Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fall Clearance

I love clearance sales!  Just the word makes my ears prick up, my eyes start darting around and the adrenaline starts racing.  Between Michaels and Hobby Lobby this week, I picked through the 50% off bins and racks and got some new Fall décor to add to my now minimal storage availability.  Since before I left New York almost a month ago, I was smitten with these pumpkins pictured on the Country Living cover.


I think everyone was and they have been turning up all over blogland since.  Always one to lag behind the current fad, I had been biding my time to purchase the perfect pumpkins for this project.  I found these little guys. 


The smaller {more orange} one was on a pick.  I cut the stick part off and will do the toile paper on him.  I thought the small ones would be a good size for a first go at this project. 


The second pumpkin is not very attractive at all, but at 50% off, he’ll do and is probably the best recipient of this type of makeover.


He’ll get the harlequin pattern.  I’ll show that project later this week.  I also found this great paper mache pumpkin and a leaf candle ring. 


I had hoped to use it on my white Pier 1 charger under my cloche {and just in time for Marty’s cloche party}, but I always over estimate the size of this cloche. 


The pumpkin is too big! I’m going to leave it without the cloche; that will have to find a new place to rest for now. 



Gail said...

I always checked out the clearance sections too. Love a bargain! I do that too, over estimate my cloches. I love the paper mache pumpkin and the way you have it displayed on the white charger plate. Now I can't wait to see your other little pumpkin make-overs and what you do with them.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Looking forward to seeing your made over pumpkins!

Decor To Adore said...

I can't wait to see your lil punkins.

I too posess the same cloche mis sizing issue. :)

Marsha said...

LOL, I have the same problem with my cloches

Can't wait to see the makeover!!!

I'll be going to the post office today!!!!


Blondie's Journal said...

I love a sale, too, if I can just be happy with the sale finds!! Your pumpkins are SO cute...I do the same thing with my cloches!!

I'm excited to see what you do with your pumpkins, I am always looking for new ideas!


Michele Smith said...

oooh can't wait to see how your pumpkins turn out. I have several sheets of "Courtly check" tissue that I saved from my purchases. I should definitely try it on a pumpkin!
Thank you for the inspiration!

Okio B Designs said...

Clearance is my favorite designer brand - lol!


DIYbyDesign said...

I have to stop by Michaels and see their clearance section. I have been wanting to make those same pumpkins. Time is a ticking on that project. Only a few more days until Halloween. I love that paper mache pumpkin. Really pretty.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Kathy! My Country Living subscription expired just before Oct! Lovely pumpkin idea. Looking forward to instructions from you!

I laughed with the oversize pumpkin under the cloche! Isn't that how it always is?? More times than not my cloche ideas don't work for this very reason!!


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I can't wait to see how your pumpkins turned out! I love the pumpkin and leaves you added to that changer too, very pretty! Martina

LuLu Kellogg said...

I bought some really unusual pumpkins on clearance last year and now I can't find them!

I can't wait to see how these turn out Kathy!


At The Picket Fence said...

Love that paper mache pumpkin Kathy and can't wait to see what you do with the other ones!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Kathy!
You are so funny.
I love your pumpkins and I can't wait to see the finished projects.


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