Friday, October 16, 2009

Pumpkins: An Autumn Vignette

Joining Cindy for Show and Tell!

Today I finished making some little fabric pumpkins

(you can see how I did it in The Sewing Room)

and so many friends are showing their Fall decor

I thought I would share my little bit, too.

I used some dried hops and Annebelle Hydrangea...

some iron candle holders....

feathers found here at Cove Cottage

(A turkey feather above from dear departed pet

no ~ she wasn't Thanksgiving dinner, at least not for us!)

A squirrel (he is actually a sprinkler!) and some acorns gathered in the

Adirondacks while visiting Farmers Daughter #2

The feather bouquet in a vintage bottle

And a wooden acorn won from Dame Penniwig's giveaway!

(Below left)

All sitting atop the spinet piano in the living room.

The piano belonged to my grandmother and she

crocheted the lovely runner that the vignette sits upon.

I think I will try my hand at making a banner next!

"There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven...

A time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted."

From Ecclesiastes 3

See also a little story about "John's Pumpkin" in


Hootin' Anni said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Everything. Your blog's layout and all the Autumn decor. I LOVE the fabric pumpkins and covet your grandmother's piano. [lol]

Mine's posted ---

Click Here * a Slideshow

LDH said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

What a lovely vignette you have created. Wonderful that you were able to incorporate so many items you have obtained from different places. The turkey feather, giveaway treasures... the garden squirrel is perfect!

The beautiful crocheted runner made by your mother caught my eye! Gorgeous!

Wishing you a great weekend!

Cindy said...

Lovely displays, sorry about the turkey, I hope he had lived to a ripe old age. cindy

Gee said...

Those are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend.

hip chick said...

Oh it all looks so pretty.

Red's Nest said...

Love your fall vignette. I especially like your little fabric pumpkins - I love em. The runner is beautiful and I always love squirrels. Isn't fall wonderful? Have a blessed weekend.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Now that is a lovely display and a classic one! It just gives a cozy feeling and a feeling of serenity just to view it! The squirrel is an amazing touch, and no doubt very happy to be in there among the acorns.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty! You did a great job.

Sharon said...


Your home looks Lovely and so inviting! I love how you decorate, especially with the acorns and squirrels ;) That's what hops look like! They look so pretty arranged in your vignette. What a blessing to have your Grandmother's crocheted runner, it's beautiful!

Thanks so much for opening your home, I am now on my way to the sewing and reading rooms :)

Have a blessed day my friend!


Carla said...

this is perfect!

Sandra said...

Nice work and lovely to look at. Sandra

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That is a great arrangement. Feather, dear, I love the feathers! That was a cool giveaway. Lucky duck!

The Watts Family said...

You did a wonderful job. It looks so pretty! ~Blessings Heather

Mary said...

Absolutely gorgeous and it makes your home look so inviting. Like Anni, I covet your grandmother's spinet piano. Thanks so much for sharing.


Anonymous said...

Oh everything looks gorgeous Raeanne! {I hope that I spelled it right}
Wishing you a weekend filled with sweet and simple joys! ♥

Heather said...

Everything looks so pretty. I love your pumpkins!

Emily said...

I love your Fall decorations! Everything looks so lovely! I love the pumpkins!!

Leann said...

What a great natural vignette. I love how you incorporate the natural elements into your decorating!

I really enjoyed my visit!

Nadine said...

How lovely your home looks! This is such a fun time of year to decorate, especially when you can use items found out in nature!
Thank you for sharing!



Wow! This is beautiful! You did a great job! I love the squirel and the pinecone. It's really lovely...I'm so glad you shared this!

Miss Jen said...

Dearest Lady Farmer~
Your pumpkins are DELIGHTFUL!
Thank you for your kind words
on "Blessed Femina" =)

Love~ Miss Jen

Carolyn said...

You have done a good job decorating for fall. I love the fall look of your blog too.
Have a good weekend,

Camille said...

So pretty...really gets one into the "fall mood"...everything is warm and welcoming! Thanks for inviting us "inside" for a visit!

Lenore said...

Quite a lovely Fall vignette you've that you have your grandmother's piano and the crocheted lace too.

Susan B said...

Your fall decorations are beautiful. I like that you incorporated so many natural things into it. I like your iron candle holders. You did a lovely job. Thank you for sharing it.

The B's said...

What a sweet little sqee-rel! Funny that he's a little heavy to hug and tote, but we know some who've tried...

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

It's so very pretty! I really love the feather bouquet!! What a great idea!

Simply Heart And Home said...

I love your fabric pumpkins. So cute!


Pearl Maple said...

Your vignette is beautiful, so many pretty little details to appreciate all adds up to a lovely way to decorate your home.

sez said...

That is the prettiest (and only!) feather bouquet I've ever seen! What a clever idea! I love it, thanks for sharing :)