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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Holiday Copy Cat

Yip-Skip, it's time for the Holiday Block Party and Debbie is starting it off with the Holiday Copy Cat party.  Be sure to visit her and see all the fabulous copy's everyone has been doing. 


This year I really wanted to keep all of my decor to a minimum, yet have a welcoming and inviting home for the season.  I loved the look I kept seeing of simple wreaths hung in windows.

                                                                                
                                                                        Source - BHG. com

My dining room always seems like it has the least decor for Christmas, so when I saw the hanging wreaths, I figured I could do one in my window also.




I had a plain simple wreath that I looped some gold gilt ribbon around and used ribbon to hang it from the top of the window like the inspiration pics.



This filled the area with some additional Christmas cheer and still kept things on the minimal side.



I added a large gold ornament to the center of mine for a little extra bling.

The wreath finished off the dining area and was a very simple 10 minute copy cat.

Thanks for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.  Be sure to come back and link up the Table Top Tuesday tomorrow evening.  I can't wait to see all your decor.

63 comments:

  1. It looks lovely. I am trying to keep our decorating simple too, yet in the christmas spirit too.

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  2. Looking good, Marty. I love wreaths hung on windows.

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  3. Love this Marty..I just seen a wreath with plates in the center of them loved that also..Pray you have a GREAT day my dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  4. Marty I love your wreath and the bling! It looks wonderful!
    Debbie

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  5. I love the wreath. Simple yet elegant.
    YAY! Hugs. Me.

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  6. GORGEOUS Marty -- simply gorgeous!

    CHRISTmas Blessings!
    Gail

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  7. I love the wreath in your window Marty and adding the ornament was the finishing touch!! Martina

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  8. I really think I have to hang on my windows too.

    I just started making the wreaths and my son gf came to say "hi" at our place & love the wreaths, so I can't say no.

    I will start to do a new one & will hang this coming w/end.

    Gorgeous and so elegant, Lady M.

    Happy Sunday, to you & to DH at home.

    hugs,
    /chie

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  9. Your wreath looks beautiful! I love the simplicity. Your home always looks so cozy!

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  10. Beautiful I did the same thing this year hung a wreath in my kitchen window because my kitchen has large windows well not really large but it looks good I will get a picture later

    I think we are all coppy cats thats what makes blogging so fun

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  11. I love this, Marty! Your pictures are beautiful inspirations! I love the sparkle of your wreath in your lovely home!

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  12. Your house is so warm and inviting and gorgeous of course. Love to see how you arrange things. I am simplifying this year too so as not to have so much work putting up and taking down.

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  13. Looks beautiful Marty! I have wreaths hung on all my windows outside and you can see them from the inside.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  14. Beautiful copy Marty. I have a wreath in the dining room window again this year too.

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  15. Beautiful wreaths and I love the painting in your dining room. Could you show us more of that, please? Merry Christmas.

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  16. I like that idea too. Sometimes wreaths look best when they're simple. That way it doesn't take away from the rest of the room. Yours is tastefully done and matches the decor of your room. It's very elegant!

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  17. I love your ideas for Christmas decorating ideas was searching the net and I came across your wonderful blog, congratulations and Merry Christmas from Spain.

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  18. I love your ideas for Christmas decorating ideas was searching the net and I came across your wonderful blog, congratulations and Merry Christmas from Spain.

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  19. I love hanging wreaths in windows and yours looks great. hugs ~lynne~

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  20. Love it! And it adds a punch to the open space of the window also. Hope you are well. Blessings, Barb

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  21. Love this Marty, It's really gorgeous on your lovely window!!! xoxo

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  22. I love simple wreaths hung in a window and you have done a great job of copying that look. The gold ribbon and ornament is perfect in your dining room. Hugs, Linda

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  23. Looks great Marty, I love hanging wreaths on windows, it looks so pretty.

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  24. I love the wreath hanging in the window. Such a simple touch, but adds so much to a room.
    Great copy cat.
    Barb

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  25. A great copy cat and pefectly in your colour scheme with the gold. The second photo from Country Living is one of my all time favourites. I'm keeping my eyes open in after Christmas sales for some smaller faux greenery wreaths. I checked out live wreaths and locally they are $30 each. Ouch!

