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Pumpkin Palooza Day 3

Welcome! If you are just joining us for the first annual Pumpkin Palooza why not check out the kick off of Day 1 and also Day 2 to get yourself up to speed with the amazing talent of the 15 bloggers participating in the first annual Pumpkin Palooza event with Country Living Magazine.

I am just blown away by the pumpkin ideas and inspiration thus far and we have a few more days to go! Please stop over to each bloggers link to see the entire inspirational post, as below is just a snippet of the inspiration. I will be sharing my pumpkin idea and inspiration on Friday, so I have been busy preparing! Let’s just say I was able to get the whole family involved and they loved it! I can’t wait to share with you!

Pumpkin Palooza Event

Now for today’s pumpkin ideas and inspiration

Setting For Four

Pumpkin Palooza Setting For Four 15 bloggers share their pumpkin ideas and inspiration with Country Living Magazine

Little Glass Jar

Pumpkin Palooza Little Glass Jar

Anderson + Grant

Pumpkin Palooza Anderson + Grant

What did you think? Amazing right?

Pumpkin Palooza 15 amazing pumpkin ideas and inspiration

We have two more days filled with ideas, so be sure to check back tomorrow!

Shell signature 3 revised

Monday

Cherished Bliss | Live Laugh Rowe | Paint Me Pink

Tuesday

Blesser House | House By Hoff | Craftberry Bush

Wednesday

Setting For Four | Little Glass Jar Anderson + Grant

Thursday

Meadow Lake Road| At The Picket Fence | Thistlewood Farms

Friday

Tidbits | Dandelion Patina | Rustic and Woven

Pumpkin Palooza Day 2

Hi there friends! Today is Day 2 of the first annual pumpkin palooza event. In case you missed the kick off, check out the amazing pumpkin inspiration from Day 1. We had beautiful simple centerpiece from Cherished Bliss and stunning styling of a hutch with jack o lanterns from Paint Me Pink. Plus, the cutest pumpkin treat boxes from Live Laugh Rowe.

Pumpkin Palooza Event

 

As I mentioned on Day 1, myself and 14 blogging friends are sharing amazing pumpkin ideas and inspiration. We are teaming up with Country Living Magazine by sharing our pumpkin ideas on Instagram. If you would like to follow along, just type in the hashtag #clpumpkinpalooza, this will bring up all of our inspiration in one grouping. And to top it off, we are also inviting you to share your pumpkin ideas with us using hashtag #octoberpumpkinpalooza. We then will select some of our favorites to feature on our own IG accounts! Yay! Join us, please!

 

Below are 3 fabulous bloggers who are sharing their pumpkin ideas and inspiration with us today, Day 2

Blesser House

Pumpkin Palooza Blesser House

House By Hoff

Pumpkin Palooza House by Hoff

Craftberry Bush

Pumpkin Palooza Craftberry Bush

Aren’t they amazing?! You have to click over to see their ideas. There is such talent in this group of ladies. I am so honored they are sharing their inspiration with you all!

Pumpkin Palooza 15 amazing pumpkin ideas and inspiration

Keep visiting everyday this week for more pumpkin palooza fun!

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Monday

Cherished Bliss | Live Laugh Rowe | Paint Me Pink

Tuesday

Blesser House | House By Hoff | Craftberry Bush

Wednesday

Setting For Four | Little Glass Jar Anderson + Grant

Thursday

Meadow Lake Road| At The Picket Fence | Thistlewood Farms

Friday

Tidbits | Dandelion Patina | Rustic and Woven

Natural Elements For Fall

natural elements for fall by dandelion patina

 

Nature was a part of my childhood pasttime. My parents property led down to a marsh. I spent hours with my sister scoping out the marsh and woods: collecting branches for a fort, gathering natural elements for craft projects, stomping through the trails of leaves.

We enjoyed nature. And because of this connection I developed an appreciation for the outdoors.

So, decorating for Fall with natural elements was pretty instinctive for me.

