Friday, July 13, 2012


Copy cat Challenge is ON! (Magazine and Blogger copies}
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I wanted to join DeebieDoos Copy Challenge,
 but thought I had nothing and
would  not have time to throw something together.
But then I remember that I had copied
The Frugal Homemaker mantel
for my RED, WHITE & BLUE July the 4th.
So thought I would share.
Don't miss out, jump on over and see all the neat things that have been shared.
I wanted something different for the mantel
As we all do I began to search the web.
I came across this mantel that I really like and
begin to think I can do that.
I didn't ask permission but
The Frugal Homemaker 
was my favorite.
Please go over and check out her site.
Sorry still learning how to insert.

After seeing this I knew this was the one and
I began to think what do I have?
So the search began.

I searched my containers and  went from room to room.
I even went to the dirty storage building. YUK!

Here is my Mantel.
The best part is dear ones the only thing that
 I did purchases new is the small wagon.
Now here is really the best part
it was only $1.00 at a garage sale!
I say YAHOO to that <;)

How Did I Do Blog Gang?
Items Details;
Starting with the top shelf
Candle holder on left is Southern Living, on the right daughter left them behind
Stripe candle I have had forever, red candles Target after Christmas sale
Second shelf
Left over from daughters wedding
Third Shelf
Birthday gift from the son a couple of years ago
Now the Mantel
Plate, flag & Warren Kimble  barn picture are left over from Patriotic Bedroom
Lantern I think HL
Bowl and balls again daughter reject from her first apartment
$1.00 wagon
Lamp thrift store $2.00
Star garland was a MOM thrift store
They still had the original HL tag on them $6.99, she gave $1.00 a strand

Enough of this blabbing more photos of the mantel.

More Lanterns from Ikea, Wedding and HL
Bear has been around for a long time

Candle stand Christmas Gift from my son
Rooster gift from MOM again (YEA MOM)

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  1. I'm with's always such a great feeling to go digging in my cabinets and closets and come up with just the right crowning touch. Your mantle is wonderful! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  2. I love to decorate with what I have! It's a nice challenge to give ourselves. Your mantel is wonderful. LOVE that little $1 truck. hugs, Linda

  3. How cute!~ I love that you remembered you had copied something and were able to join in on the fun. I am having such a blast bopping around tonight and seeing all the inspiration and copies. Your mantel is fantastic. I would want to leave it that way for a long time:)

  4. I love it! And it is very apropos right now since it is the olympics. The more excuses to celebrate patriotism the better! I like the wagon the best.. that is adorable.

  5. What a great example of pulling random things together to make a wonderful display. You did a fantastic job.

  6. What a cute vignette! Go Team USA!!! :D

    Linking from Debbiedoo's,
    Ricki Jill

  7. your mantel looks great!! Glad mine could be an inspiration to you :)


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