Ok, just one more post with the beautiful colors of Fall before I jump into Christmas. Hey, it will include a delicious product that would make a great Christmas gift for a neighbor, a teacher, a busy mom, really almost anybody, so please indulge me one more post. The delicious little product is Pecan Pie In-A-Jar by the great San Saba River Pecan Company. Continue reading →
You know I can not get through this season without sharing some beautiful pictures of pumpkins. I realize this may not be a fondness shared by all, but the beauty of nature always amazes and charms me. Since my mind is getting all geared up for Fall Furniture Market I can’t help but be thinking about where the design inspiration for new products comes from. It is unique and different for each creative, but I know that nature is a big provider of inspiration for many. I decided to put my own little spin on this, inspired by my newest pumpkin photographs I thought I would see what products I could find that resemble the beauty and inspiration that I see in my pumpkins.
What I notice in these beautiful white pumpkins is the taupe colored striae that infuses the pumpkin. Dictionary definition of striae is: a slight or narrow furrow, ridge, stripe, or streak, esp. one of a number in parallel arrangement. You can find this look replicated in products like fabrics, wallpapers, and surface finishes.
The fabric pictured center from Kravet: First Crush Truffle, looks like it’s design inspiration could have been our white pumpkin.
This beautiful two toned pumpkin brings us a beautiful mixture of colors, blood orange and true orange. These colors can certainly result in some lively design inspiration for your home.
The mottling on this pumpkin sets itself up for design inspiration. Definition of mottling is: with spots or blotches of different shades or colors. This natural phenomena may be replicated by blending colors, by removing some of the existing color, tie dying, or acid washing.
This luxury fabric from PopDecorFabrics on Etsy is just exquisite and reminds me of the mingling of colors on our pumpkin with an added pop of fuchsia. Really beautiful.
Poufs abound in the interiors market. Made out of any color and from a wide variety of materials like leather, fabric, knit. There is just something fun about a pouf and it’s available foot lift or seat. This orange pouf with coral embroidery is from Imports from Marrakesk.
This Jafar Knitted Pouf is from World Market and just invites you to cozy up.
I just loved this blog post from Flax and Twine that featured a chunky knit pouf. Of all the crafty things I have tried, I have to say that I have never tried knitting. I thought , however, some of you adventurous knitters might want to give this a try. The instructions for a tweed pouf ottoman are included in Anne’s post. I have just discovered this darling blog and if you knit, sew, or craft, I know you will enjoying visiting there.
Obviously I can not ignore the stem. Actually the stem is the deciding factor whenever I select a regular ole pumpkin for display of for creating a jack-o-lantern. Locating a product to replicate the design inspiration of the stem proved a little challenging but in the end I hope you like my selection.
This Good Earth Twisted Side Table was featured on HOUZZ out you can click in the link provided to get purchasing information.
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So there you go. This post is probably a testament to the fact that you can find design inspiration almost anywhere if you can find it in a pumpkin. – Marianne
I have mentioned before about my love of unusual pumpkins and I have some exciting news for my friends and neighbors in Asheboro NC. We no longer have to travel to the big city (Greensboro) to get pumpkins of many varieties. We can get them right here at the PUMPKIN PATCH at 707 E. Dixie Drive. Don’t worry, I would never give up my fall trips to the Greensboro farmers market but I went ahead and bought my pumpkins right here in town. The patch is a collaborative effort of Tina York and Kim Everhart.
If unusual is not your thing and you just want a great place to take the kids to pick out pumpkins or you just want orange then don’t worry. This is still your place. They have small, medium, large, and a few extra large pumpkins to choose from.
If you are curious about other varieties of pumpkins and their names this link has an extensive list.
The sign above says it all. Happy Fall Ya’ll – Marianne
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Late summer and early fall produce provides a variety of colors great for fall entertaining and decorating.
You can always count on nature to give you hints about what colors work well together and to give you a little color inspiration. The purple of these eggplants is so rich. If you have never been to the farmers market at this time of year, you should go. I know I got a real education several years ago on my first trip in the fall. I was amazed by the varieties of various vegetables and the amazing array of colors they came in. I’ve lost some of my photos or I would show you more of the unusual things I found and used in arrangements. I’m planning a trip next weekend and I will be sure to share what I find. Continue reading →