Pumpkin Invasion

27 Oct

While I’m not a Halloween loving individual (I love all things sparkly & pretty)    I have carved my share of pumpkins over the years.  While on a recent jaunt around cyberspace I started collecting some favorite pumpkin snaps I’d like to share.


Now wouldn’t your party guests be impressed if this scene was ablaze in your fireplace!  No stoking required.


via Country Living



Simple pumpkin basket.  Easy to do yet a lovely way to display flowers or other foliage.  Nice.


via Martha Stewart


Hey, I remember decoupage!   A good example of where less is more.  Never thought I would ever think of a pumpkin as stylish!


via Midwest Living


And if orange doesn’t fit into your decór……


via Country Living


Ooooh, getting shiny!  So much more of an impact when you’ve got a grouping.


via Country Living


And sparkly!




Does it have to be scary?  How about silly!  A Mouse Motel!


via Martha Stewart



Wonderful front porch or step decoration.  House numbers!  Wonder if that’s glow in the dark paint?


via Midwest Living


Couple of candy bowl ideas.




via Martha Stewart



Here’s another non-carving idea.  Paint your pumpkin with flat black paint, let dry and then with the handle end of a spoon, scrape away the paint in the design of your desire!  Cool!


via Good Housekeeping





via Martha Stewart


And if you are ready to invest in some serious carving tools…… you too can work magic like this……



via Martha Stewart





I’ve never thought of turning pumpkins on their sides!  Clever!

via Martha Stewart



Here’s one that I think I would like to try, a pumpkin totem.



What was in the bowl before candy?  Mini-pumpkins of course!

via Good Housekeeping



Pumpkin votive holders.  Simple with a nice punch of fall color.


via Good Housekeeping



OMGosh, now I’m craving pumpkin pie!

What do you have in store for your pumpkin(s)?


Simple Changes or Complete Transformations – thoughtful design simply works.

Wishing you a safe and happy Halloween.















2 Responses to “Pumpkin Invasion”

  1. Kelly Hay October 28, 2010 at 10:23 am #

    So glad to have come across this post … the fireplace scene is absolutely fabulous … and the “mouse motel” is too cute for words!

    • designsimplyworks October 28, 2010 at 1:07 pm #

      Thanks so much Kelly for the comments. Now I’m going to be keeping my eye open for plastic mice for next year (re:mouse motel)!!

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