October 12, 2010

Pumpkin Love!

Aren't pumpkins the quintessential Fall decoration?

They signify for me the start of my favorite season - FALL and every time I see one, I smile!

Over the years, I have collected decorative pumpkins. Following is only a small sampling of them.

Using a piece of burlap as the base and some leaves that I threw placed around the pumpkins, I now have my attempt at a tablescape.

This is one of my favorite pumpkins. It is over 25 years old and given to me by my mom. It is a little Avon wax figurine.What is your favorite Halloween decorating item?

"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself
than be crowded on a velvet cushion."
- Henry David Thoreau

20 comments:

Sarah {The Student Knitter} said...

What a great Thoreau Quote!! hehe I think my favorite Fall decorating is all about the colours and the textures. LOVE! I just did some redecorating this weekend on the EXTREMELY cheap if you want to pop over and see. hehe :)

michelle said...

As you know Fall is my favorite as well! Your pumpkins are adorable and that is so cool that you have the one from your mom! I really like decorating with white pumpkins. This year my favorite was the crows I picked up at Michaels, the are so cool! :)

Have a wonderful day!

Life with L said...

Very cute pumpkins, indeed. I love the little ghost. How fun to arrange them together. Happy Fall! Stop in by and say hello. Linda

Lisa-Marie said...

How lovely, and what a good variety.

We don't really decorate for the season or for any festival other than Christmas here in Scotland. People do decorate for Hallowe'en if they have a party, my favourite being pumpkin bunting and ghostie twinkle lights.

the cape on the corner said...

such a cute collection! i think my fave thing to decorate with for fall is leaves! leaves everywhere!

Staci J said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I'm sorry the ghosts didn't work out for you! I used a ton of stiffener and let it dry awhile. 20-30 min maybe. Also, the brand I used was from Hobby Lobby, Better luck next time??
justsewsassy.com

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

I love pinecones! I have them scattered all over the house, on shelves, in bowls on tables, just everywhere.

Love your pumpkin collection, and I am enjoying my visit to your blog, too. I hope you'll stop over and visit me at Free 2 Be Frugal.

Nikki said...

Super cute! For me, I love the colors of fall, the warmth of the colors I should say...can't get enough! :)
Thanks so much for linking this up at gettin' crafty on hump day :D

Jo said...

Carmie,your pumpkin collection is awesome.
-Jo
-LazyonLoblolly

Alycia Nichols said...

That little Avon wax figurine looks edible! Cute!

LV said...

I do not have a favorite Halloween item. I, however, favor what you did with yours..

One Heart said...

I would have to say pumpkins by far. Have you seen all the white ones this year? I know they've been around for a while but it seems like everyone's decorating with them this year. I still love the orange ones though.

Thank you for sharing your pumpkin collection and loved that quote too. Happy Tablescape Thursday!

Cass @ That Old House said...

My fave decorating thing in Fall is definitely pumpkins -- all kinds, all colors, but especially ORANGE because they are so over the top, color wise, that they make me smile.

Love your collection; the little wax one is adorable -- keep it away from heat! :-)
Cass

gail said...

I have some vintage jack o lanterns which are my favorite. I love all things Halloween....it is my favorite holiday.
love all your treasures.
gail
adventuresininnkeeping.blogspot.com

EmptyNester said...

Fall is my absolute favorite! Love your pumpkins! New follower from Boost My Blog Friday!

Canadianmom said...

Hi there! Just stopping by from The Frugal Free Gals Friday Blog Hop!
Feel free to check out my blog at:
http://canadianmom-whatsonmymind.blogspot.com/
Take care and make it a great weekend!
Jen

Kim, USA said...

Love your decoration!

kate said...

great collection

Anna said...

I love old Avon things. My favorites when I was little were the lip gloss and solid perfume containers and pins. Great vignette, and I love that quote at the end - that's a great find.

Entertaining Women said...

And a lovely collection of pumpkins it is! I love that you still have your pumpkin from your mom. So special! Thank you for sharing your charming design for the holiday. Cherry Kay

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