Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Copying the Vignette Queen


Debbie at Debbiedoo's is having another Magazine Copycat Challenge...this time with a twist.  She decided it would be fun to include copying other bloggers as well as magazines for this challenge.  I loved the idea because in all honesty, I find my fellow bloggers to be more inspirational than most magazines nowadays.



So, I set out to copy a blogger, but which blogger? 

There are so many wonderful images that I see on blogs day after day.  It was impossible to choose who or what to copy.  But then, one day, it clicked.  I found the blogger to copy. 

I will admit, I questioned my decision...out of fear.  How could I possible copy her?  She's like the Superwoman Queen of Vignettes!  She has a way of putting things together that I can only dream about.
 
Yes, yes, I'm talking about Marty from A Stroll Thru Life.

I loved this image from her most recent Cloche Party. 


Although our styles are different, and I am in no way a master at this, I decided to put my fears aside, give it a try and have fun with it anyway.



I wish I had that darling chef that Marty has, but since I don't, Doughboy came to the rescue.  I know he's "vertically challenged,"  but then again, so am I.  (no snickering, lol)


Since I don't have wheat like Marty, and I already went the baking route with Doughboy, I figured wooden spoons & spatulas could stand in for the wheat!  (Again, no snickering. lol)


I really had fun copying the Vignette Queen, even if mine looks silly.  Marty, if you should see this, I really hope I haven't offended you with my hack copycat. 

If you would like to get in on the Copycat challenge or just view all the fun copycats, run on over to Debbiedoos now.  This is a party you won't want to miss!


 

40 comments:

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Ha Gina afat little doughboy instead of a fat chef! Great vignette!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Too cute Gina. I remember having a dough boy many many years ago...

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Gina!
Too cute! I love the pops of red in your kitchen!
~Lynne
w/L.

NanaDiana said...

Gina- I think it is just darling- a really cute copy. I think Marty will be very flattered! xo Diana

Debbiedoo's said...

That's adorable Gina. Marty is the queen of vignettes and I loved this one too. She is going to be flattered to pieces. Thanks so much for sharing with the copy cat! I am digging the twist idea myself:)

reFresh reStyle said...

Love it Gina and Marty is a wonderful person to copy! You and the doughboy did great!

Barbara F. said...

This is adorable. I love the Doughboy. Marty is really the Queen of Vignettes, but you captured it well. xo

Gretchen said...

What a great vignette to copy! Love the cute little doughboy.

Kerin said...

Hi Gina..
such a cute vignette. I like your baking theme.
It's something that you can enjoy for a while to come :)

Smiles :)
Kerin

Debbie said...

I knew by the title that it would be Marty you were copying. I love her vignette style, and I am constantly trying to "practice" my vignette skills by copying Marty. I should have thought about this for a copycat challenge idea. I'm so glad you did, and yours is TERRIFIC! (I'm hearing the Pillsbury Dough Boy in my head right now. )

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Well done, Gina.

and you are such a sweet and humble person - I loved your copycat.

Bravo, Bellisimo!!

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

Too stinkin' cute♥

anangloinquebec said...

So cute...you are always good at these types of vignettes, table settings...the works.

Margie said...

ADORABLE! i think the doughboy makes a perfect stand in for the chef! very creative with the spoons too! this looks like a fun party!

Maria Elena said...

Gina, your copycat is adorable! I love the little doughboy! You did a great job on this vignette!

cathywhatisoldisnew said...

I love the vignette and your sense of humor throughou the post. I am vertically challenged also!

Jo said...

Gina this is some kinda crazy GOOD,I love it,you nailed our dear sweet Marty totally!!

Michele said...

If you're going to copy someone, start at the top. How could you go wrong using Marty's example for a vignette? Yours turned out great. You are on your way to Vignette Princess at this rate.

Annmarie Pipa said...

looks wonderful!! love that fun doughboy!!

Bliss said...

Since I am a vertical vignette challenged doughboy, I think you did good.

~Bliss~

Judy Bigg said...

So perfect a copy you have created Gina, love your doughboy. Marty will be honored by your creation.

chateau chic said...

You did a great job, Gina, with your vignette. I love how you used your wooden spoons and spatula instead of the wheat.
Thanks for stopping by, Mary Alice

Grammy Goodwill said...

I think your copycat turned out great. I am wondering how you just happened to have that doughboy to stand in for the chef. hehehe

ImSoVintage said...

I think you have created a darling kitchen vignette.
Hugs,
Laura

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

This is so cute! I adore that bird on top! Such a cute cloche and a great 'copy'! What fun!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Well Gina, Marty is the indisputable Queen of Vignettes but I think you have earned the title of Princess or whatever the next royal title is! I love to see the ingenuity of my fellow bloggers. You interpreted Marty's vignette in your own style and it turned out great!--------- Shannon

The Tablescaper said...

Very cute!

- The Tablescaper

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

You are right, Marty is amazing but I love yours too! It is so fresh, fun and very, very you, even if you were trying to be a copy cat!

Lynn

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

I LOVE the little Pillsbury Dough Boy! Your arrangement looks wonderful. Marty is such a talented decorator, and a good choice to copy! :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

LOL I knew you were copying Marty! She is the Vignette Queen! :D Great copycat, Gina.

I saw the cutest Pillsbury Doughboy cookie jar at the antiques mall the other day. ;P

xo,
RJ

Diann said...

Well you chose a wonderful blogger to copy! Marty is the queen of cloches! Your vignette is so adorable. A fun and cheerful display!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

So cute! It reminds me of Marty's vignette! I love the Dough Boy; he's precious! Great copy Cat!

Ana said...

I think it's adorable! I especially love that little Dough Boy because it reminds me of my dad...He use to work at a mill and most days he would be covered head to toe in white milled stuff...plus he is short and has his same physique...Hee, Hee, Hee. His coworkers would say he looked like the Pilsbury Dough Boy and nicknamed him that. I don't think he has ever been fond of that nickname but whenever I see the cute little Dough Boy, I can't help but see my dad...Silly, huh?

❤Ana

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I think you did great, love Mr. doughboy, honestly I get it and I love how you interpreted it to be your own!! Good job Miss Gina!

Carol

Sarah said...

Gina, I think you did a terrific job. Love the baking theme! Very cute........Sarah

Jann Olson said...

Gina I love it! The doughboy gives it just the right amount of whimsey. Must admit, copying Marty would be a bit scary. You did good girl!
Hugs,
Jann

jeanetteann said...

I think you did well,I like dough boy,and I like the red utensils mixed with wood too. xx

kitty said...

OMGosh, that is sooooooo cute, Gina! I'm just lovin' the Pillsbury doughboy. He is PERFECT for your kitchen vignette. The spatulas are the best accent. I think Marty would be proud.

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I love, love, love, how you recreated the vignette using elements you already had. The vignette is so charming!

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Cindy Adkins said...

I really like yours, Gina! I've always loved the little Doughboy!
Hugs, Cindy

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