Monday, October 15, 2012

Fall Decorating Peek

Good afternoon, lovelies.

I was hoping to take photos today of the fall decorations around the house, but it's a grey, rainy day.   This house is difficult enough to photograph on a sun-shiny day, much less when it's overcast!

Hopefully tomorrow.

However, since I'm really in the mood to post photos of fall decorations, it occurred to me to share a couple photos from a project I completed last month.

This year, I've been writing monthly craft articles for Alamance Magazine, a local publication. For the October issue, I embellished Dollar Tree pumpkins and made a candle ring featuring putka pods.

Here's a peek of one of the wee little pumpkins, wrapped in orange and white baker's twine.

Though I do like the way the pumpkin turned out, what I truly love is the vintage-style flash card.  It's from the Ella Minnow Peae Etsy shop.  I may have overused these flash cards whilst decorating the house; I can't get enough of them.

The part of me that's never gotten over playing with dollhouses and delighting in miniatures totally squee'd when I saw these pods that resemble tiny pumpkins.  They ultimately became part of a candle ring fashioned from a floral foam ring, burlap, and a bit of Spanish moss.

If you'd like to see what else I did with the pumpkins and read the full tutorials, you can view the article at Alamance Magazine by clicking on "Featured Articles" in the left sidebar.


  1. aaw, the little pumpkin is so cute!!!
    i have you down for this friday as a guest- are you still up for it? :)

  2. Erin, I can't wait to see all of your fall decorating! The pumpkin wrapped in twine is adorable and what a gorgeous photo. You are so talented!

  3. bah.. who cares if you are over using the flash cards. I say if it works then go for it... :-))

  4. Hi Erin,
    I love the flashcards. very cute idea. I will have to go over and check out their Etsy shop. The pumpkins are cute too.I am hoping to get my own fall decorating photos done this week too.

  5. Oh, they do look like little pumpkins! Very sweet! I like flash cards, too!


  6. Oh Erin I love the twine wrapped pumpkin! it's just so darn cute! What a great idea, cleaver lady!

  7. Ooooooooh, love those flash cards and that sweet little pumpkin :) Can't wait to see more :)

  8. Look at you writing for a mag...awesome!!! I have always thought you were a great writer. Love that twine pumpkin! I, too am obsessed with vintage flash cards. All I gotta say is Country Living Fair...just a week and a half away!!!!!!

  9. Oooh! Beautiful! I wish I had your flair for decorating! Will you come decorate my home? Xo, Vina


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