Christmas Blogger Block Party

by Sherry
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.

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48 comments

Savvy Seasons December 4, 2011 - 8:26 pm

So pretty, Sherry! xo Liz

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Marydon December 4, 2011 - 8:27 pm

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

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

PS Drop by for our GIVEAWAY

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adventuresindinner December 4, 2011 - 8:28 pm

Wowie, kazow! What a fab redo!

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions December 4, 2011 - 8:32 pm

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!

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Debra @ Common Ground December 4, 2011 - 8:34 pm

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

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Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR December 4, 2011 - 8:37 pm

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!

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At The Picket Fence December 4, 2011 - 8:43 pm

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

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Denise December 4, 2011 - 8:53 pm

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

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Veronica December 4, 2011 - 8:56 pm

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

Veronica

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Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing December 4, 2011 - 9:01 pm

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!

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It's All Connected December 4, 2011 - 9:09 pm

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

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❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ December 4, 2011 - 9:45 pm

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.

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[email protected] The Vintage Nest December 4, 2011 - 9:57 pm

Very pretty Sherry! 🙂

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Marigene December 4, 2011 - 10:00 pm

Dazzling…love it, Sherry!

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Karen December 4, 2011 - 10:21 pm

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

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Toni December 4, 2011 - 10:26 pm

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

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debbie refresh restyle December 4, 2011 - 10:55 pm

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

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Sherry December 4, 2011 - 11:01 pm

Great job Sherry! Love it!
Sherry

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[email protected] December 4, 2011 - 11:01 pm

Well done Sherry! I really am impressed!

Have a great day.
Pam

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Designs By Pinky December 4, 2011 - 11:43 pm

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

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style December 5, 2011 - 12:01 am

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

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Rose H (UK) December 5, 2011 - 12:02 am

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

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Susan December 5, 2011 - 12:18 am

Sherry it turned out very pretty!

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Karena December 5, 2011 - 12:31 am

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

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Linda @ A La Carte December 5, 2011 - 12:37 am

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

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Barefoot in Blue Jeans December 5, 2011 - 1:06 am

What a cute idea and yours turned out adorable.

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[email protected] at the Crossroads December 5, 2011 - 1:58 am

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

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Olive Cooper December 5, 2011 - 2:14 am

You are original and brilliant.

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Gina December 5, 2011 - 2:32 am

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

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Honey at 2805 December 5, 2011 - 3:04 am

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

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NanaDiana December 5, 2011 - 3:15 am

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

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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting December 5, 2011 - 3:28 am

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

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Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. December 5, 2011 - 3:32 am

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

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Low Tide High Style December 5, 2011 - 4:33 am

Ooh I love it Sherry!!

Kat 🙂

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Charm Bracelet Diva December 5, 2011 - 5:57 am

Sherry, yours wins, hands down!

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[email protected] December 5, 2011 - 2:32 pm

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.

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) December 5, 2011 - 1:46 pm

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

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mrshinesclass December 5, 2011 - 2:07 pm

I love it!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass

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Kelly December 5, 2011 - 2:11 pm

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

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Cindy December 5, 2011 - 3:04 pm

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

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{Bellamere Cottage} December 5, 2011 - 4:32 pm

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

Blessings,
Spencer

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SavannahGranny December 6, 2011 - 1:57 am

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

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Tardevil December 6, 2011 - 2:32 am

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

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Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer December 6, 2011 - 3:30 am

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

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Ricki Jill Treleaven December 6, 2011 - 1:32 pm

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

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Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick December 6, 2011 - 3:26 pm

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

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Patti December 7, 2011 - 5:14 pm

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

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jann December 12, 2014 - 9:46 pm

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

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