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:
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!