Tuesday, February 9, 2010

are you?

a trend setter or or a trend follower?
these words have been rattling
around inside my head...
ever since my daughter said
"mom, you're such a copycat"...
there are a few out there that set the trends
and
most of us follow them.
I confess...I am a follower.



Take the new issue of Romantic Homes
for instance...
I saw the cover and loved it...


so I took the idea and made a few changes


changes that suited us


like pink candy corn and cinnamon bears









Then I added in some things I really love




and finished with this


I'm bringing this up because
there are so many wonderful ideas out there...
...some that I have been pondering for quite some time...
...waiting for me to get the courage to try...
and I feel it (the courage) coming.
If some of it ends up looking a little familiar,
Remember: Imitation is the highest form of flattery...
but I'm trying to give it my look...
as I get my wings it will become more and more me...




Thank you
so much for your kind words of encouragement
on my collage project!

You are giving me my wings...and I am flying high.
...know that I appreciate you all...
...even if I don't always say so...
I have so many plans...big plans...and they are keeping me busy...
now to land and finish the dishes...

25 comments:

Julie Ann said...

I Love it!!! You took one serving tray of treats and turned it into its own vignette!! And that teacup under the cloche is adorable!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Just a stunnning vignette.... Humm.... so inviting...

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

There is nothing wrong with being a follower especially when you have added your own beautiful details...
The candy corn looks yummy so I'll follow you to the dish to see who gets it first.
Have a lovely day.
Susan x

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

That is sooo pretty and yours looks much better then the Romantic Homes example.

I also take ideas and put my own twist on them.....mine never turn out quite so beautiful though :(

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Yum....I have that magazine and saw the cover. What a great idea to "copy" it....Your vignette is lovely!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Your display looks so pretty Rene', I want to come over and eat some of those yummy candys, and I feel the same way about following but oh well who ever we are getting the ideas from should take it as a compliment, thats why we blog don't ya think, it's to share and to get inspiration from others!
Hugs~Kelly

thisoldcottage said...

Beautiful!!! Your decorating skills are your own and they are fantastic. Have a wonderful day!! Rhonda

Sandi said...

Hi Rene! I don't care if you are a trend setter or a follower or a copycat...I love it all!!! lol In fact you give me ideas for the church Valentine banquet!! :)
Hugs~

Pink Princess said...

LOVE IT ♥ And I admit to being a follower too, sometimes. But just like you I give my own touch to it...Nothing wrong, it just shows that the oroginal idea was a good one lol

SharDon Exclusives said...

How lovely! Everything is beautifully presented in a spirit of love. You know there is NOTHING new just inspirations that are remade.
Blessings and Happy Valentines Day to you and all your loved ones,
Sharon

SharDon Exclusives said...

p.s. I came back to tell you how much I love the Valentine heart charms. Beautiful!!!

Jodie LeJeune said...

Okay Rene...the secret is out! I must admit that I've been a follower of you consider you a huge inspiration. So there you have it...I am now a confessed "follower"! haha
Seriously girl, inspiration is everywhere and I think everyone should grab it and put their own twist of "them" on it!
Have fun and I'm wishing you lots of courage of whatever you attempt~

everything vintage

podso said...

Candies are beautiful and "heartsy" if that's a word, but you understand. Enjoyed your photos today.

Rita said...

I am always flattered when they copy my goodies. Also magazine are out there for us to enjoy and use their ideas, right? I love your display of candies. Love Love Rita mammabellarte

Janet Happy Girl said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL post

Dayle said...

So, so lovely.

Carolyn said...

Love your vignette.I am definitely a follower and by the time I decide to follow that style it is already on it's way out!
Carolyn
p.s. i love your blog

Lee Laurie said...

Oh, I just love it! Your vignette is so pretty and perfect for Valentine's day. IT should be in a magazine itself!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

sissie said...

Everything looks so pretty and festive. I think its wonderful how we all exchange ideas and gain inspiration from one another.

Of course, the secret is, to add your own touch, which you did quite well.

Sissie

Kristen said...

There is nothing new under the sun. I'm both. I copy and I give ideas to copy :).


Your pics are beautiful !

Patti's Artful Design said...

I love your rendition of the Romantic Homes cover! What is wonderful about art and artists is that you can give them the same supplies and every piece would look different because we are all "uniquely" talented and different. Enjoy yourself!

Blissitydoodah said...

My child told me that too!
Sometimes I forget if I saw something somewhere or if I thought of it in the first place LOL.
Your photos are beautiful :)

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my goodness ~ It is absolutely gorgeous !! You have a great eye for putting it all together ~
xoxo
Lori

Zuzu said...

Hi Rene',
I read this post yesterday, but didn't leave a comment because I wanted to think about it a little more!
I'm not into trends. They come and then they go. Avacado appliances? Shoulder pads? Eeeuuuuwwwwwah. I'd rather "follow" classic style and beauty than be hip and trendy any day.
I love what you do, and the little changes that you make? That's what make it special!
:)
Zuzu

gabrielle said...

My goodness! EVERYTHING is beautiful!