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Friday, November 12, 2010


See? Even the blog is orange!
Decorating the house for the holidays for the first time in two years has really been a blast.
The thing I've enjoyed the most about starting from scratch is breaking away from the usual patterns I'd fallen into after years of using the same elements.
We'll start our little arrangement with a long low basket that I liberated (with permission) from a former employer and spray painted apple green.

I've been staring at these wonderful swirled glass pumpkins at Joann's for weeks, 
drooling over everything but the price.
Last weekend, they were 90% off, however. It was funny; I was arranging them in the bottom of my cart, and a woman walked up and said, "What are you going to do with them? I want to copy you." I showed her, and she grabbed 8 herself. Has that ever happened to you? Savannah was highly amused and said I must just smell like a blogger. Does that mean I need another shower?
Using two low pedestals for variation, I started playing.
Those little swirls just make me smile.
I tucked in more cinnamon scented pine cones and acrylic acorns for texture and low sparkle, then a hurricane with a pear scented candle and white acorns, and finally the left over leaf doilies.

I liked that it still looked light and fresh with a citrus zing.
And it's low enough on the coffee table not to block the zombie carnage gracing the television screen, so it got a thumbs up from the Minions.
Now all that's left is the china hutch...


Musings from Kim K. said...

Those glass pumpkins are absolutely delightful and if I were next to you, I would have asked you the same thing. I smell a JoAnn's run in the near future.

Mel said...

oh, that's so pretty. I love blown glass.

Beth @ Wiccan Make Some Too said...

Love the dye job you gave the blog Sunny. The arrangement with the glass pumpkins is super sweet. The price on those babies was mega sweet. You are right, we do need to go shopping together here soon.

Michelle L. said...

Orange you talented? (Booooo!) 90% off, wow!!! They are gorgeous and the arrangement is so loverly, extra points for those cool punched leaves! To smell like a blogger, apply a dot of hot glue behind each ear. (Painful, but worth it to have legions of fans. Next, you will be avoiding paparazzi!)

Reunion Committee said...

This post, your new blog color and the glass pumpkins make me SOOO Happy. About time orange got its props!!
Love it!!

Brandy said...

I love this,so festive!!

Heather said...

Those pumpkins are so pretty. Isn't it great when you've been eyeing something, and it finally comes on sale! Love the acorns with the pumpkins too!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Me=LOVES!! My Joanne's didn't have those gorgeous pumpkins!! And no, it's never happened to me! lol!!!

Sherri B. said...

Those glass pumpkins look like they should have a large $ amount on them..what a great deal!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said... us Blogger give off a smell? LOL Too funny!!

Amanda said...

I absolutely love those pumpkins, and holy90%off. I really like how you arranged them, too!

I wonder if Wordpress gives off the same smell...

Unknown said...

Gorgeous find! They look fantastic with those cute leaf doilies, too...


MJ said...

I just love those pumpkins!! And 90% off, well done! :)

tina said...

....sitting here drooling over those pumpkins!
Our Joanns sucks.

Danielle said...

I love this! So autumny and beautiful.

I'm a new follower from Made by you Mondays, can't wait to see more!

Pamela said...

Great decoration. I love the leaf doilies and I think the pine cones would make it smell as good as it looks!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Alright, you know my favorite colors are orange, green and yellow. Love this idea and your glass pumpkins are just fantastic. Love it. Thanks for linking up. Hugs, Marty

Carol said...

I'm so jealous... those pumpkins are precious!