My Alpine Home

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Candy Chandy. . .

Monday is the first day of the Linky party. Some fun blogs have teamed up in hosting this wonderful Christmas Par-tee!  There is a topic for each day.

The topic for Debbie Doos Blogging & Blabbing is ‘holiday copycat’.

I love Pottery Barn and their unique items.  Among my favorites are their ‘found treasures’.  However, I don’t always love the price.  Although I must say, I have gotten some great items off of their clearance.

A year or two ago they came out with a rustic chandelier.  It was a round ring that they filled with candles. I loved the way it looked.  At Christmas time they showed it all decked out for the holidays, sound familiar?  I tried to find a pic, but they must not carry it any longer.  I think it ran somewhere in the $300 price range.

Here is my copycat chandy.  I found it at a local shop, “Busy Biddy”.  It was marked $85.  She gave me 10% off, making it $77.50.  If I did my math correct.

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Hubby helped hang it in my living room.  From there I turned it into my ‘candy chandy’.

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Using fresh pine boughs and items I already had, all except the candy canes, which I need a few more.  I decked it out to match my gingerbread/candy themed tree.

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I have two darling gingerbread stitchery patterns that I haven’t done because I didn’t think I had anywhere to hang them.  Thinkin they’d look awfully cute on that there wall.

My rustic chandelier may not be Pottery Barn, but for the price I think it’s pretty darn cute!  Excited to see what fun things will find their way up there after Christmas.

Leaving you with a few close ups.

Notice the touch of white?  I decided (after it was all decorated) that maybe the boughs needed some snow to match the tree.  Had some spray snow I hit it with here and there.  I had to be careful not to get it everywhere.  Phooey!  Liked it better before.  Looks too blotchy.  Too bad, so sad, stayin that way!

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I hope you’ve been having a bit of fun doing a little copycatting yourself this Christmas season!

Jann

I will be sharing my chandy with these parties:

Debbie Doos Copy Cat Christmas Challenge

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Boogie Board Cottage for Masterpiece Monday

Cozy Home Scenes for her Gingerbread linky party

The House in the Roses for Show Off your Cottage Monday

23 comments:

Shannon said...

Jann- This is very cute! You have the best ideas!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh I think that is way cute....love the Gingerbread man on it too!!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

How darling! I simply love this idea..now I want one LOL. Thanks for sharing with the party. Have fun visiting the others too Jan, they are all awesome!

Sharon said...

Really cute !
I tried to follow you back , but something is messed up on the follow button . I will try again later .

Karen said...

Very cute!, I love gingerbread and candy themed holiday decor. Thanks for visiting and following, following you as well.

Toni said...

So cute! I have always loved gingerbread theme decorations. I found you from the Holiday Copy Cat challenge & am your newest follower.

andrea said...

The candy chandy looks so very yummy next to its partner - in - crime - tree! I love the theme, and those muffin tim ornaments. andrea@townandprairie

Marilyn said...

That needs to come live at my house. I have gingerbread kids out all year long. My house just doesn't want to "grow up", which suits me fine. Your work is darling!♥♫

mimi_62 said...

Jann:

Love your new chandy and the gingerbread theme. That room is beautiful!!! You have the touch. Remind me to ask you about the lollipops.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love your gingerbread and candy chandy, it is very creative. I also have a party called Gingerbread Linky Party and would LOVE it if you would participate. It will go until Dec 12th. You will find details on my blog. ----------Shannon

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

This is such a precious idea! I love it. The gingerbreads are a delight!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a cute idea! What kid wouldn't love it? Is there some chocolate up there? ;)

Blessings from Cindy said...

Love your tree & chandelier! All the gingerbread goodness is super cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog, becoming a follower, & your sweet comments! I am now a follower of yours also!
Blessings,
Cindy

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Thank you for linking to my blog and for the sidebar button. Just wanted to let you know I saw it. Your gingerbread things really are adorable!

Vicki/Jake said...

You just have tooooo much fun! Ok not possible, but love what you do with your time. I've still to get anything Christmassy out of boxes!

Anita Stafford said...

Your candy chandy is adorable! I haven't seen this before, and I love it!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

That is so darn cute!! And your tree is gorgeous!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is adorable! You'll laugh...I automatically looked up at my light fixture! heehee! Happy holidays! ♥

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,

Love the chandy and the candy cane theme tree!!
It is so beautiful, nice and full...
Your chandy is one of a kind, it will be fun to see what happens to it after the holidays...
All the Best,
Christine

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You have a whole little gingerbread village up there! How cute! I am linking from Debbiedoos.

Fashion Meets Food said...

Wow! This is simply gorgeous! Love your blog and I am your newest follower. xo

Comeca Jones said...

Too cute! and I love the fabric on the chair and ottoman I am a follower now!!Gonna go browse old post now!

Sherry said...

This is really cute!! You have some lovely decorating in the candy shoppe theme all through your house. I loved the Santa hats and the dessert bar at your party. I am just now visiting from the Copycat challenge. I am so behind. Have a very Merry Christmas!
Sherry