It almost looked like the real thing

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There’s this great little country coffee house not too far from where we live.

I love it because it has delicious coffee.

My kids love it because they can run around and play; there are picnic tables, a Bocce Ball court, rocks to climb on, and a little path that winds around through beautiful plants and flowers.

A couple weeks ago, my daughter decided to make a replica of the place:

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(In case you can’t tell, that’s an upside-down mannequin in the pond, with red stockings on. And that’s the Bocce Ball court and the truck with eyes.)
I was impressed.
It almost look like the real thing…

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(There’s the mannequin in the pond, except they changed her outfit recently. Now she’s wearing slippers!)

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(There’s the truck, and it really does have eyes on it.)

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(And there’s Bocce Ball court.)
The coolest thing was, when we brought my daughter’s replica to the coffee shop (she wanted to give it them), the owner asked her to sign and date it then gave us all lunch on the house.
And then she proudly displayed it on the top of her counter for everyone to see.  :)
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33 Comments on It almost looked like the real thing

  1. veterankindergartenteacher
    April 14, 2010 at 12:30 am (8 years ago)

    What a delightful story! How creative of your daughter to make the replica! I am sure that the owner of your favorite was tickled pink.

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  2. Herself
    April 14, 2010 at 1:06 am (8 years ago)

    So sweet, Genny! And I'm horrified to realize I missed your birthday! So sorry! Happy, Happy belated birthday!

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  3. Annie
    April 14, 2010 at 2:48 am (8 years ago)

    I really like it, is just perfect. She did a great job.

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  4. Michelle
    April 14, 2010 at 3:26 am (8 years ago)

    She is very creative that one! How absolutely sweet that the owners proudly displayed her art work and gave you some free eats on top of that. Do you think she could make me a replica of Nordstrom??

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  5. Camie
    April 14, 2010 at 3:47 am (8 years ago)

    Oh fun! That is so creative and lovely! And the owner was so kind! I bet your daughter loved it!Blessings!Camie

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  6. Jamie
    April 14, 2010 at 4:08 am (8 years ago)

    So cute she did a great job!

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  7. Cecily R
    April 14, 2010 at 4:12 am (8 years ago)

    That replica is AWESOME. Gracie would squeeeeeeel and BEG to do one of her own if she saw the pictures…and I may have to show her so she can. :)

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  8. Christie
    April 14, 2010 at 4:17 am (8 years ago)

    That is so neat. I bet you were just beaming with Mommy Pride! Such a great story!

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  9. debi9kids
    April 14, 2010 at 4:22 am (8 years ago)

    That is REALLY cool and a great project your daughter made! AWESOME!

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  10. Wendy
    April 14, 2010 at 4:52 am (8 years ago)

    Your daughter did an amazing job making that replica. She's got a lot of talent, and a great eye for detail!

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  11. Brenda
    April 14, 2010 at 5:20 am (8 years ago)

    Looks like a fun place to visit. How smart of your daughter to make that replica!

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  12. parentingBYdummies
    April 14, 2010 at 5:23 am (8 years ago)

    Cute! Wish The Dudes had the patience required to construct something like that. Only if I promise to light it on fire afterward!

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  13. Robin
    April 14, 2010 at 5:56 am (8 years ago)

    That is so cool! Your daughter is really clever, and how sweet of the owner too. I wish I lived close enough to check out the Flower House too.

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  14. Barbie
    April 14, 2010 at 7:43 am (8 years ago)

    Your daughter is very talented. She did a terrific job!

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  15. Auntie E
    April 14, 2010 at 10:50 am (8 years ago)

    Very Impressed!What a good eye… I love that fact she gave it to the owner… and then lunch on the house! Stick with her she will take you places for sure.she sound like a very compassionate daughter.My WW link for you

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  16. Esther
    April 14, 2010 at 12:42 pm (8 years ago)

    too cute!!! so creative.

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  17. Jeanine
    April 14, 2010 at 1:22 pm (8 years ago)

    Well how FUN is that?! Very clever daughter you have there…and sweet since she wanted to give it to the owner! Looks like a great place to enjoy…would love to see it some day!

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  18. Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)
    April 14, 2010 at 2:15 pm (8 years ago)

    She did such a GREAT job on it! It does look like the real thing! And how cool the coffee shop asked her to sign it and put it proudly on display. I bet she's so proud! :)

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  19. Cindy
    April 14, 2010 at 2:44 pm (8 years ago)

    What a wonderful place and such a sweet story. Enjoy your coffee time:)

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  20. Amanda
    April 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm (8 years ago)

    I love it!!

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  21. Warren Baldwin
    April 14, 2010 at 3:17 pm (8 years ago)

    As I was reading this I was thinking, 1) this would make a great school project and 2) the owner of the coffee shop would love it and might even give you a cup of coffee. Your daughter did a great job.I love unique coffee houses. They have character. Used to drink at one in Cody. After 10 years away, one thing I miss the most is that place.

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  22. Life with Kaishon
    April 14, 2010 at 7:36 pm (8 years ago)

    Oh my goodness Genny! That is SO cool! I am so glad she was honored in such a way. She totally deserved that! She did an amazing job! Wow!

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  23. redeemed diva
    April 14, 2010 at 10:25 pm (8 years ago)

    That is so cute! I love her imagination and attention to detail

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  24. Lori...
    April 14, 2010 at 10:52 pm (8 years ago)

    That is AWESOME! Good job documenting the event too!!!

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  25. JamericanSpice
    April 15, 2010 at 3:59 pm (8 years ago)

    I too, am impressed! So very creative.

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  26. LaughingLioness
    April 15, 2010 at 7:24 pm (8 years ago)

    Ohh! I want a coffee shop like that. Not only is it delightful but the owner is wonderful. What a gift she gave your dd in taking her art seriously. What a special place!

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  27. LaughingLioness
    April 15, 2010 at 7:24 pm (8 years ago)

    Ohh! I want a coffee shop like that. Not only is it delightful but the owner is wonderful. What a gift she gave your dd in taking her art seriously. What a special place!

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  28. Aging Mommy
    April 15, 2010 at 10:46 pm (8 years ago)

    The replica your daughter created is just fabulous, she is indeed very creative and if I were the coffee shop owner I would display her art work with pride.Stopping by from VKT after reading about you there

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  29. Stephanie
    April 20, 2010 at 10:07 pm (8 years ago)

    She did a wonderful job. Her attention to detail is notable.And I love how the owner responded! I bet her response made your daughter feel so special and talented. We need more people in the world like that!stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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