Fall in Love with… Pumpkins

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This time of year, it’s impossible not to…

15 pumpkin decor ideas {painted pumkins, carved pumpkins, pumpkin tablescapes}

It’s about time some of these pumpkin decor ideas got off Pinterest and into my house.  Here’s a few favorite ideas from around the web that range from simple to complex, modern to vintage, fancy to shabby– but all of them are fabulous.

Yesterday I mentioned my husband and I fell in love over fried pickles, but the truth is we met over ginkgo leaves.  It’s a long story that only people from my college will immediately understand, but these beautiful leaves (with stinky berries) have quite a place in my heart.  As does this decorated pumpkin from Martha Stewart.

15 pumpkin decor ideas {painted pumkins, carved pumpkins, pumpkin tablescapes}

This monogram pumpkin is not only easy but inexpensive because it can be used year to year.  Or add some sparkle to your front doorstep with rhinestone pumpkins that can be made in under 5 minutes thanks to this secret trick.

15 pumpkin decor ideas {painted pumkins, carved pumpkins, pumpkin tablescapes}

15 pumpkin decor ideas {painted pumkins, carved pumpkins, pumpkin tablescapes}

I mentioned this on my Facebook page yesterday, but these Painted Rock Jack O’ Lanterns from The Creek Line House would be fun for the whole family to make.

15 pumpkin decor ideas {painted pumkins, carved pumpkins, pumpkin tablescapes}

Painted pumpkins from Better Homes and Gardens look complicated but can be replicated with a few lines of colorful craft paint.

15 pumpkin decor ideas {painted pumkins, carved pumpkins, pumpkin tablescapes}

Martha does it again… a pumpkin cooler.  Oh yes, if we have a fall party this year our pumpkin coolers will be stuffed with various seasonal beverages.

15 pumpkin decor ideas {painted pumkins, carved pumpkins, pumpkin tablescapes}

How To Make Your Own Velvet Pumpkins from The Lemonista.  Gorgeous!

15 pumpkin decor ideas {painted pumkins, carved pumpkins, pumpkin tablescapes}

Casa Sugar shows off a fun way to use cloches to display various gourds and mini-pumpkins… this is, unless you’d rather use your cloches for other reasons.  😉

15 pumpkin decor ideas {painted pumkins, carved pumpkins, pumpkin tablescapes}

Not technically pumpkins,but if you live in an area with hedge apples here’s a beautiful way to use them from Sweet Something Designs.

15 pumpkin decor ideas {painted pumkins, carved pumpkins, pumpkin tablescapes}

Snag inexpensive plastic pumpkins at the craft store and make Thanksgiving placecards that can be used year to year.

15 pumpkin decor ideas {painted pumkins, carved pumpkins, pumpkin tablescapes}

Speaking of centerpieces, Tatertots and Jello shares some decorative ideas like this tablescape using mini-pumpkins.

15 pumpkin decor ideas {painted pumkins, carved pumpkins, pumpkin tablescapes}

Aren’t these cornhusk and white pumpkins from Homework just magical?

15 pumpkin decor ideas {painted pumkins, carved pumpkins, pumpkin tablescapes}

Digging through the archives I found this trip to our local pumpkin patch that has photos of at least ten different varieties of pumpkins.  The colors and variations are amazing!  And so is Noodle’s love for that large pumpkin.  {and while browsing, I found this vintage pumpkin post— one of my very first posts– shot with a point and shoot camera and Noodle’s NG tube on full display.  My, how far we’ve both come!}

15 pumpkin decor ideas {painted pumkins, carved pumpkins, pumpkin tablescapes}

15 pumpkin decor ideas {painted pumkins, carved pumpkins, pumpkin tablescapes}

15 pumpkin decor ideas {painted pumkins, carved pumpkins, pumpkin tablescapes}

This gauzy mummy pumpkin from BHG is adorable.

Last but not least, this white pumpkin tablescape (also from BHG) appealed to me because it’s modern looking and because the term “wicked” is one near and dear to my Boston-bred heart.  Of course, we usually said things like, “those pumpkins are wicked cool.”  And, they are!

115 pumpkin decor ideas {painted pumkins, carved pumpkins, pumpkin tablescapes}

There you have it– 15 ideas that make you fall back in love the pumpkins.    I hope you found a few ideas you liked.  Which is your favorite out of the bunch?  And where do you go to do your pumpkin picking– the farm, pumpkin stand, grocery store?
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4 Comments

  1. These are great! I love the wicked pumpkins. That actually gives me an idea for my own decorating. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Landon keeps telling me that it is “Halloween Time”. I guess that means that I have to decorate now, lol.

  2. The mummy pumpkin is too cute! I think he’d look good on my mantle. 😉

  3. Love the pictures! I remember seeing that one on Martha Stewart’s Living Magazine and falling in love with it! It’s sooo beautiful! TFS!

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