Friday, September 4, 2009

It's Fall! (I hope!)


We've been having cooler temperatures so I'm hoping that it means fall is here! I have my last (I hope) dental appointment today so I thought we'd revist some things I've done with faux pumpkins to get in the mood to add a few fall touches to our homes!

To answer some questions about the Master Bath in the post below. The ticking stripe roman shade came from Target almost 9 years ago(I've shown it in previous posts about that bathroom) and the shower curtain is from Bed Bath and Beyond two years ago so I don't know if it's still available. The harlequin & fleur switch plate is from Hobby Lobby.



Pumpkins in tiny pots Fall 2007


Pumpkin w/fabric leaves & ribbon 2007


Pumpkin Topiary 2008 using rub ons


Pumpkin with leaf stickers


Pumpkin with stencilled fleur


Pumpkin in a jar


Green Pumpkin Target 2008

Of course, to save money, the thing to do is to buy fall stuff on clearance during the previous season. Which is what I did with some faux pumpkins so I could try some different things with them this year!


I hope this gives you some ideas of what you can do with those fake pumpkins!


46 comments:

Michelle said...

Hope your dental appointment goes well, Manuela :) I love all your faux pumpkins and can't wait to see your fall decor this year. Enjoy a great holiday weekend!

~Michelle :)

The Thrifty Countrywoman said...

I love that pumpkin with the fabric leaves and ribbons. You always have such wonderful ideas!

Thanks!

Jane

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your pumpkins are so creative! Hope your dental appointment goes well.
Hugs,
Penny

DarcyLee said...

Pumpkins are my favorite fall decoration! I love all of yours.

Jennifer said...

I love your fall pumpkins! Every year I look forward to seeing what you have come up with to dress them up. I saw some the other day where someone had taken fake jewels (in black) and did a sparkley fluer. I will have to try that one this year!

It does feel like fall. It's really exciting that it may actually be here! I hope that all is well at your dentist appointment. I know that you will be glad to have them over with.

Enjoy your holiday weekend,
Jennifer

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Ahh I love them all! I can’t wait to put out all my Fall stuff. I’ve already been lighting my Fall candles (pumpkin spice and nutmeg, yum).

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Darlene said...

Hope your dental appt. goes well. Love all the pictures of your wonderful Fall pretties. I have plenty of Fall things so I am just going to use what I have and try to arrange it differently.

southerninspiration said...

Hopefully you can do a happy dance when this dental appt is over......I understand what that means!
Your punkins are so cute, and you are such an inspiration with fabulous taste!!! ;)

Suzanne

Mrs. Dunbar said...

Thanks for all of the great ideas. We are still wishing for fall over here in SoCal.

Love all of your pumpkin creations especially the fluer de lis and the ribbon pumpkin.

Tricia Anne said...

I love your pumkins! :o) I can hardly wait for Fall! We had coffee on our front porch this morning and took in the cool air. :o)
I hope your appointment is a good one.
Happy Friday!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Colleen said...

It's not quite Fall here in the South but I am sure acting like it is! I packed away the summer decor yesterday and getting the fall goodies out today. It will be October or close to it when I start buying my real pumpkins, mums, pansies and all the fun stuff for outdoors. I LOVE FALL!

Richella said...

And these are wonderful ideas! Thank you for sharing them and providing the track-backs for us.

I've been in the throes of dental work, too. My mouth is a minefield. I feel your pain.

Take care!
Love,
Richella

Terri and Bob said...

I am so excited! Pumpkin posts!! I am going to get a few more things out this weekend! You have motivated me!

Melissa Miller said...

Oh my goodness how ca-uuuutte!
Love the fleur-di-lis. I would never have thought to dress up a pumpkin so pretty. I found a sage green one to match our family room at Kirklands and didn't buy it. I'm going back for it today.

Have a wonderful Holiday Manuela!
Let me know if you like the book and the recipe. ~Melissa :)

Love the Decor! said...

How fun
Love everything thanks for sharing!!

Kelly B said...

I love your pumpkin displays!! I got a lot of mine really cheap this past spring. The pumpkin with the sticker leaves is great!! ;0)

Rebekah said...

Those tea cups under the glass dome are SO cute! I'm going to look around my house today for something pretty to put under mine. Thanks for another inspiration!

Karen said...

Manuela, that is just too cute! I love the pumpkin topiary! And I never thought to stencil a pumpkin!

I'm with you, I Hope Fall is right around the corner. I'm tired of these hot, smokey over 100 degree days here in So Cal.

