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Monday, September 24, 2012

It's all about PUMPKINS

Hi, ya'll
I hope this is going to be a SUPER week for everybody.
All is well here at Sweet Nothings....
the weather is still really nice and, altho we could use some MORE RAIN,
we are TRYING not to be greedy. :)

I've had this pretty pumpkin plate for several years...
long enuf that I don't remember just where I bought it.

I love sunflowers and I think that's one thing I love about the plate....
I've been playin' with my VINTAGE, dining room  mantel again.
Needed some FALLNESS, don'tchaknow.
I just adore little BOO pumpkins.
....just look at all the curlyQ stems....I LOVE that....

and, little ORANGE ones, too.

This is "watercolor" in

I get such a kick out of that many neat things you can do with a plain, ole photo.

That cute little vintage chair was given to me by my sweet girl, STACY.

Big brown ceramic, little white ceramic and
ONE REAL ORANGE.....gotta just love this time of the year.
 ...if i could only paint, I would paint this on a long, large canvas
 and hang it in my dining room.......
one of those "yard long" paintings, ya know......*sigh
I wonder........?
Could I have this photo enlarged someway....
would it still retain this misty quality I love so much on my photos...??

When I pick out little Boos, it's all about
THE STEMS.....:)
On this day, I played....and tweeked.....and took a nap....and played some more....
I kept my VINTAGE white plates on the wall....
they go with EVERYTHING.

...this looks just like a real, dried SUNFLOWER...

and it's just a fake as it can be.

I really love fauxs that look so real.

Funny how much better it looks, spelled FAUX than FAKE.
I bought this little wooden box just today at the thrift store....50 cents.
I luv little wooden boxes.......especially when they have a little rope handle
and WORDS.
I found a Pocas Wine online....but can no where find a photo of this little box.
I'm not sure if it's VINTAGE....but it's..........just CA UTE.......!
 I made this wreath last year
(look how bottom-heavy....better adjust that)
and it was kind of a funny story.
and these cute little ceramic BOOS came from the Dollar store a couple years ago.
"Peter. Peter...pumpkin eater...."

Most of the time, the only ORANGE I use is PUMPKINS,
FALL LEAVES, real or faux and
The vintage plates on the wall...
the wreath I made...
the brown pumpkin....
all these things were fun to work with.
 I was just having fun with FALL and hope to have a whole lot more!

Thanks, ya'll, for stopping by.
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Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

You put together a great fall mantel BJ. I love the mini pumpkins and your faux dried sunflower looks real.

AshTreeCottage said...

These are wonderful dreamy pics! Love them all you talented girl you!!

Susan and Bentley

Vee said...

Now I often learn something new here. Today I learned that little white pumpkins are called "boos." We don't seem to have little white pumpkins in our corner. We have a variety called "lumina" that looks more creamy than white. Your mantel looks fantastic as always.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh bj your fall decorations are so cute! I love all the little boo's!! I am using only faux this year as I will be gone from home for most of Oct visiting my Mom. I want things to still look good when I return home! Love that pumpkin plate! Hugs, Linda

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

If you go to ie..shutterfly and down load your picture...fix it like you want it...if it won't work because of the will tell you.

I love pumpkins...they are all over my place!! I am not familiar with the ones with the curly stuff on the top.

Love your cheese round thingy....I am going to get one of those eventually....and I am with you, if it has sunflowers...I love it!

Aren't you loving the weather...we just are feeling such joy that it is in the 90s...feels like fall to us!!

Olive Cooper said...

BJ, you are having so much fun it is contagious. I love your wee boo punkins. I need to get out of my pjs and buy some punkins too (I have had some surgery and am going slow). xo, olive

Leslie said...

Everything is simply stunning! I love all of your pumpkins and plates.

The French Hutch said...

You've really added a lovely fall look to your home bj. I really like what you've done with the mantle. I love the boos too, white is my favorite new color for Halloween.
Have a nice week.

The French Hutch

Carol said...

How lovely, BJ! I really like that brown pumpkin.
Touches of fall look great everywhere!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Your pumpkins and wreath look perfect BJ!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love all your fall goodness. I have not seen those long curly stems on the boo pumpkins here. They must all get broke off before they put them out here. Now I will be looking for ones with cool stems.

Kathleen Grace said...

I love all your fall lovelies!

Sherry said...

Very pretty! I love the plate. I always have to have the perfect stem on my pumpkins. Yours are so cute!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your fall mantle looks so pretty Bj!

Custom Comforts said...

