Wednesday, November 19, 2014

~ Decorating for Fall - Autumn with Vintage


No the Keno brothers from Antique Road Show are not looking for this little boot; this is a different kind of treasure. Family "treasure" might be a stretch, but this little copper plated boot - shoe was Sweet Hubby's so it  makes it a little family treasure. His mom kept long after he was grown, and gave it to him several years ago. Most of the time it has been on my desk being used to hold trinkets, paper clips and who knows what since then. At least it has been out and not stuffed in a closet. Since this Fall the decorating is copper and lime green, the search was on for copper. And this little "treasure" was perfect for holding a special pumpkin.

There is always a place in our Fall Decorating for this beautiful hand painted ceramic pumpkin. It has been a part of Fall for so many years, and it is always fun to bring it out.  The copper coffee pot also has been around here for at least 20 plus years. It has been hiding in the garage as I contemplated how much of the old copper stuff to give away. I actually forgot it was still here. Filled with late sumer flowers it adds a nice extra touch of copper. 


Sitting in the little round glass area of the copper shoe  is the smallest of the velvet pumpkins that I made. You can see how I made the pumpkins HERE.  If you are thinking that you would like to make some of these but you just can find any dried real pumpkins stems, then why not make your own? 

I had one pumpkin stem that was my favorite, but it was too large for this little velvet pumpkin, so I made a new stem for it. This one is made of air dry clay. I don't have the package so I'm not sure if it is paper clay. The air dry comes in different types, but I think this kind is the paper. It is very easy to use, and you can keep it from drying out by keeping a damp paper towel in a plastic bag with it.

 

I haven't used it in almost a year and it was not dried out at all inside the plastic bag. I laid a damp paper towel over it for a few minutes before I began sculpting with it, and if a spot seemed to dry I just dipped my fingers in a little water and applied it to that area. Very easy and fun to play with. 

~ See Y'All Soon ~

8 comments:

  1. Donna- That is just a lovely little vignette. I love your pumpkins. I went back and read that tutorial for the "bean bag" pumpkin. What a great idea..and one I will copy (and give you the credit for when I do). What did they say in The Help? You IS smart!!!! xo Diana

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  2. Hi Diana, I hope you do make a few of the pumpkins. They are so pretty and I'm sure enjoy them for years to come. Happy Weekend!

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  3. Wow! Your sculpted pumpkin stem is great! I'm sure I couldn't make one that lovely. Your entire vignette is very pretty.

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  4. Hi Marie Dee, Thanks for coming by. The paper clay is fairly cheap and you just might surprise yourself by how nice yours would turn out! Thanks for the sweet comments.

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  5. I love your touches of copper in your fall decor. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. Hello Penny, How nice of you to stop by. Hope you are having a great weekend.

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  6. It's adorble! Making those pumpkin stems with paper clay is ingenious! They are so pretty!

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    1. Hi Roselle, Thanks for coming by. The paper clay is fun to work with. Hope you give it a try!

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