Come on by my blog and see what's up! I'm calling it "Doors of Welcome". I hope you join in!!! I think it's going to be a very fun event!
Have a safe long weekend!
Karen - Some Days Are Diamonds

Kim said...

Your pumpkins are fabulous!!! I haven't been able to get in a fall mood yet as it's still over 100 degrees here in southern California where I live. Thanks for sharing your fall decor ideas.

Alissa said...

i really like white pumpkin this year. such a great idea on using rubons and stencils. thanks!

Lee Laurie said...

I love all of your pumpkin ideas! I bought a few fall items on clearance last year and I think I will 'dig ' them out today! Thanks for the inspiration!
Hope all goes well at the dentist!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Like them all, but I really like the ones with rubons.
Have a happy & safe weekend.

jenjen said...

Cute Fall decorating Manuela. It is all so pretty! I am excited to get my Fall things out!

Thanks for your nice comment yesterday. I agree - my blog is usually my happy place and a place that brings me up.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

XOXO
Jen

Love the Decor! said...

Bed Bath and Beyond still has the shower curtain I checked this morning on line. I love It

Angie said...

I'm so glad you showed the pumpkins you have done 'cause now I have some good ideas to use! Good luck at the dentist and have a great weekend!

matty said...

I love the domes! Where is everyone finding them!?? Darling idea with the rub-ons, too! How do you think of these wonderful ideas? I get so inspired! Thanks!

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Mary said...

Time to dig out my faux pumpkins too - you did such creative decorations on them the past years Manuela, I'm inspired.

Loved your recent thifty finds - especially the tureen, a beauty!

Stop by to see my new addition to the dining room this week - I'm thrilled with my find!

Enjoy the holiday weekend dear.
Hugs - Mary

Mimi Sue said...

Your bathroom and mine are very similar. Mine has black and cream toile and butter colored walls. Love what you did with your plastic frames. It's getting to be pumpkin time for sure. Mimi

Manuela said...

I adore your pumpkins! I too love the white one with the fabric leaves. Too cute!!!
Best of luck with your dental appointment. I hate dentists!

glorv1 said...

Oh I dislike dentists so much. Hope you get all this done so you can go on and do your thing. Feel better soon. Now open and say Aaaaaaaaah. :D

Lady Katherine said...

Love the pumpkins! I going to skip fall this year! lol Since I go to surgery in October, I hoping to get a Christmas tree up and some decorations done. So I will enjoy all your fall! Well the girls may do a table setting for my youngest Birthday. We always do jack o lanterns then, but they may do it without me. I told them just bring the cake to the hospital and we will have a party! lol They probable kick us all out! Wish I bought some of those tiny pumpkins last year! I think I saw some at the dollar tree!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh I remember last year when I saw your pumpkin with the "rub on" decor, I was going to do one too, but I never did. Maybe I'll do it this year. I'm going to start getting out my fall decor this weekend, and you've given me a lot of inspiration with this post. laurie

Nancy said...

Oh girl, I love your pumpkins...I'm having a hard time getting in the Fall mood...I just love Summer to much, I guess! Nancy

Storybook Woods said...

Oh yeah, fall inspirations, I need it xoxoxo Clarice

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Manuela, I hope Fall is coming too!!!

Your decorating is lovely....I love it all!!!! Also, hope you are feeling better.

Barb :-)

Tanya said...

I'm just about ready to get the fall decorations out and of course pumpkins are at the top of my list!

salmagundi said...

I'm anxious to pull out the pumpkins, but until our remodeling project is done and the dust cleared away; I'll have to just enjoy yours. Sally

diXymiss said...

I love Autumn, but can hardly believe Summer is nearly over... Where, oh where did the time go?

What a beautful collection of fauX pumpkins and fall decor. I especially love the topiary and fleur de lis stencil ~ dramatic black on white. As always, your creativity inspires!

kayleeg2005 said...

i lovvvve that fabric pumpkin, it's soo sweet!!!!

Better After said...

Hi there! I just found your blog! I expecially love all your thrifting finds! :)

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Your pumpkins are so fun!! I love your red and white dishes. The cloche is so cute.
♥ Rebecca

Farmgirl Paints said...

Loved the pumpkin with the fleur on it. That was a great display.

Thanks Manuela for your comments earlier. Hope you have a great Labor day:)

The DIY Show Off said...

I love all of the inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

sheila from life @ #17 said...

that dining room shot with the chandelier and pretty chairs is one of my all time favourites :) I love it!

Sue said...

Did you know they opened a new Hobby Lobby near Town Center mall...it's great...it is on the same street as Best Buy and Target...it's right next door to Joe's Crab Shack....