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27 September, 2009

Pottery Barn Inspired Re-dos...and...Some Frenchy Finds

mon It’s Monday, so it’s time to show off the great deals we have been finding and the way we have spiffed them up into decorating treasures! I’m excited to join Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today’s Thrifty Treasures and Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday so I can share my latest projects and see what all of my fellow bloggers have been up to this week! Much of my inspiration came from the new Pottery Barn catalog, which is filled with beautiful lanterns decorated for Fall!

IMG_8088 Soooo….I set off to Walmart in hope of finding some that I could afford….and voilà! I found three different styles on the clearance aisle for a total of $18…not bad! Next I removed the glass…much easier said than done! Most of it was held in by those sticky foam tabs that you can see inside the large one. Grrr….I had to remove them, too, so they wouldn’t show.

IMG_8093 With the glass finally removed, I took out my trusty Rust-oleum textured black spray paint! It gives a nice wrought iron effect and is very forgiving of drips and assorted boo-boos. Once they dried, I popped the glass back in and…

IMG_8116 …I filled this one with a candle and candy corn…just like in the PB catalog. I’m such a copy cat!

IMG_8119 This one has an artificial pumpkin and dried black beans. In the PB catalog, the pumpkin is actually a candle, but since I would never light it, this Walmart $1 special will do just fine! I bought another one of these lanterns so I would have a pair to put on my mantel at Christmas time.

IMG_8115 This one I left plain and did not put the glass back in since it was so thick and wavy.

IMG_8108 And…taaa daaa!!…here is the finished project! What do you think? Not bad for about $20 total, huh?

IMG_8161 I also noticed an antique dough bowl filled with pillar candles and my little wheels started turning again because I have my grandmother’s dough bowl! So I filled it with dried pinto beans and added some candles and miniature white pumpkins and here is the result!

IMG_8144 The colors are subtle, but it still says Fall! The PB version didn’t show how the candles were anchored, so I just decided to use the beans. They also used glass balls, but I like these cute little white pumpkins instead because they add a little additional interest. What do you think?

IMG_8099 These are not PB inspired, but I had to show you these little farm animals from Dollar Tree! Aren’t they the cutest things? They look very frenchy to me for some reason….especially the sheep!

IMG_8029 And this is definitely frenchy! My friend Linda at Nina’s Nest found these for me at Goodwill! When she called to tell me about them, I squealed “Put ‘em in the cart…fast!” lol Linda has a set just like these and I have had canister envy ever since she bought them! Now I am cured! Isn't she a wonderful friend? And best of all, it was only $12 for all four! They say (l to r) tea, flour, sugar and coffee.
That's it for this week. Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to join our wonderful hostesses Rhoda and Susan for more thrifting finds and amazing re-dos! I’ll see you next time! A la prochaine!

87 comments:

  1. Great redos! I am a copy cat also. :)

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  2. Debbie, encore bravo pour les jolies lanternes - parfaites! Et les "cannisters" français sont si beaux....et les petits animaux - adorables. Je dois copier quelques idées. Le bonbon de mais (mdr) et les fèves (trop paresseuse pour chercher ce mot??). C'est super! Linda

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  3. Yeah - you're my kind of gal! Love your lantern make-overs and love stealing ideas straight from PB - you're such a clever kid! Look at all you did so cheaply! PAM

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  4. Debbie, I love your finds! And you are so ready for FAll, love all your copycat PB lanterns, they are beautiful. I'm having a Fall party on Oct. 1st, so I'd love for you to join us!

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  5. Love the Walmart lanterns! I bought two and have them on my mantle. Right now they have candles and river rocks but at Christmas ---- I'm still working on that.

    Have a wonderful week.

    Charla

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  6. Love it all, Debbie! I really like the idea of the candy corn and I love your all white idea.

    Hope you're enjoying your Sunday!

    Bonnie

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  7. Debbie, I just love your lanterns. They turned out just gorgoeus. I saw the ones in PB and I think yours are cuter. What a great copy and much nicer. Your doughboard is wonderful with all the candles and pumpkins too. It really does look like fall and goes so well with your decorations. Your $ Store animals are just precious. I can't wait to see what you do with them. I love all the whimsical touches they are decorated with. Hope you're having a super day. Hugs, Marty

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  8. Super post ! I love the laterns and really love to eat - I mean look at the candy corn one :o)
    How great those little dollar animals are...a buck /??? Your canisters are so cute and how great to have a friend find them for you - super great friend !
    Kammy

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  9. I saw the dough bowl with the candles and loved it too! Your's looks beautiful! Love the lanterns also! What cute canisters! Nina is a good friend! I love Goodwill more than TJ Maxx!


