Monday, September 29, 2008

The Great (Cottage) Pumpkin Patch

I have finally mastered Halloween minimalism (I used to decorate to the hilt when my girls were young)... I still decorate traditionally outside, but since I've succeeded in going bare bones (no pun intended) inside, I wanted the few things I do put out to match my new color palette. My old black, orange and gold decorations looked great when I had prim decor, but with the cottage style... not so much... So look at what I got last year! (click any of the photos for a closeup look at the beautiful fabrics... and there's a link at the bottom of my post telling where you can purchase these!!)

Have you ever seen such a yummy, shabby/cottage pumpkin patch in your life? It was so much fun getting these out again this year... I LOVE them!

Just look at these luscious colors!! And these are my only fall/Halloween decorations now... Talk about making life simple for myself!! (I'm beginning to see why people embrace minimalism!)

This sweet little pumpkin looks great in my mom's old crystal candy dish...

And I think this is perfect on top of the pie safe!

Oooh, this big one is just the right size for the coffee table...

Awww, this pink & white striped one goes great in the kitchen!

The colors in this one even match the lotus blossoms in my swan PBN!

Flea market cat loves how he looks next to this cottage blue one...

Now if you want your own cottage pumpkin patch, it's as easy as pie!!!

Go visit Ronda at Cherry Blossom Cottage. She has them in stock right now!
I have always been so pleased with everything I've gotten from her, which is why her shop has been on my sidebar since day one... I've gotten office chair slipcovers from her (to die for), and I got my little pink toolbox from her, too (although I don't know if she carries those anymore)... In addition to her beautiful creations, she carries a wide variety of vintage, one-of-a-kind pieces! Her prices are very reasonable and her shipping is very quick... so hurry on over there if you want some soft cottage pumpkins for yourself!
So thank you, Ronda!!! I just love all my goodies and can't wait to see what you're stitching up for Christmas (Try as I might, I just can't seem to get a handle on Christmas minimalism!!)


Anonymous said...

oh my gosh Donna...those are too cute! Perfect for your cottage!

Adrienne said...

Hi Donna -
That's the best pumpkin patch I've ever seen! What a great idea to have cottage pumpkins.

Connie said...

Mornin', little sweetpea. Squeeeeeeeal, don't ya just love Ronda's chair covers?!?!?! I DO!!! I've gotten 3 from her and would buy more if I needed them, but I thought 3 is enough! LOL Hers are exquisite and priced exquisitely also. I love the pumpkins the way you've displayed them. Very original!!!

Unknown said...

That is a fabulously shabby punkin' patch! Sooooo cute!

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna,
Those look so cute in your house. It is so fun to change for the seasons isn't it!! Thanks for the tip on how to change the size of my which season are you. I really appreciate that. You are so smart!!!


Christie said...

Ohhh! These pumpkins are precious!
Everything looks beautiful.

Stacy said...

I am IN LOVE. Drooling even. Those are fantastic! Off to check out her site!


Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Your pumpkins are so sweet! I never would have thought "shappy pumpkin fall decor". Love it~!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

What sweet autumn pumpkins!!
Your pictures of your home are beautiful!


Brenda Pruitt said...

Oh, I absolutely love them! Such yummy romantic colors too! I'm going over to have a look at her stuff.

Kim's Cottage said...

Oh, those are just too too ceeeuuuute!


{oc cottage} said...

I lover her too! That's where I got mine!

M ^..^

suzeeez said...

I love your pile of pumpkin pillows on the couch ! ....How cute is that ! And very imaginative ....very cozy looking . :o) Sue

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

How cute Donna! I like all the little surprise places you place the fabric pumpkins!

Hugs, Pat

Unknown said...

These are so lovely, and they look so nice in your enchanted cottage. I just popped over there and ordered two to send to my mother in Vermont. She will adore them. Your home is a storybook. I was in Shabby Chic yesterday and what a gorgeous shop. I didn't realize that Rachel Ashwell had stores. Such a pleasure to peek through the eye candy on your blog. Karen

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Looks like you could just fall right into the pumpkin pile and take a cozy little nap - and without getting dirty! LOVE your pumpkins and your photos!! Cute cute cute!


Life on the Edge said...

I'm squealing with delight at those sweet pumpkins! Thanks so much for sharing the link to the Rose Cottage. She really does have some amazing stuff! I don't blame you for only wanting to decorate with these soft fabric pumpkins!


Em said...

OH MY GOSH, those are adorable!!!!