Sunday, September 26, 2010

Crackled Pumpkin Topiaries

My family room mantel shelf is decorated for autumn and I’m lovin’  my pumpkin topiaries!    

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I made the pumpkin topiaries.   This topiary was nothing more than painting and crackling the pumpkin, adding greens to an urn and inserting a dowel rod through the pumpkin and placing it into the urn.

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And  these little pumpkin topiaries I made using a pair of candle holders.  I used floral foam,  greens, left an opening in the middle and sat the pumpkins  on top.

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I really like the layered look to the mantle.   

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As evening approaches (or a cloudy day like today),  I light the candles.   

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I love to light my candles.      

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I have been busy working on many different projects now all I have to do is get them posted!

Have a blessed autumn week. 

Gail

72 comments:

  1. Looks so pretty!!!
    Love the white pumpkins!
    Suzanne

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  2. GORGEOUS!! I am such a fan of creamy, white pumpkins! Your mantle is beautiful...especially by candlelight!!

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  3. GORGEOUS!!!! I love the crackle. I'm doing a 3 layered topiary of pumpkins on my mantle. I just might have to crackle them. YOur mantle is so fabulous!!! Love the white and dark... and of course the candlelight is beautiful.
    Yvonne

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  4. Very pretty Gail :) I love how they turned out and really like how they look on the topairy's too. Great job!

    Hugs,
    Laura

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  5. Your mantel looks wonderful. I love everything about it! Your topiaries really add some nice height to the mantel and they look fabulous!
    Jane

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  6. Love your topiaries, they are stunning. So pretty. Your mantel looks fabulous. You really do have a beautiful vignette. Be sure to link it to Table Top Tuesday tomorrow. It is stunning. Hugs, Marty

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  7. These just took my breath away!! so fallish and relaxing..very very soothing to the eye...fantastic job! Now if only I can find the pumpkins I stashed away from last year I might come up with something cool too..

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  8. Wow - I love the white pumpkins with the greenery. Such a good contrast. What a beautiful mantle.

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  9. Gorgeous!!

    Love it in the candlelight too

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  10. Gail, that is THE pretties mantle I've seen this season. How I love your idea for the pumpkin topiaries -- using the candlesticks -- genius! I also love your clock within the frame and the lovely candles. Truly a beautiful mantle!

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  11. The look of your mantle is very warm. It makes you feel at home. I almost feel like I am seeing them in person.

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  12. Stunning display Gail! Love the greenery with the white punkins. Very elegant. And the clock inside the frame? Perfection.

    Glad you could Mi4M!

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  13. Love the mantle! Your topiaries are adorable!!

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  14. What a wonderful mantle you've created. Cute topiaries!

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  15. HI Gail,

    I love that you used greenery at the bottom of the topiaries. These are absolutely adorable...a must make for me! ;-)
    I made topiaries too, just not pumpkin ones.
    Thanks for sharing your great idea. The mantle is so pretty...LOVE it with the candle light!

    Nancy

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  16. Gorgeous mantel - day or night! I made pumpkin topiaries this week too! Why don't you come and link up to Seasonal Sundays? The link is open until late Monday night.

    - The Tablescaper

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  17. Ooooh. I really like the white pumpkin meets topiary look. A fresh and different take on tradition. Truly inspired and inspiring. Thanks for the ideas. Love it.
    Pam at Becolorful

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  18. I absolutely love that! I'm really liking the white pumpkin look these days and you just took it up a few notches! :-) I'm a new follower and I just love your blog!
    Vanessa

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  19. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  20. LOVE these! Definitely going to need to make some of those!

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  21. Your pumpkin topiaries are great but I REALLY love the whole effect of what you've put together for your mantel! The clock, the key, the topiaries and the white votives look like "sophisticated" fall decor!

    DD

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  22. Your whole display is just beautiful! Lovin' the pumpkins:@)

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  23. Gail,
    Thanks so much for coming to my NTT party with your beautiful Fall mantel. I'm lovin the clock and frame and your pumpkins look outstanding! Hope you have a FUN day!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  24. Lovely mantle. Love the pumpkins. Love the clock too!

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  25. I really love this display. I am so happy you linked it to TTT. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

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  26. Those topiaries are simple adorable! Your whole mantle is gorgeous. Love it!

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  27. Great topiary and love the white pumkins sitting on the greens. Pretty mantle.

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  28. I am loving white pumpkins this year also. Love the topiary.

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  29. Love the creamy white pumpkins esp with the candlelight -I love the key you have framed too with Family written-Did you make that?

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  30. Super cute! I found you at the Today's Creative Blog hop! Come by and visit me at Sassy Sites! We have a giveaway going on AND a header contest. Come by and check it out. xoxo

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

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  31. Your topiaries are fabulous! What a creative idea! Your whole mantel says fall!

    XO,
    Janie

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  32. Your mantel is gorgeous! I love white pumpkins!
    Annette

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  33. Just found your blog and found myself lost for a while as I looked back(way back)at your previous posts.
    Luv your blog and I am now your newest follower!

