Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Copycat and Downton Abbey

 Debbiedoo’s WinterKnockoff Décor is now going on, although I’m usually late but I had to work today so that always puts me behind, aways but worth it for the extra spending money. So here is my copycat…I usually do a copycat out of Pottery Barn catalog but when I saw this sweet bookpage, heart garland that Angela made over at Number Fifty-Three I had to try it, Angela gives great instructions too! I pinned this also…look how cute it is, I love how it all just blends together. I love the cool owl lamp too, so glad I found mine!
Here is my version of it, I really like how it goes with the heart picture so well.
Valentine heart 001
This picture below will give you a closer look…I made a template out of poster board than traced around the heart using old book pages I then cut out the hearts. I used seven in each pile like Angela did.
Valentine heart 003
I didn’t want a long garland, just long enough to give the mantle some interest!
Valentine heart 008
Valentine heart 006
Valentine heart 006
You can see how I wrapped it around the back of the candle.
Valentine heart 007
All in all I think it turned out super cute and very easy to do, I did get burned though with the hot glue gun which I just don’t get along with. LOL
Valentine heart 007

Downton Abbey, I even love the name, I’m so hooked on this show, did you see it Sunday? I think Elizabeth McGovern played a great acting part too, so had tears in my eyes! I know one thing, I wanted to strangle that obstetrician, didn’t you?
Just can’t get enough of it, now I have to wait a week for more!
Thanks so much for stopping by, I so appreciate it!
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cynthia lee designs said...

Your heart garland turned out great...so cute!! Love it on your mantel.

Michele Smith said...

Oh gosh hubby and I LOVE Downton. We watched all of season 3 already and I can't wait for season 4. I will say no more as I don't want to give anything away :)

simple~needs said...

great job!!! i really like that!!

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Hello, visiting from twelveOeight. Your heart garland is so cute! And, YES, Downton! Do we really have to wait another week?? Sigh :)

Thanks for sharing your project!

Jeanette @ Creating A Life

Maureen said...

The mantel already looked great, but that adorable heart banner makes it perfect!

Angela Santaniello said...

Your garland came out great! I love how you have your mantel styled and how the garland drapes down. I had planned to do that with mine, but I know it would have been totally destroyed by my cat! Following your blog and thanks so much for the copycat. ;)


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it. YOur garland is wonderful. Such a cute idea. YOur vignette on the mantel is gorgeous. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Rondell I think your neutral Valentine's vignette is so pretty. :D I still haven't seen Downton Abbey...can you believe it? :/

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Great copy Rondell!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Good job on the garland. I cried, too and yes he needed to be shot.

Carol said...

The heart garland is absolutely charming -- its presence is so subtle and delicate!

Haven't watched this week's episode of DA, but several have eluded to the fact that something major happened -- can't wait to watch!

Debbie said...

LOVE your garland, Rondell! It looks great on your mantle.
Yes, I watched...and am hooked also.

Gypsy Heart said...

Great job! I think it looks perfect on your mantle.

I LOVE Downton Abbey too! Guess we all have an addiction for it. :) It was so tense and sad and yes, I could have strangled that Dr.!

Have a wonderful week ~

Ginger Zuck said...

Great copy, you did an excellent job!! Everyone is raving so about Downtown Abbey, I don't have a clue, but I don't watch a lot of TV. I'll have to check it out. Have a great day.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the garland, Rondell! It looks perfect with the framed hearts you made recently. I'd love to try this! :)


NanaDiana said...

Rondell- I love your heart garland- It is sweet and looks so nice paired with your heart picture.

I am hooked on Downton Abbey...so much so that I ordered Season 3 (which has already been filmed in its entirety) and it is on its way to me. I am so sorry that that sweet girl's part on the show has ended. xo Diana

Kelly said...

I really like how cute that garland is. I like how subtle it is too. It's not very bright or large. I managed to watch a little bit of Downton Abbey the other night. I am not a regular viewer of it. Don't know why. I just haven't. I am probably the only one on the planet that isn't too! LOL It did look good. Maybe I can start watching it and catch-up with everyone.

DearHelenHartman said...

I <3 that garland!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Darling garland!

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said...

turned out super cute! and i am in love with Downton Abbey too - I watched the whole 3rd series online and it was sooooo good!
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