Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Blogger Block Party


Welcome everyone.

Tonight is the kick-off of the Christmas Blogger Block Party sponsored by the lovely ladies
who write At The Picket Fence.  Thank you Heather and Vanessa for all your hard work
putting this party together.

Each day a different blogger will host a themed linky party and there will be lots of giveaways. 
The fun starts now at  Debbiedoo's Blogging & Blabbing  with the theme Holiday Copycat.

I have been dying to show you my Christmas decorations but I wanted to wait and share them 
at the Blogger Block Party.  Tonight you only get a sneak peek of what I have been up too.  You'll
have to check back each day of the party as I reveal more.

I saw the picture of this shell tree and I instantly knew this would be my Copycat project.

Original
BHG


My Copycat


Side by side

The original tree from BHG used green moss as a base.  I wanted to keep mine lighter so I
sprayed the Styrofoam cone with adhesive,  and rolled lightly in faux snow.  The green limpets
were applied with hot glue,  starting with the larger shells on the bottom and working up. 

This project used a lot more shells than I thought it would.  I had ordered 
seventy limpets on-line and I had to go back and order thirty more to complete it.  I do love
the way the shell tree turned out,  and it is perfect with the rest of the Christmas
decorations in our dining room.


Please visit  Debbiedoo's Blogging & Blabbing to see all the copycat decor.

I will be hosting HOLIDAY DINING beginning the evening of 12/7 and there will be a great GIVEAWAY starting then.  Get those tablescapes, dining room vignettes and recipes ready to share at the party.  Any type of Christmas decorating in the dining room is welcome.  *The Holiday Dining linky party will be held in lieu of the Open House party for that week.   I hope to see you there and please check out below the other parties starting this week.

I'll be partying at:

xo,
Sherry




48 comments:

Savvy Seasons said...

So pretty, Sherry! xo Liz

Marydon said...

Just gorgeous, Sherry. Anxious to see your other shares ...


Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

PS Drop by for our GIVEAWAY

adventuresindinner said...

Wowie, kazow! What a fab redo!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is so pretty, Sherry! What a great tree to have if you love coastal or beachy decor or are lucky enough to live by the water. Love the blue in these shells, too. Great copycat!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

This is gorgeous, I haven't seen anything like this. I'm not familiar with these wonderful shells! so pretty! xoxo

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Sherry, this is just gorgeous! What a great copy! I actually like yours better on the silver base! Very elegant! Can't wait to see the rest of your decor. I know it's fabulous!

At The Picket Fence said...

Um...I seriously LOVE yours more than the original!! It's gorgeous Sherry..I am jealous. I just love the blue and silver together. Fabulous and unique copycat! Can't wait for the fun week ahead!

Heather

Denise said...

Ooooo I've got to try that next year,I'll save the limpets through out the year.I'll be back to see more.Please drop by this Christmas season for a visit. Denise

Veronica said...

Hi Sherry. I love the colours and the shell on top.. Beautiful and would love to see where you put it...

Veronica

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

No way, look out BH&G, there's a new kid in town. Just gorgeous Sherry, you did an amazing job. I am so happy you joined in the fun!

It's All Connected said...

That is so beautiful that I'm speechless! I think we have a winner on this challenge! ~ Maureen

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

So elegant, and beautiful. I am swooning over such a simple piece. You sure have a gorgeous tree, I have never seen anything like it before.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Very pretty Sherry! :)

Marigene said...

Dazzling...love it, Sherry!

Karen said...

It is just beautiful Sherry, I like yours better.I think the snow is much prettier than the moss.

Toni said...

Very pretty and elegant. At first I thought it was bottle caps! I don't think I have seen trees like this before.

debbie refresh restyle said...

Oh my goodness, it's beautiful! Love it!

Sherry said...

Great job Sherry! Love it!
Sherry

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Well done Sherry! I really am impressed!

Have a great day.
Pam

Designs By Pinky said...

Wow, that is so pretty! I have never heard of limpets??? But they sure are pretty and you did an AMAZING job!!!!! XO, Pinky

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I have never seen those shells before. The colors are gorgeous and I like your version much better.

Rose H (UK) said...

What a great project Sherry - and I prefer YOUR tree :o)
Best wishes
Rose H

Susan said...

Sherry it turned out very pretty!

Karena said...

Sherry your shell tree is absolutely stunning!! I love it! While I am not doing much in the way of crafts...

Please Come and enter in Our Twelve Days of Holiday Giveaways. There are so many exciting & special Gifts! Tis the Season!

xoxo

Karena
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Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is so pretty and so different. I love those colors and your tree without the moss much better! I'm so excited about the week of parties. I will have my copycat posted tomorrow. Ran out of light to photograph it today. hugs, Linda

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

What a cute idea and yours turned out adorable.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your shell tree is just beautiful! I can't wait to see where you are going to put it.

Olive Cooper said...

You are original and brilliant.

Gina said...

This is so pretty, Sherry! I actually like your copy better than the original.

Honey at 2805 said...

You copy cat is beautiful, Sherry! It's so unique and elegant!

NanaDiana said...

Nice copy! It does look like it took a lot of shells! xo Diana

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sherry your a great copy cat! I love your tree and those shells are beautiful! Martina

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

It all sounds like so much fun. Sherry, you did a fantastic job on that tree...awesome. XO, Mona

Low Tide High Style said...

Ooh I love it Sherry!!

Kat :)

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Sherry, yours wins, hands down!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Sherry, this is just unreal. I love it. What a fantastic idea, and this looks like a ton of work to get them all lined up. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

mrshinesclass said...

I love it!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass

Kelly said...

Wow! I've never seen a tree like that. That is so unique. You did a great job on your version.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

They need to take lessons from you, Sherry, because your's is sooo much prettier! Can't wait to see the rest of your decor.

Cindy said...

Wow!!! You did an amazing copy cat...beautiful!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

WOW. WOW. WOW! Your tree is simply stunning....

Blessings,
Spencer

SavannahGranny said...

This is soooo beautiful. I have never seen these shells. You did a fantastic job with your copycat. I think I loke the snow base better. Thanks for sharing, Ginger

Tardevil said...

Love them! That blue-ish color is so pretty. You should sell them on Etsy. ;o)

Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer said...

This is beautiful! The colors caught my eye right away! I am visiting from Debbiedoos! Nice job!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

OMGoodness, Debra! You wi the prize for the most elegant copy cat!!! Your tree is gorgeous! I want one.

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

That is absolutely stunning! Love that base too. Beautiful!

Patti said...

Wow...just lovely...such a pretty color, too!

jann said...

So pretty! Where would I find Limpet shells? Thank you! Jann