    Manuela

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  10. Hi Debbie. You've been busy and your lanterns look marvelous! Move over Pottery Barn. Now you're making me want some of those lanterns! You did a great job decorating them up too! Love 'em. Those little Dollar Tree animals are precious. But those canister! Man, they're so pretty!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  11. Love your lanterns. Good job!

    Carol

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  12. Love the redo on the lanterns and I really love the canisters! How lucky to have such a wonderful friend :)
    Toni

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  13. Great re-do's. I love your style! I agree I love how you have your candles displayed at with the pinto beans and the candles. Now I am going to have to be a copy cat and copy you! ~ Robyn

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  14. Love lanterns....you got some great ones and great deals too. Those animals are very cute....Dollar Store??? Unbelievable!

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  15. Love your PB knockoff lanterns. And thanks for sharing the paint texture/type, I will keep this in mind for future projects. I so wish we had a Dollar Tree here, those animals would suit our home so well. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing.

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  16. Great ideals, loved the lanterns, and the canisters were just beautiful. You are lucky to have a friend like that one.
    Sandy

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  17. Hi Debbie,
    You worked wonders with spray paint. I love the candy corn with the candle. I might just borrow this great look!
    Cathy

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  18. Love your spray painted lanterns Debbie, can't wait to see what the christmas one will look like. Great ideas with the beans and candy corn too. Those little animals are adorable...........Deb

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  19. Wow...you have been a busy girl!!! Your lanterns are wonderful...what a fantastic re-do...I love the way you have them displayed!!!

    The little dollar tree animals are just too cute...I feel a trip to the Dollar Tree coming on;)!!!

    I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday evening!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  20. Debbie, the lanterns really turned out beautifully. And I love the dough bowl idea. I may have to swipe that one! The little farm critters are adorable, they do look very frenchy. And you know how much I love those canisters. Good idea to translate lol. Hugs, Kat

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  21. I can't believe you found those adorable little frenchy animals at Dollar Tree. I'm going to look for them tomorrow!

    I love your doughbowl idea. That looks amazing.

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  22. Ooooooo! Love it, Love it, Love it!!! Must copy, Must copy, Must copy! I love the what you did with the lanterns...espcially the small one w/ candy corn. I also adore your candle arrangement.

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  23. Oh my goodness......LOVE those lanterns!!!! Great finds! 'My' Dollar Tree never has great finds like you (and others) found!

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  24. You've INSPIRED me as I have a dough 'bowl' too!!! Now to find some inexpensive candles and I'm all set!
    Love what you did with the lanterns.

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  25. What a creative talent you have! I love the lanterns! Your cannisters are really lovely!

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  26. Love the lanterns. Just got one from Wally World myself. Might have to run and do a redo also. Laura@the mansion

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  27. Debbie, you are so smart! Those lanterns look like they came right out of the PB magazine and I have also been admiring the candles in the dough bowl from the magazine and I love what you've done with the pinto beans. Great idea!

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  28. Love the Lanterns and the one you filled with candy corn! super cute!

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  29. What a great idea with the lanterns!!! Love the simplicity of using the beans around the candles. Very nice. What a great find your friend found for you! I think you owe her. Traci

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  30. Two great projects from you! I never would have thought of using beans as a decoration, but I really like them in your dough bowl around the white candles. You are now ready for fall!

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  31. Pottery Barn phooey! Yours are much prettier!! : )
    Love the dough bowl arrangement!
    The little animals are so sweet...and that cannister set!! Oui Oui!! I love it!
    Love,
    Sue

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  32. Debbie, great work, great idea, great finds and lovely friend!!!!!
    What is to copy, anyway??
    cariños
    maria cecilia

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  33. Great finds! I love the lanterns. Guess I need to head to Walmart in the morning. Who knows....

    Those little animals are adorable!
    Good job!
    Jane (Artfully Graced)

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  34. Nice... I love those candles and white pumpkins! I might have to borrow this idea!

    {I'm having a Halloween Spooktacular starting next week and I hope it's okay if I link to this... such great and cheap decorating ideas!}

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  35. Very pretty, Debbie! Perfect for the season....Christine

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  36. Did you notice the rooster tassel in Susan's post is just like your rooster. Maybe you make your own tassel. Check out Be Tasseled to fine out how to make them. I think you could copy cat it. Lena
    lenatemplin@yahoo.com

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  37. Hi Debbie,
    Thanks for the inspiration!!! I love the lantern idea. I have one of those Wally World lanterns and was thinking of spray painting it too, but you went a step further and made it so pretty! I love the white candles,pumpkins and the tray together so warm and cozy and that Linda is just a fabulous friend, what wonderful frenchy canisters at a STEAL of a price! Have a wonderful week, Cindy

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  38. I love all your transformations, especially the dough bowl........it has given me ideas on what to do with mine! I am amazed at what can be found at other Goodwills, surely not here in the boonies where most of it just plain old junk.

