10 October 2011

Fall Decor: Pumpkins Go Glam

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I have a confession to make-- I hate Halloween.  Maybe it's my mom's fault, for pounding ideas into my head at an early age, like that Halloween is evil and trick-or-treating is creepy. (I'm with you on that, Mom.) My family was never anti-Halloween to the extreme. We still carved pumpkins and wore costumes to school.  But I was never allowed to be a witch or a ghost or anything... some of my best efforts were a pink poodle, a dalmatian puppy, and a ballerina.

In junior high, I even dressed up as a pumpkin, (once again, embaaarrassing), but conveniently enough, that brings me to the point of this post. As much as I dislike Halloween, I absolutely adore fall, and now that I'm "all grown up," I especially love decorating for fall. Since I'm not one to go crazy with spiders, ghosts, gravestones, etc.... what have I got left to work with? Leaves... and pumpkins.  Lately I've discovered so many stylish ways to decorate with pumpkins, while keeping it totally classy, even chic!

First up, who knew paint/decoupage plus pumpkins could equal so many pretty possibilities?

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And second, why am I so obsessed with pumpkin vases/planters?  So simple, yet so glam!  By the way, if you hate pumpkin vases, then you definitely shouldn't follow me on Pinterest. ;)

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Someday, I look forward to living in a place that isn't an awkward basement rental, in a state where I know more than a handful of people, so that I can have lots of stylish, pumpkin-filled parties to celebrate fall's arrival!


4 comments:

  1. The candy corn pumpkins are so cute! And I loooove the silhouette pumpkin!

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  2. Next year you can make Pumpkin centerpieces and invite me over and we will make butterbeer and watch Harry Potter or You've Got Mail :)

    PS> If you weren't already aware, my family and I LOVE Halloween and get a little crazy with it...Blog post to follow October 23rd!

    Our house is already decked out. The kitchen is already a dungeon and the coffin is on the dining room table. Kind of creepy, but the streamers make it less macabre. :)

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  3. Okay, the pumpkin-as-vase idea is TOO COOL! LOVE IT (and i always need a vase anyway!). The one with leaves painted on is also really cute. Great work :)

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  4. Makes Me Blush: I know, I just love them!!

    Cassie: That sounds just perfect! Harry Potter and You've Got Mail are my favorites! And I'm looking forward to seeing photos from your party!

    Jen: Yay! I love that you share my same ridiculous amount of excitement over pumpkin vases!!

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