My decorating style runs the gamut from contemporary to traditional to industrial, and even just a little country primitive.
I incorporated several of those styles into my fall display in the kitchen this year, using a large,vintage bulb tray as the starting point.
There is a multitude of different items in this display, but the focal points are the sweet fabric pumpkins that I ordered from my blogging friend, Angie,
who I actually got to meet in person at the spring show of the Vintage Marketplace in May.
She recently posted that she had sewn some pumpkins from vintage fabrics for sale, so I placed an order for a few of them.
The white pumpkin is made from a nubby chenille fabric that reminded me of a bedspread that you’d see back in the 1950’s.
The smaller white pumpkin has been aged to look worn, while the dark pumpkin in the back is made from brownish-black fabric that looks really old!
Here is the smallest green pumpkin on top of a large wooden spindle.
At the base of the spindle, I layered some metal gear plates from a long since torn apart car engine. These were a yard sale find earlier this summer.
Over-sized wood dominoes were laid haphazardly in from of the gears.
Now we all know that cornucopias are associated with fall’s harvest bounty,
so I created my own version of one, using an old tin funnel that I filled with gourds and a small white pumpkin.
Hardly traditional, but it’s quirky- just like me!
This primitive crow on a stick fits right in with the look. I used two of them in this display. They’ll stick around through Halloween, I’m sure.
I simply propped them upright into one of the holes in the gears.
This “Love” pillow cushion is nestled in between the three pumpkins.
The other three pillow cushions surround the wood spindle on the opposite side of the bulb tray.
An ornamental pepper bush with red and purple chiles adds some vibrant color to this table display.
A more subtle green tone comes from this sprig of dried hydrangea from our garden.
I’m still working on the fall decorating and want to get it out so I can enjoy it before I have to start thinking of Christmas! That season comes so soon after this one, or so it seems!
Working outdoors has taken precedence to the inside of the house, so I’m really behind in my autumn fluffing.
Over the weekend, I found out that I’m once again battling a mole problem.
I had them under control in the backyard, but now, they have invaded my newly planted landscape beds in the front yard.
Bumpy tunneling trails are ruining all of our hard work, so I’ve called in the critter guy from my lawn service to help out, once again. I don’t like these pesky varmints, so I certainly
hope they will be eradicated soon!
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