When You Need an Idea

Reach for a magazine.  Debbie from Debbiedoo’s Blogging and Blabbing is hosting a copy cat party.  I never want to miss a good party.  Here’s what I did:

From the magazine Celebrate by Phyllis Hoffman

A tablescape for Thanksgiving.  I know it’s early, but I had the stuff, what can I say!

When I look through magazines, I’m always looking for fresh ideas.  I try to notice things that look similar to what I already have.This lantern is several years old, from Ikea.  I’ve used it for every season.  It’s a staple item around here.

Even though the magazine used real flowers, I think the fake ones look fine.

I found the menu through Google, and printed it on scrap book paper.

The wine glass label is just one of the leaves plucked off the faux arrangement.  You could use colored paper or a real leaf.

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Thanks for stopping by!

I will be sharing at these fun parties!

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French Country Cottage

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The Inspired Room



  1. says

    That is perfect! I love your take on it, how cute to print up the menu too. I have the same lantern I used in my challenge except in red. I won mine at a Christmas exchange! The girls were fighting for it too. Thanks so much Debbie, I enjoyed your participation.

  2. says

    OMGoodness Debbie, your tablescape is just beautiful! I have to tell you that your’s is better than the inspiration picture. Great Job

    Enjoy your evening,

  3. says

    This is so pretty. I need to start thinking about Thanksgiving table settings. It is my turn to have the family over this year. Thanks for joining Wow.

  4. says

    You did a fantastic job. I love your lantern and your placesetting is perfect. The menu is such a super addition to the tablescape. I think you copy is much prettier, so bright and cheery. Great take on it all. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  5. says

    Debbie, I was here earlier and thought I had left a comment and become a follower, but I don’t see it. Anyway, thanks for stopping by our blog, the nice comment, and becoming a follower. I love your version of the Magazine Copy Cat and am now a follower.

  6. says

    I like all the individual parts of the whole, and I love the look of the whole things put together. I am definitely doing a copy cat of the leaf names on the wine stem. Perfect, simple, and pretty.

  7. says

    I actually liked your arrangement better! Don’t know what it was but it just seemed brighter and more
    eye appealing for some reason, course, they are both great!! Maybe it is because it had more yellow,
    cause I do love yellow………….
    Anyway, great job
    Blessings for a wonderful Fall,

  8. says

    Hi lovely lady.
    I love your tablescape for the FALL.
    So sweet with your Beautiful Ceterpiece , you did a lovely job putting this all together for…The fall…
    Im your newest follower on your blog now. I hope you come join my Tablescapes if you can.
    I also hope you have a great week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  9. says

    HI Debbie…

    Your autumn table is sooo pretty! You did a great job with your “copy-cat” challenge, in fact…your table setting is much prettier! I love that there is a menu placed at each place setting…I’m going to have to remember that! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous autumn table with us!

    Warmest autumn wishes,

  10. says

    I like yours better than the magazine! Your Ikea lantern is wonderful, love the contrast of the black with the vibrant flowers. The burlap runner adds a wonderful rustic look to it. Would love to be sipping wine from a glass with my name on the leaf!


  11. says

    Oh my! Yours looks just like the magazine! You did fantastic, it just amazes me the talent all you girls possess. I thought that candle holder was from Ikea and I love all of their stuff! Your flowers looks real and who cares if they are fake or not, they look real and they are pretty so that’s all that matters.

    Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my Key Lime Cupcakes!

    Have a beautiful rest of the week!

  12. says

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I am now following you. I could not respond to you because it was a noreply address. I hate when that happens. Love your blog, and you did a great job on the copy cat! AWESOME! Have a wonderful evening and hope to see you again.

  13. says

    Thank you for following me! I am a bit envious, your are so very far ahead of me with your Fall decorating. (We have been renovating). You have inspired me to get the Fall boxes out this weekend!

  14. says

    Hi Debbie! I linked to you from Savvy Southern Style. I love your photos. Everything looks absolutely gorgeous!! I am new to blogging and just followed you. I hope you will follow me, as well. Have a great weekend!

  15. says

    I ADORE your table scape! You put the magazine version to shame! Your burlap table runner is beautiful. Did you make it or purchase it? I am your newest follower. Found you over at Feathered Nest Fridays. Hope you stop by for a visit.

  16. says

    You truly nailed it … in fact, yours looks MUCH better than the magazine! The printed out menu is fabulous … and, the lantern is beautiful (with the faux florals being so colorful and lush). Your guests will have a wonderful Thanksgiving meal around this table, for sure! xo

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