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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Petite Pumpkin Vignette

Hi everyone!
I don't do much in the way of fall decorating, but I did add a few autumnal touches here and there.
A sweet friend who knows how much I love Becky from Timewashed's pumpkins, gifted me with this adorable creation of hers!
Isn't it just adorable?  Of course I love all things French, so this little cutie is totally moi!
Becky's attention to detail is just amazing, isn't it?  Not only is the Parisian peat pot tres chic, but the pumpkin that she created is adorable!  From the glittery bling she added to the stem, to the velvet leaf to the "automne" tag, I just love it!

  So in keeping with the French theme, I placed it in front of my decoupaged Frenchy wooden platters that I created a few years back.  You've probably seen my little Eiffel Tower beneath the glass cloche before.  Perched on a vintage silver pedestal, it's one of my very favorite things!
 I also added the petite decoupaged basket that I made earlier this year
(from a mushroom carton!).  You can read about that here.
 I tucked inside a pair of pumpkins that I decoupaged with vintage dictionary pages 
(can you guess that I love to decoupage?).

 So there you have it!  My version of "automne"!
 Have a tres bon week!


Grammy Goodwill said...

I love, love, love your display.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You know I love it!! And what a great way to display your petite Eiffel Tower!

Joyce Mayer said...

Lovely. But...Miss Donna,

Autumn is so bee-u-tee-ful and romantic (I am in love with Wilbur in Australia). It's so pretty up here in the mountains. And this week we're going to Biltmore to see the mums in the garden.

Prudence ♥

Trisha said...

You know I love it, every bit of it! What a sweet friend to send you such a lovely pumpkin...Happy Fall!


Debby said...

Sooooo pretty.

BECKY said...

Hi Donna!
How fun to scroll through blogger and see one my my French pumpkins!! And how sweet of your friend to send it to you!! I love being a part of gift giving! Your vignette is charming! Thank you so much for the shout out and for sharing it, Donna! Hope you enjoy it for a long time!

White Lace and Promises said...

I love these! I'll have to think about how I can do some of these, a few for home and a few for the booth. Great post as usual.


Preciosos detalles!!

NanaDiana said...

What a sweet gift!!! It is perfect in with all your sweet French items. I love the decoupage things you do, Donna and still adore the French tray I got from you a couple of years ago! My granddaughter would like it...but I am NOT giving it up. lol

Have a great day- it is rainy and dreary here. xo Diana

Okio B Designs said...

Love your pumpkin vignette! Especially the Eiffel Tower under the cloche. LOVE!


CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Donna, LOVE your petite pumpkin that Becky created. What a darling display you set up for autumn.
Your trays and sweet pumpkins are adorable too. Love this French inspired vignette. The tower under the cloche is a favorite.

Thanks for stopping by. We had a grand time yesterday and I found some goodies for the shop.
Today is gloomy but I am off to have some fun anyway. Temps are good so a little rain doesn't matter.

See you soon.
Hugs XO

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Donna, love your pumpkins - they are beautiful. Love your vignette.
You always make such pretty items.
Have a wonderful week.

Debbie said...

Your French, Autumn vignette is so sweet, Donna. I just love it!
What really makes it special, is that it's all handmade.
Enjoy your week, dear friend.

Musings from Kim K. said...

This is perfectly YOU! Love the feminine details. Just gorgeous vignettes.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

A white pumpkin is the perfect gift for you! Your friend knows you well!!! Love your displays!

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Your 'automne' pieces are just adorable and go together well. Not only are you 'glitter queen', but 'decoupage queen' as well!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your decorations are so pretty, Donna! I have some of Becky's pumpkins and just love them! Thanks so much for stopping by!