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Monday, September 12, 2011

81st Table Top Tuesday


Welcome to the 81st Table Top Tuesday.  I am loving all the wonderful ideas you are all coming up with for fall decorating.  I can't wait to see more.

Magazine copy cat challenge!

Also Debbie @ Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing is having another fun Magazine copy cat party on Wednesday, so of course I wanted to play at her party too.


This is not a magazine, but it is one of my favorite design books and so I thought I would find something here to copy.


Well, the cover picture caught my eye and I thought I could come up with something similar.
I have had several ask me for a tutorial on how to put a vignette together. Well, I am no expert at all, I just look at something like the lovely vignette in the above picture and then figure out what I have that is similar. Not exactly like the picture, but similar. They used a floral arrangement elevated on a stand, a lovely picture on an easel, a fabulous clock, a great book and some crystal. They placed it all on a dark table with a lovely white scarf.




My version is not at all a true copy, however I used similar elements to create a similar vignette.

 First I used colors that went with my home, not the purple in the inspiration pic.
 I used an ornate stand to elevate the floral arrangement like theirs.
 I used an easel to display a cow picture instead of a floral.
 A silver anniversary clock gives the same feeling as their more ornate one.
 A leather bound book has the same feeling.
 I used a small silver sword since I didn't have a crystal magnifying glass.  The silver sword helps to tie in the  silver clock.
I used a white silk scarf with fringe and placed it similar to the way they have theirs.
Then a couple of pieces of cut glass to similate the crystal they used.


Not a copy, but a similar look.  So when you look at the magazines or something you see in someone's blog that you love.  Think of ways that you can create a similar vignette that fits the style of your home.  For even more tips on how to do different vignettes, follow me on FB. 

I am joining Debbie's Magazine copy cat party. and
Kim's Wow Us Wednesday





93 comments:

  1. Marty you did goood!! I love your copy! Martina

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  2. I like your copy too! I do the same thing and try to find very similar pieces at our antique mall when I really like a picture from Houzz or a design site or magazine. It is fun!

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  3. Yay! I made it and on time this week. I have that same book but haven't looked at it for a while. I need to get it out! Thank you for hosting...I really appreciate the time it takes.

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  4. Your copycat vignette is beautiful Marty!

    Thanks for hosting!

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  5. OMGoodness, Marty, your vignette is beautiful and VERY similiar to the inspiration photo. GREAT job!!! XO, Pinky

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  6. Your vignette is stunning. I just love that floral arrangement.

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  7. Hi Marty,
    I know your talented but thise is just gorgeous!
    Every detail is so thought out and the colors are warm and inviting!
    Your my vignette hero!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  8. Hello Marty,
    You do what I do, taking inspiration from a picture or an idea that comes into my head. Your vignette today is very attractive. I'm afraid most of my posts for your linky party are centered around tea but one of these days, I will share a real vignette. Thanks for hosting.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  9. I think you did an awesome job...so very pretty!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  10. Marty~ Love your vignette! All your accessories you chose evoke a similar feeling as your design book but you made it your own~

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  11. YAY! Funny too Marty because mine is NOT going to be exact, which is fine with me, I do want it to be your own special twist with the same elements! Yours is gorgeous! Thanks for hosting your party as always! See you Wednesday.

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  12. Hi Marty...

    What fun! I will have to join Debbie and her "Copy Cat" party sometime! Marty, your vignette is just gorgeous! It really does look very similar to the photo on the decorating book! Love how you put all of these beautiful elements together. You know, when I first seen your pretty vignette...my thought was...that your vignette would make a gorgeous still life oil painting! Wished I was artistic that way...I would paint your beautiful vignette, my friend!

    I have "The Art of Accessorizing" as well...it's one of my favorite decorating books! Well dear friend, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful vignette...I sooo enjoyed it! And...thank you for hosting another week of TTT!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  13. Yours is every bit as beautiful!

    Nancy

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  14. Oh yes, Marty! You definitely captured the photo in your copy. Beautiful!..Christine

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  15. Your copy is great..
    This is such a fun meme to copy things..I've always loved being a copy cat. :)
    Thanks for hosting.

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  16. That is so beautiful and the tips you gave are very useful. Good job.

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  17. Hi Marty, great job! I like your arrangement even better. Oh, I just got some scales so I went back to see what you did with your antique scales. Linda

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  18. Marty, you did a fantastic job. I want to join in next time. Great idea! ~ Sarah

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  19. Marty, you "got" it as my kiddo would say smartly. I really think you need no inspiration and you could write a book especially about cloches. hugs♥olive

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  20. Your vignette looks wonderful as a transition into the start of fall!

