ic Kathe With an E: My Holiday Edition Copycat Entry

Sunday, December 4, 2011

My Holiday Edition Copycat Entry

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!














I am also joining in this fun Christmas Tablescape Party


The Lettered Cottage

66 comments:

  1. WOWZA Kathe, that is so pretty. I love the fusia. It is so fun and so very festive. Thanks for your sweetness and for sharing the fun. ENjoy the party you will make some new friends here today to I bet.

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  2. Lovely tablescape and such a pretty colour, love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Very pretty. A nice change from the traditional green and red.

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  4. I had to go back and figure out where your inspiration ended and where your copy cat started. Oh my it is lovely and so well done! The colors are stunning and so different I love it!! hugs, Linda

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  5. Kathe, what a great copycat!! Love the color with the silver and crystal! Great job!

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  6. Your table is so nice. I think it's better than your inspiration. Now I want to go buy something in that color. It looks so good with silver. I'm still trying to come up with something this week after seeing the early copycats.

    Robin
    Robin Flies South

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  7. table looks great, hard to tell the difference. You could melt crayons to coat your white candles to get the colors you want, good job on the fuchsia candles.

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  8. Wow your version looks just like your inspiration photo! Awesome job. I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog and check out the giveaway I'm having for a Dremel Trio!

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  9. Hi there, I am your newest GFC follower from the hop, stopping by from Couponing From Florida to Michigan. I would love a follow back.

    Happy Monday

    http://couponingfromfl2mi.blogspot.com

    Absolutely beautiful job on the table!

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  10. Wow Girl! You did an AMAZING copycat! Absolutely beautiful! I am so impressed! And you did it on a thrifty budget! Way to go!

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  11. Very pretty! I love the color so much..a good copy-cat job...
    Kindredly,
    Shirley

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  12. Magazine front cover worthy for sure!!! It's gorgeous!!!

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  13. I love non traditional colors for Christmas! What a great job on copying and then making it your own.

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  14. Great job!!! This is a beautiful table and puts the original to shame!!

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  15. This is completely exquisite--and a table set for a queen!!! and I adore your angel too!!! You have spectacular taste! xo Cindy

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  16. P.S. You're almost at 200 followers!!!!

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  17. Lovely tablescape, very pretty colours and textures!

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  18. Although red is my favorite color, I love it when people use nontraditional colors during the holidays. So lovely! Fantastic copy cat. I am linking from Debbiedoos.

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  19. That is my dream table! I want it so so bad!! Good work.

    Nikki @ basementsewing.blogspot.com

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  20. Very elegant looking. The fuschia with the silver and the dark wood. Lovely....Kathi with an i

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  21. Fancy.

    New follower via The Sasse Life(Sunday social)

    http://www.sjb-myphotopage.com/

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  22. Great copy! You captured it perfectly. Wonderful colors!...Christine

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  23. I actually like your gorgeous table better than the original, Kathe, you did a fabulous job! The silver candlesticks add that extra layer that makes everything really stand out more than if they were all crystal.

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  24. Your table came out great! Pink/fushia favorite colors of mine, nice job! Laura

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  25. Hi Kathe!

    You pulled it off! It looks just a good as the inspiration photo. Yours is a little more on the magenta side, a litter richer in color :) It is a great holiday color!

    Thanks for sharing this at my Bunny Hop Party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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  26. One of the best copycat's I've seen!
    Your table is wonderful, great job.

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  27. Confession...I don't normally look a lot at Tablescapes...probably b/c I'm jealous b/c there is just no way I could have a pretty one! But this is stunning and beautiful! Thanks for Sharing! Visiting from The Bunny Hop

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  28. yours is better than the first pix! i love it gorgeous!!

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  29. Oh Wow! Yours looks as good as your inspiration ... if not better! Great Job!

