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Saturday, October 19, 2013

When Pumpkins Inspire!

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I don't know what it is about pumpkins that inspires us to decorate our homes with them! 
Over the weekend, while walking around Pumpkinville surrounded with pumpkins and gourds, inspiration hits, and suddenly you have all the makings of a tabletop vignette. Does this ever happen to you?


Well, that's exactly what happened to me while strolling through a pumpkin patch :)


The color and texture of gourds and pumpkins make them ideal for autumnal vignettes:



Sitting atop these shiny mercury glass candle holders they make a pretty visual statement:


I like the contrast between the shiny mercury glass and the rough texture of the gourds

A cascade of gourds and pumpkins adorns my foyer table

The mirror in my entryway is accented with a pine cone wreath intermixed with sprigs of green hydrangea

A closer view of the mini pine cone wreath

The blue Dollar Store bottle tied in raffia with a fleur-de-lis tag makes a pretty holder for lavender 


A row of cute baby boo pumpkins nestled in little clay pots painted with chalkboard paint

I embellished the pots with the enameled numerical tags found in the scrap booking section of Joann


I love adding different elements and see it all coming together to create a vignette.

Books covered in fleur-de-lis burlap make excellent risers

Baby boo pumpkin sitting in a mossy nest 

The shine on the votive contrasts nicely with the chalkboard painted pot

Little pumpkins tied in grosgrain ribbons remind me of  brown paper gift packages "tied up with strings''.......these are a few of my favorite things :) 

The fleur-de-lis burlap is from Walmart for $3.97 a yard. One yard is sufficient to cover three to four books.

A tall cylindrical glass vase filled with pine cones and other natural vase fillers.


The glass vase holds maple branches from my yard and showcases the beautiful colors of autumn in all its glory



Fall is a wonderful time of the year to create beautiful vignettes in your home

And I am looking forward to a wonderful holiday season!

Thank you so much for stopping by! It is always a pleasure to hear from you and read your sweet notes. 

~Hugs, Poppy~

And a big thank you to
for highlighting my Autumn Vignette in their wonderful weekly parties.

This week, partying at:
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Flaunt it Friday
Craft Dictator: Craft Frenzy Friday
Vintage Chic: Friday's Five Features






44 comments:

  1. Hello Poppy, that beautiful photos in a tribute to autumn .. What a delicious post! A hug from Portugal! Manuela

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  2. I love your beautiful table and the decorations are so pretty. Great job.

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  3. Poppy, I find the white pumpkins are the most appealing to me, though I love using orange this time of year. Thanks for sharing your inspired decor. Very nice!

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  4. Your pumpkin inspired vignette is just gorgeous! I love how pure and natural it is. My favorite part is the burlap wrapped books with the fleur de lis, ... LOVE!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing all of your beautiful creativity with us. Your pumpkins, fall branches, mercury glass, etc. are all just so pretty. You have made each vignette into a painting. I looked through these several times just because it was so enjoyable!

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  6. I adore your fabulous vignette! The pumpkins add that perfect touch of autumn.

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  7. Such a beautiful vignette! I just love how you placed the pumpkins in little nests! And your mirrors texture with the wreath is so pretty! You did an outstanding job on this! Such a rich display! Happy weekend to you!

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  8. Love the number tags. Your vignette is lovely.

    You're always welcome at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  9. I think I'd like to visit pumpkinville! I think the warty pumpkins are cool characters. Your photos and vignette are beautiful.

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  10. Hy Poppy! Lovely pictures about autumn. Very good taste. Love your blog. Evelyne.

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  11. Love your vignettes! Especially the blue bottle with raffia...lovely.

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  12. You are absolutely right about pumpkins and gourds providing lots of inspiration, and you've done a great job creating charming vignettes.

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  13. I love pumpkins and gourds but I wish they wouldn't get squishy and rot so we have to throw them away! And there is nothing like the real thing for décor in the Fall. Beautiful vignettes! Visiting from The Tablescaper!

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  14. I love this vignette. I am a huge fan of mercury glass. I have quite the collection. I can't wait to get in our new home and be able to decorate with it all over again!

    Cynthia

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  15. Forgot to mention that I love the mirror too!

