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October 9, 2016

Decked Out For Fall Greetings

Greetings! 

All Decked Out For Fall!

I picked up these Cinderella type pumpkins in Pennsylvania when we were there a few weeks ago.  I layered them with grapevine wreaths to help stabilized them since there's a lot of weight there!

These are all natural pumpkins, squash and gourds with a couple of exceptions.  I bought two carvable pumpkins, cut off the top and planted them with mums. 

I decided to add my cobalt blue planters with live plants to the vignette.  

These giant stemmed pumpkins are a version of the "wolf" pumpkins.  I tied a big bow of raffia on this big green one since it's so dark.  Wolf pumpkins have huge stems and I first learned about them as shown "here' in a post from 2013.



This rusted metal chicken was at my mom's for a long time but wasn't being used anymore.  I brought it home a few years back and this time I decided to add it to the straw bales. The leaves were a cluster for hanging on a wall or such but I decided to attach them to the rooster.  This pumpkin was not a true carveable and was a pain to create an opening for.  It's all styrofoam and required some pretty fancy handiwork to get a hole big enough to plant this ornamental kale into.  I used a 1 gallon plastic bag, cut a hole in the bottom and plopped the kale into it before I set it into the styrofoam.  It looks great to do this with real pumpkins but they don't hold up well once you carve them open.  



This white one is one of the cartable pumpkins that I added the mum to.  I attempted to plant it right into the pot but it was easier to leave the black pot with it so I just dropped it in place and put a hole in the bottom of the pumpkin so it would drain.  

A view as you are coming up the back steps.


A few leaves fell on the deck so I swept them over to the vignette to naturalize it more.  I can view this from the kitchen dining.  Yesterday the wind blew them away and today I put them back!  Soon there will be a ton of them!

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16 comments:

  1. Oh, Liz, your autumn vignettes are gorgeous and so festive. I love the grapevine wreaths between the pumpkins, and the raffia bows add beauty and a festive touch. The wee rooster is adorable. I love it all!

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  2. Love your deck decor and how fun is that.

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  3. Awww..Liz! Ir looks fabulous!!! Ir is really welcoming and screams FALL to me. You did a wonderful job. I especially like the topiary made with pumpkins and wreaths! xo Diana

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  4. Wonderful pumpkin displays! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Wonderful display! My fav is the stacked pumpkins on the urn!

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  6. Well, you sure ARE all decked out;):) I love it. I have never heard of the wolf pumpkins, they are very different and I love green pumpkins. The whole vignette is great, love the wreaths between the stack. I may have to steal that idea:)

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  7. Liz, your Fall deck looks gorgeous! What a beautiful vignette with such pretty Fall color! I love your idea of using grapevine wreaths between the pumpkins on the stack to stabilize them. Thanks for sharing that great tip! I'm going to borrow that idea. I fight with that problem every year. I hope that you have a happy and blessed day!!!

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  8. Your deck looks awesome. Love the pumpkin stack and all of the pumpkins, gourds and flowers are lovely. Truly Fall has arrived. Thanks for sharing your pretty deck at DI&DI.

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  9. I love your deck Liz. We decorated our deck this weekend. Not as much as your di but nonetheless we are happy. I bought the dark green pumpkins this year and really like them. Cinderella were hard to get this year.

    Cindy

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  10. Everything looks so pretty and festive!! Fall is my favorite time of year...
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  11. Love it!! Who wouldn't want to curl up with a blanket and a cup of coffee and enjoy that festive scene???

    I'm so glad you linked up and shared at Dishing It & Digging It! Looking forward to seeing more of your creativity each week! :)

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  12. Liz, love your autumn vignettes! I especially like the pumpkins stacked on the urn. Gorgeous!

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  13. Liz I love all your autumn vintages are so beautiful and welcome and Cusy
    Happy Fall
    Blessing
    Isora

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  14. Fall fabulous Liz! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
    Jenna

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