My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Copy Cat Christmas

I have been looking forward to Debbie-Doos Copy Cat Challenge.  At first I  chose a vintage looking vignette I saw in my Cottage Journal magazine.  When my bell cloche wouldn’t fit over my glitzy Santa I started looking at some of my other magazines.

Then this came in the mail.

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My friend, Joyce was readying her house for a Christmas home tour.  I went over one afternoon to give her a bit of help.  Not that she needs it in the creativity department.  Because she certainly has plenty of that.  But four hands and two brains even if one is blonde seem to make things go faster.

She pulled out this magazine and said, “I want to do something like this”.  Well, we did and it’s pretty sweet.  But, I’m saving hers for last.  Afterwards I came home and made a mini version for myself.  Not as fab as hers or Country Living’s, but still kind of fun.

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A catch all for my gift wrapping essential accessories.

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Nice to have ribbons, tags, twine, and scissors right at hand.  The ink and letter scale are ready and waiting for letters to Santa.

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Now here is my friend, Joyce’s.  I love it because she had a vintage crate that worked fabulously.

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We both bought us one of these large spools of jute a long time ago at Big Lots. Isn’t it cute in her lime green bucket?

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She had pretty spools of velvet ribbon.

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Pretty cute huh?

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Now you can see why I saved hers for last.  If I’d have shown it first you wouldn’t have given mine a second glance. lol!

Hope you enjoyed our copycats!

Hugs,

Jann

I will also be sharing with:

Happy Hour Friday

17 comments:

Kris said...

SO cute!!!!
xo Kris

Old Time Cindy said...

Cute! Hint...I need you to pop on over to the farmhouse today. :)
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Jill said...

Sweet!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I am a cubby and shadowbox kind of gal. I love both.

Susan said...

I love your crate or cubbies. I like that the ribbon is being used as a decoration. Christmas ribbons are so beautiful anymore and it is a shame to keep them hidden when they display so beautifully.
This is very pretty! Great job!

Maria Elena said...

Oh, they are so pretty!!! Love, love both copycats! What a neat idea.

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

What a great idea! Love that you did it twice. I copied a gift wrap type idea too. Came over via Debbie doos party.

Pamela Gordon said...

These are both beautiful Jann! I love both wooden boxes. Great copy cats!

Debbiedoo's said...

Love it Jann! You always share the best copy cat ideas...you make it looks so easy, which it is right:)? Thanks for joining in on the fun.

jenclair said...

All three are wonderful! And how nice to have a wrapping center be so decorative!

Cheryl said...

ohhhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh... super cute! I love things like that, what a fabulous display :-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They really do look neat and they're functional, too! Great idea!

Rose L said...

You are so creative!

Marla and Steve said...

I love both! May I please borrow, ok, copy the sugar container/baking twine idea. I have a craft room that looks like a bomb exploded and need better organization.

Chenille Cottage said...

Hello Jann,
What a flood of creativity between the two of you...and what fun! I can just imagine the squeels of satisfction as you were arranging each darling item.
You have such a wonderful gift of making things pretty!
Have a happy day, my sweet friend,
Blessings,
Carolynn xxx

Debra said...

LOL that's right I would have shut you RIGHT OFF

Silly...both are nice! :)

Denise Marie said...

Sweet lil project