12.04.2011

Blogger's Block Party Copy Cat Challenge ~ Winter Wishes

My copy cat challenge comes from a home I saw in the December issue of Traditional Home magazine (one of my favorites). She had used the limey green and turquoise colors on her tree. Picking up the bit of green from my hooked rugs, I thought I would love to try and use that same lime color. I think it worked well with the gold......don't you. Just a touch....not much. My tree is nestled in a vintage unpolished champagne bucket. I loved the homeowner's Santos but having no Santos, I had the perfect solution. Sherry of the blog, No Minimalist Here, presented me with this Winter Wishes wood fairy doll as a Christmas gift. (don't forget to visit Sherry at the block party later this week for her presentation on Holiday Dining) Sherry even dressed her up by giving her a limey green glittery crown from a repurposed vintage brooch. Is she not fabulous? I love her Sherry and she will be treasured for years to come. Her finery and greenery adds to the green of the tree ornaments. And finally, but surely not last, last summer I found this gorgeous trio of ceramic deer.....Daddy, Momma, and baby and each sports a gold wreath of holly. I was giddy with excitement finding them.







 I put up a Thanksgiving tree this year. Many years ago, when the white trees first came out, they were silk and quite expensive. I had some Christmas money and with the 1/2 price sale after Christmas, I snagged one. Over the years it has turned a gorgeous shade of warm beige, lending itself to a different type of decorating. Thanksgiving, the old tree saw worn gold acorns, pheasant feathers and feathered gold birds. For Christmas, the acorns came off, and were replaced with gold deer, more gold birds, gold dome Santas, gold leaves, gold ferns and for a topper, I used the pine cone branches from the lily Thanksgiving arrangement, complete with a found bird nest.  And that starts my holiday decorating!  Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you enjoyed seeing my nontraditional tree. I plan to be back later this week with another tree, maybe two, a little tutorial on a candy cane vase and more.  xoxoxo
  

 Tree Sources
 pine cone branches - yard works
gold deer ornaments - Dollar Store
white ceramic deer - yard sale find
lime green ornaments - Wal-Mart
gold birds - various sources and gifted
gold leaf picks & grapes -Michaels
glittered ferns - Design House - Luckett's, Va.
paper roses - made from coffee filters
twig garland - yard sale find
vintage champagne bucket - yard sale find
silver charger plate - antique shop
tree - Carytown Christmas Shop
Winter Snow Princess - gift

Thank you to Debbie Doo for starting off the Bloggers Holiday Block Party with her Copy Cat Challenge.   For heaps of inspiration be sure to visit her and all the wonderful hostess this week.  I hear there's some amazing give-aways too.  :)  yay!  I am also delighted to join Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Through Life.





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16 comments :

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

This is so beautiful and so inspiring. I just love the winter wishes snowman too. Thanks for sharing with the challenge. Have fun!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Beeyouteeful...I've used some of the lime green this year in some wreaths and they all sold ! I was thinking I'd have them to decorate with :))
Love the tree and everything you've decorated with but then you have such a great design sense...gee I just gave myself a compliment too LOL (())

Ruby Jean said...

So Very Pretty and your Snowman is adorable... Happy Copy Catting.. :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Nicely done, Lynn! It looks so pretty! I love the little doll that Sherry sent you. Your tree looks wonderful, too.

Visiting from the Copycat party! : )

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your tree is very beautiful with just the right amount of lime green touches. That snowman (woman) is too adorable with her green crown!

Bohemian said...

Oh Lynn, that Champagne Bucket Tree is GORGEOUS, now that's an idea I'd want to steal... ummmm... I mean borrow & copycat. *Winks* I also like that Lime Green Christmas palette... I enjoy non-Traditional colors every so often for the Holidays... this year I went with Jewel Tones and Sage & Sepia together since they contrasted nicely. Thanks for stopping by with sweet words to my Rustic Christmas Post... we did have a fun time Junquing for an Old Bottle for my upcoming project and the Class I want to attend in January.

Christmas Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Lynn I love your colors. I find it very refreshing when people try new things. We all will always love red and green, but new ideas are always fun too!

Have a happy pink week.

LL

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Lynn, The pictures of your tree are beautiful but seeing it in person it is even more gorgeous! I love the lime green color you added. Thanks for the mention and I am so happy you like the little snow girl. See you soon.
xoxo,
Sherry

Shelia said...

Hi Lynn! I love your copy cat and much better than your inspie! Very elegant in the wine bucket and I love your darling snowman.
Thanks for popping in to see me and to answer your question those greens were off my Japanese yew bush.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Robin said...

I LOVE your "Winter Wishes" lady. I have a "Harvest Queen" by the people. I do love the green accents too. Your white decor melts my heart too.

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful work! You did a great job!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

so beautiful~! you made silver look warm and delighful.. well done indeed.

pink*cherub*moon said...

Hi! New follower from DebbieDoos copy cat link party! Love your tree and your winter doll is adorable! Christmas decorations are so much fun! Merry Christmas! Hugs,Leena

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that looks really nice!!:D

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love your copy cat, especially the little snow lady!!! :D

I am linking from Debbiedoos.

Sandi McBride said...

See, you and Todd Wilbur need to get together for a TV show...I'd watch...
Sandi

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