Official kickoff of the Copy Me! Challenge

Welcome to the long awaited Copy Me Challenge kickoff!

Copy Me Challenge

On Funky Junk, your assignment was to attempt to create my salvaged junk style.

And, this is also where I show you Miss Mustard Seed’s version of a little funky junk. ๐Ÿ™‚ Let’s see how she made out… take it away friend!

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I woke up this morning with a sudden craving for coffee, chick flicks and flannel jackets.ย  I started saying “eh” after every sentence and found beautyย in rusty bolts and gears.ย 

(By the way, my husband thought of a name for Donna’s jewelry line…Rust Lust!)

After raiding my neighbor’s dumpster (not really, but it’s what Donna would do!), this is what I put together.ย 

First of all, to emulate Donna’s style, I needed lots of layers of texture.ย  She loves her twiginess and natural elements, so I made sure to add that in.ย 

I needed a “Donna-worthy” back drop and a chippy old door with rusty hinges was perfect.ย  A gracefully pointed shoe form brings a little quirkiness to the arrangement.ย 

…and I knew Donna would go nuts over the threading and rust.

Family photos are casually tucked into the arrangement to add personality and a sense of history.

An antique fan brings in a little funky-junk shine, but still has the perfect amount of rust.ย 

I tucked some twine in an insert for an antique tool box, again to add texture.ย 

Hinges and pinecones fill another cubby of the insert.ย 

I couldn’t put together a Donna arrangement without including a meat grinder!ย  An antique ruler and pair of scissors are tucked inside.ย 

I knew she would also love the typography.

I didn’t have any bolts hanging around my house, so these wooden spools are a good stand in.ย 

I dug this crate out of my basement and didn’t notice the advertisement on it until I was editing the pictures.ย  Isn’t it perfect?

It’s filled with feed sack pillows and a wool throw.ย 

So, how’d I do?

Now it’s your turn!ย 

Miss Mustard Seed

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How did she do?!? I’m moving over there to have THAT rusty junk. That’s how she did. ๐Ÿ™‚ Why, I’m mighty proud of you for stocking this stuff, MMS! I am so in love with those scissors…

LOVED that video! My fav part was the dumpster diving haul. She totally nailed the coffee thing too. ๐Ÿ™‚

~ Linkup Party Info ~

Fri, 7pm Pacific

Copy Me Challenge

ย No SNS this weekend

The Copy Me linkupย  will be posted on Friday evening, 7pm Pacific, in lieu of Sat Nite Special this weekend. We will resume with SNS next weekend once again, with chandeliers being the themed linkup.

The Copy Me linkup will be open for 1 week, where a winner will be deemed shortly after.

Judging and prize info will be posted on linkup day.

Now go funk up that junk! And see ya Friday. ๐Ÿ™‚

Don’t forget to head on over to Miss Mustard Seed’s.
I hear there’s a pretty off the wall video down her way too… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Oh my gosh, her video was hilarious! My husband was looking at me all crazy because I was cracking up over here! I LOVE how she translated your style, it’s totally funky junk with a twist of mustard seed!

  2. This is so funny, Donna! MMS makes a great you! lol Actually, I love what she created! I enjoyed your video and MMS style creations also! You ladies are a hoot! Such a fun challenge! Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!…hugs…Debbie

  3. Oh I LOVE IT..really love it…and that video is cute and comical. What a great all the natural elements and the fun aspect of it all. Hugs- Diana

  4. OMG, that video was hilarious! I think Marian did a FANTASTIC job of copying you, Donna! She really nailed your style.

    I want to know where she got that fan … *swoon!* LOVE it!

    You gals are THE BEST for putting this challenge together. What fun you both are, and what great senses of humor. Off to MMS to see how FJI did copying HER!



  5. First, MMS, the video – hilarious. “Next time just ask – or if it’s rusty, just leave it on my porch!” ROFL!

    Next, I think you totally captured Donna’s style. Those scissors. That wooden crate! Wooden bolt spindle things?

    Love it!

