Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Elegant Fall Decor

It's October!  Fall is here, and Halloween is just around the corner.  Are you ready?  Here's what I've been working on for fall this year...I love a blue and brown combination!
 I put just a slight silver glaze on this pumpkin stem for even more glamour.  Getting ready for a couple of craft shows here in Texas.  I'll be at the J.J. Pearce Pacesetters Holiday Bazaar in a couple of weeks.

After making these blue ones from a vintage beaded gown...I made these brown ones to coordinate with them.  Since the brown fabric was beaded in a blue color that was almost the same as the blue fabric, I thought they would look pretty together.

I can never resist embellishing my creations with jewelry.  Magnolia Pearl says "don't be afraid to layer beauty on top of beauty."  Agreed!

Love displaying them on silver trays...


  Then I went for white!  Worthy of a fall wedding, don't you think?

Or just to decorate in the all white style....why not white for Halloween?  There are no rules that say everything has to be black and orange!


Sigh...these just make me swoon!  Maybe I'll just keep them for myself....

This next set is just dreamy, maybe even ethereal!  It makes me sigh with happiness..


Soothing Dreamy whites...

 So glad you stopped by today!  Have an elegant Halloween!
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53 comments:

  1. Your pumpkins are gorgeous! I especially like the white ones. Pinning!!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

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  2. Those pumpkins are some of the most elegant I have seen! Love the texture and the glitter!

    Happy fall to you!
    karianne

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  3. Hi Catherine,
    Your pumpkins are glorious, I was making pumpkins this morning! Great minds... This is my first visit to your blog, I am going to go explore some more.
    en-JOY a lovely today,
    Kimberly

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  4. Oh my, your pumpkins are the most exquisite and beautiful ones that I've seen so far this season!!!!! Just lovely!!!! Following you back dear!

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  5. love them so much, I bought the white ones!

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    1. wow! Thank you, Vel! They are on their way to you - enjoy! Send me a photo of how you display them. Catherine

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  6. I have to say I have fallen in love with those beautiful pumpkins, so beautiful and different and outrageous, I love them ....I am your newest follower, come on over and meet the house guests...Phyllis

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  7. Hi, these are the more elegant pumpkins I've ever seen in my life! My Favorites are the white ones, but they are all wonderful. A hug from Italy. Paola from http://ilpaeseincantato.blogspot.it

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  8. Oh my word, these are totally fabulous. I would love for you to link up to Inspire Me that is ongoing now. www.astrollthrulife.net Hugs, marty

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  9. Those pumpkins are going to start a frenzy....they are unique, creative and totally stunning. You are truly an artist.

    Excellent job!

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  10. OMG I'm so impressed! These must take a lot of work to create! Love them all!

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  11. They are the most beautiful pumpkins ever! You are sure to sell out very fast.

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  12. Those pumpkins are stunning! I think the white ones are my favorites.

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  13. Oh, all your variations on an elegant pumpkin are exquisite!! Love the beaded, jeweled look! ~Lorraine

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  14. Dear Catherine these pumpkins are utterly elegant and lush and just gorgeous! I love the beautiful beaded fabric you have used.
    Thank you dear woman for coming to visit and leaving some encouraging words - just so sweet and thoughtful in this difficult time.
    Bless you dear friend,
    Suzy

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  15. Oh these took my breath! How gorgeous! I agree, "add beauty to beauty". Love your style. laurie

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  16. A beaded gown! How absolutely clever and creative. Pinning!

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  17. Wow - you've taken the humble pumpkin to a whole new level- gorgeous!

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  18. Quite elegant pumpkins! I could never part with them! Found you at What's It Wednesday and following you!

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  19. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! I love them all!
    Thank you for following me and enjoying my French Western pumpkins-I am following you too!
    Warm Fall Hugs,
    Jemma

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  20. You have the most beautiful and elegant pumpkins. I stumbled upon some of your creations last week on Etsy, I believe and pinned them. Just fabulous!

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  21. Wow, I'm knocked out. these are beyond fabulous!!!

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  22. Oooooh.......I'm in love.....utterly divine....I love the glorious embellishment on every single one!!!! Maybe the white ones are my favorite....or??? I don't know.....I love them all!!!

    I'm now following you!!!

