Sunday, December 4, 2011

Debbie Doos Holiday Copycat Party


Hello, Dear Ones! I'm so excited to join the first Christmas Blogger Block Party with Debbie Doos for her Holiday Copycat Party! You can click on the button on my side bar and find out about some of the parties we can go to during the holidays.

Now on with the copycatting...

I keep lots of my magazines, do you? Well, I just loved Mary Englebreit's Home Companion and just miss it so much. See how long I've had this one ~ 2002 ~ I do have older ones too. Well, I loved this article and...

I fell in love with this page and I thought ~ I'm half way there to the copycat party! I have an olden sideboard with a mirror hung over it and plates hanging on the wall around it! My copycat inspiration!

Here's my copycat version. My mirror is horizontal while my inspie mirror is verticle. The mirror in the inspie is so gorgeous and mine is rather plain and olden. But I like my hanging plates much better! Try as I may, I couldn't get my chandy out of my snap!

Okay, I got a snap without the chandy, but you can't see the plates. You know they're there though! ;) I didn't have chunky candles like my inspie so I used what I had and added a couple of little round ones in sherbet glasses.

I just had to show you this snap. As I said, my mirror is very olden and the mirroring is going away in spots. Somehow I managed to place my candles just at the right spot and the going away mirroring looks like frost on a window! I'm more creative than I even thought! :) You know I'm teasing!

Here's a snap with the lights turned down low. There are my candle flames looking like stars! I love that!


I placed a bottle of wine in my ice bucket, didn't have a pail like my inspie did. Poked down a Christmasy looking napkin ~ prettier than my inspie! ;)

This is my take on the pots with greens ~ my candles with Christmas candle rings. That'll work won't it? I poked down some of my jeweled and faux fruit too.

I have to tell you a little story and you know how I love to tell you little stories, although it's a little bit embarrassing! If you look at the inspie on the left hand bottom side between the pot with the greens and the white candle, there's a tiny little reindeer. I saw a reindeer head complete with antlers. I did! I really did! I ran all over the house but alas, I had no tiny reindeer. But I had a donkey which I borrowed from a Nativity! :) I'm so talented like that! I was so pleased with myself. THEN...after I took the photo of my inspie page, I zoomed in and THERE IS NO REINDEER! It's just fruit and leaves! My most gorgeous baby blues are really failing me. Well, said donkey is staying! Hope this won't be held against me! :)

I ran right outside and chopped a few springs off my bush for my base greens and placed them all around.

I had to leave you with this snap of candle light!

Hope you've enjoyed seeing my little Holiday Copycat. Pop over to Debbie Dear's and you'll see lots of copycats!



Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Go Light Your World

There is a candle in every soul
Some brightly burning, some dark and cold
There is a Spirit who brings a fire
Ignites a candle and makes His home

So carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the helpless, confused and torn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world

Frustrated brother, see how he's tried to
Light his own candle some other way
See now your sister, she's been robbed and lied to
Still holds a candle without a flame

So Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the lonely, the tired and worn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world

Cause We are a family whose hearts are blazing
So let's raise our candles and light up the sky
Praying to our Father, in the name of Jesus
Make us a beacon in darkest times

So Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the helpless, deceived and poor
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world

Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the helpless, confused and torn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world
~ sung by Kathy Troccolli