  6. browns, rust and beige colors are eye popping in this set up…your video was right on! Nice touch…koodos to you for a inspiring set up!
    Mel’s Cabin

  7. That video was a riot! And I have to say she really captured your style. I would have totally thought you did that…except for the cute shoe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. She is just so friggin’ cute! Loved the video. I was trying to talk to my hubby and was giggling. Obviously what he was talking about was not appropriate for giggling so he got annoyed and hung up. Love how she mimicked your style. If anyone could do you justice, it is her!

  9. Love the video and the jewelry line! That whole video made me laugh so much. I think she did a pretty good job . . . just needed to add a few eh’s in there ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I had to come over here and comment about your video on Miss Mustard Seeds. When you look over at your son at the computer and his shrug – that was priceless. He is too cute…poor boy….living with such a crazy Mother! I enjoyed both of your posts in this challenge…although….I think that you each do your own thing much better than each other’s things. I bet you’ve already painted over the ivy on that tv cabinet. That just is so NOT you.

    I do have to say her idea of a junk jewelry line created by you is not half bad. You need to get to work on that. ha!!!

  11. You two are a riot ~ I request this type of entertainment to start every morning off with ~ think we’ll all be chuckling through out the day. She nailed it ~ both your videos were so cute and soooooo funny! What a creative fun idea… and can I just say a bit of swooning over that crate…I can not believe you don’t have that in your house yet!!!!!

  12. WOW…fantastic…and I would say you got some competition for your own style…LOVING IT!

    You two are just too cute! Having fun aren’t you?

  13. Both of the videos were so hilarious! I loved this better than seeing what you actually created in each other’s alter egos…this should happen between more bloggers. It was such fun.

  14. I about fell out of my chair laughing at the meat grinder. Why? Because dear Donna, that is one of the proofs I have that you have swayed my husband.

    You see, I am in the midst of decluttering and purging. Himself… is not. On a recent trip he came popping out of a corner of a store carrying a meat grinder. A very old and rusty meat grinder. To my question of “WHAT are you going to do with that?” (which usually gets whatever put back since our rule is we have to have a plan for something to get it), he replied, “Make a pencil holder like Funky Donna did”.

    And I had to just shut my mouth. LOL

  15. Hey Donna and Marian-

    You two are so funny and I loved the videos. Marian – I love the Funky Junk Chunk – I laughed out loud!!! I like Rusty Lust, too. I am excited to see what you two come up with for your next milestone.
    My best-Diane

  16. Great job MMS and love the video… you nailed that one – dead on. I love the table vignette, I have to admit I have about 3/4’s of what is on that table… except for those scissors, I would die for a pair of them.

    Awesome job you two, well worth the wait.

    Hugs, Deb

  17. FABULOUS!! “Just leave it on my doorstep” was my fave comment ahah

    I am in total love with that red door!
    The whole set-up is awesome but the door is my fave part ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. I don’t know how you feel Donna, but I think MMS nailed it! Ha..pun intended! She captured your style perfectly! The video….priceless! Gotta go check out how she did…..

  19. Just saw your videos Donna…..what a scream! That song is now burned in my brain (good thing I like it!) You captured MMS’s style perfectly!
    When does this fun little contest happen again?

  20. Donna, I have watched your blog for some time now. I love your style. It has given me much inspiration for merchandising at the antique shows that I sell at. It’s funny, the other person who really inspires me is MMS. She also encouraged me to start a blog and I have now. Your blog tips were very helpful to me. This challenge is great! You two did a good job. Your two styles combined are exactly what I like. I am going to try and enter the challenge. Terry P.S. I am your newest follower. (the vintage bricoleur)

  21. That was hilarious Marian. I think you deserve an Oscar for that performance. Bravo! Cracked me up.

    Love your Donna-ish designs. The crate is just wonderful. But really….Donna would have spied that logo from a mile away ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Okay, I’m going over to MMS to visit you over there Donna.

  22. If i didnt know MMS put this lovely vignette together, then i would have guessed Ms FJI ๐Ÿ™‚ Definitely a Ms Donna signature look! 2 decorating genious minds!

  23. Donna your handiwork is AWESOME!!!!
    Kevin and I had to laugh at the painters tape on your pant cuff at the end of your video too. ๐Ÿ™‚
    It’s like the DIY’er version of what sometimes happens with toilet paper to people who get out more than us home bodies do! LOL!