Thursday, September 27, 2012

Holla' at the Dolla'-Fall Style

Last year i missed out on the super non dolla' store looking ceramic pumpkins, and this year i was determined to not let that happen.  Even if it meant buying the pumpkins while it was still 100 degrees out.  Because like i've been known to say, "It's always Fall and Halloween in my heart."  Seriously.  I say that.  Isn't that the corniest thing?  And i don't work for Hallmark.

Although wouldn't that be fun?

Restraint is not my strong suit, ok?  I bought a few pumpkins, figuring i'd just add them in around the house, on shelves, etc, but then these images inspired a new (to me, anyway) way of thinking.

Martha Stewart 

 

Country Living

Hey, i've got candlesticks from thrifting past, and now i've got a plethora of pumpkins.  Let's do this!



Can i just tell you how much i love this nubby one?  It's spot on for a real pumpkin, no?


Although i liked the table runner valances, this space needed more red. 

Originally i looked for patterned curtains, b/c this is the least patternish room in my house, but i had no luck finding them.  Then i looked for a red patterned table runner, again, no such luck. 


But i did find this set of fun placemats that i turned into a tablerunner.


And of course, this happened....

And then this...because clearly there's no where else to play except on the table, my mirror, and my new lighting for the guest room.


I just hope they don't look at the pumpkins balancing ever so precisely as another thing to play with!  Let's look at pretty again....

Now hopefully it stays that way!

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40 comments:

Orange it Lovely said...

lol good luck with that!
it looks very cool!
I love those things too. Last year I bought 10 of just the white ones!
~Tana

Infuse With Liz said...

I think you captured the inspiration very nicely! I like your placemat/runner- great idea! I managed to pick up two ceramic pumpkins this year. Can you believe I got rid of some ceramic ones last year!! Good luck with the kitties! I try to imagine that mine don't get on my dining table but I know they do! I don't approve but they are sneaky!

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Your table runner looks great with your copy cat!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You did a great job with this!! Love the look of the pumpkins balancing on the candlesticks. Hope the furry one's stay away! Those are some cool place mats and make a great table runner! Color and pattern! You love Fall more then most I would say! :) hugs, Linda

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

You did a great job! Love the little pumpkins, I picked up some this week exactly like a couple of yours. Also Love how you took the place mats and made the table runner.Very nice. Visiting from Debbiedoo's.

Erin {Home Everyday} said...

Cute! I like all your candle holders, and the table runner could be used at Christmas too. BONUS!

Lisa said...

I love the new red runner/placemats! And the kitties are so darn cute even if they aren't being good lately. Very cool idea to use the candlesticks as pumpkin holders too!

The Boston Lady said...

Oh this looks great! Your version is actually more vivid and fun! Love the shots of the feline inspectors, although the one with the mouse looks like he/she is fooling around on the job. Ann

Debbiedoo's said...

That looks darling there girl! I love that look. Thanks so much for sharing at my copy cat party.

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

What a great display of pumpkins! Love all the candlesticks, and your kitties are so cute. I have a few of my own little helpers, or should I say mischief-seekers. lol. I'm now a follower through GFC.

Veronica@ChaosInMyCasa said...

Love the centerpiece, it is adorable!

Melody said...

I have never been a cat person...Dogs yes.. Well, the Dog found Cats..6 of em to exact and they are his and he doesn't train them very well. He allows them to do things he isn;t and then just looks at me. Do they have those collars like for dogs where they get a slight correction? HMMM.
Love the pumkinnny decor.

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Love the tablescape! You were so smart to scoop up those pumpkins because they do go fast! Happy Fall! Angie xo

Sweetladyelaine said...

Very nice!
Love the Dollar Store!
Blessings My Friend,

Kelly said...

Those were a buck?! Time for me to hit the dollar tree! Love the arrangement!

-Kelly @ View Along the Way
www.viewalongtheway.com

Kirstin @ Hello Kirsti said...

Cute pumpkins!! Hope the kitties leave them be!!

D said...

Awwww! Your kitties are adorable,
especially the one with the mouse toy. Great job on the pumpkins and runner.
D

Comeca Jones said...

The baby pumpkins are too cute but I think the cat will enjoy them a while lignite than you will.

Kelly Thomas said...

I love this!!! The whole room look so nice & fallish!! Your so creative to think of placemats! You can't even tell they're placemats - it looks awesome!

Amy Marshall said...

Very cute! I like all the different candle holders and the different shapes and heights. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting...I'm just getting started and get so excited when I get comments! Have a great week :)

{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Such a fun and festive table!! Thanks so much for linking up!

Jonie Marie said...

What a fun tablescape! I love the mismatched candle sticks, and I really love the red placemats. It all went together perfectly!

Thanks for sharing, and thanks for linking up to Point of View!
Jonie

Diann said...

Everything looks wonderful decked out in Fall loveliness! Thank you for joining TTF last week. Hope to see you again. Have a fun day!

Rustown Mom said...

Pretty! Gotta love the Dollar Store for cheap thrills and seasonal fun. Even the kitties agree...

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Totally gorgeous collection of candle sticks and pretty pumpkins!!
FABBY

artclubblog.com said...

I really love the look of this room. And like you, love those nubby pumpkins!

Brooke said...

I love the pumpkins on top of the candlesticks like that; they look really pretty! And also love your placemats-turned-table runner!

Chandeen Santos said...

Nice pumpkins!!! I have done zero for fall. I keep meaning to get a pumpkin or two and maybe a new wreath, because mine is falling apart, but as of yet...nothing. I'm in denial.

Shannon said...

That is the prettiest assortment of pumpkins! I love that Halloween is in your heart all year--right on!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

I love those Dollar Tree pumpkins, and have several, too! And I like your kitty helper--we've got 3 of those feline style assistants here at our place. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog the other day, and that you liked my vintage bar cart!

Rachael DeterminedDarling said...

Love the nubby pumpkin so cute!
Where do you find these for $1 I am clearly missing out!

Debbie Blair said...

Cute cats. I love all the different candle holders with pumpkins.

Makeiteasycrafts.blogspot.com said...

Pretty! And the cat is adorable! :-)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Go ahead and get the bottom freezer kind of fridge, they're so much more practical, you can see immediatelly what you have!! I'm loving it! Thanks for your visit sweet lady. Again, I love your fall decor. Big hugs,
FABBY

jamie @ [kreyv] said...

LOVE this idea. It makes me want to start collecting candle holders!

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

The Dollar Store has pumpkins that look like that?? You know where I'll be headed today....

(placemats ---> runner ---> genius)

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Love the fall always in your heart! :) What a great way to display the pumpkins!

Chrissy @ Adventures in DIY said...

Reason# 5,238 we are bloggy bffs - we both love fall & Halloween! lol I usually celebrate for the entire month of October, but I've been behind since I was gone the first two weeks of this month (just got back). I'm planning on a trip to the Dollar Tree this weekend & getting out all of my Fall & Halloween stuff to decorate. Love those little pumpkins - I have a few and was planning on getting more too. :)

Our Pinteresting Family said...

It looks great. I really like how you made the placemats into a table runner. genius! Megan

House of Smiths said...

What a great idea! And I'm LOVING those red place mats. CUTE!