Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Come Over to the Orange Side for Just a Little Bit

Last week I shared crisp white pumpkins with you, now I'd like you to come over to the orange side for just a bit!

Orange pumpkins, real and faux, come in beautiful textures and hues. The mix of textures and hues add interest to a display. Follow the EASY rule of three by placing (groups of) three similar items in a bowl, but make sure each item has a different hue, or texture.

Lets go over this again.
Look at the picture below.

#1 Pumpkin
     texture- reflective glitter (ooh la la) causes a slightly bumpy  
     hue- orange/red
#2 Pumpkin
     texture- smooth, shiny, glossy
     hue- orange
#3 No, not a pumpkin, but a round shaped item (like a pumpkin, only larger...get it?)  
     texture- nubby, twirly, whirly, and ooh so curly
     hue- brown/neutral goes with anything

Have I lost you? 
You could always do the mishmash: place at least 10 different pumpkins, gourds, apples, and/or acorns into the same container. Combine many different textures and hues. Beads, glitter, paper mache, gold gilding, and a variety of orange/red colors provide pure sensory overload.   
Don't want to follow the rule of threes, or do the mishmash, you could always.....

just cage 1 happy orange pumpkin:)

As part of the Lollishops design team, I received the Oct. kit in the mail. My assignment is to design an item that will be revealed at the end of the month. 

The best part is that you can purchase this kit from Wild Heart at 
and make your own creation!

Blessings, Ele


NanaDiana said...

Cute post- Ah...3s and 5s and singles-the perfect decorating numbers! Unless, of course, you are going for formal..in which case you would just add one;>)

Can't wait to see what you create. Hugs- Diana

Jennifer said...

Ele Your halloween decor is so pretty.I love the fall colors.I didnt use much pink for fall this year all oranges and black also.Thank you for the sweet comment on Facebook about Star.She is a mix her Mom is golden retriever and dad was pure wolf.Mom has her sister Lady.They are very lovable not aggressive at all.Just very hyper.LOL I lost my Dear Dutchess a couple weeks ago.Still heartbroken over her,but she had a wonderful life....She would have been 7 years old end of Nov.My son in the Navy does not yet know, because of school and being so far away from home.I didn't want him to be upset.So when he comes home for xmas he will know then,I think its best that way.
Congrats on the labs.I bet Jon is happy?I can't wait to see pics of your new labs.I know you and the family were heartbroken when they passed.Its so hard to get over them its like there family....
Hugs dear friend,Jen

Sa-Sea said...

LOVE THE PICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Caleen said...

Love your cute way to decorate with pumpkins.. Love your ideas you always share. Love the kit you are working on. I know you will create something beautiful :)

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Looks great! I'm partial to pumpkins that aren't orange - at least inside my house. Outside I like to use the orange ones.