    Love/hugs/blessings,
    Lana
    www.lanaseuropeanvintage.com

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  23. These are over the top gorgeous! The colors and bling are so rich and elegant, and the way they are displayed on the silver is fabulous. Love them!
    We'd love to have you link with us.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  24. OH.MY.GOODNESS. These are just breathtakingly gorgeous! So very elegant and rich looking...what creativity too! One question: Where do you find the pumpkin stems?

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    1. Hi, Debby. Thanks for your sweet comments. I get the pumpkin stems from a friend who works at a pumpkin patch every year for her church. She keeps any that happen to fall off - and a lot of them do. I also ask friends to save them for me, and I save my own as well. Just cut off any goo, then They dry naturally, much like a gourd. If any mold is present, I soak them in Clorox and water, scrub them, then dry them in the oven on low.

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  25. Oh my these pumpkins are just spectacular. You are a true artist. Your work belongs in a magazine.

    Stop by for a visit..

    Janet
    rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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  26. Oh my, these are gorgeous! LOVE them so much!

    Hugs,
    Judy

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  27. Oh MY!!!! I too love you beautiful ornate pumpkins! Will you have more in your Etsy shop ???? Especially LOVE the ornate white ones!

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    1. Hello, Debra! I do have more pumpkins in my Etsy shop. The white ones have sold out, but I have others. (Although i'm doing a craft show this weekend, so I'll be deactivating my listings for this weekend.) And I am all out of pumpkin stems for this year. HOWEVER, I am already planning for next year, and already have requests on etsy for next year's pumpkins. If you like, convo me on etsy so that I'll have a record of it, and I'll email you first when I have some white ones done. I can let you pick your favorite set from the ones I have, and do a custom listing for you before I put the rest up on Etsy. Thanks for your sweet words, and your interest in my creations! : ) Catherine

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  28. These are the most beautiful pumpkins I have ever seen! ...Seriously I'm speechless! :)
    Jennelise

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  29. Good morning! I just wanted to let you know I featured you today!! Thanks for linking up at our blog hop last week! Hope to see ya back this evening :)

    Fotini

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  30. These are stunning beyond words! I've never seen any like them. So gorgeous! Hugs, Leena

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  31. Hi Catherine, just hopping by to let you know that I will be featuring you at Share Your Cup this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  32. These are all so gorgeous! The beading and details are beautiful. I need to kick my pumpkins up a notch! Happy Fall and thanks for stopping by! I feel honored! Sweet hugs!

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  33. Oh my goodness! These pumpkins are AMAZING! Oh my....now THESE are pumpkins!!
    Thanks so much for sharing these (found you on Ivy & Elephants!!)
    Karla & Karrie

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  34. Just gorgeous. I am so envious. Your have created such elegant pumpkins.

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  35. I'm so excited to have found your beautiful blog!!! ELEGANT!! I visited your Etsy also and thought that the pumpkins were very reasonable. I'd love to have you come over to my party also if you can. Following in every way I can and can hardly wait to look around the rest of your blog. Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/10/what-to-do-weekends-41.html

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  36. Thank you, Linda - I will hop on over to your party! : )

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  37. Wow, your pumpkins are gorgeous! What a clever idea and so very elegant!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  38. Your pumpkins are just fabulous! Thank you for visiting my organizing blog and leaving such a nice comment recently.

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  39. WOW Oh my, I am totally in love with your pumpkins. They are so beautiful. I am on my way now to check out your Etsy. Hugs, Beverly

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  40. Beautiful Blog. Following you. Hugs, Beverly Tea Cottage Pretties

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  41. Oooooooo. Now that's my kind of pumpkin.

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  42. These are amazing. So elegant and beautiful Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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  43. Very elegant!!! Beautiful!! I would live if you share on my link party today!!
    Xo
    Isabelle
    www.lechateaudesfleurs.com

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  44. Oh my word, these are the most gorgeous pumpkins I've ever seen. Love them all. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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  45. Love your pumpkins so much I am featuring you today!! Thanks for linking.
    Xo
    Isabelle
    www.lechateaudesfleurs.com

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  46. Just gorgeous - came over from A Stroll thru Life - HAD to see these up close !!!
    Beautiful job!

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  47. Hi, I love how elegant and pretty your pumpkins are that you made! They will look really nice decorated for fall and Halloween. Have a nice fall weekend.
    Julie

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  48. You are the "Queen of Pumpkins"...I adore every one that you create!
    JP

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  49. OMG, your pumpkins are so beautiful. The blue ones are so lovely but the white ones are absolutely gorgeous.
    Bev

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