Aaaacccckkkkkk....is this not the CUTEST thing on the planet? I had no idea my love for white pumpkins ran so deep till I spied this adorable Cinderella carriage crafted from them.
Dreamy, right? I mean...look at those details. The colors, the silver buckles and frames, the swirly finial. I will have one of these grace my mantel for Halloween. (And yes, I am fully aware that today is August 4th and not October 4th...a girl can dream right?)
Decorating for fall is one of my absolute favorite things to do. And I look forward to it every year. The smells, the colors, the flavors, the weather. Although, in the south that cooler weather we all long for rarely shows up on time. Usually it makes an appearance closer to November or December. So unfortunately I have a much longer wait than most of you...which is so tragic since I LOVE the cold. Weird preference for a southern girl, right? Love the south...hate the weather. Now I'm sure y'all are wondering where all this talk of fall is coming from. Let me tell ya girlfriends...the air here is so thick and steamy that you can hardly breathe. Today it was only 99 degrees, but the heat index made it feel like 199 degrees! Within minutes of walking out the door, I am drenched in sweat...like a man. Yes, I sweat like no woman should. I am a big sweaty pig of a man. I feel sure I have some glandular problem. Even the $10 clinical strength deodorant doesn't help. And now that I've re-read what I just typed, I see that I have given WAY too much information. Serious overshare...sorry!
On to less disgusting topics...how about something pretty?
Ahhhhh yes, much better. What could be better than a beautiful display of fresh pumpkins?Polka Dots!
So simple, yet so elegant. Really makes for a striking display. Don't you think?
Last year I went a little monogram happy. I used my scrapbooking rub-on letters to create personalized pumpkins.
I can hardly wait to get my white pumpkins out of storage and put up some fun little vignettes like this one. Last week while in the dollar store I spotted a basket full of assorted pumpkins. I got all giddy just imagining that there might be some white ones thrown in there. So I went to digging and found 5 (like the medium one pictured above). And guess what? I'm giving away 3 of them to one lucky reader. That's right...leave a comment on this post to be entered to win a treat bag full of white pumpkin goodness. I will draw a winner this weekend and announce the winner Sunday night.
Aren't random Halloween giveaways in August fun?
That's what I thought too.