Do you remember that little poem? You know the one that goes like this….
Pumpkin Pumpkin Pumpkin Eater….
Had a wife and couldn’t keep her
so he put her in a pumpkin shell and there he kept her very well.
Just what does that all mean?
I know there are a lot of little limericks and nursery rhymes that just don’t make perfect sense to me now.
Perhaps as children we understood to just take it like it is, instead as adults we seem to have to ask the who, what, how, and why!
Or at least I do. 🙂
So for whatever reason the pumpkin eater apparently ate pumpkins and coincidentally….I am here to talk about pumpkins and Fall outdoor decor today.
I started with beautiful mum plants at Home Depot and Lowes.
They were just starting to open as you can see in these pics and are now just flourishing.
I love Fall decor and Mums are the perfect decor.
I will be bringing out the hay bales and lanterns and other decor items but I wanted you to see the progression of how I decorate.
You see, you do not have to do it all at once.
Take your time and study your area that you are decorating and it is so much easier to determine what is needed where.
Only daughter shared with me last evening how she was trying to determine what to use as a centerpiece on her dining room table. She has most of her other decorating done and she is “living” with the pretty plaid tablecloth on her table until she decides what to do about a centerpiece.
That is what I am talking about.
And you do not have to limit yourself….Use whatever you have in your home. In other words shop your home.
One year, I made this easy display, using my glass cake plate and domed cover.
I added a few pinecones, cinnamon sticks, autumn colored ornaments and little pumpkins, plus a few fall leaves and BINGO! a Fall vignette or centerpiece.
Here is another Fall vignette…using a stack of plates, and a few Boo pumpkins that I painted. I added a hurricane glass lantern holding an orange candle.
Easy peasy and I made this with what I have sitting around the house.
I stuck orange handled flatware in a little white pitcher and added leaf plates and I am all ready for that apple cinnamon coffee cake that is the oven as we speak.
The pumpkin topiary can be made for indoor or outdoor use.
This topiary was so simple to make.
You can use glue to hold the different sized pumpkins together or…
if they are sturdy enough, you can remove the stems and stack them on top of each other and place them in an urn.
These are faux pumpkins that I bought on-line through Amazon, but you can find them at Michaels or Hobby Lobby.
Add a few Fall leaves around the base and for just a few bucks, you have a pumpkin topiary.
If you are stumped as to what to use for any of your Fall decor, I hope a couple of these ideas will inspire you to look around your home and see what you can use for a Fall decor, inside or out.
Have a great a wonderful day!
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