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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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  1. I just love this! I wanted you to know I’ve featured this on my recent post. Have a great day!

  2. I love this! Just wanted you to know I’ve featured you in my recent post. Hope you check it out @ http://www.sweetavakate.blogspot.com

  3. You did a fantastic job on that! It is all very pretty! Thank you for joining me for the HSH Fall Open House!

  4. great take on the magazine inspiration. I think this is so much fun! love the Fall tablescape, thanks so much for linking up to VIF, xo

  5. Gorgeous! yours looks better than the magazine!

  6. You did a great job!!! Personally, I like yours better than the mag pic.

  7. Debbie, I’m just dropping by via Savvy Seasons. I saw your post and what a great setting this is!! Very pretty!

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. I just love that look! It’s a great copy-cat!
    🙂 CAS

  11. LOVED the burlap runner and the lantern. Really fun tablescape.

  12. 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!

  13. Wow-FANTASTIC JOB!! Your tablescape definitely outdoes the magazine version! Looks terrific!!

  14. Debbie!
    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!

  15. Thanks for following me. I really appreciate it. I’m glad you found me, love your copy cat!! I love fall too. My favorite time of the year!

  16. 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.

  17. Wow, I like your version way better than the magazine. Gorgeous!

  18. It really does look like a magazine! Beautiful job – now I feel inspired to get more fall decor out!

  19. What a great job, Debbie! I haven’t gotten the fall decorating bug yet, but you sure are inspiring me!
    Take care,

  20. 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!

  21. Debbie, I love it. So beautiful and festive. Nice job.

  22. Really pretty post. Love that you used the leaves as place cards. I have a few lanterns too that I move around all the time. Happy Fall!

  23. 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!


  24. Great job. I like yours better!

  25. 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,

  26. Deb comes up with the best ideas doesn’t she …and yours is a great job of copying! Love it!

  27. I love your tablescape! You did an amazing job on this! It looks like the magazine, even better! Great job! You’ve inspired me to get busy!

  28. 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

  29. That is so cool and I adore the colours! I prefer yours as I love the texture of the cloth and it makes the whole thing pop that much more!


  30. 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,

  31. I like your table better!! I love the burlap runner too.

  32. 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.

  33. Stunning!! I love the leaf charm for your name card!! You did a wonderful job recreating that tablescape!! Happy Fall

  34. You are a terrific copy-catter! The table is gorgeous!

  35. 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.

  36. Perfect for the season. Another great copycat 🙂

    Hugs and Kisses,

  37. 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

  38. Love what you did. I’m going to copy your runner. Wish I had a nice lantern like yours.

  39. Hey, never too early for a practice run! I think it looks absolutely lovely, and now you know what to do for Thanksgiving.

  40. I love your copy cat project! The colors are so cheerful and the menu is too cute!

  41. beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  42. Lovely. I think I like your version better!

  43. Well, I think your tablescape is better than the one in the inspiration photo! Love the burlap runner! Did you make it or purchase it?

  44. Hi Debbie, you did a wonderful job. It is so pretty and festive.
    Just a darling centerpiece.


  45. Wonderful copy! Your colors are awesome and I love that lantern. I think it is very versatile.

  46. what a beautiful copy you did.. take a bow- you deserve it.

  47. 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.

  48. Wow oh Wow! Debbie I am so happy I found your blog. This is absolutely perfect. Gorgeous!

  49. 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,

  50. Very much like the inspiration! . I think it’s great to get a head start on fall tablesettings.

  51. Beautiful! I also have that lantern and can’t wait to see what else you do with it so I can get some fresh ideas! 🙂

  52. Your table looks so wonderful! I adore that lantern and your menu card. You did a great job on your copy cat project!

    Best wishes,

  53. Your table looks great, and I like your centerpiece more than the magazine’s.

  54. I think you did a wonderful job! I love how you put your own spin on it.

  55. Love it! Beautiful!!

  56. 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.

  57. You did a great job, truth is I like your tablescape better than the magazine. So well done!


  58. Love your tablescape and your wood table is beautiful!

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