Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Pumpkins

Is it strange to have a fantasy where I impress the neighborhood with a display of these intricate, lace-carved pumpkins seen in Martha Stewart Living?

In real life, this project is honestly a bit more involved than anything I care to tackle. Instead I have compiled a few alternative projects that satisfy the creative side, while remaining considerably less complicated to execute.

Jack O' Lanterns with drilled holes from Good Housekeeping do not require special attachments or carving tools.

Glittered pumpkins from Martha Stewart look elegant paired with silver stands.

Pumpkins with nail head street numbers (from cottage living) satisfy the neutral palette.

Stacked gourds act as a pedestal for traditionally carved Jack O' Lanterns from Martha Stewart.

Happy October!

23 comments:

ASD said...

Oh how I love fall and anything pumpkin!

Habitually Chic said...

I was going to say that if you had the time or patience to make lace carved pumpkins, I would be very impressed. Lol. They are very pretty though.

Rachel said...

those pumpkins are fabulous!!

Brilliant Asylum said...

This photo was from her site, but I actually have the real page from magazine saved for years--like one of these days I am going to get out the Dremel and make it happen.

I have actually not made a Jack o' Lantern in my adult life so this year will be a first.

Mrs. Blandings said...

The top image looks like creamware - which is appealing, but you'd be freaking out as the squirrels started munching away. The ones with the regular drill bit seems saner. My four year old just asked, "What's inside a pumpkin?" and my seven year old replied, "Seeds. Seeds and ick." 'bout sums it up.

Laura said...

Great collection of photographs. It's so nice that they've reorganized the Martha Stewart website--it's so easy to find inspiring pics. I agree, though, sometimes the projects just take two much effort. Maybe I'll start with the stacking idea; I can probably handle that one.

Laura said...

by the way, i meant "too much effort" !!!!

ALL THE BEST said...

Very pretty and it certainly would impress the neighbors, but my God, who has the time!! I guess if you have enough money you can hire someone! I wonder what Martha’s pumpkin carver gets paid?

Lyn Spataro said...

so fun. the lace ones are beautiful but i think my favorites are the stacked pumpkins in the bottom photo.

designflute said...

pumpkin with street nos.! pretty images! getting all types of crafty ideas.

design for mankind. said...

Ooh, I LOOOOVE the glittered pumpkins! Nice choice!

Things That Inspire said...

I get pumpkin duty every year, and get less and less creative as the number of pumkins we buy every year increases (we are up to 5 pumpkins now....). I like the 'polka-dot' pumpkins....those look manageable!

The Peak of Chic said...

I like those glitter pumpkins!

Fairfax said...

I always have to remember not to drink too much when I am drilling my pumpkins, and to clean out the inside first.

Jackie Von Tobel said...

I hear there is a severe pumpkin shortage this year - What will Martha do??? Pumpkins turn to mush here in Vegas as it's still 80 - 95 degrees in the daytime around Halloween. You can't even carve them until the day or two before or they get black and moldy. Yuck!

Kelly Mahoney said...

How cool! I love Halloween and fall in general, so these are of particular interest. I can't wait to carve my pumpkin this year, but it would be nice to make it last a little longer.

bhags said...

The post is a nice collection of pumpkin do-ables, with holloween round the corner, this seems to be an apt welcome....my first time here, love your blog and the write ups

Apryll Annie said...

Very cute! I don't think we do that sort of thing in Australia...we more just EAT the pumpkins.

franki durbin said...

I never would have thought to glitter them! GORGEOUS! and very little cleanup. I love that idea. nice sampling, love!

even the carved ones seemed more modern than normal. good inspiration :)

katiedid said...

I do love a good pumpkin! Lots of lovely choices here!

HBryan said...

I really did bring my drill to a pumpkin carving party a few years ago and my friends thought I was nuts (but weren't surprised, either!) In the end when we displayed them on the porch and lit them up, mine was really unique. It's so easy!

Bhavna said...

the first image - even pumpkins can look beautiful! :)

sa said...

AV,無碼,a片免費看,自拍貼圖,伊莉,微風論壇,成人聊天室,成人電影,成人文學,成人貼圖區,成人網站,一葉情貼圖片區,色情漫畫,言情小說,情色論壇,臺灣情色網,色情影片,色情,成人影城,080視訊聊天室,a片,A漫,h漫,麗的色遊戲,同志色教館,AV女優,SEX,咆哮小老鼠,85cc免費影片,正妹牆,ut聊天室,豆豆聊天室,聊天室,情色小說,aio,成人,微風成人,做愛,成人貼圖,18成人,嘟嘟成人網,aio交友愛情館,情色文學,色情小說,色情網站,情色,A片下載,嘟嘟情人色網,成人影片,成人圖片,成人文章,成人小說,成人漫畫,視訊聊天室,性愛