Have you ever collected something without even realizing it?
After finishing decorating my home for Thanksgiving I looked around and realized that, “I collect pumpkins”!
Some are old (like really old) and some are new.
Thought I’d show my pumpkin collection to you.
Let’s start with the new. The old may leave you laughing and laughter is always a good thing.
This sweet burlap pumpkin I bought at Hobby Lobby for 50 off. Figured I couldn’t even make it for that price. Love the velvet top!
I bought this book page one at a local boutique.
This is my favorite new pumpkin. Purchased it on sale also. Knew I didn’t need it, but that stem and black taffeta check stole my heart.
I bought this one at Swiss Days ( a large annual craft fair) years ago. I knew it was something that I could make, but it was not a bad price. Loved the real stem and the stitching.
These two were an after the holidays purchase one year.
Another after the holidays purchase.
This glass pumpkin was a gift that I won last year at a club that I am in.
This mini was a favor from the same club many moons ago.
These two candles were picked up for a steal. No, I didn’t steal them. lol!
Bejeweled pumpkins in my harvest bowl.
Before I show you the ones that might leave you laughing. I’ll show how the collection rolled over into a few dishes.
I have two pumpkin soup tureens. Both were given to me as gifts. Aren’t they cute?
And a couple of pumpkin plates. Oh, there’s another pumpkin.
Now here are the oldies that might leave you laughing. I made these eons ago in a Home making meeting. They were the latest and greatest back then. I do realize that if I removed the fabric and replaced it with burlap that they would be ‘hot’ again. Who knows, may do that next year. Think burlap will be out by then? Notice how one raffia bow is missing?
This is another trio that every year I wonder if I should get rid of them. But for some unknown reason I just hang on.
Now that’s a whole lotta pumpkins. And I don’t even like pumpkin, as in pie that is.
Yup, I’m a pumpkin collector and didn’t even know it!
Have you ever collected something without intending to before?