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  26. Very pretty, Marty! I love the look of hanging wreaths, as well! This compliments your dining room beautifully! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Marty, I love your wreath on the window. So elegant!

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  28. I love the wreath in the window and the added ornament! Simple but charming.

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  29. Great addition to your dining room, Marty! I love wreaths in windows, too ~ whether they are inside or out.

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  30. Goes perfect Marty....wreaths on the windows are so White House!! That is what I think of everytime I see that!!

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  31. Marty, I can't tell you enough that your home is one of my favorites I see in blog land. I love how you decorate and it is so very much the style I want to shoot for. Your Christmas Wreath is very pretty! I love how you used the gold ribbon!! So very elegant!

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  32. Mary I just adore your wreath. In fact I did one last year for the first time in the kitchen because we lose all our greenery. Well this year I could not wait to put it up again. Yours is so warm and festive. Thanks for joining in on the fun and what a great week we have ahead!

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  33. So lovely, Marty! Your Christmas decor is so elegant!

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  34. Just lovely Marty! I like the ornament hanging in the middle, that was a great touch! I love hanging wreaths in the windows, I hang one in all of my front windows.

    Heather

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  35. Marty,
    I adore your copy cat hanging window wreath! Isn't it amazing how easily a wreath can dress a window? I'll be back for Table Top Tuesday!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  36. Hi lovely lady.
    Looking good. Marty. I also love the wreath hung on the windows great job.
    XXOO Diane

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  37. Very pretty Marty! I love the simple look too and hope to incorporate much simpler decor this year. Well done!
    Pam

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  38. What a great idea, Marty! It looks SO pretty!

    XO,
    Jane

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  39. Simple is always so classy and beautiful. Your wreath is gorgeous. I plan to do the same in my family room using some cedar from my yard. Hopefully that will make the house smell good. Happy Block Party.

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  40. Looks great Marty.. Simple and elegant with just the right holiday touch..

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  41. I like it! I am pretty simple in my decorating too. I like a simple statement in a space.

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  42. I love that look also Marty and I think it adds a perfect touch to your dining room.
    Thanks for your comments on my mantels ~
    Merry Christmas
    Sue

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  43. Love wreaths in the windows...I hang two small ones on my french doors every year. Your window are beautiful and the wreaths add a nice touch!!
    Miss Bloomers

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  44. It looks very pretty, Marty. so simple but wonderful...Christine

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  45. Your wreath is lovely and so is your personal interpretation!

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  46. Your wreath is beautiful, every bit as nice as your inspiration. Your dining room is lovely!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  47. A beautiful look Marty, I love the simple look of a wreath. the gold ribbon looks perfect with your decor.

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  48. Your decorating brings such warmth to your home. I'd vote for yours over the BHG photos! Nicely done!
    Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  49. Very lovely! A beautiful touch to your window.

    Pat

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  50. Great Copy Cat, Marty. I love your inspiration photos, and I think your wreath is so elegant and pretty hanging in your window.

    xoxoxoxo,
    Ricki Jill

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  51. I have always loved wreaths in windows. Yours is lovely!

    Sharon

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  52. Looks great, Marty! Just the right amount of 'green and bling' for your dining room. Very pretty!

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  53. So pretty Marty! Can never have too many wreaths and I think they are so pretty in windows!!!

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  54. Beautiful, Marty! Simple, yet so elegant and classy! You get a copycat A+ !!

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  55. Hi Marty, your copycat wreath really gives your dining room pizazz. It looks so lovely.

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  56. HI MARTY!!!!
    I am going to COPY that!!!!
    LOVE those wreaths!!!Wish I was not allergic to the real stuff!!!!
    We will do lunch in Jan when Cindy from WI gets here ok????
    Hugs,
    jamie

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  57. I love wreaths in the inside of a window like this! I have yet to get mine up, but there is still time! Nice job Marty!
    Sherry

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  58. That looks so pretty Marty! I think you are a very clever copycat!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  59. Thanks for hosting this fun party, Marty (hey, did you know the Marty and party rhyme?) I have seen a lot of wreaths turned to the outside of windows for Christmas decorations but not to the inside...that is a great idea...thanks for sharing that tip.

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  60. You nailed it. Love the gold. It looks great with your decor. Thanks for sharing.

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  61. Marty,
    I like your wreath better than the original. Pat

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