Monday, September 22, 2008

I'm A Copy Cat!

Here I go again! I admit it! I'm a copy cat! If I see a project someone has done and I like it ~ I want to copy cat! So I've done it ~ I'm a copy cat! I've been seeing some of you cover the inside back of your cabinets with srapbooking paper and it looks sooooooooooooooo good. I did it too! See my little hutch in the breadfast room? Well, I covered the inside backs with a tiny little red and white check fabric and thought it looked so cute. Well, after seeing your projects with the scrapbooking paper I couldn't stand this!!
See what I did?
Come a little closer...

You can come even closer...

Okay! What do you think? I just love it! I think the red floral looks cute and fresh and everything looks good against red! Did I do good? Okay I'll show you what's in my little hutch. I had to take out all the little pinkness since Fall is coming.
Have you ever seen such perfect little chicken profiles? These little buddies are responsible for me getting into Roosterage! We bought these in Rome about eight years ago. I just fell in love with these guys! All three of them.
See all the detail painted on the sides and look how nice he looks up against my scrap paper background!

I just love this little face!!

On the bottom is written the town or area where they were painted. I was told each area of Italy has their own signature designs that's painted on these little puppies, I mean, chickens!

A few years ago I was searching for treasures in Tuesday Morning and look what I found! A covered dish with a little pear on top that looked very similar to my little chickens! You know I had to have this.
Then as time went on, I'm still searching for treasures, and I go into Marshall's and find this little tray that matches the covered bowl that looks very similar to my chickens. Had to have it!

Just look! My precious little rooster napkin rings given to me by my wonderful sweet blog friend, Jan, have found a nice place to roost! Do roosters roost or is it just the hens who roost? Oh, well...

Now look at this! An olive oil bottle that does look like my chickens which look similar to my covered bowl and tray!

Well, Dear Ones, the saga continues...I found this adorable little stand which looks like my covered bowl, tray and is very similar to my chickens!

Don't these fake orange slices just make your mouth water?

See how pretty this is?

Now switching gears a big. Since Fall is coming I thought some artichokes would look great with my chickens and similar pieces. See how the green looks against the scrapbook paper?
I just love these...they're little votive holders. Can you love votive holders? I sure can!

Chickens and artichokes!!! Oh, and scrapbooking paper! ;)

Hope you're not getting bored, because I'm not finished yet! Lookee! I found this teapot, again at Tuesday Morning, and it matches my little chickens and olive oil bottle which are similar to my covered dish, tray and stand!

And to top it all off...I found a large platter that matches my teapot, olive oil bottle, and chickens which is similar to my covered bowl, tray and little stand.
Now we mustn't be too matchy matchy so I've thrown in some little rooster plates that don't match anything! But look how nice the are against the scrapbooking paper!

This is Prissy! She is the Queen of the hutch!

She is thinking, " I would really love to be a Daring Darling Bathroom Beauty Snapping Diva!"
Here's Pete ~ the King of the hutch.

He is such a proud yard bird. Or is it hutch bird?

Oh, I mustn't leave out my little very inexpensive cute little chicken pitcher sitting on top of my hutch amid tall black things and hydrangeas!

Well, Dear Ones, that's my copy cat story! If I see other wonderful projects, beware...I do copy! After all, I'm a copy cat! ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
The Copycat Song

I'm a Copycat my friend, and I do everything for you.
I am a copycat my friend, and I do everything for you,
so if you raise your hands up in the air, I'm going to do it too.
Now if you wiggle your nose, I'll be right with you;
run your fingers through your hair, I declare, I will do it too;
and if you blink your little eyes, I'll blink back at you.
I'm a copycat my friend, and I do everything you do.
I am a copycat my friend my friend and I do everything you do;
no matter what you're doing, I will follow you.
Now lean to the left, lean to the right, shake your head, with all your might,
I dare you...I will follow you,
'cause I'm a copycat my friend, and monkey see monkey do...'
cause I'm a copycat my friend...and monkey see. monkey do
~ by The Battersby Duo


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  2. Oh it ever GOOD to see a post from YOU!!!

    How are you and Mr. Precious and Chloe Dawn doing? Where are you?

