Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Elegant Autumn Pumpkins

How about some elegance this Halloween and Fall?  I never decorated much for Halloween and Fall because I just didn't like much of the décor or the black and orange color scheme.  So....I had to make my own decorations!  What else!  Pretty and elegant -- that's what I like to create --  here are some of the pretty pumpkins I've been making for several months.  I start with a vintage beaded gown, some dried pumpkin stems, some vintage jewelry, and here is what I come up with...

Isn't the turquoise pretty?  But I couldn't stop there....

And if that's not enough....I had to do some velvet ones as well...

And last, but not least, how about some ever classic black and white?

I've been having lots of fun...every time I make a new one, my daughter gasps with delight!  We are ready for Halloween and Autumn!
Happy Creating!
Linking up with these fun parties:
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Made by you Monday at Skip To My Lou
Tuesdays Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
 Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House 
Show and Tell Friday http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
It's a Hodgepodge Friday http://itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com/
Frugalicious Friday http://decormamma.blogspot.com/
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Cottage Style Party at Lavender Garden Cottage
Simple and Sweet Fridays http://rootedinthyme.blogspot.com/
Pearls and Lace Thursday at Faith Grace and Crafts
The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday
Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time Interiors
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Transformed Tuesdays at PJH Designs One of a Kind
Tuesdays at our Home at Our Home Away From Home
You're Gonna  Love It (Tuesday) at Kathe with an E
We did it Wednesday at Sew Much Ado
Tutorials Tips and Tidbits at StoneGable
Blissful Whites Wednesday at Timewashed
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Strut your stuff Saturday at Six Sisters
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Share Your Cup Thursday at Jann Olson Blogspot
Share your Creativity (Saturday) at Welcome To It's Overflowing
What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
 Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound


  1. Amazing! Such creativity must swirl around in your mind....I think my fav is the BOO on the black elegant pumpkin. Where do you find all of your vintage pins?

    1. Thank you, Jillian! I usually find the vintage jewelry at the Canton Flea Market in Texas.

  2. So glad you stopped by my blog today & became a follower! I'm following you, too.

    Your pumpkins are fabulous! So unique & beautiful!


  3. Wow, Catherine, these pumpkins are gorgeous! How fun and colorful! Looks like you had a lot of fun making them and you did a fantastic job! ~Ann
    Tarnished Royalty

  4. Your pumpkins are amazing. I love the black ones, they're perfect for Halloween and pretty too.

  5. Thanks for the sweet comment and follow! I'm following back! those Pumpkins are amazing! Love the Peacock feathers!

  6. WOW~!! Blinged out pumpkins that are fantastic~!! LOVE the turquoise ones...all piled up so luxuriously! The black blings are gorgeous too...and LOVE that there are no ORANGE Yukks among them! I too dislike the orange and black theme, but love Fall, so leaves and such are pretty. But your photos and hard work are wonderful! THank you so much for sharing such beautiful ideas!!!

  7. Adorable. Bling! Bling! I love them.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  8. These are really pretty - you're so creative! I really like the peacock feathers. Thanks for visiting me. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

  9. So beautiful and unique, I love all:)
    Thanks for stopping by, I am your newest follower too. Hugs, Biljana

  10. Double wow, these are so beautiful! Happy Blue Friday!

  11. Those are so fun and pretty! The turquoise are definitely my favorite but really I love them all!


  12. Of all the creative pumpkins out there, I swear these have to be my favorite. They are so creative,beautiful, elegant, glamorous...fantastic. So happy to be following along now and will immediately go on a pinning frenzy with this post!

  13. Wow!!!! Those are the most gorgeous Pumpkins ever! I would not be able to pick a favorite.I will be following along to see what else you come up with.

  14. Beautiful! So creative and fun!! I am your newest follower on GFC... wanted to say hello and let you know I'm so happy I found your blog! Have a great weekend =)

    1. Thank you, Shana. Have followed you as well. Happy Creating!

  15. What amazing pumpkins! They remind me of Judith Lieber bags, so beautiful and elegant.
    Happy Pink Saturday,

  16. So elegant and lovely! Thanks for visiting my blog :) Have a great weekend!

  17. Wow, you have created such beauty in your ideas of colorful pumpkins. I am in awe of what you have done. Clever and original. Good job.
    xo, Jeanne

  18. Absolutely gorgeous! Who says Halloween has to be black and orange. You have certainly proved it. Love your pumpkins...they are so festive and beautiful...Definitely something ornate and elegant. I am happy to have found you. your newest follower, Linda

  19. You are so creative! If I had to chose, my favorite ones are the turquoise ones but all of them are so unique and lovely! I'm a new follower!

  20. Fabulous! And I have this vision of you gathering dropped pumpkin stems and explaining what you want them for... Visiting from STC Have a Blessed week!

  21. Stunning they are!! Liked the peacock one in peacock color :) Gr8 job!!

  22. Wow! These are so pretty! I especially love those peacock ones!

  23. Your pumpkins are absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Thank you so much for stopping by,
    Mary Alice

  24. So pretty!! I really love the first (turquoise) ones! :)

  25. Simply gorgeous! Such elegance and beauty. I especially love the black ones. Oh and yes, the turquoise! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.

  26. Wow - these are so elegant and detailed! Just beautiful!

  27. They are gorgeous! You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on over and grab a feature button for your blog. Here is the link to this week's party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/10/anything-blue-friday-week-28.html Hope to see you again at the little blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  28. Ornate they are! I love your pumpkins! You are very creative! Do you ever sell them or have an etsy shop? You are so talented.

  29. Thank you, Janet! I do, indeed, have an etsy shop, and I sell lots of pretty pumpkins there!. Thank you for stopping by! Catherine

  30. So many pretty pumpkins you are creating is such pretty colors, fabric and bead work! I love them all. Have a nice fall weekend.


Thank you for taking the time to comment! Your comments make my day!