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  34. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the white, too. And, I love how you framed your clock (I did that as well in my kitchen). Your home is beautiful. Thanks for sharing, *Becca*

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  35. Wow! Everything is just beautiful. Love the topiaries - great idea!

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  36. Love the topiaries! Stopping by from Hooked on Houses!

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  37. I love the white punks on top of the plant material. Like a soft little landing spot for them. Very very cute!

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  38. You are my new decor hero, I love this. I have been searching for something to do for Fall on my dinning room table, but wanted a light and airy look and this is what I will be doing, THANK YOU.

    Cha Cha

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  39. Good Morning! Visiting you from the blog hops.

    WOW!! What pretty decorations!!

    I invite you to visit either or both of my blogs and follow them.

    Jessicas Lil Corner: Family Blog- http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

    So Stylilized-FREE Custom Blog Designs- http://sostylilized.blogspot.com

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  40. Pretty! I love white pumpkins, so using them as topiaries is right up my alley:)

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  41. Totally gorgeous! I love the layered look. And your topiary? It's just beautiful. I'm glad I stopped by from The Nester's party.

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  42. Great ideas. Love the white pumpkins and the layered look. I want that mantle :)

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  43. love those pumpkins! your mantle looks so great, what a welcoming space all illuminated at night.

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  44. Love the clock in the frame - actually the whole thing is gorgeuos - nicejob!

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  45. Those topiaries are flat out fabulous. I love them!
    The whole mantle looks really nice. Great accessorizing.

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  46. It looks great...adore the topiaries. I may have to copy that if you don't mind!!!

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  47. Everything about your mantle is beautiful! Wish I had one like it!

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  48. Love love love the white pumpkins!

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  49. I love white pumpkins and so in love with the way you used them in those fabulous topiaries!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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  50. LOVE this. What a beautiful display, and so creative. Thanks for sharing it with us! :)

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  51. Love the topiaries!! Super cute and your mantle is beautiful. I am featuring you over at Spotlight Sunday at That Village House.

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  52. Love the Family Key frame and how you put a frame around the clock. Love the white pumpkins. Looks great.

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  53. Gorgeous! I love the pumkin topiaries...very nice:)

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  54. Your mantel is beautiful and your topiaries are outstanding. I don't have a mantel over my fireplace yet so I am enjoying yours. Also, I prayed for your son and will continue to do so. We, Gail's have to stick together. lol Have a blessed day.

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  55. The pumpkin topiaries are wonderful and your mantle is beautiful! Love it.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  56. love love love this idea.

    it is just gorgeous. your mantel is beautiful. it all looks so natural but festive.

    thanks for linking up to the FALL FESTIVAL!

    kellie

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  57. Sensational, Gail. I worked as a floral designer for years and never once made a pumpkin topiary :-)

    The crackle makes such a difference!

    Oh, the layering is perfect too. So many textures and dimensions. Love it.

    Would love for you to drop by tomorrow and link up to Passion for Paint!

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  58. Hi Gail...

    I am really enjoying your delightful blog, my friend! This is my very first time to visit.

    Well my friend, I just had to leave you a note about your gorgeous autumn mantel! I love everything about it! Love your pumpkin topiaries that you made for it! You did a fabulous job with decorating your mantel!!! This was a real treat! Thank you for sharing it with us!

    Warmest autumnw wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  59. How cool is this!!
    I have some great candlesticks...need to go get more pumpkins..can't wait to try this.
    If I do good, I'll post it and give inspiration credit to YOU..;)

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  60. Sigh. I loved this the first time I saw it and I love it all over again. Gorgeous! Thanks for linking up!

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  61. This is SO Gorgeous! I just LOVE it AND the pumpkin topiaries are PERFECT!!!

    The layers are magazine worthy!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  62. Hi lovely lady. You have a Beautiful home ~~~ I love all the Goreous candlelight you have put together for the fall, and your Tablescapes are also lovely. Come stop by my Blog. I hope you have a nice day.

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  63. Gail:

    I wanted to let you know that I shared this post as a "bookmarked on the Boardwalk" feature. I love this project and wanted to make sure that my other readers had a chance to love it too! You can find it here:

    http://www.bobbypinsboardwalk.com/2010/10/bookmarked-on-boardwalk_17.html

    You're welcome to stop by, take a look, and grab a button.

    Have a great week, friend!

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  64. Found this post from Jan at Bobbypins Boardwalk ~ love your shelf; those pumpkins on the candleholders look great! I love the simplicity of them and the touch they add here with the rest of your vignette. Very pretty!

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  65. Hi Gail, I found your website through a Google search for fall decorating ideas. I love your blog! Your idea for the pumpkin topiaries and fall cloches were just what I was looking for in this year's decorations. I've uploaded pics of my interpretation of your project at my blog with a link back to your blog. Let me know what you think and thanks again for the wonderful ideas! http://bygonebungalows.com/2011/10/02/indoor-autumn-decorating-2011/

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  66. Love the fall decorating ideas!!!! Beautiful ideas!!!!

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