Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Adding A Bit Of Halloween Around Here

Last Friday, my mom, the girls, and I went out to the pumpkin farm. It was a beautiful day (after many raining ones) so we thought we'd better take advantage of it. We had such a cool August that a lot of the pumpkins were still green! I was finally able to get a picture of Daphne without her plugging her nose! Oh thoses farm smells... ;o)
I displayed their pumpkins on our front steps. A friend of ours from church gave me the vintage milk jug this past summer. (Thanks Betty!) I thought it made a great pedestal for the pumpkin. I've been making a few decorations for Halloween this year - the boo banner is one.
Besides Christmas, I've never been one to decorate seasonally. I decided to change that this year since I've been so inspired by others who do, especially so many out here in blogland. This is what I put together on our coffee table.
I made the party hat for the little jack-o-lantern
I was inspired by this artist and created a polka dot pumpkin adorned with a baby holding his kitty in a jack-o-lantern.
My flirty eye doll head needed a party hat too.
Stella (the dress form) was crowned Miss Oct. 31st! hehe
I even bought some faux gourds to put in my apothecary jar. I'm totally stepping out of my pink comfort zone here people! hehe
Overall, I like the change of having a bit of Halloween around the house.
I guess I can handle a little orange for a month or two. hehe


LiLi M. said...

I like all your decorations. You should make this your routine, not only with Christmas, because it is all beautiful! I like the baby with the polka dot pumpkin, I like the orange Miss 31st...mmm I forgotten the word, that banner that your dressforms wear as a real Miss. Well I like it all and with creamy white and black having the main part, we can cope with a little orange cannot we? Btw Halloween is already in some days more than a fortnight and then up to the pink and Christmas again?!

Unknown said...

I just LOVE your painted pumpkin! The white one with the black polka-dots.. very cute!!!
Im looking through all your recent posts and I have to comment on the gorgeous photography! Good job...

AND your daughters, goodness, Im sure you have heard this before, they look like they should be in the movies..those cheeks :) So adorable.
Hope you have good weekend. I have spent today baking scones. If you want the recipe, let me know :)

joyh82 said...

You have a very cute blog! Looks like a good time at the pumpkin patch and I love your pumpkin displays.

Cathy said...

It's all so wonderful! I just love your polka dot pumpkin!

Cathy :)

Anonymous said...

Wow!! First off your daughters are beautiful. They must be all excited and involved with the season of Hallowe'en...

Second your decorations are soooo neat. I love all that you've done. You are very creative.

Hope you've had a great day.
Come by and visit me too.
I'm having an almost 200th post giveaway and I've written about it in my Friday post.


Kathi said...

Your decorations are so pretty and fun, Karoline. I love your table. You have inspired me.


Anonymous said...

Oh, wow! I just love your blog! I totally enjoyed looking at these photos and am just amazed at how darling your home is. So cute!!

Jenni B

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh so cute!!! LOVE all of your Halloween decorations that you made! Orange doesn't look so bad with pink at all.


Leslie said...

Your decorations are amaazing! I love the polka dot pumpkin and Miss October! Stop by my blog I have and award for you!

Anonymous said...

You have a delightful blog. I snuck over here from JunkGirl Studio. I'll definitely be back.

Alison Gibbs said...

What wonderful Halloween decorations. Great photos of the girls at the farm

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

Your decorations are darling. I like to polka dot pumpkin, It's so different & whimsical!

It looks like the girls had a great time!

Miss Gracie's House said...

I don't decorate for Halloween *but* if I did-this would be inspiration for me!! Soo cute!

Miss Charming said...

I really like your Halloween decor. The baby picture is great and I absolutely love the dress banner- so creative! (I also must say that the dress itself is divine.)