Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Friday, September 23, 2011

IT’S PUMPKIN SEASON


Oh how we love pumpkin season.

You DID know this gourd-ish squash has its own season, right?

Winter, Spring, Summer, Pumpkin….

We anxiously anticipate it every year.

~ Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer~



The days have a definite crispness in the air and everywhere I look there are fields full of bright pumpkins, growing warm and ripe, ready for harvesting! It’s Pumpkin Season!! After a visit to my favorite local farmer’s market, I purchased some lovely little pumpkins, and decided to do some simple decorating on my small front porch.



Remember my old tool carrier from an earlier post? I decided to use it to showcase all these beauties! There are different sizes and I found some with some really great curly stems! I have an old simple red bench that is just the right size and remembered I had found an old cast off trellis that would be perfect as a backdrop and also allow me to hang a wreath! I added some small Indian corn and hung the wreath with a mustard fabric strip for contrast! It certainly added just the right touch, rather than just a plain old screen! I just love castoffs too, don’t you??



I needed to fill in the space underneath the bench and thought some plain crocks would be the perfect touch. The crocks are a nice mustard color with dark brown interiors and contrast so well with the orange of the pumpkins!!



Then I brought out a favorite little old red chair that I actually found one day sitting by the curb, ready for trash day!! I could NOT believe my eyes OR my good fortune, and since red is my favorite color too, the chair came home with me. Sometimes “another man’s junk” really ISN’T junk!!



I decided to continue the crock theme and used another favorite crock filled with flowers……and believe it or not, these are NOT REAL!! I purchased these from New England Saltbox last year and just love them for how real they look!!



I added another pumpkin and then a lovely piece of Indian corn, also red, for contrast again!



Here is what it looks like as a completed grouping! I just love how it all came together and really dressed up a very simple area and made it POP!! What do you think? I hope you enjoyed my pictures and bit of decorating and that it gets you in the proper mood for celebrating this wonderful time of year……..Autumn!!!

I have been really busy creating things for our upcoming Autumn Evening at New England Saltbox and hope to post some pictures soon, but like all of you who create, I find my time filled with stitching, stuffing, painting, staining, hand sewing, and all that comes with making handmade items! I am really trying to enjoy the whole process and take pleasure in using my hands and heart and wish that for all of you who also do what I do! May all of us just relax and take time to enjoy each and every day and be sure to enjoy the bounty all around us because……… It’s Pumpkin Season after all!!!



Wishing you Harvest Blessings~~

Julie

It is the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the spring, who reaps a harvest in autumn.

~ B. C. Forbes~