Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Decorating Inspiration


Like all of you, I look at magazines and shops for inspiration ~
especially for Christmas decorating ideas.  I saw this cute basket filled
with little pillows in the December 2007 of County Home magazine.
I do miss that publication!  Anyway, I did not copy it exactly, but 
used the theme to create my own little bowl of holiday pillows.




Mine has a dog (gee ~ that's a shocker) as a centerpiece of the design.  I made
these little pillows from scraps of fabric, felt and trim and added bits of
Christmas as well.  Instead of using a wicker basket, I used a red and white
vintage enamel bowl.




Not a complete copy cat ~ but thanks to Country Home for some 
great inspiration!

I am off to join ~

and

What do you think Bentley?  Do you like the little terrier???

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

21 comments:

  1. This is darling!
    Have a lovely week ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

    PS Pop over for our GIVEAWAY

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  2. Susan ~ LOVE that bowl and your pillows are just adorable. I think it turned out just perfect ;-)
    What does Bentley think?

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  3. Love it - love the dog pillow, all the pillows just pop, and the bowl is just perfect! Thanks for sharing your Copy Cat with us!

    Mary

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  4. I miss Country Home, too! I love your pillows in your enamelware bowl. So cute and festive!

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  5. Oh Susan, I loved your version so much better. The cute little dog is a great touch. You did an awesome job and I thank you for sharing with the holiday copy cat party.

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  6. Susan,
    I love your version lots more. That doggie is soooo adorable.. great job~!

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  7. Susan, the little terrier with the ric rac is adorable. Great copy catting. ♥O

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  8. This is adorable! What a great copycat!

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  9. Fantastic. Great job. Love the Scottie of course. The enamel bowl is a great touch. Ginger

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  10. What a great take on those. I rather like the dog and buttons. These look really cute in the graniteware dish...smiles...Renee

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  11. Susan,I really like your little cushions,even more than the originals,I might just copy you as I have some tartan and red felt,which might make up nicely. Thank you for the inspiration xx jeanetteann

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  12. I miss the magazine too. Your vignette is a great copycat. I love your colors and the bowl. You did a wonderful recreation of your inspiration.
    Hope your week is great.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  13. Happy holidays to you and Mr. Bentley ... love that tiny scottie pillow - I have a westie felt cut-out so maybe I should make a tiny pillow for Julep.

    All the best for a grand holiday,
    Katie
    www.westiejulep.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi Susan.... I like your rendition better... :-) And, I miss Country Home too. And, Mary Englebreit's mag too. Darn it all.

    Merry Christmas to you and little Bentley!

    xoxo
    Spencer

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  15. How sweet and I love yours much better! Love your little doggie pillow! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  16. Cute as pie, Susan. Have you had snow, yet? We were suppose to today, but haven't seen it, yet :(
    xoxo
    Me
    Bentley, have you made you Christmas list to Santa???

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  17. Bentley, I know you helped Susan with this copy cat challenge. Great job, guys, and I think I see Bonnie Blue on one of the pillows. :D

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  18. This is just so cute! I'm still trying to visit and catch up on blogs this week! Love using the enamel bowl. hugs, Linda

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  19. I have friends who have Christmas trees that are bare with no decorations. How can you leave your chair bare? That's crazy.

    -Zane

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Bentley and I LOVE and read every comment.

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