Welcome my dear friends and new visitors! Today I am so excited to share with you the great surprise package that was delivered to my house by Fed-ex Saturday morning!
Lidy from French Country Garden blog had notified me that I had won a drawing give a way sponsored by bHome and Plush Pumpkins I didn’t even know that I had entered! lol
Surprise, surprise! I just remember browsing through Lidy’s lovely blog and checking out the tour and coveting their plush pumpkins and leaving Lidy a comment. They are Designer pumpkins and so beautifully perfect! I had been making my own the last few years and using velvet from clothing that I got at charity shops so I was really intrigued to see these beautiful plush pumpkins.
I was so giddy with excitement that I was afraid that I would cut me on the box cutter as I opened the box. I thought that I would be receiving a couple of little pumpkins so when I saw the huge box and how heavy it was I was completely amazed. They really did not skimp on anything! This was just like Christmas mornings for me many years ago. lol
There were not just a couple of plush pumpkins but five all together and a darling nest of plush acorns. I decided that they had to take center stage in Shabby Lane Cottage.
I immediately cleared off my white antique farmhouse coffee table and arranged them on a beautiful silver vintage tray. The colors could have not been more perfect for they fit right into my theme. The light from the window catches the gorgeous lush fabric and they look so lovely. This will be one of the first things that visitors will see when they stop by for a visit.
The stems are incredible. I love the curly q’s on them so completely Shabby Chic!
These beautiful plush pumpkins are from Plush Pumpkins.com and they are so well made and the fabric is soooooooo beautiful! Thank you Monya Kampa from Plush Pumpkins.com for this beautiful gift! Stop by and check out their beautiful website. They have many different colors, sizes and patterns. The link is above. Also if you haven’t browsed through the bHome Fall Tour the link is above at Lidy’s blog, it certainly is inspirational.
Here are some of the velvet pumpkins that I have made. I love the aqua ones they really add color and are part of neutral color scheme in my cottage. Who said that you can’t use beach colors in a mountain home. Above are some small ones that I nestled in a cloche.
Adding a few gray velvet pumpkins to the mix adds some wonderful contrast.
I always have to add a little glam. It sparkles next to the purple velvet.
Here is a brown velvet pumpkin with some lace and a shiny button. If you click here you will see a later post that I did on how to make stuffed pumpkins.
This tiny pumpkin is made out of a feed bag so you can literally make them out of any kind of fabric that you want and as for the stems just think outside the box. I have used sticks from out in front of my house, wooden clothes pins and doweling. I went to a Farmer’s Market awhile back and they gave me all of the pumpkin and squash stems that I wanted for free. They were just happy to have me clean them up. lol
You can embellish them all you want or just keep them plain. They are easy and fun to make.
Have a very happy fall and don’t forget to celebrate with gratitude this wonderful season!
I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home
The art of Homemaking Mondays @ Strangers and Pilgrims
The Creative Gallery @ Making it in the Mountains.
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson
Share your Style @ The Essence of Home
Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner
Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home
Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane
Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk
Best of the Weekend @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Snickerdoodle Linky Party @ Blue Willow House