    Cynthia

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  16. I LOVE it all! But, I really love the burlap books, and touches of turquoise. I am a new follower! So glad to have found your blog.
    Heather

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  17. Your gourds and pumpkins are so beautiful and you displayed them perfectly. What a fantastic entry!...Christine

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  18. Poppy, dear,

    What beautiful pictures.

    I love your taste.

    This is difficult for us to find those small pumpkins.

    Congratulations, all so delicate.

    Have a great day,

    kisses,

    Ligia and =ˆˆ=

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  19. Oh my...I see another feature coming up here:)Your pumpkins are all displayed so well and those clay pots are super cute. Happy that you are sharing them at my party today.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  20. Hi Poppy,
    I love how you decorated for fall with pumpkins etc. The mirror looks so pretty as well.
    I have been so slow doing any fall decorating this year that I might as well wait for Christmas now!

    Carolyn

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  21. You did an amazing job!
    I just found your blog this morning and what a treat.
    I am off to read more posts, and I am a new follower.

    Enjoyed visiting,

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  22. Oh my goodness it looks amazing! You always decorate so beautifully!

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  23. Loving all the pumpkin inspiration! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday linky party and share this post with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/10/centerpiece-wednesday-link-up-party-98.html
    Karin

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  24. I am your 300th follower! What a lovely blog...looking forward to your posts! Have a great day!

    www.nycstylelittlecannoli.com

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  25. Oh my goodneess, I love it. The pumpkins and gourds are fabulous and the little bows are perfect. I love the vase with nuts, rocks and leaves too. Beautiful vignette. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs. Marty

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  26. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your beautiful table and all the decorations you have put together so pretty. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape.
    XXOO
    Diane

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  27. Poppy, There are so many wonderful elements to this charming vignette that I don't know where to start. The mercury glass candle holders with with the boo pumpkins nestled into a tiny bird nest is my favorite part. But I also love all of the beautiful blue glass. The burlap covered risers add great texture as well as the chalk painted pots. Everything is just lovely..... Candy

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  28. OoooOOoooh! Like! Like! Like! Visiting from SYC. Have a great week!

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  29. Oh my goodness! This so perfectly perfect, I love that your inspiration was so spontaneous!
    Jemma

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  30. Love this vignette.. I love the little pumpkins and the naturals that you have used. But, I think my favorite are the burlap covered books... I am pinning this... found you through A Cup of Mrs Olson...Cathy

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  31. Oh!what warm autumn colours are awaiting us at your corner. Just loved it all, especially your wall mirror with the the distressed look and that cute burlap wrapped book with stencil art on it.Picture perfect all the way!

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  32. Poppy, your pumpkin/gourd vignette is so visually inspiring! I love little baby boos and gourds and you have done yours up splendidly. Thanks so much for sharing this at my HOME and have a lovely weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  33. Love the pumpkins in the numbered pots and of course I love your blue bottle with the lavender in it! Everything is so pretty!

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  34. Your fall porch looks wonderful. I love the pumpkins in the pots.

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  35. Good morning Poppy, I found you on Carol's "Art and Sand". You have a delightful blog here and I love how you nested your little pumpkins in moss and bird-nests. That is so creative.
    I am your newest follower #303.
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Your new blogging sister, Connie :)

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  36. Yes Poppy, pumpkins do inspire! Love them, and the weirder the better. lol! Love your beautiful displays! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  37. Your vignette is gorgeous, Poppy!! I just love the combination you put together on your hall table. I especially like the tall vase with all the natural finds and maple branches. So pretty!
    Mary Alice

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  38. I highlighted this post tonight for centerpiece Wednesday
    http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/10/velcome-to-centerpiece-wednesday-99.html
    Karin

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  39. Gorgeous - just love how you used these wee pumpkins and gourds in your tabletop decor - quite elegant! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  40. Hi Poppy,
    Pumpkins do inspire me to want to decorate. Your decorating for the season is eloquent, I have to ask what is Mercury Glass?

    I also love taking sprigs of grape vine from outside and bring them in for arrangements. I like your riser idea and Joanne is a great place to find little bits, I don't have a shop like that on the Island. Great dollar store find, love coloured glass. Enjoy

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  41. Hi lovely lady.
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape for Halloween. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    xxoo
    Diane

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  42. gorgeous designs :)
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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Thanks for stopping by and for your loving thoughts. They make me smile!Hugs~Poppy