Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pumpkin Spice

candlesticks: Home Goods, mini pumpkins and gourds: Michaels

I've spent a little more time this year decorating for fall. Stephen and I often pick up a few pumpkins and carve them, but I've added little touches around my apartment to spice things up. Stephen is very artistic, so this year, I left him to do the pumpkin carving, while I just painted polka dots on my little pumpkin. We usually stick to classic pumpkin faces, but this year, I wanted to do something a little different. Stephen drew out the design on paper before putting it on the pumpkin, and then used both a knife and a drill to create this. I absolutely love how it turned out, and it's the perfect addition.

I also picked up those candlesticks from Home Goods over the weekend. I realized after I purchased the bag of mini gourds that none of the vases I own worked with them. I found a perfect glass container that makes a great accent piece on my coffee table in the living room, but also picked up the candlesticks. I gave the pumpkins a try on top, and though different, I like it. I also love that these Home Goods finds won't just be for Halloween and Thanksgiving -- I can switch out my decor to coordinate with my new pieces.





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  1. Oh I just love these!! I'm really not a huge fan of halloween at all, but these don't scream halloween!! More fallish :-D Adorable! Looking forward to seeing you tonight!

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  2. You did such a great job with your Fall decor!! I love the colored dots that you did and these help the pumpkins last so much longer!! xo

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  3. These are seriously adorable! I love the painted pumpkins and how you put some in those vases! and the pattern on the cut out pumpkin is so chic! I love it!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  4. Umm you have the cutest little pumpkins ever!! Love how you painted the polka dots on it! So adorable!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  5. How cute are these?! Love the idea of painting polka dots on them... I can handle that :) And those candlesticks are so great... definitely year-round decor!

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  6. Love the pumpkins! So festive! I like how you combined carving one and painting the other.

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  7. I love the carved pumpkin, especially the fact that a drill was used to make it! My boyfriend ended up using a hammer last year for part of his pumpkin so I'm glad to know he's not the only one busting out the tool box for pumpkin carving.

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  8. Love your decorations - they are so beautiful!

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  9. Great job on the decor! I love the polka dot pumpkin!!

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  10. I love your pumpkins!! The drill idea is so great, doesn't the pumpkin look so pretty at night when it's lit up?! We did one like that last year and it reminded me of a disco ball :) Thanks for linking up!

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  11. Absolutely LOVE the polka-dot pumpkin! Adorable!

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  12. Look at how cuuuute that polka dot pumpkin is! Love the decor, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  13. Your pumpkins are so adorable! I really really wish Oklahoma had a stinkin' HomeGoods...

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  14. This post makes me so happy! I love fall decor, and I freakin' LOVE HomeGoods! Well done my dear!

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Michaela! And I love HomeGoods a little too much... xo!

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  15. I can't believe Stephen carved that pumpkin!!! He could out carve me any day :) :)

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  16. This is so adorable and that pumpkin he carved could absolutely win a contest!! I'm so impressed. It all looks gorgeous, love!

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  17. Love the pumpkins in the glass! Your fall decor is so cute!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  18. Love, love your fall decorations!!

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  19. I failed again this year at getting into fall decorating...every time I think of buying decorations I stop myself and decide I'd rather spend it on more Christmas decor!

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  20. Cute decor. Love how you carved the pumpkin!

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  21. I love those pumpkins!! They are so fun!

    xo,
    Angela

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  22. So impressed with that pumpkin carving job! And I'm not a huge Halloween fan but I do like decorating with pumpkins and little squashes-- they remind me of the harvest and Thanksgiving which actually is my favorite holiday. Love it :)

    Daisy | Simplicity Relished

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    1. Thanks, Daisy! He did a good job! Halloween isn't my favorite but I'm enjoying this decor for sure! xo

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  23. Such a cute polka dot pumpkin!!! The best part is you can totally keep these around through Thanksgiving if they hold up!

    Brooke
    www.pumpsandpushups.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Brooke! I think the polka dots will make it -- and hoping for the carved one at least for a little while! xo

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  24. I love the dots! Such a fun way to decorate a pumpkin!

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  25. Your polka dot pumpkin is absolutely adorable!
    Oh Buoy Boston

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  26. I am loving that pumpkin with the polka dots - less Halloween and more beautiful fall decor.

    Mina | Cream Coloured Ponies

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