December 4, 2011

Holiday Copy Cat Challenge

Decorating my dining room table for
the Holiday edition of
the Copy Cat Challenge
 is the first little bit of
Christmas decorating at my own house
that I have done this year.

My inspiration comes from "Family Circle"
December 2011 edition.

They even give the "how-to's" of achieving the look.
I had some brass candlesticks in the attic that I have not used in years that got a
metallic spray paint update.  Also, I had a couple of Dollar Tree wooden candlesticks
that even got the glitter treatment mentioned in the instructions. 

Here is my attempt to copy the magazine photo.

Pretty votives that were a Christmas present last year
became mini vases to hold some greenery.

An element not mentioned in the instructions,
but what turned out to be one of my favorite touches,
was the clear glass "bubbles" in the picture.
I just bought two boxes of different sized Christmas ornaments to try to copy this look.
I pulled the hanger portion of the ornament off.

The mirrored screen in the room reflects the candles' glow.

This challenge inspired me to spray paint even more items
to add to this centerpiece soon. 
I'll be posting the additions when I get back from
a fun trip to Colorado to babysit my grand daughter.

I'm posting this over at
The Holiday Copy Cat Challenge @ Debbie Doo's
Table Top Tuesday @A StroUnder the Table and Dreamingll Thru Life
Holiday Tablescape Party @ The Lettered Cottage
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Holiday Dining Block Party @ No Minimalist Here
Holiday Vignettes @ French Country Cottage
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now


  1. Beautiful copy cat, and beautiful glowing inspiration. I thank you for participating, I sure do love this challenge and really enjoy seeing what everyone comes up with. have fun!~

  2. Oh I just love this, it so so beautiful! You did a great job.

  3. Great copy cat. The candlesticks really lovely, and the glass balls really add that extra wow. How special it will feel to sit down for Christmas dinner with your new centerpiece.

  4. I Love the bubbles! I will copy that at some point, I am not sure when...but you can bet I will!

  5. Your copy cat is fabulous! The glass balls really add the extra wow.

  6. You are right the bubbles are divine. Very well done copy catting.

  7. Perfect interpretation of your inspiration! It's gorgeous!

  8. Really GREAT job of copy catting. I think the "bubbles" are the perfect finishing touch! Love it! xo Diana

  9. Awesome copycat! I love the bubbles. Like others have already said, I will copycating your copycat!! Wasn't this such a fun party?

  10. Wow, just beautiful, love, love, love it!

  11. Oh, your copycat is so beautiful!!!!
    I love it!

  12. Fantastic copy. You were made for this challenge. I like the use of the ornaments as bubbles.

  13. Great copy cat! Love the bubbles and the mix of candlesticks. The bit of greenery adds the perfect touch.

  14. What a great way to get a fabulous look with an assortment of mismatched candlesticks. Love it! Thanks for the instructions.

  15. Kitty, what a great copy! In fact, I like yours better...I agree, the "bubbles" add that extra touch! This is so pretty!! Great job!

  16. Wow, you are a fantastic copycatter. Love, love your display. The candlesticks and babbles are beautiful together. Have fun tending that little one.

  17. I love the look of the mismatched candles!!! I am linking from Debbiedoos.

  18. what a great copycat! love the way those ornaments look like bubbles all over the table. gorgeous!

  19. You did a great job. I love the greenery in the little mercury glass container. Stop by and see my photos of Ralph Lauren's Christmas table.

  20. Beautiful interpretation of the magazine spread. Looks great! And I love your bubble ornaments!

  21. Very elegant! I love the touches of green and how the ornaments look like bubbles!

  22. I love all the candles, thanks for stopping by and especially thanks for following. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  23. Looks outstanding and I'm lovin' your idea with the glass ornaments. Have a FUN trip.


  24. Your attempt is just gorgeous. I had to keep looking back and forth to make sure it wasn't the same picture. Thanks for stopping by. I thought the shot of no tree and lights would get some attention. :)

  25. Hi darling, Oh my goodness, did you ever capture the beauty of the picture. Your centerpiece of candles are gorgeous! Your clear balls remind of bubbles that popped out of your champagne glasses.. Thank you for swinging by my blog.. hugs ~lynne~

  26. Hi Kitty, You did a beautiful copy of the magazine photo. Your votives with the greenery is one I'll copy from you, it looks so pretty in the mercury votives. Good idea to pull the hanger tops off the ornaments, for glass baubles. Hope your enjoying the Christmas season.
    Enjoy your evening Kitty.

    The French Hutch

  27. Wowee! This looks so amazing! I love the silver, white and green together- and the clear glass balls really look like bubbles. I love it!!

    If that's a glass of chardonnay I'll be right over ;)


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