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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