Thursday, October 6, 2011

I'm So Excited!

This is my first time for joining Potpourri Friday with Honey from 2805.
I am on vacation and I find that I actually have some creative juices flowing!

When I cleaned out my garden cottage this week, I found this.

When I bought it was my favorite color green, but has faded to a blueish color, Donna from  My Shabby Chateau would love it! If I have learned anything from you guys.....PAINT IT!  I normally have mini clay pots with candles in the holders. But if I have learned

So I thought white, yes that would great on my porch.

But NO!

It's Fall so I painted black after I figured out what I was going to do.

I hope you like it!

When my in laws moved out of their house, I found 2 of this apple baskets in the basement.
She and my sister in laws were going to throw them out! So that is my thrifty find!
I was just going to stand the holder up on a table, but like the idea of it in the basket surrounded by mums. Little pumpkins for the holders and one special white one for the topper.

I can think of so many uses now. It would make a great centerpiece surrounded by gourds and leaves on the dining room table or for a outdoor setting.

I had planned to put sphagnum moss around the bottom of each pumpkin, but I believe my pesky squirrels would have their way with it?

For now, it is sitting next to the main entrance. I need to finish decorating the rest of the porch.

For right now...... I think I will sit and enjoy my creation.

Happy Friday

Ann






26 comments:

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

It looks great with pumpkins in it, I love the cheerful bright colors of Autumn! Hugs marilou

we three dogs and me said...

Very creative. Love it.

we three dogs and me said...

Very creative. Love it.

Pam said...

That is VERY creative! Being on vacation works for you.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Aren't you the clever one! What a cute idea!!!

Gail said...

OHGoodness that is just as cute as can be! You are on a creative roll. Love the basket.

Enjoy the rest of your vacation.
Gail

Melody said...

What a great topiary! Can't wait to see the rest of the decor!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

I like it! Good job!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I think black works great for fall. Love the pumpkins!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi Ann,
Thanks for visiting and leaving your sweet comment. I love your find. It looks great with the pumpkins and mums. Thank heavens the baskets were not thrown away!

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

This is an adorable display for the tiny pumpkins. Great idea!

Jann Olson said...

How cute is that? I love it! Like you said, so many possibilities. Love what you did with it for Fall. Now following you. I also loved all of the pictures on your sidebar and the sweet story about your grandmother's house.

Jann Olson said...

Ann,
It's me again. I thought I was already following you. Couldn't see me on there. sorry if I'm on there twice. Just means I doubly like you.

Donna said...

You are right Ann, I DO love it! I loved, loved, loved the blue, but the black is awesome, and is a perfect contrast to the pumpkins. It will be fun for you to decorate at Christmas, too:)

C. Joy said...

This looks so good. I'd love to sit on your porch awhile. I'm inspired to get out and work on mine this morning. Happy Friday.

Rebecca said...

Very neat stand for those little pumpkins!!! I'm behind this year-I haven't bought one pumpkin yet-just too busy lately and too tired! Hope you're enjoying the fall!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

That is soooo cute! Perfect for those tiny pumpkins.

Emreen said...

Wow.. Gorgeous.. It has come out soo well...

I have a festival and seasonal ( fall etc.,) decor party going on at my blog... Would love to see you linking your festival/seasonal related posts there... ;-) ;-) .. .The details can be found here : http://liventhingsup.blogspot.com/2011/10/itz-festival-time-2011.html

LV said...

One thing is for sure, I certainly like your creation. You did an excellent job.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

That is really adorable and I love the clever idea of putting the pumpkins in it!!

AshTreeCottage said...

That's adorable and a perfect fall display ~ great job!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Ann, what a great find! Yay...I love what you did with it. Maybe at Christmas you could plant tiny little Christmas trees and tuck lights in the pot and ornaments where your pumpkins are....just a thought. I love your porch too. It looks wonderful. Very creative. Vacation is good for you! Hahaha...very good.
blessings,
Debbie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

LOVE IT!!! This is just the cutest thing to display the pumpkins. Very creative!

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Very cute, Ann! I love the little pumpkins. Very creative! Thanks for your visit and have a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Honey at 2805 said...

How cute is that! I've never seen anything quite like it, but you sure saw the potential. I am delighted you joined Potpourri Friday! I appreciate you and your participation! Thank you, my friend!

Diann said...

Well, I love it! It is so different. It looks great decked out in Fall finery! Thank you so much for joining TTF this week! I hope you have a fun day!