Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Fall Decor: White Pumpkins In A Planter

I have been spray painting everything I can get my hands on lately...it's so much fun, except for the ugly index finger syndrome, maybe I should wear latex gloves???

Here is my newest creation for Fall...I didn't even know where I was going with these....the pumpkins were a faded orange color because I have been using them as outside displays over the years....and the planter was a garage sale find, it was green and chippy and ugly....but look at them now, I love them!!! Even my husband loves them :)

I also wanted to let you all know that we tried the Maple Glazed Chicken with Sweet Potatoes recipe that I posted yesterday and it was DELICIOUS! Definitely a keeper, yum!



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Marie said...

What a great idea!! You've got the wheels in my head turning! (which could be dangerous!!) I love that you spray painted those pumpkins white. I love those white pumpkins but it never occured to me to do it myself! This is why I love blogging...you all have wonderful ideas. :o)

Darlene said...

What a fabulous idea to spray paint those pumpkins white!!! They are just perfect in the holder! Great job and a great idea!!!

Karen said...

Hi Bella,
I love your blog! I found you through Lynne. We just moved and I'm going through ideas for our dining room, too. Love the pumpkins;)

Kari said...

So cool! I love all things FALL, so this is right up my alley! :)
Thanks for sharing your ideas.


Liz said...

This is SO inspiring! You've made my whole day... I've been pondering moving away from my orange pumpkins this year.

Twice as Nice said...

How cute is that? The nice thing about blogging is you learn how to recycle. Great idea.

Tootsie said...

sweetie! I love your blog! If you hadn't come to mine I never would have met you or seen it! thanks so much.
Now that you are on my list!!!!....please take my award with you if you like!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I'm bummed that the summer is almost over (where did the time go?!?!) but I am a fool for fall. :-) Since it's our first year in the house (*a* house even) there's no telling what I'm capable of.

Nice job on recycling the pumpkins!

Oliver's said...

Thank you for stopping by and for all of your nice comments. I too love a bargain, and I am mad about feathers and I am decorating for the first time with white pumpkins this Fall I love them but they do take a little getting used to. I am thinking the ones I got on clearance at Target are a little too stark so I may add some chocolate glaze to tone them down. So nice to meet you I will be back to visit often. Smiles, Paula

Ms. Tee said...

What a great job you did on your pumpkins! I am thinking of using white ones this year - it's a nice change. :)
P.S. I LOVE sweet potatoes - I think I'll have to make your recipe. :)

Mrs. Trixi said...

Oh, how cute. I love that!

Picket said...

Great idea girl..I will have to try that and I think I'd even rub alittle stain or glaze on mine to make mine alittle more rustic then they would go with my stuff just great...thanks for the info girl! Have a great day!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Bella, you were asking about those panels on the bottom of your DR. Honestly, those are very classic & I wouldn't do anything to them. I wouldn't put anything inside, it would just detract, I think instead of making a focal point of that area. I would love to do some molding in my DR like that & I plan to just paint it all white like my trim is. That's my opinion! That's a very classic look.


Kitty Scraps said...

Hi Bella,
I heart your refurbished white pumpkins! Great job! Isn't it wonderful to be able to get an up to date look without spending a fortune? You've certainly managed to do that with your fall decor. Again I must say it, GREAT JOB, well done you!

KarenB said...

Hi Bella, thanks for stopping by. I love your pumpkins. I used to buy real white ones when I lived in the Midwest. I doubt if I can find them here in SoCal. Maybe I'll have to buy a can of spray paint.

Karen B.

The Berry's Patch said...


Great idea for pumpkins! You've got the fall decorating fever. You go girl!

Brandee :-)

Ramona said...

Hi Bella ~ Your pumpkins are gorgeous! I love white squash. I love fall...it can't come quick enough as far as I am concerned. I love your blog too....thank you for such sweet comments....I love making friends from afar!

That pumpkin doll from yesterday's post was made by Christine Crocker from Deerfield Farmhouse...check out her blog. She is wonderful. I sent her a photo of my doll that she made years and years ago...she remembered making that doll! So creatively cool.

I am off to check out your recipe ~ Yum!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Bella! I just love your blog! You are so creative and Have such wonderful ideas....honey, I just loved it when I saw that you love garage sales too! Me and my husband Robert are yard sale junkies! LOL! I loved the pictures of you giving your mama a gift...times like that are priceless and you are so beautiful! That looked like a fun day for you, your son and your mama. Btw.... your pumpkins are precious too...I love what you did with that metal vase.... Wonderful! Have a great night.


Jan said...

First of all, I love sweet potatoes. Yummers. Those pumpkins look fantastic. It is amazing what a little spray paint can do. :)

Great job and very clever.

Meghan said...

Love white pumpkins.
I had white one that I bought at Target on clearance last year for a $1.
Sadly, I will never get to use it b/c I had put it on the bathroom sink to get something & my toddler grabbed it, it fell & broke.
I will envy yours!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Such adorable pumpkins! Everyone has these great fall posts up lately...makes me want to break out the hot cider! Your blog is so pretty! Thanks for visiting me today!

The Nunes' said...

I love all of your fall projects! We are sooo ready for fall here in AZ... I've definitely had enough of the 100+ temperature days. And I almost used the same paper on my plaque as well... I love how yours turned out! So nice to meet you too!



Joy said...

I thought I left a comment earlier but for some reason it didn't post.
After reading your post I'm having a hard time resisting the urge to decorate with pumpkins and to cook maple-glazed chicken with sweet potatoes. You made it all look so good!

Hooked on Houses said...

Well, that's fun! I love your white pumpkins. You are so creative!

Meanwhile, I still haven't even begun to think about Fall yet. My house is still acting like summer is in full swing and not even close to ending.

I think I'll have to try that maple-glazed chicken recipe. Sounds delish! -Julia :-)

nikkicrumpet said...

WHOA how did I miss this post...you sneakin things in when I'm not looking? I LOVE the white pumpkins! The look so beautiful!

I'm glad my last post made you laugh. I'm also glad you liked the line about the "neighbor kid" It was the one that made me laugh too!

Shanda said...

You have me just itch'in to decorate for fall. Shame on you. Love all you did.

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