    Was this a post you had "set" to go from earlier? Or is this YOU, LIVE?

    ~Blessings to you...


  3. Gosh, Shelia! I am so glad to see this post. I've been checking every day. We've all been so concerned about you. I pray everything is okay.

    Your hutch looks fantastic. Copycats are a good thing.

  4. Shelia? Is that you?? I hope you're okay. I've been very worried about you.

    The hutch looks wonderful :)


  5. You did a great job on your hutch and it was such fun to see all the pretty things you have displayed there.

    I'm so glad you're back. My heart is beating easier now that I know you're okay.

  6. OMG....YOU ARE BACK!!!!!! How is your home? I have been so WORRIED with all of the devestation in your area. Where are you? I hope all of you are fine and your home is just fine....

    My parents went back home but they (have been told) will not have electricity until at least Sept 25th.

  7. This isn't you LIVE, is it? I think if it was, you would have responded by now.

    We'll still be praying for you and yours...that everything will be OK and that we will REALLY hear from you!!

    Stay safe...and know we'll be HERE when you show up!!


    Jan & Tom

  8. I'm so, so happy you are here Shelia!!!
    God bless you!!!

  9. You just show up and say, "I'm a copy cat" with no explanation? I will pretend that you and yours are doing well. Happy Blue Monday!

  10. It's good to see a post, but I think it was on a timer, as Jan suggested. Please let us know if this is real-time!

  11. Hi Shelia...I, too, was believing this was a live post, but after reading others' comments I am wondering if it was on a timer??? Anyway, the hutch and all of its residents look made some very lucky finds! ;-) Bo

  12. Oh dear Shelia it is so good to see a post from you today? I have been so concerned about you. How are you? How is your hubby? How is your precious little schauzer? Of course everything you posted is absolutely beautiful as always! I have missed you and I am so glad you are back!

  13. Shelia I understand that you cannot answer questions that you may not know the anwers to youself, I am just happy to see this post and will take it as you reaching out to say 'hi'.

    Hope to hear from you soon.


  14. Yes, I think this must have been pre-scheduled.
    I wish it wasn't so.

  15. Good to see you back! Was so worried!
    We lived in Sicily for a year and the story behind the rooster is a good one. When one family hired an assasin to kill another family's member, as the assasin was sneaking through the area during the night, he woke up the chickens, they woke up the sleeping family with their clucking and the assasin was captured. The rooster pitchers are given as house warming presents in hopes it will keep you safe. I guess you are safe x3!

  16. Oh, my goodness...I am so glad to see you are posting. I have wondered and wondered if all was ok with you! So glad that it is.

    Your hutch looks just PERFECT with the new red paper. You know how I love red and can't go wrong at all with that fabulous color. All of your pretties look even prettier!!I still am totally IN LUV with that little desk thing that you painted red.

    So glad you are back with us!!
    love, bj

  17. I just love what you have done to the back of your hutch. I am getting ready to do a furniture revamp myself and will probably add a bit off paper too!

    Love...the rooster dishes. They are so homey...and always look good with red!

  18. I, like everyone else, am hoping that this post is a sign that everything is o.k. I will continue to pray for your well-being. Sally

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  20. OK, I will write another post. I now wondering if this is a live post also. We are all so worried about you and your home. I hope you are getting this and can let us know...praying.

  21. Yeah!!!! Our beloved Miss Shelia is back...or is she? What I do think I know is that she is OK! Im so glad to see that you are up again. Lil Lady! You had us sooo worried. I have prayed for you and yours so much . My heart is a smile again!

  22. Thank goodness! I've been keeping an eye out for your return. So happy to see you posting again!

    I love the new look you've given your cabinet. You have some pretty nifty things to display, also!

    Love those orange slices. I thought they were the real deal!

    Have a great week.

  23. Oh, I'm so glad to see this post this morning! I'm hoping it means you are back home. Please know that you and your family are still in my prayers.

    Also, if we can be of any help, please let us know.

  24. YAY! I've been hoping to see a post from you soon! I've been wondering if you were ok, and if your home weathered the storm well.

