Friday, September 17, 2010

Pumpkins & Pillows


Hi everyone! I thought I’d pop in to show you the pillowcover I found in my closet that I forgot I had. I think you may have too much stuff when you’re not aware of the stuff you have!
Chair
We’re getting ready for  our garage sale and I was going through the linens I keep in my clothes closet (cause I have nowhere else to keep them) and found this beauty that I think I bought at a sample sale.
pillow
I love pillows that are unusual! Isn't all that detail just too cute!

pillow&pumpkin
Since it’s fall I also thought I’d start adding a few pumpkins.

hydrangeas&pumpkin
This is one I decoupaged years ago. I just used some sheets of red and white harlequin paper on a white pumpkin (or I may have spray painted it white – can’t remember). I set it in an arrangement of fall hydrangeas that I bought last year at the end of the season (Target). I think it originally had some sort of candle holder.


Anyway, decoupaging is a fun way to personalize pumpkins so give it a try this year. The possibilities are endless!

Thanks for dropping by today!

63 comments:

sunshine said...

Look at me! You'd think I was just sitting here waiting for you to put up a post! ;p

I LOVE that pillow!! So beautiful. I have lot's of stuff in my closet as well that I've "forgotten". I really need to go through it all.

That pumpkin is awesome. Great idea. It looks perfect on there.

Have a wonderful weekend!

((Hugs))
Laura

A Vintage Chic said...

Beautiful, Manuela! I love cleaning through things and finding forgotten treasures! The pillow is just beautiful, as is your harlequin pumpkin--great idea!

Hope your day is lovely...

Julie

Atelier de Charo said...

The pumpkin looks very cute!!!

Kelley said...

Oooh, I love it when that happens, too. Alas, I've moved so often (19 times in 29 years), it never does. Love your pu'nkin. Made a really sharp arrangement.

Leann said...

Great idea for the harlequin. I thought you painted it. I've got plenty of scrapbook paper:)

Leann

E. Charlotte said...

I have that candle holder too! Hurray for Target! :)

I love the pumpkin and I may have to do some decoupage-ing this year as well. The pillow is adorable!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Manuela! Well...you know I LOVE that pillow...so frenchy! And your pumpkin is wonderful! I need inspiration. I still can't put out any pumpkins yet. It has just got to cool down! Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Richella said...

Darling Manuela--you've just given me another thing to decoupage! Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas!!

Hope your garage sale preparations are going well. Love your little pillow!

Nadine said...

A very adorable pillow! My autumn decorations are out of the loft, I just need to decorate...hopefully this weekend! :)

Blessings!
~Nadine

mizdarlin said...

Anytime you need help cleaning out your "forgot I had its" you just let me know..that pillow is beautiful..

Theresa said...

Love the pillow and the pumpkin arrangement! Enjoy your preparing for the garage sale! Hope you find lots more goodies!

HUGS!

Darlene said...

The pillow cover looks WONDERFUL and I love the pumpkin! It has been so HOT here I just haven't even felt like decorating for Fall yet. I'm sooooo READY for a cool front so it feels Fall-ish!♥

Liz said...

I LOVE your decoupaged harlequin pumpkin....that is WAY too cute! ~Liz =)

Bettsi said...

Love that pillow! It's just my style- what a lucky closet find for you! The pumpkin is pretty awesome too.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

The pumpkin looks so good that I didn't realize it was a pumpkin!!! The pillow cover is very nice, too!

Rambling Girl said...

Love your pumpkin! It reminds of your back porch you did last year but in black. SO pretty!

I also see your transferware your using also. I am ready to get some of mine out.

Oh and the pillow cover is pretty also...all thouse colors.

When are you having a garage sale? I would love to come to yours...it would be so neat with all the beautiful things you have.

Victoria said...

I have too much stuff as well and forget things I have or can't find things. I am cleaning out for my own fall yard sale and trying to let go of some items I've held onto for way too long!

If you sell that chair I want it! ;)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Like the pillow, but really like the pumpkin arrangement. Wow - I am really behind in blog hopping these days. Just read where you are selling your home Next Spring. I can relate to the stair issue - have arthritis in both knees and lower back. I am very much aware I will probably have to make a change down the road. Hope the sale and move goes smooth for you.
Have a great weekend.

Sharlotte said...

Love the pumpkin! It's a great change from the traditional orange. The pattern is one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing.
Sharlotte

shannon i olson said...

what a wonderful little corner. Makes me want to sit there with that great pillow and get comfy.

Debbie said...

That's it.
I'm going to decoupage a pumpkin.
I love that!!

Linda said...

Another great idea. I love the pumpkin, sometimes you don't want orange. I thought you had painted it but it might be hard to do the pattern on a pumpkin.

Brenda Kula said...

That pillow is perfectly you, Manuela! I have never thought to decoupage a pumpkin. Leave it to you to come up with it! I do love to decoupage too. Your house is going to make potential buyers go gaga, you know.
Brenda

Love the Decor! said...

Love the pillow and the pumpkins!! You have wonderful taste and everything you do is so classy

The Tablescaper said...

Lovely touches of fall! What a beautiful pillow. Life is in the details!

- The Tablescaper

Mrs.Rabe said...

Love the pumpkin!

Great idea!

Sherry said...

I love the pillow. Isn't it fun to find things we forgot we had. I love what you did with the pumpkin. I must get started on some fall decorating. Have a great weekend.

Diane Costanza said...

I love the harlequin pumpkin. Such a great design.I can't wait to start decorating for fall myself.

Diane

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

The pillow is beautiful! Don't you just love it when you find stuff in your own home. It's like getting new decor for free.

