October 11, 2010

Mini Pumkins and a Lantern

Good Morning!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

The girls and I enjoyed an impromptu camping trip with grandma and grandpa.  I'm beginning to think I prefer camping in the fall over camping during the summer.

The days are crisp, the campfires are so cozy and woods are beautiful.

A very enjoyable experience.

Over the weekend,
Mom gave me a bag full of mini pumpkins from her garden. 
Instantly I knew exactly how I would use them.

This morning I gathered up a few items.

..a lantern..
..a enamelware washbasin..
..faux leaves..
..faux berries..

and put together this...

In order to prop up the pumpkins and lantern, I scrounged around the garage for scrap pieces of wood to make a platform.  I cut them to size and attached them to look like this (not too pretty, but very functional)

After cutting the top piece to mimic the shape of the enamelware this is what it looks like placed inside.

Next it was just a matter of placing the lantern and adding the pumpkins.

To fill the spaces between pumpkins, I just tucked in the leaves and berries.

Now my kitchen window as a little autumn farmhouse flare.


  1. I love it! I love the berries mixed in...I think I'm the only one who doesn't have a lantern!
    It has a very fall farmhouse feel to it ~
    Hope you are enjoying your fall!

  2. How clever... You are not just a pretty face...are you! LOL!! Love your centerpiece!!

  3. This is so cute! You have such a talent for this.

  4. I love it! It is simple and creative and just perfect for the season!


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