Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Just Can't Wait Till October



I tried...really I did. Last week I got my fall stuff out and decorated my mantel. It was beautiful and it drove me crazy. You see, I equate fall with halloween and I absolutely love decorating for halloween. I tried to be patient and just do the fall thing, but I couldn't do it...I'm weak. Those whimsical pumpkin topiaries were calling my name from the attic. Who says you can't put up your halloween decor in September?






If you missed this post from last year, click here to read how we made them. Note my lovely assistant's arms!




This is my front entry from last year when my door was red. Hated that color, but it did make my black feather wreath pop. Unfortunately, now you can't see it at all.




I put the fluer de lis canvas behind the wreath thinking it would make it stand out more, but that didn't work. Maybe a white feather wreath is in my future.




I love this wreath! Up close, you can see it just fine. The black feathers are irridescent and depending on the light, they have hints of purple and green. I really want it to stand out more, so I guess I'll use it somewhere else. I think a trip to Hobby Lobby and a little wreath crafting is in order now.....fingers crossed that feather boas are on sale this week!
Stop by The CSI Project to see more "Fall" inspiration. There are over 160 links so far! Lots of pretty pictures to inspire you and give you some great ideas for fall!

50 comments:

Annie Rose said...

I'm so glad your setting out your halloween decor. I have been dying to start decorating - I have bare spots all ready for Halloween! Im using your post as the green to go ahead!! woot! oh - love your wreath. Looking forward to seeing the new wearth tho :)

1 Funky Woman said...

That is so freakin cute I can't stand it! I have a big pumpkin that I painted with black polka dots but this is way better! You know you are going to have lots of copy cats with this and I might have to be one, I am just sreaming I think I need to go to Hobby Lobby right now! I love you!

Take a peak at my yesterdays post and today I have Halloween on the brain and the house!

Meg

1 Funky Woman said...

Oh honey I'm back yes you can put Halloween out in September. I tried the fall stuff last year and hated it so much I almost crawled out of my skin. I love walking through leaves but not decorating with them. I am so not country and it just doesn't work for me! Now I am so putting my witch on the door, thank you!

Richella said...

Just couldn't wait, huh? Oh, well. We'll forgive you. :)

I really do like your front door black. Mind you, I LOVE a red front door. But the black door just looks like what your door ought to look like, you know?

My front door is wood. And, much to my chagrin, it will remain stained. I am a PAINTED door kind of person, but I'm not going to win the door battle. It will remain stained wood, and I will remain married. I made a nice swag for it for fall. I haven't quite felt like getting my pumpkins out yet--maybe next week.

Love ya!

Rebecca said...

L.O.V.E. I am trying to figure out a way to decorate with pumpkins year round...

Jodee Leader said...

I am so glad to see that I am not the only crazy lady! I just drug out all of the Halloween decorations last night. We had soooo much fun decorating! I just scored a polkadot Halloween table cloth from Target today!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I love those! So stunning! I've already fully decorated for Halloween, so I'm digging this.

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Those are just the cutest!!! Love ya girl!

xoxo
Jen

Kenzie said...

Your pumpkins are adorable! And I love the wreath, I just splurged on one at JoAnns a couple of weeks ago!

Embellish said...

I love to decorate for halloween. In fact, I did it last weekend. Your topiaries are beautiful. I think they look amazing against the black door and your wreath looks great too!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I did just the fall thing around my house for now. October 1st, Halloween decor will be out. :) That's exactly why I didn't paint my door black, I was afraid none of my wreaths would show up. You know what would be cute on your black door? One of those mini pumpkin wreaths.

Nichole@BarillaFab4.blogspot.com said...

LOVE the pumpkins!! Awesome job!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Oh My Gosh! I am in love this this! I'm not a crafter, but I'm going to TRY!!! I may have to add Hobby Lobby to my list tomorrow. :)

Kate said...

Love this idea!! And I don't think its too early ;)

Meredith @ meredith and maggie said...

First, it's not too early at all. Second, I am in love with the feathered wreath! It's so pretty and the pumpkins are adorable!

Stopping by from The CSI Project.

-Meredith @ meredihandmaggie.blogspot.com

LacyHolly said...

I was just shopping for some stuff to make a few Halloween decorations today! I can't wait to put some stuff up! :)

I love, love, love your front door area!!! Those pumpkins are adorable! I think if you maybe just some how incorporated some white feathers in with the black it would show a lot more. That way you wouldn't have to make a whole new one??

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

I know exactly what you mean...I equate Halloween with fall also. I can't hardly stand having to wait until October 1st to get my Halloween decorations out. The topiaries look great!

Jenn said...

You should try orange feathers. It would look incredible agains your black door!!

