The Great Pumpkin

Monday, October 12, 2009

I hope you all had a great weekend. I entertained our guests all weekend, and we had the best time. I was honestly a little (a LOT) panicked the night before they arrived because there was so much that was imperfect with my house. You know how you notice all the little things like strange spots on the carpet or smudges on doors when people are coming over? Yep...I was hyperventilating just a tad the night before, but we had an amazing time...imperfections and all.

Well, it's finally Fall in Oklahoma (55 degrees = Fall here), and I am dying to decorate some pumpkins in an amazingly cool way to adore my front porch. I've had an entire computer file dedicated to pumpkins the past two years...and I've yet to tackle one of these projects myself. Hey...I've been a busy gal.

If you're itching for a great pumpkin (get it..."great pumpkin" ha!) decorating project, here's some inspiration.


P.S. I believe all of the photos are Martha Stewart, but the first two pics were saved in my pre-blogging days...you know, back when I was innocently saving pretty pictures for my own use? So I'm not sure where I found them...so sorry!

17 Suburbanites Said:

Jacci said...

I have some of those same images saved. My favorites are the pale green (I think Martha called them "Lumina" pumpkins?) with the cutwork like creamware. Soooooooo elegant. Now, all I need is a set of woodcarving tools, a Lumina pumpkin or two, and 56 hours set aside :)

Thanks for sharing your inspiration, photos. I doubt we'll get around to big time pumpkin projects this year, but you never know!

Jacci

{ L } said...

I love inspiration that makes me want to jump right up and start working on something! Thank you. :)

Aura said...

I LOVE that first picture...I wish my front door looked like that! I have hundreds and hundreds of inspiration pictures saved, and I'm always so hesitant to post them because I never kept track of where I got them from. I don't want to be posting pictures of someone's kitchen like a creep and they run across it.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love pumpkins and mums (plus, I also love Martha).

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

I have an overflowing file of ideas that I've saved for years, too! Love your pics!

Leen said...

Martha has a way with pumpkins doesn't she?

Great ideas, thanks for sharing!

Sjn said...

oooh, metallic, I love that idea! Thx!

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

Yummy Photos!

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

The sparkly pumpkins bring joy to my heart. Just got SOOOO many good ideas. Thanks for sharing this post!

gina said...

Oooo- I LOVE the idea of the pumkins with the first letter of everyone's name!!

Room to Inspire said...

Great ideas - thanks for the inspiration!

Chelsea

Susan S. said...

Oh Wow! Those pictures are awesome. I'm glad you told us they were Martha Stewart, et al, or I would have felt very un-worthy! :)

Happy Fall Ya'll....from Houston!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

That first picture is such an inspiration, I'm in love with the wreath on the door!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

The pictures, all of them are just wonderful and a feast for they eyes, thank you so much for blogging and sharing all of them, love the gold pumpkins, so cool...I am a new follower of yours and I will be back to see more...Come visit

Girly Stuff said...

Glad you had a fun weekend! Good pics.

Rebekah said...

Wow. The cutwork on those green pumpkins is... wow. Can you imagine doing that? I'd make such a mess of it and I'd lose my mind.

Oh, Martha. Such a bar you set.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Those are some beautiful and inspiring photos. I didn't have money to put into oodles of pumpkins this year, but I'll have to store some of these ideas away for future years. Thanks!