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.
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.
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.
I hung my Fall Banner made from Distressed Tags in front.
And of coarse what would a pumpkin display be without some framed pictures of MY little Pumpkins?!
And here it is one more time: A Pumpkin-y shrine to Fall in all its glory.
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!