Wednesday, October 9, 2013

I Grew a Pumkaloupe !!!

Well…actually my husband identified it first!

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He made fun of my latest and greatest creation and said it looked like a cantaloupe!

So I went back to the drawing board and embellished…

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which is what I do best!

I love the stem. It’s a scrap piece of vintage lace wrapped around a cinnamon stick. The cinnamon stick had a space in the center to put a pin inside. So the stem is ‘stuck on’. It didn’t ‘grow’ that way! heehee!

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I also added a earring to the top of my shabby chic pumpkin (thanks Cynthia for the idea…it’s not a brooch but it looks like one) and put them all on these shelves to enjoy.

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I still have a couple more ideas

(and I still haven’t cut the velvet! heehee)

I’m thinking NEON ORANGE for the next one.

I’m joining Thrifty Things Friday!

Also Katherine’s Corner,

Ivy and Elephants and

Jann for Share Your Cup

and Home Sweet Home.

Do you have any creative ideas for my Fall Pumpkin challenge?

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You know what they say…

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A Pumpkin a Day

keeps the Witches at Bay!

51 comments:

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love your creation, whatever it is!! Very pretty and they all look great on your shelf. Visiting from What's It Wednesday and following you!

Diane said...

Very nice! White pumpkins seem to be all the rage lately.

Karen said...

I love it! Whatever it is or is not, it's pretty and vintage and fall-like.

Blackberry Lane said...

Love, love, love your creations. They look so festive and cozy tucked in your bookcase.

Kathy said...

A steampunkin!

Vee said...

They are the most elegant pumpkins I've ever seen. Lovely... Tell your hubby to behave himself...no making fun!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Love your lacey white pumpkin!
Warmly,
deb

Elizabeth said...

I do love your pumpkins !

Barbara F. said...

This is adorable, Diane. I love the photo in your header, too. xo

Shirley Hatfield said...

You've done a beautiful job! I love how you have arranged the shelves...you have a knack for it! My daughter comes over and "discreetly" rearranges my displays. She once had an art scholarship so she thinks she is the "last word" in artsy arrangement. I think you know it's right when you are pleased with how it looks. My stuff makes "me" happy and that's the important thing. Lovely, lovely, pumpkins!

cucki said...

aww cuteeeeeeeeeeeeee.
i love the saying so much..lol..
sweet spooky hugs
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Well if it looks like a cantaloupe (and it doesn't) it's the best looking one I've ever seen.

Noelle the dreamer said...

I couldn't beat this Diane! Lovely!!
Hugs,

Peggy Sue said...

Oh Oh Oh..I have wanted a white pumpkin....you just gave me an amazing idea!!! thank you thank you! I love your lil. pumpkinlope!!!

Pamela Gordon said...

You are just the best pumpkin crafter Diane. I love this one too. It's really sweet!

DogsMom said...

The white and lace makes me think of Downton Abbey's Dowager Countess!

Jeannie Marie said...

I love it! With or without the stem!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So pretty!

20 North Ora said...

How darling your pumpkins are!

Judy

Art and Sand said...

Pumpkin or cantaloupe, either way it is really sweet. Love the embellishments.

Laurie Ritchey said...

Well, it looks like a pumpkin to me, and a beautiful pumpkin at that. I also love the one with the ribbons and earring on it. And right now, I'm looking at the one in your previous post, with that gorgeous print fabric on it, and it's so pretty. Your creativity is really showing this season. laurie

Linda Walker said...

I am all over that large cream colored vintage lace pumpkin! I am looking for the pattern you used....it must be back a few posts. These are lovely Diane! They look wonderful in your bookcase!
Linda

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I always love to come here and see what you created next. You are one talented lady!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh my, I love your girlie pumpkins! Sweet lace, crochet and pretty jewelry! Keep em coming Sis!
hugs,
Linda

Witchy J said...

Love your shabby chic vintage pumpkin, very elegant Halloween.

J x

Ornate Splendor said...

Very pretty, Diane! And I love the pumpkalope term too! LOL Catherine

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I love both of these and I think it definitely looks like a pumpkin. Those witches would be afraid of all the sweetness at your house. xo Laura

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love your gorgeous pumpkaloupe!
The gorgeous fabric and the touches of bling really take it up a notch.
Love it!
Hugs,
Patti

Debby Ray said...

Oh, your pumpkaloupe is adorable! I love it!

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

What a sweet creation, so vintage, so unique. Love it!

FYI, my blog address has changed. Same blog, just new address. If I'm on your sidebar, you'll have to update the link address. Hope you'll stop by and visit.

http://dayleallenshockley.blogspot.com/

Melinda Hartzog said...

I love your pumpkin and it looks great all blinged out! Cinnamon for the base of the stem is an ingenious idea...I bet your pumpkin smells wonderfully autumnal! Great post!

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
Your little white pumpkin is sweet, and what a clever idea to use a cinnamon stick for the stem. I am seeing a lot of white pumpkins out there this year.

Love,
~Sheri

Musings from Kim K. said...

I love white pumpkins too! Keep on embellishing! Jewels make everything fantastic!

cynthia lee designs said...

Diane...so glad that I could help. Love your pumpkins with touches of bling.
hugs,
Cindy

Cranberry Morning said...

How sweet! And you know you're not going to cut into that velvet. :-) I once bought a beautiful wool sweater at GoodWill for a couple dollars because I was going to use it for crafts. It had already been shrunk by someone, so it would have been good for a purse or hat. ANYway, I couldn't bring myself to cut it up, so I gave it to a little granddaughter. :-)

Linda R said...

I am in LOVE with this lace pumpkin. And I love how you embellished it. Well done my friend.

Hugs~

Trace4J said...

Pure sweet vintage joy.
I love it.
Happy creating..
Its a very happy place.
Woolie Fall Pumpkin JOY!

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

I do prefer your pumkin for your jewlery..its a great idea..very inventive.
look good on the bookshelf..
val xx
thanks for your kind comments on my last post..

Beth P said...

I am woefully behind on comments... I just don't know how some girls do it?! I love everything shabby chic so your pumpkin certainly got my attention... great job girlfriend!
Hugs from brrrrrr, New Hampshire,
Beth P

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi and wow, how beautiful your pumpkins are that you made. They are so elegant and pretty! You are so talented.
Julie

Jeanne said...

Oh... I just love your pumpkins!

Grandma Kc said...

You sure are talented! I love your punkaloupe!

Donna said...

Another pretty one!

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

I love the pumpkins that you made!
Your blog is wonderful! =)

Im a new follower, thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Julie Nichols said...

I love your pretty lady - vintage pumpkin with all her lace and bling. Great Idea!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pumpkin or loupe - I like them! Especially with the touches of bling. :) You did good!
Have a great weekend.

Jann Olson said...

I love your pumpaloupe Diane. It looks like it's dressed for the ball! The added bling to your squatty one is so cute also. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Ricki Treleaven said...

LOL Neon orange would definitely be a departure from these cute neutral ones!

Mdm Samm said...

Elegance at its best,,,,beauties Diane...great shots too

Cameron said...

Pumpkins of all kinds make for a festive Fall! Yours are so pretty!

Diann said...

I love these! They are just so pretty! I featured this post today over at TTG FB page https://www.facebook.com/thethriftygroove
Thank you for sharing them with us last week at TTF!