Friday, October 11, 2013

Tarnished Silver Stemmed Pumpkin Vignette

Yesterday was rainy and grey. 
There was the steady music of rain drops on the roof.
 At its own discretion, a soft wind would blow,
 sweeping colorful leaves from their boughs, 
leaving them strewn,
wet and heavy, 
on the grass. 

I love days like that. 

It was the perfect day to do some Halloween decorating. 

While I love decorating for holidays, I think I enjoy Halloween the most.
 Something about the tease of all things cold and dark, against the warmth and safety of home.

I decided to focus on a table in my living room. I had purchased some wooden spools the other week at Sweet Clover with my pumpkin display in mind. My plan usually involves keeping things simple as possible and using as many natural elements and items from the home.

So, I gathered,

the wooden spools,
some tarnished silver...a tea set and various knives and forks (the more ornate the better),
branches from outside, spray painted black,
some cornhusks pulled from the husks flanking my front door,
3 pumpkins painted with Annie Sloan White Chalk Paint,
oh, and a couple sticky glitter black spiders from Michaels, 
because I always need to throw in a little "creepy" for my boys. 

The only "to do"...

Remove your pumpkin stems either by breaking off or carefully cutting away with a knife. Then,
 cut off a piece or two of the end of the corn husk and twist about in half to form two leaves. If you cut up about 10 inches from the tip of a husk, one end will be pointy like a leave, the other you can trim to a point to make a second leaf.
Place on top and then
 pierce your pumpkins with the knife or fork, going through the husk.

Now, elegant silver stems.

Find beauty in your day:)

Linking to these fabulous blogs:

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Cassie Bustamante said...

LOVE it! the pumpkin stems are awesome and love the spools as pedestals! thank you for sharing!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

I love these! The stems are so creative. I found you at the pumpkin party.

Rita said...


How creative!! I love the silver stems! That table is gorgeous! I love it all!


Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell said...

What an awesome and creative idea. Love it. Thanks for linking up to the pumpkin parade. (When you have chance please make sure to link back).

Gretchen@BoxyColonial said...

What a cool idea! I love your teapot with spiders, too :)

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This is such a wonderful idea! Nothing better than silver and it really adds a pretty, classy touch. I'm thinking a Halloween tea party is in order.

Thanks for linking up to the Pumpkin Parade!

Unknown said...

I love the silver stems and the overall vintage look!

Thanks so much for linking up at Wine'd Down Wednesday. Please be sure to link up next week again!

Unknown said...

That is really interesting and creative. Very elegant, as well! Thanks for sharing on WDW!

Kim~madeinaday said...

Stopping by to let you know I'm featuring you this Friday on my Spooktacular Linky Features! Thanks so much for sharing on Made in a Day!

Sarah said...

I love these! Such a cute idea. :)

Shannon Barefoot said...

Super cute! Love this idea :)

Kathysue said...

Very clever and original. Love this idea, I had to PIN-IT,

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