Vintage Decorating With Pumpkins

September 30, 2013

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.  

A few weeks back, on a Saturday afternoon I went to one of our 

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 

for Fall!

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  1. You did make that out of chicken wire! Cool. And that window pane - is there a window in it - so clean I can't tell. Is the word fall on the glass? Love the sunflowers and the green glass bottle too. You have ideas in you head I only dream of - lol. sandie

  2. Love the window pane and your beautiful fall mantel. You are looking very autumnal around your house!

  3. It's lovely - it just says 'autumn' in the sweetest way - elegant in its simplicity. I wish you could come up and arrange my mantel!

  4. This is beautiful.Those fall colors are gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  5. Such creative talent....Your mantle is beautiful..I love the way you pulled all the different elements together.....

  6. Lovely soft decor that is so YOU! Such good taste and so pretty. I'm more prim and cozy when it comes to fall. I'm starting today.
    Isn't it great to see and enjoy everyone's special taste and talents.

  7. I love that series very much. Your mantel is perfect.

  8. Only you could make something so fun out of nothing, well almost nothing. I know your home is lovely Jemma!

  9. It's beautiful Jemma and I love your window frame! They look so pretty on mantels or layered over mirrors. I also like your creamy vases/containers:) xxleslie

  10. It is all so pretty Jemma, love the vignette. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  11. Hi Jemma,
    Your vignette is very cute. I like the pumpkins on overturned pots and your wire wreath is very creative. So glad you have shared this at my HOME. Enjoy your weekend.


  12. Love this! You've been featured from Give Me The Goods! And you'll also be on my FB page today ;)
    Jamie @

  13. LOVE your mantel, that window is such a great backdrop!


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