Thursday, September 18, 2008

Decorating with Pumpkins

I really like pumpkins. They just look happy to me and each one is different. What other vegetable gets the pleasure of decorating our lives for three whole months? That's the great part about it. Pumpkins can be displayed all Fall, from Sept.through Nov.

A very large pumpkin sits on a chippy cement flower pot throne.


How did I put this planter together? First, I removed the spent summer plants from the planters. I also removed a little of the dirt, and added a grapevine wreath, (this gives the pumpkin a place to sit). I stuck in a few sprigs that I cut from my German Statice plant. German statice is a bushy plant that dries in perfect condition. You can buy a bunch at most craft supply stores.


Miniature pumpkins stuck into pots with blooming flowers add such great color.


Farmers markets and even grocery stores carry gourds in many shapes and sizes. I picked up a few miniature gourds and pumpkins and placed them in my favorite black tiered centerpiece.


Happy Pumpkin hunting to you all, and hope you too will share some of your pumpkin decor!

42 comments:

Connie said...

Oh, Ele, you did a beautiful job of fall decorating, sweetpea!! Is harvest over yet?
Smoochies,
Connie

Cottage Way of Life said...

I totally agree with you about pumpkins, I love 'em. Like you, I've got a couple of urns at the entrance to my front porch and pretty soon (like within the next day or two) it will be out with the flowers and in with the pumpkins!

-Sue

Mary said...

I enjoyed seeing all of your pumpkins and gourds. You did a great job with the planter. It looks great.

Miss Rhea said...

Beautiful pictures. :) Your photos are so professional looking. I love the first one with the statice. :) I am SO ready for fall and the Holidays this year. :)

The Rose Room said...

You know, we don't decorate here for the seasons apart from Christmas that is! Sad isn't it!. We certainly don't get giant orange pumpkins like that! I love to eat pumpkin however, although have never had pumpkin pie! Isn't statice such a great plant to grow, very good to have on hand! Have a great weekend. Rachaelxo

Jennifer said...

Ele, Your Fall decor is so pretty.The statice looks so good with the pumpkin.I love that mecury pumpkin also.How is Mittens doing?Love Ya,Jen
Jennifers*Petal*Palace

Joy said...

Love your pumpkin decorations! This is such a fun time a year.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Ele, I love the grapevine wreath tuffet for the pumpkin! I'll do this for my front porch urns!
Thanks!
Becky

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a great idea for reusing the flower pot for autumn!! Lovely!!
My favorite season!
:)

Miss Sandy said...

I love the colorful pumpkins and gourds in your black tiered bowl. The bright colors against the dark background really make a pop! I plan on decorating this weekend myself.

Jenn said...

I love pumpkins too. Your photos are lovely. I grew my own pumpkins this year, white and orange, along with calico corn and gourds. Turned out to be quite fun and my yard looks fabulous!

Andrea-Brown Bee Studio said...

Hi Ele! Just had to come have a peek...LOVE your new look....it's so very pretty! Your big ole punkin makes me wish for 'for real and for true' Fall....I surely miss that unmistakable crispness in the air and all the spectacular color. =0] xoxo

Stephanie said...

Wow. You are so creative. Your blog drove me to distraction with a desire to make something pretty.

Cute kitty!

I am going to get some pumkins now that I see how great they look.

Thanks!

Stephanie

emily said...

Love your pumpkin decor! I usually buy some white pumpkins, they are so unique. great display in your flower urn!
emily

Kathleen Grace said...

I just love all the fall decorating I am seeing and your pumpkins look great!

vivian said...

Hi Ele, great idea! I have all the inside halloween decorating done.. but not the outside! so much to do!!
hugs
vivian

Grandma Faith said...

How clever you are to use the pumpkins perfectly. Not too little, not too much, just right. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Take care.

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Ele! I'm so glad you stopped by; gave me a chance to find your blog!! Love using pumpkins all over during fall and the german statice looks perfect! Since its my first visit I need to go nose around your space! Hope you stop by again - Sincerely, Jeannette

Nancy said...

Hi Ele, Thanks for coming by and please come back anytime! I love your blog. Great pumpkin decorations! You did a fabulous job! Nancy

HippieDog said...

Love the pumpkins and gourds. I am so excited to gussy up my porch this week :) Have a Gourdish Week ! LOL LOL

Beth Leintz said...

Love the way the statice frames the pumpkin- Happy Fall!

Robyn said...

Ele! What a fun post! Come by and say hello...I have been gone a couple weeks. Things are coming along. Just staying busy and up beat!
Hugs,
Robyn

celestina marie said...

Hi Ele, Love your fall decor. the urn with pumpkin is a great idea.
I finally did a bit of decorating, but you inpsire me to do something more with my pumpkins on the porch.
Have a great evening.
Happy Fall,
Celestina
la rea rose

Royal Rugrats said...

LOVE those ideas!!! You are very creative!

Lynn

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Ele, I love pumpkins, as well! Of course, I have the "real" variety and their half-cousins, the "fake" variety. But, all mixed together, they make up a wonderful display! Thx for the inspiration, it's beautiful!

Kitty

Lori said...

Hi Ele,
Glad to see you enjoy the dash of orange each fall too! I know it somewhat atands out in my house but I have to have my fall touches with the oranges and rust and so on! I have toget my pumpkins soon and do my pots. Happy Autumn!! Lori

Becky said...

Hi Ele,
Thank you for the great idea for my fall pots. I needed to change them out and now I know just what to do. You always have a fresh idea to share.
Becky

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

I just love decorating for fall too! Have fun!

SherryRoseBella said...

Your autumn decor is beautiful! It's so inspiring! I adore your new little kitten, Mittens! I have 2 cats that I love so much! Glad Mittens found such a great new home and family!
Sherry

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hello and thanks for stopping by:)
Very nice pumpkins..they make me happy also. I plan on doing more decorating on the mantle and maybe my tea cart...been busy and now I have a little more "ME" time.
Warmly,
Deb

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

HOw pretty! Now, I feel like I need some pumpkins for my urns...

PAINT MINE PINK said...

OOoooh i love your pumpkins Ele ! I wish people here did more 'seasonal' decorating. Its such a great idea.
I cant wait for Halloween so i can get some pumpkins!

Hugs,
Shann xx

kathy said...

Ele , popping by to see your wonderful creations -- always so beautiful and elegant -- love my boxes from my swap . your pumpkins are delightful - Kathy - GA

Jenni B said...

Thanks for posting about pumpkins. When I see them in front of the grocery store at the beginning of the season I really get excited. Your pumpkin planter is so darling!

Come on over to my place to see my newest faux dessert creation!!

Jenni B

Blissful Nikki said...

oh! I love that last arrangement with the gourds! sooo cute!

Tamara Jansen said...

A pumpkin in an urn! What a super idea.....gonna run out and get a few pumpkins as soon as possible! Haven't had a chance to put out my fall stuff yet because of my little Angel's wedding last week. check it out at

http://thegreenhousediaries.blogspot.com/2008/09/wedding-day.html

The Charm House said...

I love this idea!!! Can't wait to do it on my front porch! Fall Decorating here I come!

Cookie Sunshine said...

It's always fun to visit with you.
How adorable.

Malphi said...

I love pumpkins...they're not as popular over here in the UK so quite q novelty to have one. Very decorative your look too!
Susannah x

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Ele, I didn't realize you had a black table & door!! Is that in your kitchen? I love it.

How is sweet kitty doing? I read where he was hurt.

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello,

Your decorations for the Fall are awesome!

~ Gabriela ~

fridayfleamarket said...

I noticed today that Country Living had 31 days of pumpkins on their site =) Blessings... Polly