Thursday, August 17, 2017

Decorating for Autumn

How do you decorate for Fall?  Leaves on the mantle?  A pumpkin centerpiece on your table?

Plain velvet pumpkins are all over I came up with something different...pumpkins made from vintage silk beaded evening gowns!
 Why not put a little sparkle in your Autumn??
 I always wonder who wore this evening gown?  Did she wear it to a fancy Christmas party?  On a first date?       I made this one from a wedding gown.  Did the groom cry when the bride walked down the aisle?
Or do you prefer a more colorful Autumn??  These purple pumpkins were made from a Mardi Gras Ball evening gown.
 When I saw the silk plaid dress (below), I immediately thought of the Burberry brand.  Same colors and general look.  So in my Etsy shop, I called these pumpkins inspired by Burberry.  Amazingly, the Burberry company itself sent me an email through my Etsy shop.  They explained that I could not use that term, so now I just refer to them as 'plaid'.  
Do you prefer the popular all-neutral farmhouse look of Fixer-Upper for fall? 

Or the more colorful version of Fall? 

I love both!
Hugs, Catherine
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  1. You have crafted some truly beautiful pumpkins!

  2. I love the last little beaded and sequin one the best. I cannot believe that the company told you that you could not use their name. lol...what do they do....scour the internet for their name and then write mean emails?

    Was wondering when you were going to show us some more of your gorgeous creations. Have a wonderful weekend.


  3. These pumpkins are so pretty and you are very creative and talented....Christine

  4. These are so beautiful. What a wonderful idea.

  5. Such pretty pumpkins. I love to use real pumpkins as much as possible. I even bring in real maple leaves and replace them as they get wilted and dry.

    Please drop by and say hello!
    ஐღLaura ღஐ
    Harvest Lane Cottage
    ...doing what I can with what I've got where I am
    on a short shoestring budget!

  6. These are just beautiful! I love that you made them from something that had a previous life.

  7. Oh my goodness, Catherine. These are breathtaking. I need to save my pennies. Happy Pink Saturday. I am so glad you joined us, and I appreciate you making Pink Saturday special. Please join us often.

    This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week as "the one with the most clicks". Thanks again for sharing.

  8. They are all so pretty!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  9. Your pumpkins are all lovely. I especially love the purple ones. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

  10. You made such beautiful pumpkins from the pretty fabric of dresses!
    Thanks for sharing this at C&C with J&J.

  11. These look so cute! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  12. Burberry must be scanning for replicas. Clearly yours is not a replica. I love the plaid. They look a little spider web like. Cute.

  13. Really beautiful pumpkins, Catherine! I love how you've repurposed used evening dresses, really lovely! Happily pinned a bunch out to my Pinterest boards for you.

    Thanks for some lovely eye pumpkin candy,
    Barb :)

  14. Thee are all gorgeous. I love how glamorous they all are. Very very well done.

  15. These are just beautiful! I love seeing your creations:)

  16. I love all the pumpkins! They are so pretty and blingy! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Catherine, the pumpkins are so pretty and different! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  18. So many great ideas! I think I love your first ones the best, the evening gown, the wedding dress, and the mardi gras gown.
    :) gwingal


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