July 31, 2012

Admiration

Not being a big old copycat. . . exactly. A while back I saw this post Five Days . . . Five Ways where Abbie had made her own version of some very pricey Anthropologie candlesticks, like these: Trinket and Treasure Candlestick. It seemed like a fine idea to jump on the bandwagon, so here are some of my efforts:



Don't get too excited, though. An unfortunate dusting incident cut the one on the left short. Now there are this one:


and these:


The tallest one is topped with a little bird votive holder from the Dollar Tree. It also includes some wooden napkin rings, doll dishes and some old salt and pepper shakers from Japan that were my mother's, but had been damaged at some point. There are more candle holders, doll dishes, egg cups and napkin rings on the other two. Two of them have the tiny mini tea lights made to look like succulents in them. Mr. B was very impressed and immediately suggested we go look for more components at a local thrift store; you can imagine how little argument he got over that idea! We did, and I'm going to make some more, maybe for gifts. My oldest daughter has hinted about that. 
Thanks again to Abbie for giving me the idea to imitate in the first place.

I'm going to try to link this to Debbiedoo's copycat party tomorrow. Whose ideas have you appropriated lately?  Do you like your own version better? Why or why not?

See you in August!
Michele

11 comments:

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

You copy cat! :) I love the grouping on the red stool. Very very cool!

Tricia said...

Wow! I didn't know you'd made so made of these! They look great grouped together, and the short one with the succulent tea light is adorable! My favorite is still the first one you made, I think -- love it!

Pollyanna said...

These are just charming ... we had a dealer bring her version to our last flea.o.logy flea market last month. So very, very fun!!

Jo said...

Michele,I'm new follower,thanks for visiting and your comment has me really thinking,even though I laughed out loud when I read it,it would probable lots of fun...A Linky party called.."LET'S GET CANNED",reckon anyone would play along with this "PARTY".

I love these candlestick holders,they are so colorful,sorry bout the one casualty.

Gina said...

Oh I love them! You did a great job on the copycat. They are so pretty!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Michele: I love your copy cat candlesticks. What a fun project looking for all the pieces. Thank you for commenting on mine. I love the originals and hope I did a good job recreating..It was nice hearing from you..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Eclectically Vintage said...

These are the cutest - love the little bird at the top! Yes, I did my first copycat! Savvy Southern Style put a vintage enamel sign on a wire basket - just as I was wondering what to do with my vintage enamel sign! Perfect timing!!
Kelly

Sherry said...

Very cute! Thank you for your kind comments!
Sherry

Debbiedoo's said...

Michele you did a fine job! I love these! Thanks for sharing with the copy cat party.Enjoy!

Karen said...

They are so cute Michele, that looks like something I need to try.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

:D Very cute, Michele! What a great thing to make with thrift shop finds.

Linking from Debbiedoo's,
xo,
Ricki Jill