Are you a fan of pumpkins? I love them. Lancaster is a virtual pumpkin land! So pumpkins are a huge part of fall here at StoneGable. And these velvet pumpkins are the most beautiful I have ever seen! I’m thrilled to be joining a group of very talented bloggers for a FALL BLOG HOP featuring HOT SKWASH PUMPKINS!
If you are coming from Edith And Evelyn Vintage, welcome! Cindy has the loveliest blogs and one of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet! I’m so happy you have stopped by! Don’t miss the GIVEAWAY at the end of this post!
Today on Decorating Tips And Tricks we are talking about CHAMPAGNE TASTE ON A BEER BUDGET. Most of us probably have a much more expensive taste than a pocketbook to match it! Not to worry, today have so many good tips and ways to get that champagne look on YOUR budget!
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Let’s talk beautiful pumpkins!
These pumpkins are so luxurious! I used an antique blue and white pedestal urn to create a centerpiece using the pumpkins. They deserve to be styled in one of my most unique pieces.
I love blue and white with autumnal orange colors. It makes for a rich mix!
I have a little secret for piling this decorative bowl high with the pumpkins. And it’s one you can use too! Just between me and you… I put pinecones in the bottom of bowls. They make the best filler ever! Give it a try and you will always have a bunch on hand!
I love the rustic, wild look of the real stems that top off each of these elegant squash.
So, reflecting the natural look of the stems I styled this centerpiece with lots of other brambly fall accents. I am such a lover of that rustic/luxe look!
I have a secret to share… I put napkin rings of twigs and berries under some of the velvet pumpkins. They give this arrangement the walk-in-the-woods feel I was looking for!
Other additions to the arrangement are deer sheds, fall leaves, velvet acorns and shredded paper. I used the shredded paper in lieu of straw… too messy!
Don’t throw away any crinkled paper that comes your way. Save it! And use it in your vignettes and decor.
A squat blue and white bowl rests at the iron base of the urn. I filled it with the same elements in the large urn and added an aubergine velvet pumpkin. Sigh!
Here’s another design secret… mirror elements. I duplicated the blue and white, the leave, brambles, leaves, acorns, and pumpkins.
What can I say about the sumptuous large pumpkin? Swoon!!!
The velvet is called d’or which means “golden” in French. And yes, it is! All the pumpkins have the most gorgeous variations of color depending on how the light hits the nap of the velvet. Exquisite!
The natural feather collar just adds to its decadence!
The d’or pumpkin sits along side the small blue and white bowl under the large urn.
Another style secret… There is something almost magical about the law of three’s. Three items like the large urn, small bowl and large d’or pumpkin let our eyes bounce from one thing to another and our mind see these things as being very pleasant. It almost always works!
Don’t you love the little velvet acorns? It’s always a fun touch to have something small to scatter around a vignette or centerpiece.
Creating a beautiful fall arrangement is easier than you think! How would you use velvet pumpkins?
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Now, head on over to my sweet friend Lory’s at DESIGNTHUSIAM. I can’t wait to see her beautiful pumpkin designs! Make sure to tell her Yvonne said “hi”!
Thanks so much for visiting StoneGable!
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