Last year, around this time, I started shopping for 'real' pumpkin stems to use on my handmade pumpkins. I could not believe the price these little pieces of wood were fetching! That's when I decided that I would be on the hunt for pumpkin stems to use for this years pumpkins. I happened to be in Florida right before Halloween so I stopped at a Pensacola Church, in the pouring rain, to see if they would let me walk through their soggy pumpkin lot and retrieve stems. Not only did they let me, they helped me! I was soaking wet but thankful for real stems to use this year.
This weekend I made pumpkins with real stems!
I think my favorite is the burlap one
The bright orange velvet one is cute
Three little white velvet pumpkins
My cloche wouldn't fit over the pumpkins : (
They won't stay on this table
I will use a single large pumpkin so the cloche will fit
The stems are a little large for these pumpkins
but, by George, I was going to use them!!!
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Here are some pumpkins that I made last year
There is something about grouping
three pumpkins together that I love
What a good use for an old orange chenille bedspread!
Pieces of vintage doilies and fabric strips added a little something
And, the stem? Yes, it's a twig from my yard.
Thus, the reason for wanting real pumpkin stems!
I love these black velvet pumpkins from lasts year
I bought $1.00 pumpkins from the dollar store
just to use their stems - painted them white for contrast.
Again, the reason for wanting real pumpkin stems
I will be making more pumpkins. I might even make a few larger ones to take to City Farmhouse Pop up Show!!!
Have a great week!
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Joining these parties:
Coastal Charm Show and Share
A Stroll Thru Life Table Top Tuesday
Ivy and Elephants What's it Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style Wow Us Wednesdays
From My Front Porch To Yours Treasure Hunt Thursday
Nan Cherrow Fridays Unfolded
Feathered Nest Friday French Country Cottage