Friday, September 15, 2017

DIY ....Easy Pumpkin Centerpiece

Well it finally happened! I always say I'm a turtle livin' in a hare world.
But I've been walking around happily in denial about the passing of summer, without any urge to eat or drink anything pumpkin, no hint of autumn pillows on my couch yet, and not one thought of buying a single pumpkin .......and all-of-a sudden-BAM! It just hit me.
Fall. It's really here guys..and here's my proof: this is my very first pumpkin of the season.
Ta daaaa!!

So what do you do with your first pumpkin anyway?

This is what I did.
I cobbled together a few things:

One vintage copper colander (gotta love those thrift stores)
a couple small ramekins 
Mums and Carnations
green florist foam
and Spanish Moss

And decided to make a very casual little centerpiece, maybe for a breakfast or lunch table.

...lots of holes mean a good job lining it 
(hint: I sort of rushed this part)

I put my foam around the ramekin and soaked it. You could use a small bowl too for the height. I added a second ramekin for this purpose.

The rest is easy.

When you're all finished fill the spaces with Spanish Moss and it's ready for your table

See? It's very simple but I'm loving the warmth of the copper.

And once I saw it finished I instantly craved a table with some plaid fabric, wicker, mason jars, wooden bowls and Carol's home-made numerical napkins which remain one of my favorite gifts ever.

But I'll have to show you my table next time since I'm heading into picture overload here.

Happy Friday friends,



Brenda Pruitt said...

It's charming! I'm not feeling "fallish." It's about 100 degrees here.

Simply LKJ said...

I love it Leslie. Love the patina of the copper against the other colors.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love it, Leslie...clean and simple...and oh-so-pretty for fall!

Splenderosa said...

OK, now let's see, where is that copper colander ????
Really pretty, simple to make and very inspiring. Love the colors all combined !
Happy Fall in a few days.

La Contessa said...

NOT READY YET..........UP NORTH!!!!!!!!

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