So, my awesome bloggin' buddy, Debbie over at Debbiedoos Blogging and Blabbing , is hosting a
Holiday Edition Copycat Challenge this week.
Debbie is just the best bloggin' buddy a newbie can have. She regularly hosts a link party just for us newbies and I have learned so much from visiting her blog. She is so creative and her warm home, done in a country French manner, is so warm and inviting. I'm tellin' you, go visit her to see what I mean.
When I heard about the copycat challenge I knew I had to accept and I knew just what I was going to enter (no prizes, it's all in fun).
I have had this photo in my inspiration folder for over 2 years now, just waiting for the right time to do my spin on it. I believe the image originally came from Better Homes and Gardens or House Beautiful.
I instantly fell in love with the simple elegance of this table as well as the fuchsia color!
I knew I would not be able to replicate it exactly. I decided to make do with what I had on hand, purchase very little and have fun. I am so pleased with how it turned out!
I purchased two yards of fabric at Joann's for a runner. It was on sale and I had a coupon.
Don't look too closely. I ironed the fabric but
didn't think was too excited to fold the raw edge under.
The napkins are from Cost Plus World Market, again, bought with a coupon in hand.
The dishes are from a set that was a gift from Mr. B. The flatware is my go-to set from Cost Plus
(LOVE that store!).
The crystal stem ware is Godinger (another gift from Mr. B) and the purple wine stems are from my thrift store shopping excursions.
I didn't have enough crystal candlesticks so I improvised with a pair of silver ones purchased from Ikea's as-is section for $1.00 each! I think they add a little more bling to the table.
I had the white and light pink taper candles but not the fuchsia ones.
I searched all over town trying to find some with no luck.
What's a gal to do?
Why I whipped out my craft paints, did some mixing up and painted two white tapers by hand!
Mr. B was pretty amazed at how close they match the runner and the napkins.
I had purchased the white and silver beaded garlands a few years ago after Christmas (so, cheap!) from Hobby Lobby and it is almost a dead ringer from the one on my inspiration table.
I don't have silver mercury glass votive holders so, I again improvised with disco ball Christmas ornaments from Big Lots.
The tree in the background is also a copycat.I will post more on it later in the week.
So, tell me, how did I do? How well do you think I capture the essence of my inspiration picture?
Now go visit Debbie and see all of the other copycats!