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Debbiedoos Copycat Magazine Challenge: Arsenic and Old Lace

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My copycat is from this month's issue of Country Living Magazine.  The article I chose to copy is about a party theme based on Arsenic and Old Lace. I thought it would be fun to have a "Dessert and a Movie Night" inspired by the article.


These photos are from the actual article.
The frames have antique lace in them.


I set an informal table.


What's your poison?
The labels are printed from the Country Living Magazine website.  Here is the link.


Old lace


What are the brownies "laced" with:
A.   Powdered sugar
B.   Caster sugar
C.   Arsenic


Daisies are the friendliest flowers.  My guests won't suspect a thing!  ;P


Lacy dessert plates and napkins


Small lacy platter and succulents

The great thing about this challenge is I had everything at home except for the daisies.  :D NOTE: When Mr. Art @ Home saw the table, he asked, "Are you trying to tell me something?"  :/

I adore Cary Grant in this movie!  

I hope you join Debbiedoos for this month's Copycat Challenge.

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. oh I adore Cary Grant in every movie
    He was the best!!
    Great pick and almost the perfect season for such a spooky setting ;)

  2. How very cool Ricki! I would love one of those deadly brownies right now. This was a really neat copy! Glad you joined me as always your the best!:)

  3. Ricki,

    Pretty wild copy. I'm not sure I'd want to eat at your house well just not that meal. Okay maybe just a brownie :)


  4. That is just too clever, Ricki! You did a super job...what fun too!

  5. Terrific movie and wonderful copy. I saw the same images from the magazine online and said to Marmie, "I'd love to decorate an arsenic and old lace theme for Halloween." I love your frames and plates. The brownies are just a great touch.

  6. Ricki Jill~ So clever from the lacy frames and plates to your 'laced' brownies! Love the trailer, I had to watch :)

  7. Awesome! Boy I' be afraid to try those brownies!! Love how you put it together and presented it! A little cyanide and arsenic never hurt anyone!! Great fun!

  8. This is sooo stinkin' cute...I would GLADLY eat a brownie with my coffee this morning. :))

  9. Great copy cat! My hubby would be wondering too. lol Oh, and those brownies look "to die for" :0)

  10. I haven't even gotten around to looking at my Country Living issue, but now I'm totally intrigued. Your table is just plain fun, but that dessert looks delectable!


  11. How cool! I must check out this issue! Arsenic and Old Lace is one of my mom's favorite movies and her birthday's coming up soon and I was planning on having a little dinner party for her!!

  12. How cool and creepy! You know I love me some Country Living, and you totally rocked it!

  13. I LOVE that, it looks so fantastic! :)

  14. I am giggling at what your husband said. Did you answer with a diabolical laugh?

  15. I love it! I can't believe you had so many things with lace on them, but they are perfect for the Arsenic and Old Lace tea. What fun.

    By the way, I love the picture you painted (you did, right?) of apples and pomegranates for your header. The colours are so rich and the texture is amazing.

  16. The country living Article was my Favorite this Halloween, and your twist on it was like getting arsenic and old lace, part 2! Thanks!


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