1 Funky Woman said...

I should have taken a close up of that witch hat! Actually I use to live in Illinois and an artist friend named Lisa Frost she made it. She had never done one before and I requested a witch hat since witches are my favorite. I picked the colors, boa and all. She doesn't do custom orders anymore she has teamed up with Silvestri and now has a line so mass produced. Not as cute I tell you as her real stuff. You can find them in many shops around. I even have a stocking painted with leopard spots for Christmas. Just look her up on line! I can help if you need more details.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love your Fall stuff! Your pumpkins were my inspiration last year. :)

NanaDiana said...

Amanda-Those are fantastic...and you know...just know...that I am going to be copying those babies! lol And...just a thought-if your "assistant" is a female....uh...we might want to talk about waxing!>)

Thank you so much for all the wonderful inspiration I get coming here. Diana

Lesley K Yates said...

So cute!! I love the whole thing!! I can't wait to have my house so I can decorate more!!!

Porch Days said...

You really are gung ho for Halloween decorating. I love the fall items but don't do Halloween. Your white pumpkins are nice!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Love the black and white!! Pumpkins look great in those black urns. I just made a fall pumpkin topiary. Going to post over the next few days.

Sara said...

Love the porch and the pumpkin topiaries. very fun. And guuuurl, you're not the only one anxious for Halloween, I love decorating for it too! How can you help it?!! haha!! ...and if I may make a suggestion? Maybe do the feather wreath in either orange(so it pops) or if you can't find that maybe purple? IDK...just thown' some ideas out. =)

Chic Creations said...

Oh so pretty! Love it. Everything you do is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants said...

I saw these last year and was new to blogging then. I have kept them in the back of my mind ever since then, I loved them! I found smaller pumpkins at the dollar store and I am planning on spraying them and making smaller ones. I'll show them to you when I get it done. I am ready to decorate too, but it's so hot here, I need to wait! :(

Julie said...

Ahh! I'm getting ready to paint some b & W polka dot pumpkins myself! So cute.

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

I'm LOVING these! How awesome that pumpkins don't HAVE to be all orangey -- they can be black and white too! Wonderful job -- as always!! :)

Elaine's Semi-Homemade Life said...

Awwww, beautiful! I'm working up some Halloween ideas for a TV show (can you believe, that? Me!?) so I need to snoop around your site and get inspired! :)

Miss Fergie said...

Love it and featuring it on my blog later today!

Lisa said...

so beautiful!!! i'm ready to decorate too, but it's still in the 90's here!!

victoriavm said...

I love your black and white pumpkins! I never think of NOT using orange for Halloween, and I am soo in love with this! And I am completely in love with your black door. Every time I see it in a post, I am happy :) Your blog is so inspiring!

**Amy** said...

Wow! I love these! They look so great!

Gotham said...

they are so lovely, the way they are done, no one could tell they were done in home only!! very smart and creative for home decor

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To The Moon and Back said...

LOOOOVE the pumpkin topiaries! And I I can't say enough about the black door, L O V E IT!

What about adding some white feathers behind it? Or how about a square frame with some burlap background? I'm sure something like that will make that lovely feather wreath pop!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

You inspired me!!! Not as pretty as yours, but pretty good for a non-crafter! ;)
http://twitpic.com/2sbx74

Thank you!

Kudos Kitchen said...

I got your link from Bridget of Bake at 350. She posted her picture of the pumpkin topiary she did from following your blog. I had to stop by and tell you how much I like that idea and now seeing your blog, I really like it too. I'll be here a lot more often. I love how crafty you are!
p.s. your header and button are SO cute. Just sayin' ;)

1 Funky Woman said...

Hey I finally got my topiaries finished. Stop on over and check them out. I put a plug about yours in my post!

Megan

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

I am loving those B&W pumpkins! I saw something similar on another blog too, and I definitely want to try that this fall. It's so modern! I like how you made them into topiaries. Your porch looks great!

bluehydrangea said...

Love those topiaries!! And I have the same wreath and the same problem. I finally brought it inside and hung it over a mirror...now I am happy.

LivKit said...

Love! Absolutely beautiful.

rachel neil said...

I love your pumpking project, it's very pretty and unique, I've never seen anyone make them.
http://forhalloween.blogspot.com

Trendy Tree - Pence Christmas Tree Farm said...
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Trendy Tree - Pence Christmas Tree Farm said...

Love your pumpkins! Sharing your link in my blog.
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Kristy said...

Love your pumpkins and wreath! Have you tried a layer of orange feathers behind to try to get it to stand out? It is super cool :)

heidib said...

love black white pumpkins!!!

Michelle said...

I love the pumpkins! Where did you get the shapes for the crow and bird cage? Thanks!

Rolf said...

Creating a house theme is a brilliant idea especially when you’re up for celebrating seasonal event like Halloween. Black seems nicer than red for your door. It’s more striking, and with those whimsical pumpkins beside it, you could feel more dramatic appeal in it.

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