I'm big on seasonal decorating. Tweaking my decor to reflect the seasons, holidays. Adding a few - okay A LOT! - seasonal accents that do nothing but make me happy when I pass by them daily.
I love how creative people can be, changing and altering seasonal items to better coordinate with their decor. Seems, for me anyway, Thanksgiving is almost totally forgotten. At least in terms of decorating. I go way out for Halloween, and totally all out for Christmas . . . not so much for Thanksgiving.
I love how a few of the ladies whose blogs I frequent have spruced up their ordinary, store-bought faux pumpkins, or created pumpkins using beautiful, rich fabrics and trims, paints, etc. Makes me want to run to the fabric store and purchase some decadent velvets or luscious silks and brocades to create my own luxurious pumpkin patch.
Below, Heather Bullard created these beautiful pumpkins from a purchased kit sold at Olive Juice & Co. Boutique (darn, no longer available!). Aren't they lovely!?
More gorgeous pumpkin creations over at House of Whimsy.
Sarah, at Thrifty Decor Chick, enlisted the help of her spray paint and glaze to give her pumpkins a metallic makeover. Adding some glitter really spruces up ordinary, inexpensive gourds as well.
Spray paint and glaze . . . sure, that's easy. How 'bout adding some twine for added dimension. Who wudda thunk it? Well, the girls at Shanty 2 Chic, that's who!
Even Martha shows her version of the fantabulous fabric pumpkin in the November Issue of Martha Stewart Living.
And lastly, my humble version of the fabric pumpkin. Now, mind you, I made these . . . oh, 10/12 years ago . . . when I was doing craft fairs. This was when I was in more of country/ primitive phase. I must of made a bushel of these to sell - and sold tons! As you can see, I have a few left.
Based on all the beauties I've been seeing all over the net and blogdom, I think my little pumpkins might need a makeover for a more elegant Thanksgiving display.