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Monday, October 25, 2010

IT'S A PUMPKIN PARTY...

beware....long post...
I ALWAYS get so carried away with all the fun...
THE GREAT PUMPKIN PARTY
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BETH at FOOD AS ART is having this  amazing and fun party...
Please go by and see all the wonderful
PUMPKINS...

AHHH.....PUMPKINS....
all different sizes...all different colors....
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While I like the PUMPKIN colored ones a lot...
I love the white pumpkins...just something about them that's pretty....
Can a pumpkin be elegant ? AND....
can you love a pumpkin ??
Shelia might say.....
"Why, you bet your PETER PETER PUMPKIN EATER, you can !!"
                      You just KNOW I have to throw a little food in somewhere...right ?
  More of an adult Mac and Cheese...just the color of the fall leaves...

I just addded these to the MAC 'n CHEESE and it was delicious...
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Pumpkins, candles and burlap....
The sweet PUMPKIN PIE candles make me hungry....for whipped cream..!!
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My little blue chair that looked black in other photos....
and a cute pumpkin cookie...
      We love fried okra...
O HONEY
                       but we shouldn't eat too many fried foods...we're OLDEN, ya know..
      so I just put it in the oven and just before taking it out, spray a bit of OLIVE OIL on it and turn on 
                                                                        the broiler...
                                        O, it isn't as good as fried......but it's good !
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I'm getting excited about halloween...
but....all of our grands are too old to want to
trick or treat...
well, except for DEEDS...
and I do love getting the little ones to
trick or treat our cottage...

           Everyone that just KNEW I'd have a BLACK AND WHITE POLKA DOT pumpkin,
                                        raise you hand.......!!! tee heeee
                                                                          ...can't help it...
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This has been a great party...
I had fun with all these different pumpkins....
and I still have more for
ANOTHER post, a little later on down the line...
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I nearly made a pumpkin pie for this fabulous PUMPKIN PARTY...
it's just too close to THANKSGIVING and we'll have 2 or 3 pumpkin pies then...
sooo, I made little tiny Pumpkin Tarts, with, OF COURSE.....whipped cream...
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                                                                     Also linking with:
                                                             TABLESCAPE TUESDAY
                                      
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fight for the cure !!
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53 comments:

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

You have such fun pumpkins! Love the black and white polka dots, adorable. Great post.

kelly said...

I have done a long pumpkin/halloween decor post too, stop by and have a look! I know what you mean about the white ones, they are super and look fab when filled with flowers or autumn foliage. I tried to grow some this year but as usual we didnt have enough sun! the slugs had them as soon as they appeared too. I will try again next year though.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So many cute pumpkins! I have to take some photos of mine!! Love the black and white polka dot one and all the white pumpkins!

Julie Harward said...

I think you are the queen of pretty pumpkins for sure..I love the white ones and the polka dot one too! The food looks so good too. I love Halloween too and have always been a kid at this time of year too :D

Southern Lady said...

Oh, how pretty, BJ! I love the white pumpkins, too, and especially love your black and white polka dot one. Your little pumpkin tarts look like they belong in the pages of a magazine -- they are too pretty to eat!

What a fun party you have created. I'm so glad you shared it with us.

Theresa said...

Oh I love all of you beautiful decorations BUT BJ, that POLKA DOT pumpkin has your name written all over it!

I sure could use some inspiration to get my hiney going with the decorating! Just haven't been in the mood!

Enjoy your day my friend! HUGS!

Sherry said...

Oh yum! Love the mac and cheese addition to your one skillet meal. That's perfect! Your pumpkins all look awesome. Your black and white table is so wonderful! It all looks great!
Sherry

Debbie said...

Raising my hand.

I love the polka doto the best, but I think they're all great. I am like you in that I love them in every color and any way you display them. Pumpkins are just fun.

I think those little tarts at the end look great too. (And not a pumpkin comment, but your okra looks so much "neater" than I ever make it. Mine glooby globs up as it fries. Sigh.)

Blondie's Journal said...

You have such a great eye for decorating, BJ!! White pumpkins and burlap...oh my!! And I love the polka dot one!! That is SO you!!

Your food looks delicious as always, and the tarts are calling my name!!

Have a wonderful week, my friend!

XO,
Jane

Rita said...

