For five days in a row I was rocking jeans, an ever rotating array of my favorite OCB’s (that’s Oxford Cloth Buttondowns if you were like ‘whaaaaat?’) and was stacking the shorts to be stored away… firepits, hydrangea trimming, pumpkin patches and fewer ice cubes in the vino. Fall was in full swing… THEN, I woke up yesterday and it was bright sun in all of it’s glory and tipping the temps out at 80+… I mean USUALLY I would be like WTF, ‘cause really all I want to do is stop having to shave my legs … but, I’m secretly not ready to give up alfresco living quite yet… plus the pool is still open (win!) so this transition is hunky dory in my book.
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And since, for SOME reason, I always somehow manage to get the funniest looks from people when I roll up to check out with mountains, cartloads and full on filled-to-the-brim baskets of mini pumpkins, I might as well layer it all on the old table nice and thick-like… I mean, MINI orangey goodness that is just waiting to be matched up with my Blue and White, you HAD to know I was going to keep ‘going there’.
So what actually happens with all of those little nuggets of autumn inspiration here at Witzend? Pumpkin Fauxpiaries THAT’S WHAT! Y’all know already (if you are new here WELCOME! And take note…) if it stands still long enough I will no doubt try and paint it, glue something to it or turn it into a “faux-piary”. I used these little blue and white vases last spring for a cute daffodil version (click here) and all summer I have been waiting to take it further somehow.
Enter my hallowed hoard of mini gourds… sooo many that there was no way I wasn’t going to try and stack ‘em. And look how great they turned out! Let me tell you… aside from discovering new arm muscles I didn’t know existed, these were pretty easy to make. They would even look adorable in a little terracotta planter, or even a tea cup right? Soooo stinking cute. And how much CUTER would they be as holiday place cards?! OMG! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
So there you have it… transitional tables for fluctuating temps… or a bright bold holiday or just ‘because’. Oh WAIT! You want to make the Fauxpiaries too?? Yipppeeee! Click here to head over to the “Make It” section so you can take a stab (haha.. get it?) at impaling and going vert’ with your own little fall finds.
Happy endless summer that’s supposed to be Fall my dears!
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Sea Grass Placemats : World Market | Chargers: Hand Painted by Me | Blue Willow Dinner Plates: Personal Collection – Similar HERE and HERE | Chinoiserie Salad Plates: K Sweigart Collection | White Napkins: Similar HERE | Miniature fish vases: (available in store only) The Christmas Tree Shops | Miniature Blue & White Vases: Lotus International | Potted Topiaries: Similar HERE | Double Happiness Vase: Personal Collection – Similar Favorite ones HERE and HERE | Blue Gingham Tablecloth: Similar HERE and HERE | Bamboo Flatware: Horchow | Bamboo Napkin Rings: Thrifted but some cool ones HERE | Blue Wine Glasses: Similar HERE | White Ceramic Candlesticks: Similar HERE and HERE