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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pastel Pumpkins in the Sun Room

I added a touch of fall to the sun room today.  I have the sun room decorated in pink and blue and will probably leave it that way until after Christmas.



I put all of the pumpkins on pedestals so you could see them above the sofa. Plus, I think anything looks better on a pedestal.  The little blue one is on a gazing ball stand and the bigger one is on a piece of an old lamp bottom.

Old painted mason jars make a good pedestal for small pumpkins.

I accented this cream colored pumpkin with a starched doily.

I wanted some velvet pumpkins this year!  I looked everywhere for pale blue velvet,  with no luck. 

Then, I was at a yard sale the other day and spotted the exact color that I wanted!   A pale blue baby blanket!   It was soft and velvet  " like" and it was $1.  (have you priced velvet!!!!!)

It was double thickness, so I cut it apart and had enough for two pumpkins and a pretty large scrap left over.

My grandmother taught me how to cut a circle from material......you fold in half, then quarter, then again. You will have a cone shape. Then I just eyeball the distance on each side and cut off the excess.  (you could measure to be exact, but with a pumpkin, close enough is good enough!  If you were making a tablecloth...MEASURE)  I  gathered it up with heavy duty thread , put some beans in the bottom for weight and added my stuffing.  Then I hot glued a dried pumpkin stem to the top

So now I have my pastel pumpkins for the sun room.

Here is a close up of the beautiful crochet that is on the back of the sofa..

Sometimes they don't have the arm covers to match, but this one did!

This is the lamp that is by the sofa, I thought I would show you the beautiful hand painted roses on it.

I am so glad that you visited our sun room today, please stop by again soon!

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31 comments:

  1. Dear Penny, your pumpkins are wonderful. I love your decorations in blue and your room is very very gorgeous.
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  2. Penny,

    I adore your pastel pumpkins especially the velvet ones!!

    So pretty!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  3. Your pumpkins are darling! I agree that anything placed on a pedestal just gets more special. Thanks for the tip on cutting circles too! How perfect that you found just the right velvet color for such a great price. Vanna

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  4. Who says pumpkins have to be orange or white, sugar; I love your blue one! LOL Of course, I love all of your house.
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  5. Very pretty--love those pumpkins! Also the painted canning jars look great!

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  6. Hi Penny, Love your sunroom. So inviting and cozy. Your header is so pretty too.

    Thank you for stopping by and becoming a new follower. Good Luck in my giveaway.

    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  7. So cute! I love the nontraditional colors for the pumpkins!

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  8. Love what you did Penny! I am in love with blue these days, so of course I love those. Love the jars too. Thanks for stopping by!!

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  9. Wow! Gorgeous and exciting! Loved your pedestal ideas. Have a big luncheon coming up to plan centerpieces and now you've given me a new angle on everything! Well done!

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  10. Penny your pastel pumpkins are just gorgeous, love the pretty blue ones you made great idea ;)

    Smiles~
    Mari

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  11. Hello Penny,
    So happy I found your sweet blog through Pink Saturday!
    Love those fluffy blue pumpkins! Your room is so pretty and inviting!
    I just became your newest follower!
    ♥ Jil

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  12. Thanks for sharing your Pumpkins and More Pumpkins for Pink Saturday. What a beautiful room and your pumpkins are perfect additions for fall. I enjoyed seeing your pumpkin collection.

    I hope you'll have a chance to stop by CITexas Gal and check out my Pumpkin Coaster. If you are a crocheter, you'll want to whip up a few of these...they are quick to make and the pattern is linked.

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  13. Lovely and love the pumpkins with the stems. So pretty your home is like a box of bon bons YUM

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  14. Hi Penny!

    I found your blog on Pink Saturday. I just love your pretty pumpkins! You have definitely inspired me and when I find the time I am going to make some of my own! Thank you for sharing with us! I hope you have a blessed weekend!

    Tammy

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  15. What nice pumpkins! I love that they are not in the typical Halloween colors.

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  16. Hi Penny, what a lovely sunroom. Thank you for sharing how to make a velvet pumpkin! Yours turned out beautiful.
    I'm a new follower!
    ~~Dorothy

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  17. Love your pastel pumpkins and the crochet is beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us. Happy Pink Saturday from a new follower.

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  18. Have you in fact painted this porcelain lamp yourself? I find it very nice, indeed! You've made some really delicate pumpkin decorations, by the way.

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  19. woow...that´s some great pumpkins :)
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  20. Simply gorgeous! I am the featured blog this week, hope you can drop by.

    Pumpkin Fun
    Have an enjoyable pumpkin-licious weekend!

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  21. Very serene space! Your pumpkins are great. I'm partial to the doily one. Thank you for linking up at the Wildly Original party!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

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  22. Penny those pumpkins are beautiful! LOVE those colors!
    xx
    Anne

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  23. SO CRATIVE AND SO PRETTY! From A bouquet of talent sunday. My entry: What kind of heart? willyouhearfromme.blogspot.com

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  24. I love your pretty pastel pumpkin presentation...so gorgeous and your pumpkins are beautifully created. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle.

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  25. Great pumpkins Penny! I especially love the white one.

    Have a great day!
    Pam

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  26. Penny your stuff is always so lovely....:)

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  27. Hi Penny ... loving your pastel colors and the soft beauty of your room. Great decorating job.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
    Timeless Treasures

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  28. I love your style ... so soft and pretty and elegant.

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  29. What a great idea! What a beautiful way to re-purpose a baby blanket! Cute!

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  30. So beautiful! I love your gorgeous pumpkins and sun room! Thank you so much for sharing again this week at A Bouquet of Talent. HUGS

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  31. You always make everything look so cozy Penny. THanks for sharing.

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