The neighbors are watching...


Pulled out my spray can...then the first color I spray painted was "cream"! Cut out little paper circles...used painters tape and gently taped them on. My second coat was "black" then gently peeled off the paper circles. Tied a bow on top and it's a cutie "patootie" from stem to bottom!

My neighbors are very curious why I am spray painting all my pumpkins! I do love the simple, orange pumpkin. However, my porch furniture and cushions are black so I thought polka dot pumpkins would "spruce" it up.


I took out all my summer flowers (dead from cold nights and wind) and replaced it with berries and pine plus pumpkins. I spray painted a couple pumpkins cream as an added touch! I think it was "Joy of Home" that was talking about "tweaking" her decorating. I will be doing some "tweaking" but for now it will do!

I think the polka dot and cream pumpkins would look great on some type of stand and some type of greens or sticks under it...not just on the pavement! Any ideas??? What could I do to make this a bit more dramatic? I know I know ....it's just a pumpkin but even a little pumpkin can have "Drama"!

Have a great weekend!  







65 comments:

Elinor Dashwood said...

I LOVE your black and white pumpkins!!!! What a great idea! All your harvest photos are magnificent...such inspiration. I wish I had more time to decorate like you have. Do you usually keep your seasonal items in a bin or do you find new things to decorate with each year (excluding perishables like the pumpkins of course!)?? I'm just curious because I don't have that knack like you seem to have. I'd love some decorating hints and tips for the holidays.

Have a blessed weekend!!
Elinor

mysteryhistorymom said...

I love the black and white pumpkins with your rocking chair and cushion! Now I am inspired to do the same! I have a white rocking chair and a white porch swing.... Lori

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I really like what you did with your pumpkins...Some times we need to spice our pumpkins up with something other then cinnamon! I think you did a great job of it.

Michelle in Mx said...

ooohhh! I'm visiting in return to your visit to my blog! And WOW! I love the music, the title (my kids and husband are HUGE fans of sand in their toes and shells . . . well, everywhere!) And the black and white pumpkins is a hoot!!!
I'll be adding you to my blogroll!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a blessed day!

Joy said...

So cute! Designer pumpkins! You should set them on inexpensive pots that you've spray painted. Or on a bale of hay that's tied with a black and white bow.
I enjoyed looking around at the decorations in your home too. And the pear cobbler makes my mouth water!

Lisa & Gerald said...

Oh I love every thing about your helloween decorations! TOO cute you always have great idea's

April said...

What a cute idea to spray paint pumpkins black and white!! I really love the one with polka dots. My younger daughter would go crazy over it! I, actually, think I could pull this one off! Look out Micheal's...here I come!! :)

Homesteader in Training said...

I love that idea! How cute. I am decorating for fall this weekend. Though in Florida it won't actually "feel" like fall until February lol.
Great job!
Kim

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

The pumpkins look terrific....I adore the black and white polka dots!!

Trying to think what you could set them on....I know you only have two sitting there, so this may not work, but maybe you would want to try it....I usually get a small bale of hay...and set something on top and then on the ground...I usually do a couple pumpkins in various sizes and mums....might work, might be too much for this area. I usually do this on my front porch!

Have a great day!

Lisa

Rae said...

Looks oh-so-FABULOUS!!!! I just might borrow your idea!!

Kim ~ My Journey said...

OK, now those are some adorable ideas!!!! Too cute!!! Happy Friday!

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

AWESOME~ oh my goodness. I am SO stealing this idea!!!!

Love LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!

Debbie said...

Hi. Just found you through a comment you left on another blog. You are so creative! Could you come over and help me?

rkdsign88 said...

So creative & turn out as a great work, good job!!

Classic Charm said...

Ha, genius! Looks awesome!
Hugs,
Rose

My Place of Peace said...

So chic...love it!

Anonymous said...

Now I know why you never answer your phone...Love Mom

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

That pumpkin is so so so cute. I love it!! I didn't think I would go for a black pumpkin but I think I might copy you now. :) Have a great weekend!
Carrie

Kathy said...

Now this is the kind of stuff I enjoy doing. Last year, I sprayed my pumpkins with black glitter and added purple ribbon - awesome!
You did a great job! Thanks for sharing!

Carrie said...

I love them I have black and white pumpkins too. I think they are great. The black one reminds me of my toes! haha

Shannon said...

Very Cute. . . I need to get on my decorating soon!

Frugal Finds said...

I love, love, love your painted pumpkins!!! How cute!!!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

The CUTEST pumkins I've EVER seen! That is beyond adorable! I am excited about this one!!!

~melody~

Angela said...

Oh my! I LOVE your blog - what a great idea for the pumpkins too! You have inspired me to try some myself this year...

I have enjoyed reading some of your posts just now, and appreciate your kind comments at my blog - I can't wait to check back again and see what you have to say!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Oh my gosh! Completely cute!!!!

M ^..^

The Berry's Patch said...

Oh love this!! I like the idea of placing them in pots with that grey grass underneath. Or Walmart has those plant stands. They would be cute just about anywhere. :-)

Belle said...

I am SO stealing your idea!

Virginia said...

Thanks for stopping by, your pumpkins are adorable.
Great idea!
Blessings, Virginia

Sandra said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE it, you are just so crafty :)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I am in the process of doing this with a few little paper mache pumpkins. I LOVE polka dots. Love your Fall.......gorgeous. cherry

Corinne said...

I love what you have done with your pumpkins! I love the black & white. Thanks for stopping by! Corinne

ROXY said...

I know, Isn't the food great!! Although, we always over eat and feel yucky! But what the heck it's once a year right?