What a wonderful festive post for Halloween. Those pumpkins and leaves and decorations; you really have gone all out. The macaroni and cheese looks awesome. Loce coming here; always a fun time.

Lisa Balazs (Seshat Moon Willow) said...

I just love all your pumpkins!! How wonderful. I'm getting ready to paint my pumpkins tonight. I'm only going to carve one this year.
Hugs, LisaKay

La said...

Hi BJ!

This is such a fun post. Your pumpkin tarts look delicious. Black and white polka dotted pumpkins? They're great!

Happy Monday! La

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your polka dot pumpkin BJ! And those pumpkin tarts look TDF! Hope you get lots of trick or treaters-still chuckling about your costume:@)

Marydon said...

Adore that b&w dotted pumkin'!, BJ. I knew you'd have dessert tucked in here somewhere, so despite I am holding on the weight loss ... they are pumpkin & I am going to make them ... you are so enticing with your food.

Your table scape is just lovely & all of your decor very inviting.

Have a BOO-TEA-FUL week!
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Kathleen Grace said...

I love love love that black and white pumpkin BJ!

xinex said...

What a cute and whimsy black and white pumpkin, BJ! All your pumpkins are so pretty and the food made me hungry. I better go start cooking, lol....Christine

kim said...

Those pumpkin pies with the whipped cream look really good I think I will make some and fry some ham to go with them. Yummy!
I like your pumpkins and decor. kim at sillshill.blogspot

Rebecca said...

I think you've tapped all our senses-except smell of course-Happy Halloween!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello BJ! Love all your pumpkin decor and I love the white pumpkins too. I grew some this year but they died and then lo and behold both white and orange mini's started growing again! Hopefully they'll be ready by Thanksgiving. Yes I agree with Julie..you're the queen of pretty pumpkins! I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday.
Maura :)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh my goodness....I want a polka dot pumpkin....I love that! All your pumpkins are elegant!!

Minnie Lou said...

This is my first time stopping by your blog...and I love it! Your writing indicates your bubbly personality. I really enjoyed all your pumpkins

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

I love it all, but especially the polka dots!
Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl I just had to laugh at the black/white polka dotted pumpkin only one would come up with this one and YUM!! on the food...I love mac and cheese with hot dogs also..One of Len's favorite meals here..hey he's easy thank God...Love ya Sister friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Tardevil said...

Everything looks perfect! Love the black & white polka dots & the sunflower plate. The little pumpkin tarts look yummy, too! Have a great Halloween!

Brenda said...

Pumpkins are great, and all of your pictures are wonderful!

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

I love all of your pumpkins! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.

Pat said...

What a fun pumpkin party post, BJ!

I like the white pumpkins too. Love your black and white display.

Denise Marie said...

what a great post. love fall for all the pumpkins. and ya gotta love fried okra. black and white polka is adorable.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my goodness. Love the fall colors and this lovely scape, then the black and white just stole my heart. The pink is adorable. So much to see and such fabulous inspiration. Thanks for sharing and linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Ruth said...

Hi bj, your pumpkin pies look delicious.... awesome pictures!!

Beverly said...

BJ, you never cease to amaze me. I bow to you. You always make every thing look just absolutely perfect.

I have a few smaller white pumpkins, but I have been on the hunt for a large one. No luck yet, but I won't give up. And, oh how I would love a polka-dot pumpkin.

I love your idea with the tarts. My mother loves, loves, love pumpkin pie with whipped cream. If I send her to your house she will be sucking those down. I got a Cheesecake Factory pumpkin cheesecake, and she ate two pieces yesterday morning. What can I say? The lady loves pumpkin.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

ALL gorgeous pumpkins!! I love the black/white...so pretty! And the food looks devine :)

Blessings!
Gail

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
YES! You can love pumpkins. . .and YES! white pumpkins are elegant! You and I have several of the same white pumpkins! The lidded one I purchased in Atchison a few years ago. I'm with you on the pumpkin scented candle. . .forget the pumpkin pie, bring on the whipped cream. Thank you for a lovely pumpkin post! Remember 'The Patty Duke Show' (a hot dog makes her lose control?). . .that's me!Only with black and white table decor. . .too cute that little black & white polka dot pumpkin! ! !
Fondly,
Pat

Lorrie said...

