Friday, October 2, 2015

Farmhouse Style Pumpkins

Every year I make at least a couple of dozen chenille pumpkins and sell out fairly quickly between my shop, Esty, and The Vintage Marketplace. This year just prior to preparing for The Vintage Marketplace, one of my dear friends Erika Dunbar Friend of RustyNChippysVintageBoutique
introduced me to a fabulous show, I'm sure you've heard of it? "Fixer Upper" on HGTV. This style is not only HOT right now but, gorgeous and I'm sure will be around for quite some time. It's both rustic and vintage and appeals to a large audience. Where both men and women are enjoying decorating their home together. Here are a few of my standby's made out of chenille.

Most of them have added vintage or antique doilies and a piece of jewelry but, some were just left plain. As the years have passed it seems a "less is more" approach is best on most things that I do.

Here are a few of made out of a black linen with raised embroidery, added jewelry and handmade roses.
Although the very first pumpkins I ever made were out of sweaters, it's only this year that I've come back full circle to not only sweater but, some gorgeous feed sack's that I found while on the Longest Yard Sale with my sisters in August. 

The colors were amazing and because I just love an eclectic mix when I'm doing a vignette of anything, I was inspired to add navy and white ticking for a little variety. One of the feed sack's had navy and mustard on it so, when I saw a lovely yellow and navy plaid flannel at the local GW, I grabbed it. I could only salvage one pumpkin out of the size med flannel but, it makes a perfect contrast to rest of them!

The painted pumpkin belongs to me and just seems to work great for pictures no matter what I put it with. I used "Shutter Grey" by Miss Mustard Seed line of milk paint. Added an old key and a cabinet knob for a stem. This year's pumpkins will be available on Etsy over the next few days! Thank you for stopping by and Happy Fall Y'all!

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