Pumpkin love...

 

Pumpkins are beautiful on their own, but I'm always interested to see any new ideas people have for decorating with them. I came across these adorable pumpkins in The Cottage Journal newsletter from Victoria magazine and just loved them, so I thought I'd share. I've seen a couple of pumpkins with that engraved look, but I wasn't sure how they did it. Turns out, it's pretty simple. You just print out the letter in the desired font at the desired size, then trace it onto the pumpkin and carve it out. I'm assuming you would need a special carving knife to do this ~ anyone know?
The pink daisy mum pumpkin is inspired. You just gather whatever flowers you're going to use ~ mums are probably easiest ~ and poke holes into the pumpkin wherever you want the blooms placed. I'm thinking you'd just poke a bunch of holes in to start and then fill in the gaps; cut the stems of the flowers short and put them in the holes. It looks like it would take a little bit of time, but it seems easy and you end up with a gorgeous centerpiece. I'm thinking it's a great way to add a little seasonal beauty to a holiday table. If we end up hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, I'm going to try this. (And I may try it anyway, just for fun.)
By the way, if you're thinking something is different, you're right. I decided to change the look of my blog. I know I just changed everything a month or two ago, and I don't usually change it that often, but it just didn't feel quite right to me and I couldn't figure out why. It finally dawned on me that it looked too much like my other blog, The Pink Home. I decided I'm going to change the look of this blog seasonally, since that's how I like to live and tend to focus on here anyway, while my other blog will continue to be pink and focus on the creations for my shop and living The Pink Home lifestyle. What do you think of my new look?

I am linking to Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound. Stop by Beverly's place for more autumn and pink loveliness.

Photos from The Cottage Journal

Comments

  1. I'm sure that pumpkin never looked so good!

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  2. I love the mum-covered pumpkin. So pretty.

    And your blog is lovely no matter what you do with it!!

    Love,
    Patti

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  3. Love your pumpkins...awesome! The one with all the daisies looks like a lot of work! I have joined your followers list and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle
    http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com

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  4. Such wonderful pumpkins! I just love Fall!!!

    Happy PS!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  5. Such wonderful pumpkins! I just love Fall!!!

    Happy PS!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  6. I love the new look of your blog---the header is so bright and cheery! That flowered pumpkin is so gorgeous! I love admiring peoples' talent!

    I would like to invite you to my weekend linkup. It involves anything related to homemaking: recipes, sewing, decorating, crafts, DIY, a story about what you did today, etc! I know you'd be a great addition to the party!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
    Sarah

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  7. I love your pumpkins. Thanks for visiting my blog. Enjoy your weekend.

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  8. these are beautiful ideas! I love the mums.
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    http://cailinyates.blogspot.com/2011/10/happy-pink-saturday.html

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