Let me show you how I decorated our cozy little TV room. I hope it inspires you.

natural elements for fall

Rusty buckets and moss covered bricks were my inspiration for our TV room mantel. The bricks were found in our backyard, so I layered them in the center of the mantel. I then placed LED candles on top and in between them. Cattails, ferns, and cotton boll branches were assembled in the buckets to flank the convex mirror.

rusty buckets with cattails, cotton boll and ferns

I then added some chevron burlap to the buckets and a cute little number tag to the front. I love this burlap-timeless and trendy!

natural elements for Fall decorating by dandelion patina

I love the patina these old bricks have taken on. They make great candle stands and best of all they were free.

natural elements for Fall by dandelion patina

A friend of my husbands gave me several deer antlers. I love using them in home decor. They add such texture and a bit of that unexpectedness.

natural elements for Fall

Moving on to the antique trunk I had refurbished when I was in my 20’s. My mom’s friend had a small business of fixing up old trunks. She took the entire trunk apart and put it back together after removing all the layers of fabric and material to reveal the gorgeous wood underneath. I was amazed at the patience and attention to detail she had. This piece is well loved.

natural elements for fall

An assortment of faux gourds and pumpkins fill this hand blown glass pumpkin. Wooden spools were added to give the assortment of natural elements some texture. Old books were stacked with nuts and faux flowers.

natural elements by dandelion patina

natural elements for Fall

This machinist chest was one of those ‘happy dance’ finds. I love all the character it has from the dents and scratches to the worn off leather handles.

natural elements in TV room

 

natural elements for Fall by dandelion patina

This room was so fun to decorate because of all the fond childhood memories associated with the natural elements.

What is your favorite part of this room?

And if you are looking for more Fall decorating inspiration please hop over to my Fall tablescape, Fall mantel, and my scrappy pumpkins will make you smile!

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Simply Scrappy Industrial Pumpkins

simply scrappy industrial pumpkins

 

Hey friends! I wanted to share this sweet and simple way to create some unique pumpkins for your fall decorating.

I love using objects from around the house as I did in my fall tablescape. This is another project where shopping your home doesn’t cost a whole lot (just some time and creativity) and you can make room for some new fall items in your closet too.

 

Step 1.

galvanized metal orbs

Galvanized metal orbs. I had these sitting on a bookshelf in my office. They were originally purchased from Hobby Lobby. If you really wanted to get your DIY on, these industrial pumpkins were constructed by hand.

 

Step 2.

scraps of fabric from flannel shirts for simply scrappy pumpkins

Search the clothes closet and drawers for some old flannel shirts that have a fall color scheme. I chose three different patterns of plaid for my industrial pumpkins. You could also take a drive over to your closest Goodwill or thrift store and find a few flannels. Scraps of fabric would also work just the same if you have those lying around your craft room.

Step 3.

industrial pumpkin tutorial by dandelion patina

Once you have your fabric/shirts selected start cutting up scraps and stuffing them into the galvanized orbs. As you fill, shape the fabric inside the orb to maintain the round shape.

Step 4.

leaves and branches for scrappy pumpkins

Now it is time to create the stem, vines, and leaves. I used a thick pine branch and cut it into several pieces. The pine is easy to cut and gives a nice aroma. The faux leaves were left over from my fall tablescape project. The floral wire was found in our craft room, but can be purchased at any local craft supply store. I curled the wire by wrapping it around a pencil several times.

Step 5.

industrial pumpkins by dandelion patina

Step 6.

simply scrappy industrial pumpkins

Add a bed of spanish moss to a wooden tray and place the industrial pumpkins inside. This now becomes a nice centerpiece for a dining table or coffee table. And when the pumpkin season is over, just remove all the fabric and supplies (as none of the supplies were glued down) and return those galvanized orbs to the bookshelf.

simply scrappy industrial pumpkins by dandelion patina

 

What projects are you working on for this fall season?

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