Welcome to day two of decorating with pumpkins.
This little Fall vignette is on the mantle in our family room. I have
chosen to keep the colors more muted with a bit of a natural feel.
I have shopped my home for most everything placed here, including
the pumpkins. Those on the wreath I have had for years. In order
to give them a little glow and cover up some imperfections I painted
them with metallic acrylic paint-a soft champagne color.
I have inverted two rustic, chippy pots and placed natural burlap
pumpkins on top of them, I like the simplicity of the burlap on the
wreath and pumpkins. In order to add some height I placed some
beloved antique books underneath them.
local antique shops and was delighted with this window! I had been
looking for one with panes, but this one had the best asking price of
15 dollars, so I just could not pass it up. After a good washing a
little sanding and some lettering it was ready for our mantle.
You know how I love to make my wreaths. I got a bee in my
bonnet about wanting to create one out of chicken wire. So, off to
Home Depot I went and bought a little roll. First I cut the wire, then
shaped it to the form that I wanted and wired it together.
After a few puncture wounds-wearing gloves next time...I wove
burlap throughout the chicken wire, added a burlap bow, my glazed
pumpkins and some flowers!
So, keep it simple. Use what you have, paint a pumpkin if it needs
a lift, dust off an old wreath and give it an update. Turn a pot over,
or use an old vase, add a little pumpkin or two and you are ready
Please join me on Wednesday for another fun tip on decorating with
Please Join Me At These Lovely Parties:
Shabby Creek Cottage
Rose Chintz Cottage
Elizabeth & Co.
Maison de Pax
A Stroll Thru Life
Cedar Hill Ranch
Cozy Little House
A Delightsome Life