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  39. Great copy cats! I love the textured spray paint idea, I'm going to have to play with that! Also, love the frenchy finds!

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  40. Hi Debbie
    Copy cats are very very cool. How would we survive living if we couldn't copy????? lol
    I love your re-do's and the French touch is "sweet".
    Happy Monday
    I love the music a lot.
    Love Claudie
    xoxoxo
    P.S. Spoke to CC on the phone Friday night. We talked for 3 hours... caught up on everything... she's coming back to us soon .... hurray!

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  41. Debbie, I like your lanterns. Great job! And the canisters are fabulous. Now I'm going to be the one to envy. Actually I really envy the cute little farm animals from Dollar Tree. Do they have more? If so, we may need to talk. :-)
    Sarah

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  42. Fabulous job--I totaly love the candlescapes..

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  43. I love your lanterns. Soooo Cute! I'm having a giveaway next week for a cute bag/purse. Stop by for a chance to win if you get the time. Thanks for sharing you lanterns.

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  44. You got some really great stuff ... love the lanterns and how you used them ... hope you don't mind if I copy you? Those canisters are wonderful, too! Thanks for sharing.

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  45. I love your dough bowl all decorated up for fall!! What a great idea!

    blessings
    mary

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  46. HI Debbie. Your fall decorations are great and I love what you did with the lanterns. Such a good idea to use them for Christmas too. Lovely cannisters.
    Have a nice day and week.
    Riet

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  47. I love what you did with the lanterns. I've been wanting to do something with candy corn and candles too. What a lucky find on the canisters! And those Dollar Tree animals do look Frenchy. Don't you just love Dollar Tree? They really have cute stuff.

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  48. Forgot to say that I love what you did with the dough bowl too. I've always wanted one of those, and it's so wonderful that you have one from your grandmother.

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  49. I love the lanterns! You did a great job! I have the new PB catalog and haven't flipped through it yet...the candy corn is a cute idea!

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  50. I love the arrangements! Those lanterns turned out great. And can I say how jealous I am over the French kitchen jars? Oh my goodness...I would've tackled your friend in Goodwill if I saw them. Great find! (You let me know if you ever get tired of them!)

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  51. I love the lanterns and the bowl of candles looks stunning!!

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  52. Your lantern make overs are great. I like how you decorated them. I'll have to check out PB for ideas. I love the candles, too.

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  53. Great makeovers and I think your cannisters are a find even at many times the price. Congrats!

    Janet @ Housepeepers

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  54. Great finds! Love what you did with the lanterns! I was just admiring them in the catalog over the weekend and thinking how nice they would look up my steps. I have to run out to Walmart now! Everything looks fall and festive, very pretty.
    ~Michelle

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  55. Not only are you an addict, you are a creative genius! Great post.
    Hope you are enjoying a marvelous and blessed week.
    Happy Twirls

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  56. Love your tranformation! Stop by for a visit sometime!
    Michelle

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  57. ~How pretty are those lanterns Debbie! I do love PB and you just nailed it my friend. Yours are even more beautiful. :)

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  58. The lanterns turned out great and I LOVE the centerpiece with the candles and white pumpkins. Fab!

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  59. What a fantastic job you've done here! You must have felt truly inspired to have gotten all that done. And that dough bowl (be still my heart, for I'd love to have been handed down one of those beauties) is my very favorite with the idea of the pinto beans. Bravo!
    Brenda

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  60. I love everything. I happen to be a copy cat too. I'm not creative on my own, I must copy. I love the candles in the dough bowl. Exactly the fall colors I am in love with this year. And your canisters are divine.

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  61. LOVE those lanterns!! I will have to check out my Wal-Mart and see if I am as lucky as you! Love the candles in the dough bowl too!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  62. PB is great inspiration -- I think they are hurting because they have gone a bit overboard on their pricing. You did what I do -- look at the ideas their highly paid creative geniuses come up with and then go do your own thing. I think it's always better that way.

    That's just my opinion...

    Scribbler

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  63. What wonderful finds!!! I love the way you fixed the lanterns. I also have my grandmother's dough board and have it decorated for Fall.

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  64. I can't believe this is my first time here ! How have I been missing you ??? Love your blog and the lanterns and little animals are just too cute !

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  65. I love how those lanterns turned out!

    Im currently hosting a paint party, I'd love it if you stopped by!

