Pumpkin Display and New Blog Design!

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First off, how do you feel about the new blog design? I am kind of obsessed with it! It was done by Krystal of Sassy Sanctuary. She was really great. I love how she consulted me every step of the way and I am thrilled with the end result!
Next, we currently rent a house. I am constantly struggling with the reality that it is…well, a rental house. This means that we can’t change much. It also means that we would not have picked this house if we were buying. In our case it also means that the house is old and badly in need of some repairs and updates. Oh, and the house has a strange layout. We have an office which is teeny tiny and tucked away from the rest of the living space but packed with character. It has built in shelves, a fireplace and hardwood floors. Sadly though because of how the house is laid out we don’t get to enjoy it these features. While I spend a lot of time in there doing school work it does not get much use for anything other than a storage place for things that need to be kept away from curious, grabby hands. Right now it is kind of a cluttered, depressing place. Sad. And since I spend so much time in there, and since it IS near the entry way of the house, I decided to spruce it up a bit with a festive pumpkin display. Hopefully this makes me feel better about being holed up doing school work while it is all pretty and fall-like outside. And hey, maybe it will even motivate me to clean out and organize the office! Okay, let’s bring it in a little closer for the breakdown.
First, I made a no-sew ruffle and ribbon runner using Stitch Witchery for my “seams”. I would love to have a sewing machine someday, save lots of money, have bed spreads and curtains and clothes that look just how I want them and wow myself and everyone else by the things I can create, but for now, this is what I have to work with. And I am fine with that.

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I also incorporated a few different “types” of pumpkins including lace stocking covered pumpkins (which I saw a while back on pinterest and have been planning to replicate since Spring),  painted “distressed” pumpkins and some gourds.
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I used dried and spiraled corn husks as an accent. I bought these. I was not feeling adventurous enough to attempt making corn husk curly-qs. I also took some acorns and carefully opened them up to resemble a dried flower and painted them. I think they add a subtle touch of fall and seem much more feminine than “normal” acorns.
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And of coarse what would a pumpkin display be without some framed pictures of MY little Pumpkins?!
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And here it is one more time: A Pumpkin-y shrine to Fall in all its glory.
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I actually have it done before Halloween, just in time for snow! Kidding, although it HAS been known to snow around here in October. Let’s keep our fingers crossed  and hope we still have lots of beautiful fall weather left before the snow hits, especially since I still have lots to check off on my Bucket List! At the very least I brought some of the beauty of fall inside and that makes me happy!


Linking up at these fun parties!

13 comments:

  1. LOVE the new look of your blog and your pumpkins look awesome!

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  2. Love the lace pumpkins! Very cute new design! Have a great weekend!

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  3. lace + pumpkins = LOVE!! your little banner is so sweet too :)
    xo,
    erika

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  4. Awesome display!! And I'm jealous of your family photos...we're currently trying to sell so I have a ton of photos packed away!
    And the new blog design is cute!!

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  5. Your blog design looks great and so do your decorations! Those pumpkins are so fun...and your "little pumpkins" are just adorable! I would love for you to share this at the link party I'm cohosting this week:

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/csh-thursday-link-party.html

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  6. I love both the blog and the pumpkin display! Well done!

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  7. So cute! I found you through Craft-O-Maniac. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I'm in love with your sticking pumpkins. I've never seen anything like that before. Very cute.

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  9. What a cute pumpkin display! Very creative! I am now following you via the creative bloggers hop; and I hope you will follow me, too! Blessings to you!

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  10. That is such a cute display. I found your blog through the creative bloggers hop. I'm your newest follower & hope you'll stop by my new blog & follow along too! Thanks!
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  11. looks great girl:):)
    http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

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  12. I really like this display! So festive! And your blog design looks awesome! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share! I am so glad to have you here!

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