I love your black pumpkin! What a neat idea with the polka dots. I also the season vignette in your window boxes! I tried something similar but didn't come out exactly as planned;) Thanks for stopping over. Hope to hear from you again really soon:)

Jodee Leader said...

Your pumpkins turned out fabulous! You are sooo creative!

Beth said...

Oh I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your pumpkins! What a creative and cute idea! You are always up to something cool.

Amie@HeartSmiles said...

I LOVE them. I would have never thought to do that... so clever. I am going to have to mooch this idea off of you. Thanks for sharing!

:)
Amie

Kelley said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog this week, I have had a great time exploring yours! You are a VERY talented crafter/decorator and I am looking forward to visting you often. I have rockers that are almost identical to the ones in this post, I may have to "borrow" your idea for the matching pumpkins and I will definitely be trying the pear cobbler!

Enjoy your weekend....

Christy said...

Oh my gosh... how clever and cute is that!!! The pumpkins look GREAT next to the chair. I love your other arrangement too with the pumpkins, very pretty!

Have a wonderful weekend!

At Home In Georgia said...

I love those fancy pumpkins! They look so nice the way you have them diplayed too.

Our Complete Family said...

Oh my goodness. I love them! You are so crafty! What a fun post to read this evening. I want all black and white pumpkins outside now!!!

joysmallpack said...

Hi! I found your blog through a comment you left on another's about their butterfly cupcake cake! I love your polka dot pumpkins so very much, and also all your treasured finds at the Country Living Fair! I'd be finding a spot in my home for those same things if I had visited that fair. (One favorite was the "Tweet tweet" pail!)
My daughter's #1 favorite thing is ballet, and you mentioned that you made a ballerina cupcake-cake on that other blog... I would so LOVE to see that! Is that possible somehow?
Your blog is lovely. I'm glad I visited! :)

Tricia said...

Live the contrast of the pumpkins. What a cute idea. Your fall ideas are great.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hi!

I needed to come back...I read your comment on the book and adoption...I could go on and on about it, but what you heard is correct.

We started this process in Dec of 2005...our paperwork finally got to Ch*na on May 12, 2006...that is our Log In Date....they refer the children in the order in which you paperwork is received....so as of last week we have been officially waiting 28 months. It looks as though we have about another year of waiting....it seems endless!

I feel horrible for complaining....Sarah's adoption was a surprise along the way that we never expected....and of course we have my sweet boy Nick...but there are many families waiting for the first child....

A little over a year ago, they tightened up the restrictions...fewer people meet the new criteria..in fact, we would not qualify under the new guidelines because of my health history. Thankfully, we are grandfathered.

OK...sorry to leave you all of this info here....I would have emailed you if I could....don't think I have your email address....mine is attached to my profile!!

Enjoy your weekend....still LOVE those pumpkins!

Lisa

Sandy Toes said...

I do not have the picture of the ballerina cake...well, I do but it's a hard copy. It was cupcakes in the shape of a ballerina with an edible art on top!

Marie said...

GREAT pumpkins! Your mom's comment cracked me up!!! lol

Montee said...

Thanks for visiting my blog the other day! I also spray paint my pumpkins every year. Sometimes I add some glitter. I know my neighbors must wonder about me too! I live in Texas and it is so warm here still, I wait until about mid-October to buy pumpkins. When we lived in TN, I would take the children to the pumpkin patch that was right down the road from our house. No pumpkin patches here. I just buy them from the store and they are much more expensive. Gotta have pumpkins though!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Love it all! Love the bow on the pumpkin too, awesome ideas!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

putting you on my blogroll!

Kathryn said...

Adorable!! If your neighbors are watching, they are coveting your autumn decorations! :-)

Ms. Tee said...

Very,very cute! I never thought of a black pumpkin, but I really like it. Have a great weekend! :)

Kimba said...

Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh!!!!! I love your polka dot pumpkin! What a great idea!

You really have a lovely blog. I'll be back to visit.

Kimba

Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

Love your dramatic pumpkins; I may copy your idea!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Amy said...

ok... so that is so creative. I love it!!!!!! Who would have ever thought of the planter being filled with something besides flowers. How cute. I love love love FALL

Angela said...

I *LOVE* your funky punkins!! I am so eager to decorate FALL and you have really gotten me stirring to do it now.

I came upon your blog via Sandra's (Diary of a SAHM) and we have the same tastes in blogkins :o) Looking forward to watching your creativity!

Blessings!
~Angela

The Nester said...

Super cute idea!!!!


Don't worry about those neighbors, they were just jealous!

Deb said...

Love the black and white pumpkins. Super fun, and what a good idea to fill those wall baskets with pumpkins and gourds. I have one that is dead, and the other that is still blooming with sweet potato vine. Go figure Texas weather.

Emilie Nichole said...

I had my pumpkins out in August, my neighbors didn't say anything but my mail lady did! She said "where did you get that cute ceramic pumpkin?" Nester was right, they are jealous!

Mrs. Jones said...

That looks so amazing! Great job.

~Heather

fairyflutters said...

It really looks beautiful and how unique! Good job! :)

Shannon said...

So cute!! I love it!

Vanessa Greenway said...

That looks so pretty! Just read about this project on a magazine today. Looks wonderful! Vanessa

new every morning said...

How striking ... and adorable!!!!
My girls would LOVE this!


Love your blog ... we have much in common!

Amanda said...

love the polka dots! wanted to try something sililiar this weened, just havent had time, you have inspired me!

Screaming Meme said...

I love them! So cute!

Lauren and Justin said...

love the polka dots... VERY cute idea!!

Hipmomofboyz said...

Those are the cutest pumpkins I have ever seen,,,,