Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Punkins, Punkins Everywhere...

I kinda like pumpkins...
they're round, and curvy, and cute... they're even a little funny
with their lumps, and warts and funny shapes

Been looking for the perfect white Cinderella pumpkin
  in fact i've been looking for white pumpkins everywhere

 i found a few big guys at Home Depot... 

and plopped a couple in the urns on my front porch...

tucked in a faux fleur, and some real ivy...

and there you have it...

I really liked this rusty colored flower against the white... what a yummy color combo

So much that i tucked some of this color in the wreath on the front door...

I have since removed it... the rust colored flower...

It's so funny about color
i do get enticed by it,
but often intense colors start to bother me, even if they're pretty 

i end up back with my creams and grays and neutrals, 

they seem so boring alone, like in a can of paint
but all grouped together, and in different textures

the creams, silvers, and linen colors are beautiful and subtle and very complex the way they play off each other with shadows and light

and they seem to calm my mind   

then of course, there is pink
that's my weakness

painted punkin with some wrinkly pink ribbon

even the punkins get a touch of pink

the pumpkin above started out like the ones in the photo below

good ole Annie Sloan took care of that multitude of oranges real fast

see that adorable gingham ribbon stamped with 'Paris'...
I LOVE it... and ordered it from Mary at the Etsy shop

Here it is in her Etsy shop
how sweet is that!

I ordered a couple of styles of hand stamped ribbon from her, 
 they came in the mail so quickly, and were beautifully packaged with crinkly ribbon and a sweet little tag...

So thank you Mary, your ribbon is divine !
exactly as cute as your shop shows it to be

and as Forest Gump often said...
speaking of pumpkins that is...

"that's all i have to say about that"

...the end...


  1. Cindy LOVE those pretty white pumpkins and that ribbon is so sweet!

  2. Your white pumpkins look beautiful! Love the touches of pink, not overdone...just perfect!

  3. The ribbon is really sweet and I like the white pumpkins in the urns. Maybe, next year, I'll do that with mine! ~ Maureen

  4. I love the white pumpkins and these are some beautiful pictures. The Believe tag is lovely!!!

  5. oooooooh now i'm ready to paint some pumpkins! i have empty urns on the front stoop that are begging for em.

    love what you did with the ribbon. i bet no one else is going to think to embellish their squash with pink. you go.


  6. LOVE the painted pumpkins! GREAT idea! ..and I'm with you on going back to the neutrals. The ribbon is perfect :) well done!


  7. When I first started reading I thought you might just be describing me ; )
    I felt so much better when I scrolled down and saw all your cute little pumpkins. I think I love me some punkins Cindy!
    hugs from here...

  8. Love your pumpkins. Hope you will stop by and share at the fall linky party http://www.thevintagefarmhouse.com/2012/09/all-things-fall-and-folk-magazine.html

  9. Very pretty Cindy! Love how you shabbied them up!~Hugs, Patti

  10. Your pumpkin in the urn is fabulous!!! Love all the earthy touches... and then you took me inside and I fell in love with the white pumpkin with the gingham ribbon! SIGH! Love them all!

  11. So very lovely Cindy; you have that special touch!

    Speaking of pumpkins...I am having an amazing Giveaway of Plush Velvet Pumpkins from Love Feast!

    Art by Karena

  12. I love those huge pumpkins you've painted pink, they look delightful. Here in NZ we do celebrate Halloween but not as much as the USA so its fun to see what great ideas can be found. Your pumpkins look so pretty and feminine, so much nicer "I think" than the bright orange look with a scary face :) BTW I love your transfer ware and also the urns you bought. I am doing a makeover on the front of my house and still looking at the type of pots I will get as I want to put some topiary in pots.

  13. Hi Cindy.......I haven't stopped by in so long....and now when I read your post....It just made me smile. I love that you painted those little pumpkins white....they are so very adorable and the ribbon sets them of perfectly.



  14. Those are absolutely lovely. I love the twist on the traditional fall colors by using the pink gingham and the hand stamping is charming!

  15. Oh i love your dressed up pumpkins! Love the gingham ribbon too! Of course the pink is so YOU! Lovely!

  16. I love that ribbon too! Oh its so pretty at your cottage, I wish I could find some big white pumpkins, but since I didn't I painted real ones with Annies Old White too.

  17. Oh how I adore your pink front door, Cindy! ♥ You're a girl after my own heart! lol! I don't get into alot of fall decor here, but throw around a few white pumpkins and call it good. I love that pink ribbon tied around yours! Cute idea....that I'll probably end up stealing. lol! Have a great weekend, sweetie!

    xoxo laurie

  18. Cindy, I am subscribed to your blog and love your decorating style! I ran into Walmart this evening for a few things and got sidetracked in the produce department when I saw the most gorgeous pumpkins ever!! PINK CINDERELLA PUMPKINS!!! I immediately thought of you! I couldn't leave without one...and the best thing about buying a pink pumpkin...the proceeds help support breast cancer research!! A win-win in my book!!

  19. Haha - I'm with you! Every time I try color I end up going back to my neutrals. LOVE all of your pumpkins!

  20. Hi Cindy! I just found you through hopping over from Laurens closet :-)
    I've never seen white Punkins before and I LoVe them! Love your blog and picies and your fall decorating,especially the urns. Just added you and will pop back soon,love julieXxXxXx


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