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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

 

 

Peek-a-BOO!

 

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)?

 

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Wishing you a safe and happy Halloween.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Things to do in October

5 Oct

October for me means turkey.  Love turkey!  Especially since after all these years I have conquered my fear of cooking one that would be inedible.  Thanks to the folks at America’s Test Kitchen and their technique of “brining”.  Why didn’t I hear about this 20 years ago!

Since I never look forward to the ending of summer, I try to ease into the change in season (and the fact that I know snow is not far behind).  This corner of our deck, just outside my kitchen door, is a favorite spot for morning coffee.  By changing this little outdoor vignette into something fall-ish I can ease myself into the inevitable.

July (Photo taken by Shel) September

Care to share your fall decorating tips and/or photos?  Please share!

One of my favorite Canadian decorating magazines Style at Home, has once again produced a list of 10 Things to do in October .  I think decorating for fall should be number 11!

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