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  66. Everything is beautiful! Love the lanterns, especially the one with the candy corn! And I really like the bread bowl! Your friend found some real treasures...the canisters! They are amazing! ~Rhonda :)

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  67. You did such a great job using PB as you inspiration( I refuse to call you a copycat, you are much to original to ever be put in that category) I love the dough bowl, I have an antique wooden bowl I was thinking about almonds and white candles, after seeing yours I think I will just have to do that. Great Job Deb and I love the music. hugs Kathysue

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  68. Debbie, the lanterns really turned out beautifully...and I love the bowl on the table with all the candles... great job on all of it...
    xoxo
    Julie

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  69. Hi there Debbie! I love the dough bowl! You are so creative. I have a similar shape plate and I am going to copy this!! I love the addition of the little white gourds.

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  70. I LOVE the lanterns!!! Eek!!! So stinkin' cute. It's just not fair. ;)

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  71. Love it all........some great deals but my favorite by far is the dough bowl. I love the combination of the white candles, pumpkin with the dark beans and bowl. Beautiful! The animals from the Dollar Tree were great! I like the rooster. I haven't seen those at our Dollar tree! I'll be looking again though!

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  72. I love the lanterns! I especially like the dough bowl center piece with the candles and beans...love that! Great post!

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  73. You are so clever! And it's funny, I thought the canisters came from a little french restaurant called The Farine Sucre Cafe...lol. Thanks for the translation.

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  74. Oh Debbie I'm doing my Happy Dance over those cannisters how cool are those...Now I love how you did the cadles...love the dough bowl I have one maybe I should think about this...Looks great my friend..thanks so much for coming by...May you have a great week Debbie...Hey hows that baby baking?? Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  75. I just love how you anchored all the arrangements with the candy corn, beans etc.

    Love, love, love those canisters!
    I'm gonna just hang out for a while now and listent to the music ;)
    hugs,
    Dawn

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  76. Oh Debbie, What great finds!!! Love the little animals from $tree!!! And the lanterns...HMMM...I have one on the porch...I'm going to get it and fix it like yours!!!! Thanks for sharing the inspiration! Nancy

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  77. Cute as can be, Debbie! Love this SO much!

    Still computerless. This is Adelaide's. Sigh. I get mine back next week, but as I said to someone else: hope springs eternal...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  78. Oh what fun Deb! I loved seeing the transformations you made with your lanterns and grandma's dough bowl...what treasures!
    I once used jelly beans in an easter candlescape for the table....your candy corns were a wonderful idea for this time of year...that's what's so fun about candles....the possiblilies are endless in decorating! Thanks for coming by my blog...so great to here from you...tell your staff I said Hey, and so does Rocky! LOL!
    Big Hugs,
    Queenie
    P.S. I love those canisters that your friend got for you!

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  79. Great... now I have canister envy! I love all things french, you are so lucky to have found those through your friend. Also the lanterns, awesome!! And oh yeah, now I want a dough bowl too. The candles look so great in that with the beans. Marla

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  80. Love it! And I am glad I am not the only PB copy cat! LOL

    Have a wonderful Day!

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  81. Hey Debbie...No Way Linda found those canisters at the Goodwill for only $12.00 or for any amount of money....You guys are really something I need to drive up your way one day and visit this mystery Goodwill place!! And you did so good at the Walmart with 20 bucks and a vision.....and I will be running up to the Dollar Tree in the morning to look for those adorable little animals....Hope to see you soon....will be you attending any of CC's festivities in a few weeks?

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  82. Mom your so crafty! You can spray paint anything and make it look good! Thank you for the sweet comment about Austin! As you already know we are so excited to meet him! I am glad yo will be able to be here for his birth! Love you, Page

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  83. I love your lanterns! What a terrific idea!!! PB has the best ideas & I so love to imitate them!

    You have the best luck at GW! I go in & find zip... ☺ Diane

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  84. I am crazy about the dough bowl with the candles....how lovely.

    Blessings,
    Spencer

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  85. Debbie, I've seen those PB photos and you "copycats" look perfect!

    Dixie thinks to self "now where can I find a dough bowl?"

    and how great to get the French Canisters and not even have to go shopping for them... now that IS a friend indeed!

    have a great weekend.

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  86. You are going to put PB out of businesss, Debbie!! Or they are going to find out about you and send out the PB police!! Love the lanterns and dough bowl. I get the catalogs at the same time you do and not a light goes off in my head!! lol!! I'll just copy off you!

    Also love the barnyard animals and yes, they do look frenchy. The canisters are lovely. What are the odds of finding them twice at Goodwill??

    Have a good weekend!

    xoxo
    Jane

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie