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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Inspired by... pumpkins

 

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Yes, like everyone else in blog land, I've started working on my fall decor. I don't do Halloween, but I do like to display the bounty of the harvest! And visual reminders of gratitude, thanksgiving and praise. I don't stack hay bails and sheaves of wheat on my front porch (there's an idea!) but pumpkins and gourds of every shape, color and size usually make an appearance.

 

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I don't know the original source for this picture. (I pretty much love everything about it!) I found it on Debra's blog, Common Ground. It was her inspiration for last year's fall display. Figures, I'm usually about a year late on everything [smile]. If you like vintage, she has some fun stuff going on for Fall, I encourage you to check out her blog.

Anyway, back to pumpkins!

I decided to start on the inside this year and since I've been on a bit of a sewing kick, I was tickled when I found a pattern for...

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Amy, at the Idea Room posted this tutorial a couple of years ago. Which was based on Holly's version from the year before! (At least I'm consistent in my late-ness!)

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I was happy with the way these turned out and really, really love the fabric. But then I saw Martha's pumpkins – and really got excited!!

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Although I am (really) trying to think more outside the box, I am a purist at heart and these, well, they LOOK more like pumpkins! Plus, I'm partial to purple and fun colors like that! Hey, if Martha can make a purple pumpkin...

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Seriously, is there a color that purple doesn't complement? I think I'll have a little orange with my purple this year!

What's your favorite fall color?

 

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9 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous - we don't do decorating like this in Scotland for harvest. Purple and orange are colours that I love together.

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  2. June, these are beautiful! I am feeling very purple and gray this fall... I love your purple pumpkins.

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  3. Wow, what a fabulous variety of pumpkins. Makes me want to head to the market this weekend and buy some for our from entry.

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  4. I love the purple and gray too! That first pic is a favorite. I have it saved on Pinterest

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  5. June, I love the purple pumpkins! I also run on the one-year-later kinda schedule you do...I figure, at least we made it! Some never try! :)

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  6. I would have never thought of incorporating purple into a Fall display, but it totally works! Thanks for the inspiration. I am a new follower from Tatertots and Jello. Vicky @ www.messforless.net

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  7. Thanks for the shout out, June, your purple fabric pumpkins are adorable!!! thanks so much for linking up with VIF, xo

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  8. Too cute! Thanks so much for linking up at One Artsy Mama! And I agree...purple is always appropriate. It's my fave, plus I'm a Ravens fan, so I think it's a totally acceptable fall color. :)

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