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Friday, October 24, 2008

Show & Tell Friday

Photos of Autumn/Halloween decorations are all over blogland and have inspired me to try a few new things this year.

The ragamuffin garland done in black and orange adds a festive touch to this vignette on top of the library table. The faux pumpkin on the pedestal, the old books, and the glittery greeting all make me smile. This little scarecrow guy is one of my favorite thrifty finds. The wicker pumpkin is on a glass pedestal candleholder.

Have you been wondering about what I've done with all those little pumpkins I grew in my garden? I took several to work to fill a basket on the check-in counter, and gave many away. There will definitely be mini-pumpkin plants in the garden again next summer! Here's a big bowl of them on the end table next to the sofa.

Here are some more in the kitchen window.

And another big bowl of them back in the sunroom. This bowl also has gourds that were shared by a co-worker. The glass container next to it has wine bottle corks.
More pumpkins on pedestals, anyone? These black candlesticks from Goodwill originally had a light fake marble finish which was fine, but they each have one or two chips around the edges that became less noticeable when they were painted black. See the "Boo" frame? I totally copied that from Joy, and I love it. The letters were cut out with my Cricut and glued to scrapbook paper.
Lastly for today is my favorite spot this year. This is the first year I've seen white pumpkins available in the stores here, and I snapped up a nice one right away. I used self-adhesive vinyl and the Cricut again for the letters. The small white pumpkin (yeah, again with the pedestal) was originally one of those $1 bright orange plastic ones from Wmart. I copied Blogland again and spray painted it. And, um, yeah, another candleholder. The crow is a fun little addition. That bird drove Tucker nuts when I first put it out. :o)
I hope you enjoyed visiting today. Head over to Kelli's and see lots more Show & Tell! Show and Tell


Hootin' Anni said...

Love the black crow on the white pumpkin. All the pumpkins in a row on your window sill.......well, just ALL of your decor. Super.

My show n tell is finally posted on the hub...come on over if you can find time. Happy weekend to you too.

ceekay said...

You have great decorations and congrats on growing your own little pumpkins!

JanMary said...

I love your collection.

Thanks for sharing.

Chez Nous said...

Lovely decorations. Everything looks very festive.

Constance said...

You have some wonderful decorations and you're really creative! I like the idea of the fram with the scrapbook papers and lettering! I need to tuck that idea away in my head for Christmastime!

I liked your window treatment in the kitchen! I have done something similiar (and shared it previously on S&T) in our computer room. I have the small houses with lights in them from my MIL and then added greenery and roses to it. I love the whole look of shelving over windows!

Last week I shared about my Grandma's trunk, the "before restoration" photos. I got it back and I have posted its transformation on today's S&T.

Carla said...

EVERY THING looks festive! Your house is lovely!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

The baby pumpkins on the window sill and the ones in the bowl just really struck me. Something so simple, yet it has a big punch. All your decor is so festive!

Mrs. Miles said...

Awww - looks like you're ready for your trick or treaters INSIDE your house too. LOL.

Very clever and cute.

Thanks for the tour, I'm glad I stopped in.

~ Barb

Lady Katherine said...

Love all your treats of pumpkins, Best are candlesticks, and the bowl of pumpkins

Linda C said...

Wow-- You have a talent for decorating! I love all the little pumpkins!
~Linda C

Rhonda in OK said...

Hi Tammy
All your fall things look so nice! I especially like the little pumpkins you grew yourself.

I want to make one of those swags too.

Susie Homemaker said...

How many plants did you start, great crop! Love the white pumpkin and the crow!

Best Wishes,

Alice said...

Your fall/halloween decorations are beautiful :). You did a really great job. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

Manuela said...

LOVE the ragamuffin garland and the boo pumpkin! I grew one pumpkin this year! But next year I'm going to do lots of the little ones.


Jen said...

Love all the autumn decorations. Thank you for sharing.

FourOf5zs said...

You have such wonderful decorating ideas. I enjoyed this post very much. I need to visit our local pumpkin patch.

I didn't put the correct link for my show & tell this week... correct one is:

Susan in SC said...

Love your decorations! How lovely your house looks!

Kelli said...

Wonderful decorations! I love the boo pumpkin and ragamuffin garland is too cute!

Kathy said...

It's all wonderful, Tammy!

Michelle said...


Your decor is fabulous! Love the white pumpkin that says boo and the bowl full of little pumpkins! Everything else is great too!

Happy Halloween!


Love Bears All Things said...

All of these are so festive and most can stay out through Thanksgiving.
Mama Bear

Alice said...

I love pumpkins, all kinds, all shapes, all colors. They just remind of fall in general. You used a bunch! and I think it all looks great! Thanks for sharing today.

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Kathy said...

Cute, cute, cute, Tammy!