A Thoughtful Place: Pretty Pumpkins


Pretty Pumpkins

When the new Pottery Barn Kids catalog arrived, my four year old daughter actually took it and sat down with it on the couch {my husband already fears this trend}. She pointed out this picture and said, "Mommy, these are so cute. Do you think so?"

Pottery Barn Kids
And you know what? The girl's got great taste because those are darling. I had just picked up some AMAZING pumpkins from The Dollar Tree. They have a strange seam around the middle of the pumpkin, so this couldn't be more perfect. We trotted off to Michael's and spent $4 for some cute Halloween inspired ribbon. Here they are outside near our front door.

These great pumpkins are actually foam so I just wrapped the ribbon around and secured it with a straight pin. I thought the white straight pins looked super cute so I used them to go every couple of inches around the black ribbon.

And here is a look at them inside.I think they would be great in any spot in the house for a little bit of color.

So thank you to Pottery Barn and my daughter for the fun inspiration. I am tempted to run off to the dollar store and grab ten more of these! Wouldn't they be cute spray painted gold with some beautiful French ribbon. Spaced out on your dining room table or in a big basket and suddenly you have a gorgeous table scape for Thanksgiving.

Linking it up:
Thursday: The Shabby Chic Cottage
                           Between U & Me
Friday:  Just a Girl
             The Shabby Nest
                     Frou Frou Decor
Sunday: Under The Table and Dreaming



  1. Aren't daughters fun. Your pumpkins look fabulous. Love them. Hugs, Marty

  2. Came over from Megan's blog (Honey We're Home)...what a cute idea...love it!

  3. How cute! I need to make a trip to Dollar Tree - have not been on a while.

  4. love this! i'm feeling inspired by autumn these days.....i think i might just do this to spruce our home up! how cute is it that your little one sourced out the idea....and it begins.....

  5. Cutie, cute, cute! I saw those weird little pumpkins and was thinking there must be SOMETHING you can do with them, but couldn't get past the seams. Great thinking!

    Love your blog. Stop by and visit me sometime over at Free 2 Be Frugal.

  6. Yayy for Pottery Barn! I love these, they look great! I have a whole lot of (real) pumpkins around the house, they are so boring and this is just what I was looking for! Thanks for the inspiration ;)

    xo Linda

  7. Your pumpkins are adorable! The great thing is that you get to enjoy them for longer than when you carve a jack-o-lantern.

  8. Ok, first I LOVE how these turned out- so cute! I saw these in the catalog too and thought the exact same thing- hey, I can do that! I just haven't had the time to do it! Too bad we didn't chat- we could've had a craft date! And Pottery Barn is in E's bones, too- she always grabs it and tells me "Momma, this is my "favrite magzine!!" What have we created??!! :)

  9. That is such a good idea!! I might have to steal it ;)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog...glad I found yours!!

  10. Oh my gosh, what a cutie! She sounds like my kind of girl!

  11. So cute! And easy. . Thanks for sharing a great idea.

  12. This is such a cute idea!


  13. Adorable! Sometimes PB gives us the best ideas don't they? I love them sitting on the tray outside!


  14. Courtney - I love the simplicity of these - super cute! I'll be featuring this tomorrow - Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks for linking to The Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a fabulous week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  15. These are simply fabulous!!! Way to go, girly!! I just love how each one has a fun personality! I'm happy to be your newest follower and would love to have you as a friend at FrouFrou Decor! Be sure to link up your sweet creations at my weekly Fabulous Friday Finds party! Hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrou Decor~

  16. Those pumpkins are adorable! I love this idea! I love the choices of ribbon you used, too! :)

  17. Darling- what a pretty way to spruce up some pumpkins! You have a little decorator in training:)

  18. I couldn't help but laugh out loud when you talked about your husband fearing the trend of your daughter sitting down with a PB catalog. :D

    These turned out so stinkin' CUTE! I have been wanting to do the same thing after I saw it in the PB catalog too. Isn't PB just awesome?! I would just love if you would come over to Crazy Cute at Between U & Me and share this with everyone! :)


  19. Yay! Thanks for coming over to Crazy Cute! :D

  20. Your daughter is so wise. Those are so cute! I'm having a fun giveaway I think your daughter might also like. Check it out! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

  21. These are very cute! I bought some of those same pumpkins and wasn't sure what to do about the seam. What a great fix! I'd love for you to link these up to my Halloween party this weekend. whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com. Hope to see you there!



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