October 12, 2011

Pick a Peck of Pumpkins

This vignette is centered around a
framed embroidered piece that
I found in an antique store in
Marietta, Georgia a few years ago.

It is one of my favorite items to
put out at this time of year.

I don't know if it is an antique or not.
It was only $15...I was afraid to ask
too many questions for fear that the
clerk might wonder if the price
was correct.  

This year I decided to pick up on the
black frame the embroidery is in and
expand on that color with black candlesticks.

The kitchen table is black as well
as the kitchen cabinets.

Since it IS close to Halloween,
the other color I put in the display
is orange.

There is an orange stripe in my curtains
that picks up the pumpkins' colors
and Chinese lanterns and Fall leaves in the garland.

A few faux pumpkins have fairly
realisitic stems.

Most of the ones in this display
only had a little foam nub of a stem.
I pulled off the nubs and added
real pumpkin stems
(that I had found in the bottom of a big box of real pumpkins)
 to my little faux pumpkins.

I had also experimented with making a
more realistic stem out of clay...
...and then painted it.

I do think it makes the
faux pumpkins look a little more real...
well, at least folks take a second look to make sure.

If you would like to see other Autumn decorating at my house, here are some other posts

I am sharing this post over at
Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Potpurri Link Party @ 2805
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Inspiration Friday @ At the Picket Fence
Live. Life. Large. Link Party @ Post Road Link Party
Fall Open House Party @ The Charm of Home
Flaunt It Friday @ Chic On A Shoestring
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now
Weekend Wrap Up Party@ Tater Tots and Jello



  1. LOVE this! You really pulled it all together so nicely with the black candlesticks and pumpkins! How clever to add real stems!!

  2. Great ideas! I wondered if the pumpkins were real...the new stems reall added to the look.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love this idea....they look spectacular on the black candlesticks!

  4. Making stems look more realistic out of clay is just genius....yup you're a genius. Thanks for sharing, off to HL tomorrow to pick up some clay and get rid of all of these nubby pumpkins.

  5. I love it! What a great display! I love using my pillar candle holders to hold some smaller sized pumpkins. I love how it raises them up a little in a vignette.

  6. I love it- From the striped curtains to the handles on your pumpkins...I love it all.xo Diana

  7. You're right about the stems! That makes such a difference. Love how you have them on the tall candlesticks and that embroidery piece is darling!

  8. Love your pumpkin vignette!!! So pretty and the perfect touch for your table!

  9. Love your pumpkin vignette. I like the pumpkins on the candlesticks. Looks great. I think I will try that look. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  10. That is brilliant! I just came by from Kim's and I love these! I thought they were real!!

  11. How cute! I love the look of that, that was very clever of you!

  12. My, what cute stems you have! They are so realistic! The tablescape is lovely!

    I appreciate you linking to Potpourri Friday! You are such a big help in making it a success!

  13. I love how these pumpkins are elevated! andrea@townandprairie

  14. You are so clever! I love your tablescape!Thanks for sharing,JoAnn

  15. I love your embroidered piece with the pumpkins behind it. How clever to elevate them and to create more realistic stems.

  16. Fabulous ideas...replacing "nubs" with real stems but putting those faux pumpkins on the black candle sticks is a stroke of design genius...it looks stunning!

  17. Ohhh, I love it! I just found your cute blog and I am dying over these pumpkins. I'm pining them and I'm going to copy you. So stinkin' cute. By the way, I like the clay steam the best... Very Creative! Have a great week, Carrie

  18. Oh my goodness.. love, love, love this.. hugs ~lynne~

  19. Just love your fall scape. This season sure is my favorite!

  20. PuMpKiNs on candlesticks... who would have thought ♥ Love it! and the prim pumpkin sampler too. Inspires me...

  21. I really really love this. So well done!! Pumpkins on the candlesticks... and the sign is the best! New follower coming over from Everything Under the Moon. Stop by and give us a visit some time :)


  22. I absolutely love the pumpkins on the candle stick idea. That is wonderful. The stems came out awesome. You have a great eye for detail. Thanks so much for sharing!


  23. love the pumpkin display! Thanks for sharing at my par-tay :)


  24. I love love love everything about this!!! Visiting from TT&J :)


  25. I love the way this turned out. I happen to have a bunch of black candlesticks that would be perfect to do that! Maybe I will try it!

  26. Great job with the stems. Love your vignette.

  27. What a great idea with adding the real stems on, it DOES make them much more interesting! LOVE the great candlesticks all lined up. thanks for sharing the inspiration at VIF! xo

  28. Your Pumpkin vignette is gorgeous! I love the cross-stitch piece too. It is beautiful.

    I have posted a pink post to honour a very dear friend of mine who passed away this week from breast cancer. This October's pink ribbon campaign is now even more important and poignant than ever before for me. I sure do hope you will come visit.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

  29. Love it! That is such a cute framed piece and the entire vignette is fabulous. Great idea adding real stems and I love the clay stem you made. Thank you linking to my party.

  30. Love your pumpkins~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  31. You're a genius! Love the real and faux stems! Everything looks great, and very coordinated!

  32. I love the height you achieved with this display, Miss Kitty! And what a great idea to use real stems! Thanks for sharing!

  33. What a great idea with the real stems and the clay one! It is a really pretty vignette. Thank you for joining me for the HSH Fall Open House!

  34. Beautiful display! Great idea using real stems too. I just found your blog and I'll be following along from now on...


  35. Beautiful display! Great idea using real stems too. I just found your blog and I'll be following along from now on...



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