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Monday, November 26, 2012

A SHAMELESS COPYCAT

No garage sales + no flea market + nothing at the thrift stores=NO WEEKEND FINDS. So I spent my time finishing up the outside decorations. Here's the front of the house. Oh I wish you could see it in person, because it looks SO much cuter than this. The snowmen just look like big blobs of light. This shot just doesn't do it justice!
Here's the back porch.
Two men of snow.
My favorite snow guy!
A holly silhouette above my childhood sled.
A light-up poinsettia.
Another sled, this one in need of a paint job. And here's where the title of this post comes in. I was reading Amy's post over at Into Vintage about her aqua sled transformation, and I knew right away that I wanted to do the same thing. 
Hence the "shameless copycat" title. Oh, and it's not really snowing in this shot. When I was visiting Kim over at Musings From Kim K, she had used PicMonkey to add snow to her dollhouse shots, and the snow made it look even more charming. I'm such a big copycat...... 

25 comments:

Barbara said...

Since you got your ideas from two of my favorite bloggers, I think it's better to say you were inspired by them ... you shameless copycat, you!

chris mckinley said...

Not a copycat....a fan of a couple of great bloggers!! Love your porches!!!

chris

ThrifterSisters said...

Copycat or not, it all looks great!

Erica

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

well I thought the same thing about copying those girls only I'm way too busy! Everything looks adorable, Carol!

I sign on my house tomorrow! Eeeks! ♥

Old Fashioned Gal said...

I absolutely love your outdoor decor! Your house reminds me of the house on A Christmas Story! :)
-Denise

Diane said...

Wow! I'm so impressed. I just brought in my Fall flowers yesterday! Haven't even thought about outdoor (or indoor) decor for Xmas yet. Fab job!

craftyles said...

Carol, your decorations are awesome. Nothing wrong with being a copycat-it's a compliment to some great bloggers. What will you do without estate sales or garage sales?

Jacqueline said...

Christmas at Carol's house, what a magical moment in time. Of course, I have the same snowman. I'm never shocked anymore when I see so much of what we both have in common...now...I need to find a sleigh...and copycat away! Pass it on eh?

Happy week ahead and I hope next weekend, goodies can be found!

Jori said...

It looks great! In fact, I have a sled just like that! I want it aqua! I'm going to copy too!

Jori said...

That last one was me. :)

Into Vintage said...

The more aqua sleds there are out in the world, the better! :-)

I am so impressed that you're so far along with Christmas decorations and I especially love those happy snowman blow molds. Tis the season! xo -amy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

No lights on our house...I wish there were. Your's looks so festive. I love the sled painted! Great'copycat'!!!
hugs, Linda

Primitive Stars said...

Morning.....Christmas has arrived at your home.....looks so picture perfect....cute snowguy.....Love the sled painted aqua to......Blessings Francine.

Kim K. said...

Darling!! Bring on the picmonkey snow!! Love the blow molds and the shout-out! Christmas hugs!!

Doniene said...

Your post has definitely gotten me in the Christmas mood!! What great decorations!!! I love the poinsettia and the sleds!!

Blessings

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Great job Carol, your house looks amazing!

I have the same large Santa holding the wreath, but he is so faded his hat is orange, LOL! Think I may try and paint him this year. Have you ever touched up yours?

My Vintage Mending said...

I love that aqua sled...I need to do that too...if there were only enough hours in the day...It is all so beautiful here...snow and all..smiles..Renee

vintage grey said...

Your house looks beautiful and I love all your snowmen!! The sled looks so sweet! xo Heather

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Carol,
Love your Christmas lights! Hubby won't put any up for me :(
Aqua is a fun color for the sled.
I am a "copycat" too for so many things.
Warmly,
deb

Jori said...

Carol, I want to paint my sled. What kind/color of paint did you use?

Sampson and Lorrie said...

We just LOVE your Sears home. What fun! It looks like it would really be a delight to decorate for all the holidays.
Sampson and Lorrie
puddlesprice.com

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Carol,

Love your decorations! I have the same snowman with the yellow broom!

Hugs,
Debbie

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

catching up on my reading! Love your vintage christmas decorations..of course! My all time favorite thing

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Double Wow! Love your decor!
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Sentimentally Me said...

Just getting caught up around here! Oh I love love LOVE all your stuff! The sled is just fantabulous!

PS: Yeppers, that Tree on your Christmas tablecloth (other post) is definitely Grinchy-cute!