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  21. Marty - your vignettes are always beautiful! Did a great job on your copy!

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  22. You used the inspiration photo beautifully, Marty! Your vignette is so pretty!

    Thanks for being such a gracious hostess!

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  23. Marty, beautiful job! I also love that you did the whole thing by shopping your house. Thanks for hosting.
    Sandy

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  24. You did a grand job of copying that. Thanks so much for hosting.

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  25. Marty,
    I adore your vignette! Your colors are so warm. Your version is more true to form than the book cover version...I could axtually see this in someone's home! Thank you for hosting Table Top Tuesday each week and for your continued inspiration!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  26. Hi Marty, you always have the most beautiful vignettes, it looks like a wonderful book. Just linked up!
    xoxo Debra

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  27. Oh you did so good...I keep thinking I would love to try that....but so far nope! But I did join your party!!

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  28. Marty,
    This is really pretty. That looks like a really good book! Thanks for hosting.
    Sherry

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  29. Perfect Marty, you did beautifully! I love your vignette, it has such wonderful elements to create the perfect stage! I love your flower arrangement. Thank you for hosting and have a nice week. FABBY

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  30. Marty, your table looks fabulous! I really like the stand you used to elevate your flowers which are so perfect with your vignette.

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  31. Marty , I like your better, Its more bright and cheery...

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  32. Hi Marty,
    Love your copy cat vignette. I also have "The Art of Accessorizing" by Christi Carter. She does a great job a showing exactly how she creates lovely displays. You did a wonderful job of recreating her cover look. Susie

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  33. Marty, great vignette you made. Your very creative in putting your tablescapes and vignettes together. Thanks for hosting.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  34. Love your vignette Marty. Looks every bit as lovely as the magazine cover and it's all your personal touch.
    Cindy

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  35. I always admire your vignettes, Marty. You put so much thought into them. Thanks for hosting!

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  36. I always admire your vignettes, Marty. You put so much thought into them. Thanks for hosting!

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  37. Marty, what a great job you did of fashioning your table after the book, what a fun party, wish I'd known about it..heading over to check out all those beauties too. Thank you for hosting each week. hugs ~lynne~

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  38. You did a great job, copying, Marty. I'm not surprised!

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  39. Marty, you're a master of vignettes! This is a lovely display. And you're so kind to explain just what you did to get that look!

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  40. Hi Marty! I have that book too and just love it! You did a wonderful job on your copy cat! The picture on the cover of that book is why I bought it! Thanks for hosting the fun party.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  41. That's amazing, Marty! Your vignette is both similar and entirely different from the model. But gorgeous!

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  42. HI Marty! How are you doing? Love what you did...I saw over at Shelia,s she had copied something you had done...but scrunching up a scarf or table runner...I thought to myself I sure like that! Have a lovely day!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  43. Yes, your copy is beautiful! What a fun idea! I will have to check out the party! Thank you for hosting! Christie

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  44. I actually think your version is prettier. Its less cluttered and more crisp in design. And best of all, its the perfect expression of Fall. Perfect! Hope you are well, my friend. Hugs, barb

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  45. Hi Marty ~ I love the cover of your book and you do a very good job of accessorizing too. Thanks for hosting.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  46. Your copycat is wonderful and so perfect for Fall! Well done Marty!

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  47. Love what you did and especially love the colors you used!
    xx
    A

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  48. great post...and thx as always for hosting a fun link up..so many wonderful things offered by talented people.

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  49. I think that your version of the inspiration setting is just wonderful. Yes, I certainly do see things that try to emulate...as they say, "originality is nothing more than judicious immitation". Have a great day!

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  50. Love inspiration from wherever I can get it!! Like from you. Had trouble leaving a title on my link. anyone else?

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  51. you got all the talent in this area....You astound me over and over....Have a good week

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  52. You did a good job of taking something and translating it into yours! I, too, often do that when I look at a magazine or decorating book. The pictures and mirrors over our bed came from an issue of Victoria -- it's been that way for a long time and I still love it!

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  53. Always inspirational to visit your blog! Love your ideas and creations! Have a great week :)
    shawn

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  54. The book looks so interesting. Your take on the cover is perfect.
    Thanks, Kathy

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  55. Marty, I just linked up my sister's post to your party. I am still teaching her the ropes. No, how it is when this is all new. Thanks for hosting.

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  56. Well, the cover of the book just took my breath away. I really need that book! However, your's is just as gorgeous! What a fantastic job you did...so very talented!

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  57. You did a fabulous job, Marty! And, clearly, you don't give yourself enough credit ... you have a gift for doing vignettes ... not everyone can imitate what they see in a magazine, book, etc. ... you're so talented! Thanks for hosting ... happy to be able to play this week!

