My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Picture Perfect Pumpkins!

Not all of my front porch pumpkins make it into Jack-o-lanterns.

I always save some for a Thanksgiving welcome.

My rustic plant stands help to do the trick.

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This pumpkin is so small that you would hardly take notice.  But thanks to my rustic stand it now becomes picture perfect!

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Just the perfect amount of rustic charm. Oh-oh, looks like this pumpkin could use a bath.

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who could want for more?  Perfect charm and at the cost of $20 an amazing bargain.  I have seen similar plant stands at a nearby shop and they are marked over $100.  Thanks to my friend, Dolly’s Aunt Bunny for selling me this beauty!

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How about this unique pumpkin on my $10 yard sale treasure?

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Again, this stand has just the right amount of rustic charm.  No new paint job for these babies.  Don’t you love the color of this pumpkin?  My friend, Ann and I call it creamscicle. Doesn’t it remind you of the creamscicle bar?

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I love the pale color next to my vintage cabinet.

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Do you save pumpkins after Halloween?  I usually spray a few gold after Thanksgiving and throw them into my Christmas d├ęcor. 

Hey, a girl’s gotta get her money’s worth. lol!

Hope you’re having a ‘Picture Perfect’ day!

Hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday

Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday/Serving Up Autumn

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday

14 comments:

Susie said...

Since my girls are grown...I never make jack-o-lanterns. I use the pumpkins for a Fall decor. I usually just decorate for the seasons, I will throw in some Christmas stuff for the month of Dec. Then it may just be snowmen. xo, Susie

Salmagundi said...

Never thought about saving my pumpkins -- usually I can't stand the orange color any more and they are out of here on Nov. 1. Love seeing it in other's homes - just not mine! Sally

jenclair said...

Any pumpkin that doesn't scream Halloween gets a longer stay around here. Love the idea of spray painting them gold and using for Christmas decorations.

Fran said...

I love your creamsicle pumpkin! I haven't carved mine into jack-o-lanterns either, so they are still on my front steps, along with the mum pots that are still in bloom.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love the little pumpkins on the plant stand!

Carol Scheurich said...

Great idea about painting the pumpkins with gold spray paint! Great plant stands, too!

NanaDiana said...

I use our pumpkins until they freeze to the ground and MyHero starts bi....complaining! I love to keep them until I put Christmas stuff out.

I love the Creamsicle one. That was one of my favorite treats when I was a kid- xo Diana

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
Great pumpkins! Love the rustic plant stands...I wouldn't paint them either! Love the big one on the single stand, all of that natural texture.
All the Best,
Christine

priscilla said...

Jann, what a cute way to display your pumpkins !

Sarah ~ Magnolias Attic said...

Love your pumpkin displays -- and the creamsicle pumpkin is a beauty! I love using the little decorative pumpkins (or gourds) for Thanksgiving.

Katherine Wolak said...

Lovely pumpkins and a fab spray paint idea! :D

Hugs,

The Polka Dot Closet said...

NO, I never thought about saving them for Thanksgiving and then spraying them for Christmas, you are a genius! I love your plant stand!

Carol

Kris said...

Love the iron display. I keep my pumpkins out til Thanksgiving. I always hate to see them go. What do you do with yours?
XO Kris

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Jann!
I love your Creamsicle colored pumpkins. I remember when we only had orange pumpkins to choose from. Now, with white and creamy sherbet colored ones...they're such a fun to decorate with.
I love your tiered stand and chippy vintage stool.
Have a great Veteran's Day, my sweet friend,
Hugzzzzz,
Carolynn xo