Wednesday, September 19, 2012

White Pumpkins and Fall Mantel

I have been seeing all the white pumpkins in magazines the last few years.
I have been making pumpkins like crazy since I found a good tutorial.

I made some cute ones to go on top of my 

I made some black, white and lime ones during our labor day weekend crafty weekend..

Last weekend I got busy making some bigger ones for an antique basket for my hearth. 
I used white burlap,
white quilted fabric
 a drop cloth.

I stitched up various sizes while I was watching HGTV.
I trimmed them out with greens, black, burlap and berries and
I set them on the hearth.

I ran to get my passport photo. While I was gone for about 35 minutes the hot mess had destroyed all my work!!

Here they are before the destruction.
I was too annoyed to take a picture of the destruction.

Really she just chewed off the sticks and trim.
I got the glue gun back out and retrimmed them all.

I put them all back together and took pictures. I will tell you right now that this dog will not be left alone with these pumpkins again.

I've had this basket forever. 
It was my grandmothers. 
It's in its "as found" state.

It usually only comes out for 
pumpkins in the fall.

I can picture her using it in her garden.

I popped a white pumpkin from Michael's in the garden trellis.

I picked up these deep toned daisies at the grocery store.

 The gate started out black. I found it in the garden area at Home Depot. It was only $14.95.

A little white spray paint and some metal embellishments and it's done.  

 I love my new white mantel. I am sure you all are sick of it by now.
I couldn't add too much color for fall.
I am just to wild about the lighter palette.
There you have it, my first fall display.
There will be plenty more coming.

Linking with some of my favorite parties,
Please be sure to check them out.
Savvy Southern Style
The Brambleberry Cottage 
Primp Your Pumpkin at Debbie Doos 
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm 
I Gotta Create 
French Country Cottage


  1. Hi Katie: Your mantel looks just beautiful and I'm certainly glad you were able to repair the damaged caused by that hot mess! Years ago we had required a young dog and I was into Country at that time and had a lot of wooly sheep around. When I came home from work one day, my hot mess had destroyed each and every one. There was a sea of cotton wool scattered around. My friends at work made a framed certificate, made out to Curly, the Best Sheep Dog. It's funny now!..Happy Wednesday..Judy

    1. Judy, I had a country sheep back in the day. Thanks for sharing your story of your "sheep dog" Ha ha.

  2. Absolutely charming! I love white pumpkins too. The basket full are just too cute! Thanks so much for joining the party. Have fun.

  3. Super cute pumpkins and your fireplace looks fantastic! Hopped over from I Gotta Create and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy

  4. Your pumpkins are the cutest things ever. Funny dog! Glad you could repair them.


  5. I like your white pumpkins in the basket. Too cute!

    Linking from Debbidoos,
    Ricki Jill

  6. You are rockin these adorable pumpkins!So very festive and crafty too:)

  7. Great blog you have here...I just became a follower and look forward to going through your archives.

  8. I love white pumpkins...yours are very cute and they have so much texture. I think your mantel is perfect and loved seeing it again!

  9. Sweet! Fall is so much fun. :)
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  10. Your mantel is so charming~ thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!