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  58. Lovely Marty! I had no table tops to link up this week but wanted to say hi.

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  59. I love your adaptation. Very pretty vignette and your instructions were great! Thank you.
    Blessings, Audrey

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  60. Marty,

    I like what you did! Yours is a very good copy! When I saw the front of your book, I thought, this looks like Marty's vignettes! Great job friend!

    Have a blessed day!
    Kathy

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  61. thanks for visiting Marty-

    the kitchen was fun to design...

    Karen

    http://braytonhomesteadinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  62. "The Art of Accessorizing" is a wonderful book. I found it on Amazon and have been glad that I bought it.
    Your idea of recreating the "look" is great. I hope you'll do some of the other tabletops shown in the book. We love your wonderful advice.

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  63. Love how you were able to duplicate that look but using your own personal objects. So pretty!

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  64. Another beautiful table Marty!! Thanks for being such an inspiration!!

    Hope you have a wonderful week....

    ~*Jessica

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  65. Hey girl..I love it!!! I did the same thing this week with a pic of a mantle..lol I just did it in my own version and I couldn't be happier...we're getting good at the 'copycat' stuff huh? lol Love ya girl..have a great week....Picket

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  66. Can I say that I like yours better than the one on the cover!
    I do that all the time too, look at a picture and then try to immitate it. Always ends up looking very different, but the inspiration got me going.

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  67. Wow! That looks wonderful Marty! Love the cow picture!

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  68. Absolutely beautiful Marty!! I love your copy!

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  69. Marty, I finally have a table top to add to your party! Your copy cat is amazing, please send me the cow picture as soon as possible! I love everything about it!
    Thanks for the party!
    Debbie

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  70. you've outdone yourself Marty. your table vignette should be in a magazine.

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  71. Hi Marty, I love that book and own it. It is one of my very favorites. Your vignette is darling. I love the softness of it.

    Great job!

    Barb ♥

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  72. Marty, I enjoy the step by step thinking process you go through as you design. I learn something new each time. You amaze me visiting every blogger that joins your party. That is time consuming but very appreciated!

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  73. Hi Marty, it's been awhile. i always look forward to see your beautiful vignettes. Love the inspiration and how you made it happen in your own lovely home. It's fabulous!

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  74. Marty, I like yours even better!

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  75. Hi Marty....
    Great job....You did good sista!
    Of course, you always do...I really liked the purple, but then I saw yours, and I think I prefer the colors you used...
    Blessings,
    shug

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  76. Marty, I like your vignette - very pretty and not overdone! I'll have to try to get my act together and link up over here some Tuesday.

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  77. I do the same thing and try to find very similar pieces at our antique mall when I really like a picture from Houzz or a design site or magazine. It is totally fun.

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  78. You did a fabulous job, Marty! I am still trying to catch up...too much time with my grandies! :-) Thanks so much for your sweet comments and for entering my Annie Sloan giveaway! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

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  79. Hey Marty I always enjoy coming over here and feasting my eyes on your creative flare.
    Great copy cat.
    ~JO

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  80. I Like your Blog!! I'm following!! I hope your visit! Have a wonderful Day!

    Namaste!
    http://mamiholisticaygenial.blogspot.com/

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  81. Marty, Thank you for such a wonderful place to enjoy one of my favorite pastimes....drooling over tables!!! lol
    There are soooo many talented ladies to watch and learn from and I have such a limited amount of time!~ It's a blessing to have a compact place to find them all!!!

    ~~Wendy

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  82. Sorry my glasses are nothing to even compare to your beautiful table top vignette. However I just had to play with you all today.

    I am going to try and set a beautiful table for your next Tabletop party

    now another book for me to look for the one you got your idea from Marty


    Janice

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  83. You did a great job! It is all so pretty.

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  84. Hi Marty,

    Oh your copy cat version is just gorgeous! I am going to follow you on FB!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  85. Marty you did a great job. I love your "copy." Beautiful vignette.

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  86. Marty it really does have a very similar look and feeling. Great job! I LOVE Charles Faudrees vignettes but I never have any of the same wonderful stuff he uses....And I'm trying hard too!! *winks* Vanna

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  87. Hi Marty... First time I participated in your table top.. its a little effort hope you like to pay a visit at
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  88. I think I got in just under the wire - thanks for hosting!
    -Shelley

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  89. You created a lovely vignette and also showed readers how to feel comfortable with a bit of personalization added to the mix.

    I'm your newest follower.

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  90. Marty, I enjoy the step by step thinking process you go through as you design. I learn something new each time. You amaze me visiting every blogger that joins your party. That is time consuming but very appreciated!

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