Pumpkin Makeover

All the postings I've been seeing lately on Pinterest and Facebook about painting pumpkins made me decide to transform one of my lovelies!
All I did is paint these stripes with black acrylic paint.  Easy as 1 2 3.
We have giant rocks outside our house and in the past I've had trouble keeping the pumpkins from blowing away or falling off the rocks. 
This year I found a wrought iron rack at a garage sale and decided it would be perfect for my pumpkins to keep them secure.   Don't know what it would have been used for previously?  All I know is that it will be great for my Christmas decor too!
Mr. scarecrow got a new hat this year too.
 Mrs. Scarecrow loves her new digs too. "Groovy" isn't she?
I've added pumpkins outside....
and inside too!  Love this time of year!
Here's a link to a post I did a while back about decorating pumpkins
More ideas Here
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Ruthie's 2012 Fall Decorating Favorites

Since it's the beginning of October, I thought I'd post a few of my fall favorite decorating ideas so far!
Wine glass jewelry.  Precious little pumpkins for your fall brunch or luncheon.  Find them here
Cute idea and adds color!
So clever, made out of mason jar lids!  here
Made with little yarn balls and acorn tops!  Found here
These are so adorable!  Made out of vintage chenille.  I remember I had a purple bedspread made out of this chenille! Found here
So cute for each place setting!
Wouldn't this be a cool idea with pumpkins underneath the glass instead of the flowers?  I'd be afraid the above might fall over at my dinner party.  Pumpkins might keep them from falling.
Glitter pumpkins.  Use painters tape to create the design and then spray adhesive to make the glitter stick :)
Chevron patterned pumpkins all all the rage this year.
Even for cookies!
Simple and absolutely beautiful!
Great idea so your tablecloth won't fly away!
Better Home & Garden rocked this wreath!
Check out these chocolate covered pretzels, dipped in sprinkles!  Brilliant and EASY!
Perfect for your address!
Great way to serve drinks!
Fall gift tags found here.
This is the table arrangement I made last year.  I really enjoyed the antlers and my shoe polished pumpkins.  Did you know you can use clear shoe polish to make them shine!  Makes them look like wax.
This was my centerpiece a couple years ago.  I placed a pumpkin in a large bowl and then placed a wreath around it.  Instant gorgeous!
Check out what Jennifer at "Dimples and Tangles" is doing for fall in her home here.  Love the feathers and pops of color!  You'll love it too!
My other blogger friend Jennifer, from The Magic Brush is doing amazing things with her pumpkins too.  Pop over to her blog and take a look at her talent!
Happy Fall Decorating Ya'll, I'm glad it's finally feeling like fall here in Texas!
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Texas State Fair, Oprah and Fall Ideas

Yesterday we went to the State Fair of Texas with my dad.  It had been about 8 years since I had been there and we really enjoyed ourselves.  "Big Tex" welcomed us with his Texas "Howdy Folks, welcome to the State Fair of Texas."  One thing I didn't know is that Big Tex speaks Spanish!
Apparently Oprah thought it was a good day to go yesterday too.  We heard all about her visit on the news that morning.  She was taping one of her "live Friday" shows on the Chevrolet stage.  Not sure when it will air but it will be announced sometime soon.
The fairgrounds were beautiful.  Everything was spotless.  Flowers everywhere and everything was very clean. 
Fried Cookie Dough, fried oreos, fried Peaches & fried butter if you can believe that seemed to be the top food at the fair this year and it looks like Oprah had a taste.
Here are some of the highlights that caught my eye!
Farmer Mike The Pumpkin Carver
Can you believe this talent?
Look at the detail!
This one is incredible.
Clay Pot Spider by Paula Denise Lumley
Love this creative idea.  You could use LARGE pots and create a bigger spider to put in your front yard.
Another design by Paula Denise Lumley
These topiaries are at the entrance to the Park.  I'm sure they look awesome all lit up at night.
The kids rode rides, we had funnel cakes, cotton candy, ice cream and so much more.  Fun was had by all!
Kids heaven, especially when you are with your cousins and Oppa.
It so much fun spendiing time with family!!!  If you haven't done that in a while, do it...it's great therapy and brings much joy!

Fall is finally here

The crisp air is here and it feels amazing!
Found this picture of an arrangement I did one year for my annual fall brunch.
Thought it would get you inspired to get out your fall decor.
Remember not to overdo it.  Make it clean and classy - less is  more!
I'll post some pictures of my decor once I get it out.  I've set a date for my fall brunch.  It always get me motivated and excited about filling my home with great friends, good food and a roaring fire.
Great way to start the season!

Here are a few arrangements that I thought were beautiful.  Captured photo's so you could see.  Even if you just add one arrangement to your entry, master bedroom, guest bathroom that is wonderful.  It doesn't have to be over the top.  In fact, I like it when fall decor isn't a bunch of little stuff.  Challenge yourself to put one fall item in each room.  Again, large in scale or something that really makes a statement like your mantel or coffee table.

When choosing your arrangements, thing about colors that can carry you through the fall and Christmas season.  To make it work for all seasons just place pumpkins, leaves, gourds, etc. around it so it makes it feel like that season.  When it's Christmas, take away the fall decor around it and add Christmas ornaments.
Love, love the colors of this arrangement.  Also the placement of the elements are gorgeous.
My kitchen buffet last year.  To the right was a large bowl filled with dry pinto beans and then pumpkins were placed on top.  Made all the colors work together.

Add a few burnt orange fall leaves to this glass vase along with what's already there and you've got something beautiful.  Place a few outside the glass too. 

Do the unexpected this year.  You'll have fun with it!