Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Debbiedoo's Copy Cat Challenge: Blog Edition

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This month Debbie is encouraging us to copy blogs and/or magazines.  So I copied a flower arrangement from Martha Stewart's blog.  :D



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This is Martha's.  You can read about it here.


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This is my version.



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I used hydrangeas from our garden, onion flowers, and baby's breath from the market.



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See how large it is on our dining table!

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I love copying Martha's flower arrangements.  I copied one of her summertime floral arrangements because I already had a nautilus planter.  I love the detail on Martha's planter...simply stunning!  There is a funny story behind my planter.  I ordered it from Anthropologie several years ago.  It was on sale for $19.00, and it was supposed to be around 10" X 9".  When it came, it was packed in a huge crate, and Mr. Art @ Home was not happy about the huge crate from Anthropologie.  He said that the crate cost more than $19.00, and that there was no way the order was so inexpensive.  This planter is heavy, I tell ya!

Also linking to Fresh Cut Friday @ Rose Vignettes.

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Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

32 comments:

  1. I love your version of the arrangement... Your huge crate story made me think about the lamp prize in a Christmas Story.... The leg lamp!

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  2. You have a great and unique vase there Ricki! I love it!! And your home is really beautiful. The dining area that provides a beautiful view from the outside is best.

    Glad to know that you are back to blogging.

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  3. I really like the softness of your arrangement! Come on...your Mackenzie Child's stuff isn't all that I have to envy huh? And $19?!?!?!?!?!?!

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  4. Ricki how stunning. What a beautiful arrangement.
    Great copycat.

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  5. What a great copy cat version of MS's arrangement! Yours is just as pretty if not more so. I love how you used the baby's breath and hydrangeas. I love the container. That is one I missed at Anthro, and you might say you practically stole it at that price. I'm sure your husband did have a moment of terror when he saw the huge crate! I enjoyed seeing your lovely dining room again. The seat covers are GORGEOUS! Also love the pretty scenery out the window. Glad your posting again……..

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  6. Move over, Martha! This is gorgeous I love yours even better! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  7. Very pretty centerpiece and dining room too!

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  8. I love your gorgeous version in your gorgeous dining room from a beautiful girl! Thanks for your lovely and sweet visit honey.
    FABBY

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  9. It is beautiful! I love your arrangement even more!

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  10. Wow! I love that HUGE shell! Where'd ya get it?! ;-) stopping fiver from Debbiedoo's!

    P.s. I like your version better! Martha who. ;-)

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  11. What a great arrangement! Fantastic job on the copycat, Ricki.

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  12. Oh Ricki, I had to pin this puppy right away. That shot of your dining room with this pretty arrangement is just gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining in on the fun! Enjoy! XO

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  13. Even more beautiful than Martha's! Great job!
    Pam

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  14. It looks so pretty. I love Martha's arrangements too. That's a funny story about the crate.

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  15. It came in a crate!! I'd say you nailed the copy, Oh I wish I could arrange flowers like that, even if I did copy MS, I know it would not turn out like that! Great job!

    Carol

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  16. Belle queste composizioni!Baci,Rosetta

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  17. Okay so you nailed it....I mean NAILED it!! Bravo.

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  18. What a wonderful rendition of Martha's arrangement and I love the mixture of hydrangeas and baby's breath! Your planter is beautiful on your table and perfectly scaled! I can imagine how large the crate was from Anthro :)

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  19. Your arrangement is beautiful, big enough to really make a statement. It's easy to see why the arrival of a crate sufficiently large to hold that enormous shell with packing would seem like it had to cost more than $19.00! The flowers are gorgeous, clearly you're ready to take the baton if Martha needs to step down.

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  20. This is so beautiful. Jaw dropping pretty and I love it A LOT.

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  21. I love it! It looks wonderful on your table! Great copy cat!

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  22. and who better to copy from than martha stewart! you got a great deal on that pot, and you did a great copycat!

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  23. Your copy cat is great! That Martha sure has some great ideas!

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  24. ,I love this arrangement and the container is beautiful You did get a deal.

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  25. What a great flower arrangement you did. I can't believe the size of the shell container you used. Where do you store it? I love the colours in the shell and the flowers. You did a wonderful copycat.

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  26. Wow, this is gorgeous! I like that shell planter. Doesn't look like $19 to me either. ;-)
    Love the color of this piece. What a statement this arrangement makes. Move over Martha!

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  27. WOW! I love your copycat arrangement so much..It is beautfiul! love Martha..she is so good at what she does..no one can take that away from her..she inspires all of us I'm sure..you have done so well with yours..Martha would give you thumbs up..

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  28. I love it! You did a fabulous job! :) Thank you so much for sharing it at Fresh-Cut Friday!!! It is the perfect post!

    ~Liz

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  29. Your copycat is beautiful and I love your chandelier above it! New follower!

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  30. That is a beautiful copycat, Ricki Jill! I adore that shell vase.

    ~CAS~

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  31. Wow, you are one talented chica! This arrangement is gorgeous and a really great copy. I am impressed! Thanks for stopping by my blog for the copycat challenge. I'm so glad I found yours!

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