What lovely photos and I like the watercolor pic from Photoscape too. You look all set up for fall.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I want a boo pumpkin!! They are adorable, and your fall decor is over the top perfect!! I am so behind this year, I don't have a pumpkin in site...Thank you for the getting me in the mood!


amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Your fall mantel looks gorgeous. I think the little white pumpkins are my favorite.

Gina said...

So pretty, BJ. Those boo pumpkins are too cute. The curly-q stems got me hook, line & sinker!

20 North Ora said...

BJ - What a pretty post!! Your home looks ready for fall and Thanksgiving even.

The boo pumpkins are about the cutest thing. They are so CUTE!!


Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Hi BJ-
love your fall mantel. I like the 3 little pumpkins too!

I bet you paint them. I've been thinking of painting a little too. It would be nice to see what you can create. I think I could do...but I just never have. Well, not in a long while...only just dabbing in the paint.

...I ramble. :) Pat

Carol said...

Your autumn mantel is full of so many beautiful things, perfect for the season!


Designs By Pinky said...

I look for neat stems too! Love all your fall beauty. All your playing paid off beautifully. Have a great week, BJ! XO, Pinky

xinex said...

Love your Fall decor, BJ. Beautiful pumpkins and I like your ceramic white cheese dome.!...Christine

Linda Chapman said...

Fall IS pumpkins!! Amd I love ALL of yours!! You have the prettiest posts in Blogland!

The photo of the white pumpkins (the one you wish you could paint) is amazing. I love the subtle shadows. I am packing my art things to bring down here when I go home next week. If you could email me the image I would love to try my hand at a small version of this. I have a pumpkin painting I did several years ago down here because I enjoy looking at it so much! Pure and simple!

I was surprised when I saw my picture on your side bar! You are so sweet!! I feel you and several other blogging friends have had a real part in the blessings of my grandquads. They would not be here had it not been for the prayers of so mnay! Thank you once again!

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

Love all your pumpkins - such a cozy autumn display! Thanks for sharing at Knick of Time Tuesday!

Liz said...

Beautiful collection.

Red Blooms and Red Bricks

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

All of your pumpkins look great BJ! I love the little boos too-so cute! Happy Fall:@)

Anonymous said...

SO pretty!! Love white pumpkins!!

Am CRAZY about your covered cheese dish and wondered if it is a recent purchase and if still available?

lanie said...

Wow, great decorations, advance merry Christmas, and happy RT2. here is my entry for RT2 the tumbler

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Very cute BJ. Your Mantle shouts Fall.... Linda

Theresa said...

Oh so pretty Fall decorations! Thanks for sharing your ideas with me. I can use lots of help:) Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

Madeline's Album said...

Your fall decorations are great. Love the way your mantel is decorated. Have a blessed day. Madeline

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

All, so pretty. And fun to do. :-)

I'm not into orange in decorating either. But this time of year, it seems to just fit right in. :-)

Aren't we interesting creatures? We adapt. Though some of us would never introduce orange into decor, the rest of the year, NOW it FITS. :-)


Beverly said...

Looks great, BJ. You could have that photo printed as a panoramic. It would be gorgeous.

I've been playing around with a bit of fall, too.

Anonymous said...

BJ your photo's inspire!!...I just want to get busy and FALL decorate like crazy..
wish I had more pumpkins.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Just gorgeous! Love all the pumpkins and that sweet little chair. Thanks for linking up,

Maria @ LSS said...

Love the pumpkins.

bj said...


I hope you come back left me a NO REPLY comment so I have no way of answering your question.
Here's what I tried to email you before I realized it was No Reply...
Hi...not sure who you are but thanks for the nice comment. :)

I bought that cheese dish a couple years ago and I am trying like crazy to remember who I bought it from. It was a her shop, I guess. If I can come up with it, I sure will let you know. In the meantime, you might try googling it. Can u see it well enuf in the post or do I need to send u a better photo?
Since I don't have an address, I can't email you a photo....unless you see this and SEND me one. :))
xo bj

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a wonderful job on your mantel with the variety of pumpkins with the splash of sunflowers. Very pretty and HAPPY! Don't you love this time of year?!


SmilingSally said...

Hi BJ,

Happy fall to ya!

I'm just beginning to decorate for autumn, and I'm moving slow these days!

Paloma said...

Love! You gotta love it! Beautiful decorations! :) Love your mantel!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Lovely fall decor! Happy Fall to you.

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

Good Grief, you gotta a lot of pumpkins Girl!! I knew if I popped in, you'd inspire me to go fetch my box of fall decorations! Happy Fall!!

Judy said...

What a beautiful fall mantel. I love that brown pumpkin especially. I am visiting from Centsational Girl. I would love for you to come and link up to my Fall into Fall party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.