Was that pumpkin hard to decoupage? I love it.

Shelia said...

What a precious pillow!! It's you completely!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Wendy said...

I keep my linens in our closet, too! Actually keep our large platters there, too! Learned that from my mother in law.
Decoupaging your pumpkin is a wonderful idea. I am going to give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration :)
Have a wonderful weekend.
Wendy

Angie said...

Love the 2 fabrics on that cute pillow! It is just the French country look I like. I think I remember that harlequin pumpkin from last year. I gotta make me one too!

Debi @ Tuesdays Child said...

It's all so pretty and I especially love the chair ... beautiful!

Have a nice Sunday. :-)

Debi

Sue said...

What a sweet pillow- the colors are one of my favorite combinations! And your decoupaged pumpkin is just perfect. You have inspired me to do the same, Manuela. Tuesday AM has the best prices on paper napkins, so I'll have to go shopping when they open today. You always have the best ideas!
hugs, Sue

Kathleen Grace said...

The pillow is adorable. Kind of fun to forget about things so you can rediscover them again isn't it? That harlequin pumpkin is one of my favorite things you have done. I just don't love orange for autumn but taking the pumpkin form and doing something new with it is gorgeous!

Storybook Woods said...

Love the pillow, a very Manuela corner !!! xoxo Clarice

nannykim said...

this is really pretty--plus I love the chair and the little table--real cuties!

Adrienne said...

Pretty pillow - and what fun to find a 'new' one right in your own home! I always love your fall decorating - the harlequin pumpkin is such a fun thing! If you get a minute please stop by to visit - I shared news of big changes yesterday. Good changes. And I'd love to share it with you.
~Adrienne~

Merrie said...

Awww. That is such a fun sweet look! I love discovering forgotten treasures. You dont have too much stuff if you can put it away. And if you love all of it!

Mona Kay at Home said...

Wow, I don't know which I like better, the pillow (gorgeous, I LOVE yellow and red!!), the pumpkin, or that beautiful white painted CHAIR!!!

Your room is so beautiful...love the curtains too!

Melanie said...

I love the pillow but the table beside is looks so cute!

Cindy said...

Hi Manuela,
Your pillow is absolutely darling! Very unique. I also adore that pumpkin, I am thinking that I could do something like that to a shiny gold one that I have. You've set the wheels to spinning! Thanks!
Hugs, Cindy

Julie Harward said...

What a cute pillow..so cheery and bright! Love the little pumpkin too..too cute! :D

Paula said...

Isn't it fun to find things you've forgotten all about? I love both your pillow and your harlequin pumpkin. You made a clever arrangement by putting the pumpkin on top of the hydrangeas.

Suzanne said...

Cute pillow...when I forget I have something and find it, it's like Christmas! :)
The pumpkin in adorable too...and the pumpkin in the cement block is very determined!
Just read your "news" in the post below...hope you find the perfect home soon. Moving isn't fun, but the "blank canvas" to decorate will be!

Gumbo Lily said...

Somebody said to me recently, "Shop in your own house first before going out to buy." Cute pillow covering. And I like the decoupaged pumpkin too.

Jody

Bringing Pretty Back said...

CUTE!! So true! We have so much stuff!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

That pillow cover is very pretty and just perfect for your house too. That little pumpkin you decorated caught my eye too, it's wonderful!
Blessings,
Marcia

Susan said...

Good Morning, Manuela,
What a lovely pillow cover. It's perfectly fall with it's rich colors. And I really like the pumpkin you covered in paper or paint. ;-) It's so cute and matches beautifully with your room.

I hope you are enjoying your fall,
Susan

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Love these beautiful colors, Manuela. They lighten my heart.

Barb

Donna said...

Beautiful pillow, Manuela! Love it! I also like how you decorated the pumpkin. So cute.

Hugs,
Donna

Melissa Miller said...

That is the coolest pumpkin EVER!
Just precious Manuela! :)

Ann at the Handley Bungalow said...

That is one pretty pillow! The pumpkin arrangement is wonderful, too.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I LOVE that pumpkin! As usual, your decorating is top-notch!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a cute pillow! I've got to get my Mod Podge back out. It's been so long since I've used it, and that pumpkin is so pretty. laurie

Kristi said...

What a great pillow! Never can have too many! :) And how I would LOVE to go to your garage sale!!!! My goodness!!!
Kristi

Debbie said...

This has nothing to do with the post since I already commented "up there" somewhere.

I just had to share with you that I actually KNEW that you had done the tin back splash because I love it in your kitchen. When my niece first mentioned wanting to do it, I gave her two thumbs up and told her that it was, "What Manuela had in her kitchen..."

The pathetic part is that she knew exactly what I meant. LOL Then she looked at pictures of yours before doing hers.

Thought that might make you grin.

Andrea said...

What a unique pumpkin. I really
like it!
The pattern on the pillow is
very pretty!

Kim said...

I recently painted a juggling pin with a harlequin design. I a-d-o-r-e the pumpkin with it. I may be copying you, Manuella!

Sandy J said...

out of curiosity is it a real pumpkin or one of those styrofoam ones?

Janet, said...

I just love your decorations. . .and your chair. I, too, have too many things and sometimes forget what I have. I like the idea of setting the arrangement in a platter. I love platters and have lots of them. I get them at yard sales and thrift stores.

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The Inspired Nest said...

Be still my heart! I love that pumpkin. I will be using this idea too! I just found your blog today and I must say I have such a blog crush on you right now! Please excuse my rambling and excessive comments I will be leaving as I scour your previous blog posts!
Lacy