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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Holiday Ballard designs knockoff vignette
Before summer shelf

This is just a small Deck the Halls post. I wanted to join Susan's party, and I am not quite finished decking my halls.
I am sure many of you receive the Ballard design catalog.  I recently was paging through always for inspiration, and came across this fresh cedar alphabet letter.  At 35.00, that is a NO WAY for me.  I had this wire initial for a long time. Of course with having fresh greens in the back yard.....this was an easy knock off job.  I first layered the initial with some faux cypress, then I layered the top with the fresh.  Pretty cute HUH?!!~ Now get out there and make one for  yourself .

 NOW onto the Ballard inspired project. Here is the Ballard version:$w400$
Now here is the boys Winter Christmas shelf.

Added this cute little gift tag to my letter

These cute little guys are from the dollar tree, along with the poinsetta's!

Between Naps on the Porch 

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Blogger Liesl said...

What fun holiday letters!!!

Liesl :)

December 5, 2010 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

I love love love the greenery shaped in letters!

December 5, 2010 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger AmericKim said...

Love the holiday look!!! Fantastic! I would like to invite you to join my first ever linky party. It should be fun. Please check it out!

December 5, 2010 at 6:12 PM  
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December 5, 2010 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

So cute! I love the smell of fresh greenery in the house :D

December 5, 2010 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

That is adorable! You really did a great job. My wheels are turning...

December 5, 2010 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Great job, Debbie! LOVE initials- I always have! And the shelf is darling-Hugs- Diana

December 5, 2010 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

What a creative way to reuse your wire letter! Cute vignette! :)

December 5, 2010 at 6:59 PM  
Blogger cheeky rose said...

A new heading gosh I have missed so much. Love the lettering, I am going to get my group to make this. I am the facilitator of a rcovery support groupt.

December 5, 2010 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

Perfect, Debbie!! You can jazz that up for any time of the year!

Love your playful header! :-)


December 5, 2010 at 7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. The letter "B" looks fabulous! Very artsy and pretty!! Love the ribbon touch!

December 5, 2010 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger Judy @ In His Grip said...

What are catalogs, if not to copy the ideas? Love your knockoff.

December 5, 2010 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That IS a great project, Debbie! Looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

December 5, 2010 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

Uhh! What a fantastic idea! I swear you think of the best ides! I just love it! Yes, you deserve everyone of those exclamation points too, this is great! :))

December 5, 2010 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger Olive said...

That letter looks so custom...imagine what a nursery would charge you! merry♥O

December 5, 2010 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady I love the Hoilday look in your home Debbie. and the holiday letters !!!

December 5, 2010 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I had thought about making one of those letters, too, but didn't. Looks great.

December 5, 2010 at 7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, Debbie Dearest, this is wonderful! You're just the smartest one! I love this and the little snowmen are so cute.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

December 5, 2010 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger Sandy Ang said...

Love how you take the time to transform your home for the seasonal holidays !

December 5, 2010 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

Love this Deb~!! I want one of those letters:)


December 5, 2010 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger MJ said...

So great, as you might have read from my recent posts. Ballard has been a huge inspiration in my holiday decorating. I wanted one of these too. I havent attempted it yet, just a wreath but I love how yours came out.

December 5, 2010 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

You are so clever!!! I saw a tutorial on this on a blog somewhere and thought about doing it, but just ran out of time! Yours looks great and I love the whole vignette on the shelf! You smart cookie!

December 5, 2010 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

What a fun shelf and I love the letter greenery!

December 5, 2010 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Soooo cute Debbie! The shelf is really sweet!

December 5, 2010 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Cute Cute Cute idea! Great photo, too! Have a Happy Monday :)

December 5, 2010 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

Oh I love it, Debbie! Thanks for your advice about the treadmill, lol! I actually unplugged it cause I did not want the village to be flying off in case it got turned on accidentally, lol...Christine

December 5, 2010 at 11:09 PM  
Blogger Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Ok because you are so adorable, you can have two pennies, instead of one:)
I love this project with the letter "M" and in fact I actually think it looks better that the one from Ballard and I bet it smells better too...or is it two:)
Hugs girl!
PS I'm right there with you, I just couldn't get everything done for Susan's party this week, it was a bit too soon for me:)

December 5, 2010 at 11:52 PM  
Blogger Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

OMG! I love the letter! So going to ty it with my L!
Thanks for the idea!

December 6, 2010 at 12:37 AM  
Anonymous Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

You did a great job! Aren't the catalogs just wonderful sources of ideas these days?

December 6, 2010 at 1:12 AM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Beautifully done, Debbie! My favorite two things in the photos of this post are the different black and white close ups of your boys. Breathtaking!!!!

December 6, 2010 at 5:49 AM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...

Well done, Debbie, I love it!!
XO ~Liz

December 6, 2010 at 6:29 AM  
Blogger Shell said...

Love it! A "C" really shouldn't be that hard to try :o) I may have to give it a go!

December 6, 2010 at 7:48 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Festively adorable Debbie! I was going to do the same to my R, but the man shot me down, so I must live vicariously through you, thank you my sweet!

December 6, 2010 at 8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it Debbie!

December 6, 2010 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger Kelle Dame said...

I love the letters!! Always a sucker for sculpted greenery! I didn't know you back at blogging already! I love to come over and check out all of your ideas! Keep em coming :)

December 6, 2010 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger the cape on the corner said...

i love the santa hats in your header, and that initial wreath! i wish i was married just to share the same last name and have a monogrammed wreath! ha!

that is too funny about the color combo and being jewish!

December 6, 2010 at 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have the same snowmen! Gotta love dollar tree lol. Love the letters how fun.

December 6, 2010 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

I had not seen those letters before, but I love your version. Very cute. You are getting more and more craftier!

December 6, 2010 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Debbie, these are so cute. I love the letter idea and think it's fun that you add a seasonal touch to the boy's rooms. You are a terrific mom! ~ Sarah

December 6, 2010 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Your M turned out awesome - I think the cypress branches were perfect for the form.

December 6, 2010 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Signing Out said...

Adorable! I was thinking of making the wreath, too, after I saw it in the BD catalog.

Happy Holidays!


December 6, 2010 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Hey, I can't email you back because your blogger says no reply. Send me your email.

December 7, 2010 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

I love that! I also I am loving your photo ornaments! Very cool!

December 7, 2010 at 10:13 AM  

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