Thursday, June 30, 2011

COPY CAT MAGAZINE CHALLENGE

When Debbie at Debbiedoo's came up with the idea of a magazine photo copy cat challenge, I thought oh how fun!  Yes it was but also a lot more difficult then  I imagined.  First I had to find a photo in a magazine I would copy.   It was hard since I had decided I only wanted to use items I already had.  I narrowed it down to 3 photos and this one won by a mile!

I have a lot of green glass so felt like I could re-create this photo
It came out of this Magazine
Are you ready....It wasn't easy but here is my version

 To me I captured the essence of the photo....the variety of greens against the white background
The magazine photo again and 
mine!  I'm very happy with it!
While taking the 'magazine' shot I also took additional photos
All the items in this vignette were from thrift stores.  
Hope you enjoyed the Magazine Copy Cat Challenge.  Please visit Debbiedoos and see how everyone else did in the challenge.

I am also joining Diann at 
The Thrifty Groove for 

Hugs,
Linda

49 comments:

Ninny said...

You certainly did it! And, I love green glass, BTW!

Kathy said...

Linda! This looks terrific - you did a marvelous job - I have done this in the past with some of my favorite Victoria Magazine pictures - it is fun, but it is harder than one thinks!
Hope you have a terrific weekend!
Kathy

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I actually think yours is better!!! Love the green! Sounds like a challenging and fun thing to do.

Susan said...

I'm with Ann, Linda. I think your photo is much better than the one in the magazine! Ha! Maybe this is going to be a new profession for you! Susan

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Miss Linda you done GOOD!~ Better than good. I almost could not tell which was which. Love your photos, and I love your creative thought. It was fun, and I will do this again next month. Thank you for joining in.

sissie said...

Hi Linda,

You did an excellent job! I really like yours much better than the magazine shot!

hugs
Sissie

Catherine said...

Gosh ~ this looks like a very good place to spend some time! I'm so glad you found me Linda ~ and now I found you! I really like what you have done with your photos ~ and of course ~ your kitty Charlie ~ adorable!!!

A very fun place to be indeed. I will be back! :)
xo Catherine

bj said...

O, honey...the composition in YOUR photo is MUCH BETTER...and prettier, too. I love it..
GOOD JOB...
I am having a ball with this party...I hope she will do it EVERY WEEK...so fun.

tammylovesdishes said...

Wow, you really did a fabulous job. I like your vignette and photo even better than the magazine!

ReFresh ReStyle said...

Oh I love yours the best! Love that little white knob milk glass! and the green glasses are beautiful!
Debbie@refreshrestyle@gmail.com

DearHelenHartman said...

Great job! Really like the colors and your flowers better.

Mom Walds Place said...

You did such a wonderful job! I think I like yours better, because each item is like a familiar friend.

We're all going "I have one of those, and one of those."

Congratulations on a spectacular collection and presentation!

Karen said...

Wow this is spectacular! you did an amazing job recreating the look. I love all of your thrift store treasures.

A Vintage Green said...

That worked very well. I'm impressed. The sharp white background was a great foil.
- Joy

Southern Grace said...

oh my! yours is excellent and I like it even better than the magazine photo. Your pieces are beautiful and I am loving that green!

I forgot all about the magazine challenge! Maybe I still have time.

laxsupermom said...

Wow! I love your version! Love the hobnail pitcher that you substituted! So pretty! Great job! Thanks for sharing.

the cape on the corner said...

absolutely perfect, right down to those flower sprigs. do you know, i looked thru 13 magazines that i happened to check out of the library that day. they were mostly country living, so i had nothing of what they were showing. i'm dissappointed, i so wanted to join debbie's party. good for you, this was the perfect picture for you to choose!

Shelia said...

Hi and what a great copy cat you are! I love yours better.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Brenda said...

I like your best. I like that you added the flowers. You did a great job.

Gina said...

Oh Linda, you did an excellent job! Yours looks even better than the magazine.

Dawna said...

I love the green glass!! You did a great job of copying...I think better!! Thanks for sharing your pretty green glassware.

Cheryl said...

Hi Linda,
You did a great job recreating the magazine photo...and you did it on a thrift store budget!
Beautiful photos...love the dark green against the starkness of the white.
Happy 4th of July!
Cheryl

C'est moi Claudette said...

You copy cat you, lol.
LOVE IT.
and you
xoxoxoxo

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I feel like I keep saying the same thing...but I like your display better. You did a fantastic job...you should be proud!!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I love all the texture of the glasses and the varying shades of green!
I like your rendition of collected green ware-- you did a great job copying...

FishHawk said...

"A La Carte" has been included in the first edition of this years Thinking of Christmas Gifts in July. I hope this helps to attract many new customers.

http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2011/07/thinking-of-christmas-gifts-in-july.html

Joyce said...

IT looks beautiful, you did a great job!

Eileen said...

I have to say I like your grouping a bit better!
Very nice choice of photo shoots. I love all the green glassware, and vintage hobnail milkglass!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

You did great - I'm very impressed. Love your last close up photo.

Shellbelle said...

This looks like a fun challenge and you did a great representation of the photo you choose, in fact, I love yours even more!

Chatty Crone said...

A plus for that one Linda - it was a great job! No kidding - looked just like if not better - the magazine photo.

Hey did you make some changes on your blog - looks great!

Que Bella said...

Your green glass is lovely! Copying really is harder than it looks. ~Michelle

Jo said...

Linda, your copy cat is so dead on!..WOW! your green glassware is a delightful sight to see, I really love this color!
This was so much fun!
Hopefully our hostess-Debbiedoos will do this again.
I have sure enjoyed jumping around to all the blogs that created copy cat's...this is GREAT fun!!
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Red Couch Recipes said...

Linda, this is such a fun thing to do and your green is so beautiful ( I have none). You did such a great job! Joni

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

Love it! GREAT job!!

Diann said...

Well Linda, you did it! It looks great and I think I like you grouping better than the magazines! Way to go! Thank you for joining TTF and I hope you have a fantastic holiday weekend!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I think your's looks better than the magazine!!!
Great job!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Great copycat! I love all your green glassware and, of course, the white hobnail milkglass creamer.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

~ Tracy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Great job Linda! Your vignette looks better than the magazine! laurie

Ann said...

that does sound like fun but quite a challenge also. You did great at copying the magazine photo.

D said...

Great, great job! Love the green glasses. So vintage!
D

D said...

P.S. Your pitcher is much cuter! :)
Happy 4th to you and yours, Linda.
D

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

This is awesome. Your green glass collection is so pretty. You nailed this challenge! I am visiting from Debbiedoos.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Linda this is a great copy cat! I think it is amazing you had so many of the same type of green dishes even though they were different patterns. I love it! You rocked this one! Happy 4th!

Kindra said...

Great job Linda! Love the green dishes...so pretty!

Queenie said...

This is gorgeous Linda...I love it...I love old glass too! I think yours looks better than the one in the magazine :)
Q~

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

I like your version better than the magazine's. Love all that beautiful green!! Wasn't this such a fun challenge???

Suzy said...

You have some very gorgeous green! Great job capturing the essence!

Annesphamily said...

I am green with envy! LOL! I love this look! Green is so beautiful and calming! Great project Linda! You are a design genius!