Friday, October 25, 2013

A Bit of Fall & a Bit of Wedding

I don't decorate nearly as much as I did when my children were small, and I don't really do 'Halloween' - but I love pumpkins & fall leaves so here's the little bit I have on display - - -

This is a wool penny rug I stitched several years ago - I believe the pattern was in an issue of Create & Decorate magazine. The old wood tray is filled with pumpkins of every description.

Here's the front of the house. We grew most of the pumpkins, but some of them are fake and they'll remain till Thanksgiving after the real ones have been carved into Jack O'Lanterns for the trick or treaters. 



The wedding quilt is pieced and I'm waiting for a phone call from the quilter to tell me she's ready to start working on it - soon hopefully! (this picture was taken before the white sashing was added between the blocks)

This is a 12 yard piece of burlap I bought to make table runners for the wedding reception. 

They will be nine feet long and I will be painting metallic gold polka dots on all of them to look similar to this. I'll be using corks about 1" in diameter and should get the same effect for a LOT less money than buying it already painted at JoAnn's. 

That'll keep me busy for awhile, that's for sure!

28 comments:

Christine said...

I love the wool table mat Gayle and all those pumpkins are great! What a lovely welcome!

Doniene said...

I love your fall decor - I don't do Halloween, either, but love the rich fall colors. Your table mat is wonderful!!

Looks like you'll be busy as a bee and those burlap table runners will be a hit!!

Blessings

Lesley said...

Wow! You have a lot of pumpkins! Love your wedding quilt...on my to do list! Aren't you smart to make your own gold additions to the burlap. Have fun!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

For someone who doesn't decorate as much your home looks warm and inviting! The wedding quilt is beautiful and will be treasured for many, many years. My nephew used burlap at his rehearsal dinner--so versatile

prims by olde lady morgan said...

WOW! I thought I had gone over board with pumpkins...LOL... but then I don't think one can ever have to many pumpkins! Love your leaf mat! OLM

Cheryl said...

Love your fall decor! And the wedding quilt will be fabulous and I love the table runners.

Cheryl said...

Love your fall decor! And the wedding quilt will be fabulous and I love the table runners.

Orange Sink said...

Now that's a lot of punkins Gayle! Love the leaf appliqué! I am in awe of your quilt and the work involved! I am only starting and boy do I have a lot to learn! Have fun with the burlap project! That should really be pretty for table runners!!
Hugs!!
Cathy G

Kyle said...

Your pumpkins are so happy around your front door. They look great all together. Don't go dotty making all those dots! We all know what you'll be doing over the weekend. And the wedding quilt looks bright and cheerful as well.

annie said...

loved seeing the quilt & all the pumpkins! the runners will be great, good for you saving all that money!I really like the picture of the mat!

Julia said...

Wow Gayle, your entrance full of pumpkins sure is a beautiful sight. A great Fall decor... I haven't had time to dig out my Halloween decorations this year, life has been busier than ever and three funerals this week alone.

I love your quilt and I'm looking forward to seeing it all quilted. It's a beauty...

Way to go with the table decoration for the wedding. Drink a little wine and use the cork for dabbing those gold polka dots. Sounds like a good plan to me.
Have fun polka dotting away.
Hugs,
JB

The Wool Cupboard said...

The quilt is very beautiful and colorful, Gayle!

Your fall decorations look wonderful...pumpkins are my favorite fall motif.

What a great idea for table runners...rustic and elegant...I love it!

Hugs, Linda

The Wool Cupboard said...

The quilt is very beautiful and colorful, Gayle!

Your fall decorations look wonderful...pumpkins are my favorite fall motif.

What a great idea for table runners...rustic and elegant...I love it!

Hugs, Linda

Rugs and Pugs said...

LOVE your outdoor display!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Janet O. said...

Fall is very inviting at your home, Gayle. Love your wool runner and trench of pumpkins!
I have been remiss and have only put out a couple of table toppers and a fall pillow. I need to get it done before the grandkids come on Sunday!
Oh my goodness, that is a big job to "dot" all of that burlap. The things we do for our kids!! : )

audrey said...

Very creative with those table runners! Wonderful fall display.:)

Yvonne said...

Your fall decoration is great! You call that a little? You could win a price with that in Holland! Fall decoration were I live are two pumpkins next to the door. Love the wedding quilt so far.

Three Sheep Studio said...

Beautiful fall decor !
I hope you used a 50% off coupon for the cut of 12 yards of burlap ! ;)
(We love those coupons !)
Rose

Raymond Homestead said...

Love all the pumpkins! Pretty fall table mat, great colors!

Trace4J said...

What a beautiful way to say welcome Fall.
Love the runner too.
Woolie Blesssings

Lori said...

You are so creative!! The burlap decor is going to turn out so cute.
Love your front porch as well.

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

I like all the pumpkins on the front porch! Pretty wool runner too.

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Kindred Quilts said...

Love the variety of pumpkins in your wooden bowl, and I want to come trick or treatin' at your house! So inviting with your fall decorations!
Great way to dress up the burlap... I can't believe some of the newest burlap designs showing up at Joann's... you are so smart to be polka-dotting your own gold dots!!!

Mimi Sue said...

Your porch looks so festive! Love that new wedding quilt. The colors are awesome. Mimi

Carole said...

Love your decorations for fall. Haven't taken the time to decorate myself. There's always next year! ;o) Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

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