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  30. I can't believe what a great job you did with the Copycat table! GREAT. I also want to check out Debbie's blog. I still pretty inexperienced with blogging, but love doing it and reading other blogs! Thanks for inspiring me. ~CJ

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  31. wow! this table looks great! i think i might even like yours better than the original :)
    love,
    elisabeth

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  32. A wonderful lovely copy cat table.. love the color too. You certainly pulled it off. xo marlis

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  33. I like the touch of silver! Your table is more beautiful than the original. I love the color, and you nailed those candles!! Beautiful!!

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  34. REALLY good job, Kathe!!! You totally captured the essence of the original! VERY clever to just paint the dogogne white taper when you couldn't find the fuschia. It IS really hard to find designer colors, even at some of the wholesale places. It's maddening!!! But you solved the problem! Way to go!

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  35. Beautiful color! and the silver and crystal look fabulous with it!

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  36. Hi! I'm over visiting from Thrifty Thursdays. I LOVE what you have done here with the table settings - so elegant and gorgeous! It is at least as gorgeous as the one you had in your inspiration file too!
    Hugs,
    Kerry

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  37. Gorgeous and I think you hit the copycat nail right on the head. Great job!

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  38. Your table is beautiful! Love the colors.

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  39. Hi lovely lady.
    You did a gorgeous job on your tablescape sweet lady. You are a great Copycat!!. I also love this color in your table settings good for you !!
    XXOO Diane

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  40. I had to look twice, thrice to see the copy cat photo for your beautiful table is just that. I changed my mind I believe your table is better the more I view the photos. The idea to paint the candles is great. You are no longer a newbie. Happy Tablescaping! Pam

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  41. I think you pulled it off beautifully!!! Thanks for sharing this at my "18 Days til Christmas" linky party!!!


    www.mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/
    www.facebook.com/MyCrazyBeautifulLife.13
    www.pinterest.com/denyse13/

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  42. Your tablescape is just beautiful. I like yours much better than the magazine photo! I like the addition of the silver in your 'scape; it really adds some extra depth to the color scheme.

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  43. such a pretty color!very beautiful-love the siver candlesticks!

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  44. You did an AMAZING job, Kathe! I'm not surprised you hung on to that inspiration photo. The purple and silver is just gorgeous, and you captured it perfectly! I am SO impressed!

    Elaine
    Creating Wonderful Spaces

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  45. Beautiful! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    Melanie
    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  46. Beautiful! I'm in love with your garland! You did SUCH a gorgeous job with that table.

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  47. How absolutely lovely! Thank you so much for linking up with me!!

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  48. What a beautiful tablescape. The color combination is fabulous! I especially like the photo that shows the table from above.

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  49. That is a beautiful table.

    I'm visiting from the Friday Blog Hop and followed you. Let me know your Google+ page.

    Please visit my blog at http://dreesthings.blogspot.com/ when you have time.

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  50. I think its beautiful! I like it better than the original!

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  51. Love your colors! It is beautiful! Thanks for sharing,Joann

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  52. Your table is a featured link this week from Bedazzle Me Monday! Feel free to stop by and grab a button :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/12/you-dazzled_11.html

    Have a great week!!

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  53. Very nice. You did a great job with that! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  54. Absolutely Stunning! Great job!!! I'm a new follower.

    -Jen
    www.ourdiydiaries.com

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  55. Kathe,

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and talent on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17!

    Friends who link-up to tomorrow’s party will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Hodgson Mill, so please feel free to stop by and join in the fun & inspiration!

    Warmest wishes,
    Jenn

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  56. Wow, you did a fantastic job. And I love the unique color scheme.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  57. Love using unusual colors for holiday tablescapes. Thanks for sharing!

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  58. This is gorgeous! I love that it's not green & red!

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  59. I actually like yours better than the one from the original picture.

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  60. Stunning is best word to describe what you have done. I too love the fuchsia color. I think the varied candle holders add to the lovely elegant table setting. Kudos for a beautiful Christmas table.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  61. Wow! That is EXACTLY it! Great job Kathe...beautiful colors too!

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