What fun pumpkins you have. Love the polka dot one. And those pumpkin tarts look scrumptious!

thanks for stopping by my blog

JEANNE said...

Hi bj, I am glad I am not the only one catching up with my blogging friends. I have just had the busiest week of company from the Jacksonville Camera club in Florida. It was quite the event and we had a wonderful time with old friends and some new. I will post more about it tomorrow.

Your wonderful pumpkin post is outstanding. I love your polka dots in black and white so much. Very pretty table and who would think pumpkins can be pretty. You just did it in style. All of your pics are fun and entertaining.

Have a happy day my dear sister friend.
Warm hugs, Jeanne

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Never disappointed over here BJ...what a fabulous and fun punkin post! And now I am officially starving since looking at your mac and cheese so off to the kitchen I go...xoxo

Rettabug said...

I love it when you get carried away, BJ! What a wonderful collection of fun, fun pumpkins!

Adore your black & white dots!!!

Also, I'm making my mac & cheese just like you did, next time. That looks soooooooo good!

Beth said...

BJ, I love your little pumpkin tarts! They are pretty and I'm sure delicious. Your pumpkin decor is great. I love the white pumpkins too, but most of all I love your polka dot pumpkin! Can't wait to try your macaroni and cheese with sausage, peppers and onions. Thanks for joining in the party!
Blessings, Beth

Melody said...

Hi BJ! What great pumpkins! Those recipes look deliscious.

Shug said...

As far back as I can remember, I have loved pumpkins and now that there are ways to be so creative with them, I love them more. Enjoyed your post

Shug

PEA said...

I so love all of your pumpkins and I agree with you, the white ones look so elegant:-) There were some white ones at the pumpkin patch we went to last weekend and I really should have bought one. Oh well, I have my 100 lb pumpkin to carve! lol

I'll have one of those tarts please, they look absolutely scrumptious and you're my kinda gal, just HAVE to have whipped cream on them:-)

With the remodeling going on in my living room I haven't been able to take out my Halloween decorations...waaaaaaaaaaaaa! I'll just have to look at yours:-) xoxo

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I would have loved eating at your party. The mac and cheese looks super. The tarts are amazing. Love all the colors of pumpkins too.

Stopping from SITS!

Lenora said...

Love the polka dot pumpkin ideas - thanks must do something with that idea! - Please do drop by our pumpkin Party!
The Jack-O-Lantern

Lavender Cottage said...

Love all your pumpkin decor BJ, and I am partial to the white ones too.
I was not totally surprised to see a black & white pumpkin - very nice.
Judith

mississippi artist said...

I just love the polka dot pumpkin. Black and white is just so classy. Those pumpkin tarts liik delish.

Sailing Simply said...

Yep! Your black and white polka dot pumpkin stole the show for me! I love it! Soo, soo, cute! I do like the looks of white pumpkins too, but they are way to hard to find around here! Your dinner looks delicious, I love mac and cheese with anything!

Jacqueline said...

Just visiting from Beth's. What fun pumpkins. The black and white are so cute. I love the white one also.

The pumpkin tarts look just like the thing to dress up pumpkin. I would love one right now!

Amy Kinser said...

Where do I start with what I love here? I love the black and white tablescape. I love all of your fun pumpkins. I love the picture of you and your hubby on your 50th. Ya'll are so fun and spunky looking. I love the little pumpkin tarts. Did I forget anything? I think I loved every picture you had.

Stop by my place for a quick visit if you have a chance.

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

Ohhh, what a lovely addition to Beth's Fall Pumpkins Blog Party. I especially loved your white pumpkins. My grandchildren and I had fun with pumpkin table decorations and the best pumpkins for decorating were our partially white ones. I'd never noticed them before and here you have some even whiter. Very cool to see. Have a blessed week. :)

Vintagesouthernlife said...

So many pretty pumpkins! As usual your pictures are just gorgeous. I really love your black and white polka dot pumpkin.

Thanks for the okra tip. We are "olden" too and don't need the fried foods. Annette

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is a pumpkin lovers delight! I am especially partial to those black and white pumpkins. So creative!!!!
I should know better... I have not had breakfast yet and here I am... your post has made me hungry for pumpkin pie for breakfast!
xo Yvonne

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love your black and white table and of course everything about your post -- the mosaic too. I am also crazy about pumpkins and I do love them. Joni