    Your hutch looks beautiful! I've been thinking of being a copy cat too, as far as that scrapbook paper is concerned with my hutch! In fact last Saturday I was out searching for some! tee hee! But, darn the luck, I couldn't find any that suited me!

    I love those orange slices too! I thought they were real!

    Margie :)

  25. A little P.S. here. My McDuff was very concerned over Chloe Dawn, you know he has a crush on her. He was very relieved to know you posted, but wants to know if Chloe Dawn is ok?

  26. It seems NONE of us have heard personally from you,, we are MOST CERTAIN this is a post you had pre-scheduled.

    This post is SO NOT YOU...because after all this time you've been away, you certainly would have shared with us how things are.

    Some have thought that your computer must be working...for a post is here. But...knowing that after you pre-schedule a post, it is the SERVER that makes sure it is posted...NOT THE COMPUTER.

    You can see that we're all yearning for some kind of message from you...and hoping we'll get it. Meanwhile, we're all sending loving thoughts and prayers.

    Til we see you again,

  27. {{{{{SHELIA}}}}} We missed you So much!!!! Glad to have you back! And yes you did good, no, you did better than good, you did great!!! Hugs, Buffie : )

  28. Hi Shelia,
    you made my day happy.
    Love your beautiful decoration - all are beautiful. But favorite is
    some artichokes. I'm not sure - why? Maybe because I think about this new (for me) vegetable.
    But firts of all
    I'm happy because you came back!

    God bless you and yours!

  29. Wonderful job on the hutch Sheila !
    But I do wish we could hear of some word from you ! We are so-o-o worried about you .
    I hope it is only the electricity that is keeping you form home dear.
    Still praying for you.

  30. Yay!!! It is so good to see you post! And I hope that means all is well with you! Missed you! Great post! Love all you pieces and the copy-cat hutch project was great! :) ~Rhonda

  31. This looks wonderful dear Sheila...and I am praying this was
    a LIVE post from you and not a *set* one. Please tell us you are really there and that all is well.
    I have had you on my mind all week.
    You will remain in my prayers and thoughts...let us know when you can okay? In the meantime, I will look at this beauty you have created and pray it is just as it;y!


  32. OMG you are back! I've been checking every day!!!! Looks like all is still beautiful at your home...Praise God!

  33. I guess this means you are back and your home is OK. Been checking on you.
    Enjoyed your post.
    Glad to have you back again.

  34. Hi Sheila
    Its so great to have you back. I've been checking and couldn't believe you were really here. I hope all is well with you and your home.

    Thats a great idea using the scrapbook paper as a background. I think I may have to copycat also.

    The roosters are soooo nice. YOu have a great collection and everything looks so attractive in your hutch.

    Hope you've had a great day.
    You must be happy to be back home.

  35. I was so thrilled to see a new post from you! But like others, I am concerned that this might be an autopost. We have all been so concerned about you. Please let us know how you are!

    This is a fantastic post! I love the roosters and the paper in the back of the hutch, and all your other beautiful things!


  36. Shelia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been emailing you and emailing you, WORRYING about you, praying for you, etc. etc. You never wrote me back!!!!!!!!!!!!! And how you've got a whole post on your gorgeous hutch, but not a word on the hurricane or how your house fared! Oh geez, I should just cry! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Justine :o )

  37. Look at how many people have been anxiously waiting your return.

    Of course, we love the hutch!

  38. Oh no you don't you little toot! This is not like the 'Pickle' I know to just post and not update us..I love the hutch but I scrolled all the way thru just to hear some word that you are safe ....please you are posting 'live' let us know about you and your family..if something has happened and it is too emotional we will understand and join forces to pray with you even more so because we are all aready praying for you as it is....we all love you sweet are in our hearts dear friend.

  39. Beautiful Hutch - cute rooster profiles and all. And the scrapbooking paper - now I may have to copy cat! I'm just glad to see you back - hope everything was fine. Fill us in - we're all dying to know. ~ Robyn

  40. are you home? are you okay? is this a scheduled post? how are things? what the heck? you can't just show us a beautiful copy cat and not tell us how you are!

    luv ya

  41. YAY all is well in Sheila land! And look how amazing your hutch looks! I wish I had something I could cover with craft all are doing such a great job spiffy things up!


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