Sunday, March 11, 2012

Debbiedoo's Magazine Copy Cat Challenge: Spring Edition

Random Thoughts



Are you participating in the parties listed above?  They sound like tons of fun. Today, Debbiedoo is hosting a spring magazine copy cat challenge.

My inspiration came from a lovely article in the February 2012 edition of Country Living Magazine (British Edition).  The article is about incorporating homemade items into your decor.  


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Don't you know that the artist in me loves this cover!



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I was inspired by this photo of hand thrown pitchers with forsythia branches.  Such a pretty vignette for spring!


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I used my collection of MacKenzie-Childs pitchers and creamers in my copy cat.  They are handmade in Aurora, New York.  I used pussy willow branches instead of forsythia.


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Ta-da!  Sorry about the darkness of my photo as it is very overcast here today.


Are you linking-up to any of these parties?  I hope to see you there!

Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

39 comments:

  1. Ta-da is right. I like your version better. I have pussy willows out now too. They just say spring don't they? Your collection of pitchers is so pretty. Great job!

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  2. Ooooh! Love your pottery! Your copy is fabulous!

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  3. Ta daaaaaaaaaaaaa! I love Ricki, it is perfecto. Your pitchers are so pretty and so colorfu. Thanks for joining in on the fun!

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  4. WOW....this looks amazing...it is just perfect. You did a great job, Ricki...
    xo bj

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  5. Wow, that's gorgeous! You have such a lovely collection! xo, Andrea

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  6. You did a beautiful job on the challenge, Ricki! As a matter of fact, I prefer your copy to the original. Your MC pitchers are way prettier than the ones they used!

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  7. I love your copy too, the pitchers you have collected are so nice and pretty!

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  8. Great copy cat! YOURS WINS though. I like your pottery much better =) The pussy willows too. LOL =)

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  9. I love your copy, Ricki. It's great, better than the original...Christine

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  10. Your version looks just as pretty as the one in the magazine.

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  11. Oh your pottery is beautiful.
    You did awesome. Love the pussy willows.

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  12. Beautiful! I love yours better! Your pitchers are so beautiful and colorful!

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  13. Not sure if I have every mentioned that we Live just over an hour from aurora! They have a barn sale every year, but I have never gone (safer that way), but do. Have some treasures from when mY mom went (not a fish sink like the one she got herself though!)

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  14. Thanks for visiting! Love your copy. Great job!

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  15. I love your copycat! You did a great job!

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  16. Your copy looks great! I love pottery, everything looks great!
    Debbie

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  17. I am not participating in any of these parties but your copycat looks beautiful!

    Maria
    http://oliveandwhite.blogspot.com/

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  18. Hi RJ! Oh, I love your copy catting! I love yours more - it's so much softer and sweeter looking! Such pretty little MC pieces.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  19. Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting :) I am joining in Debbie Doo's challenge too , working on that post now. Hope you come back and vusut my blog again soon . I am a new follower :)

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  20. So adorable, love your "copy cat" version! Your pottery is beautiful, especially with the pussy willows! ~Marcy

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  21. I love the willows...so pretty...it reminds me of the tree I had on the farm I grew up on.....oh how I miss that tree!

    This copy cat thing is really neat...I've been visiting a few blogs with this theme..and it's been fun!

    Have a great night.

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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  22. I love your copy cat, Oh pussy willows, I have not seen any forever, I don't think they grow here in Florida. We have not been the sunshine state for a couple days and I have some things to photograph, lets hope like Annie sings...The sun will come up tomorrow!

    CArol

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  23. Your copy cat is so much prettier than the original. Love your collection of pitchers and I like the pussy willows better than the forsythia.

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  24. Oh my, Ricki Jill, it looks lovely! I like your pitchers better!
    CAS

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  25. OMG-love the big pitcher! Haven't seen this edition over here yet. I haven't done any Easter decorating yet, so I won't be able to party:(

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  26. Wonderful take on the magazine layout,one of my favourites when I'm back "home" for a visit.
    I wasn't aware of these great parties this week but may well try to join in if time allows.
    Happy Monday!

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  27. wow!!!! you sure did a FABULOUS job!!!! i am so impressed!!!! sending hugs...

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  28. Hi Ricki Jill, Great copy cat of the photo in Country Living British Edition. I love that magazine too.
    The pitcher of forsythia is lovely and a sure sign of spring here. I love your copy with your amazing collection of MacKenzie-Childs pictchers. Wow, they do make a beautiful vignette but when you add the pussy willow it really is gorgeous. Great copy!
    Happy Spring Ricki Jill.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  29. Pussywillow always means spring to me! Fantastic job, love, love, love!

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  30. Good Morning Riki Jill Sweetie...
    Oh what a glorious share this morning. I love, LOVE your copy cat of the photo from Country Living.

    I love forsythias, always a sign of Spring yes? Your pitchers are just gorgeous. Thank you so much for the beautiful inspiring share this morning. I love your artistic eye for color, fashion and beauty.

    Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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  31. Beautiful Ricki, I like your's better also. The cover of that magazine is just Y.O.U.!! Love it. Perfect for Spring!

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  32. Beautiful job, Ricki Jill. Love your pottery.

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  33. Thanks for coming by and visiting my blog! Love this arrangement. Have a great week!

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  34. Oh yah, you are good...real good. I can't wait for pussywillows! what a beautiful arrangement.

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  35. What a great copy !! love the pussy willows too!

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  36. Beautiful Ricki Jill, love your Mackenzie Childs collection and I like pussy willows a lot better than forsythia.

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  37. It's perfect Ricki Jill. You did an awesome job "copy-catting" Hee, hee, hee...I love Debbie's Copy Cat parties, they are so much fun. Hope you are doing well.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  38. Amazing how easy it is to copy a look, if we just put our brains to work. Thanks for sharing.

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