white crackle pumpkins

My project started with this box of pumpkins I bought at Walmart for $5.00.

I took two of the larger orange ones and decided to try a little experiment.

First I gave them several coats of brown paint. Then I put on a crackle medium. Once that was tacky, I brushed on some ivory paint.

It worked! Cute, little, white pumpkins with a crackle glaze.

Here's how I am displaying them (this week!).

trash to treasure tablescape

Some of you may remember my first ever tablescape last month that featured colorful Italian soda as my centerpiece. Well, I couldn't let the lovely glass bottles go to waste so I used them for a very thrifty, Fall tablescape. BTW, the nicest comments I have ever received on my blog were from all you sweet tablescaping ladies (and gents). You are the best!

Pumpkins from Walmart and candlesticks from the Goodwill.

Here are those empty bottles. No recycling bin for you, yet!

I put some scrapbooking labels on them: passage, voyage and travel.


These are dead flowers from my yard (see, trash to treasure!).

Please check out the amazing tablescapes at Between Naps on the Porch!

pumpkin festival


We went to the Pumpkin and Squash Festival this week-end and had a great time!

There was lots of produce for sale, all beautifully displayed.

Warty pumpkins!

Isn't this cute!

A covered wagon full of spaghetti squash.

A red wagon full of yellow acorn squash.

A wheelbarrow full of squash.

Beautiful quail eggs.

Fresh pumpkin chips. They sliced the pumpkin on a mandolin, tossed it in the deep fryer and then lightly salted it. It was delicious!

My sweet boys.

hmmmmm, what's this?

A hay maze.

I'm linking up to wonderful Outdoor Wednesday!