BJ. You were a busy lady!
I look forward to seeing your creative projects in2013.
I'm late visiting, but wanted to wish you a belated Happy Birthday.......Hugs ~ Sarah

Mary Howell Cromer said...

These are great and I must say...I think that you nailed most all of these better than what you had copied! Great job. Happy New Year~