real, bumpy, freckled or faux ~ i heart pumpkins

Pumpkins, they’ve got to be the easiest home accessory for the season.  It doesn’t matter what they look like~ they can put a smile on my face in an instant.
I had to do a big ‘ole U-turn when I saw our Farmer’s market unloading these beauties the other morning.  Instant heaven.
The above picture is one I’ve been dreaming about since this Summer.  That’s my thrift store dining room table underneath those pumpkins, that I’m *almost* finished with.  I knew the minute I sanded that puppy down, that it was made for pumpkins.  ha!
But in the mean time, I placed these beauties on our simple mantel.
This house, like everyone of your homes is busy right now.  So I opted for easy decor this season, but that was beautiful all at the same time.
I also brought back our old friends & fauxs.
The kids go nuts over this, and to be honest – I do too!
You can read how I revamped the white faux pumpkins by going here
And thanks to Martha, for those mice ~ it’s an instant hangout for the kids.
So who’s going to the pumpkin patch this weekend?  I’m thinking I need several more pumpkins.  It becomes a sickness around here, these pumpkins.  But it’s a sickness I love to have every year. 
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  1. I love to decorate with pumpkins too! The little ones always seem to rot so quickly that they never make it all the way to Halloween if I buy them this early. Do you do something special to keep them from rotting or do you just toss them and buy more?

  2. I heart pumpkins too. I would leave them out all year if it wouldn’t be weird. :) Your stairs are so cute!

  3. those steps with the mice and pumpkings are amazing. LOVE!

  4. I love pumpkins and gourds with warts on them.

  5. why did i just realize you were from knoxville?? ok…how much do you charge for your flowers and do you sale them each??

  6. I love your simple Fall mantel, speaks to my heart!

  7. I love how you decorated your stairs!! It makes me want to rip the carpet off my steps!! Oh-wait – - I can’t spell HALLOWEEN on my steps – - I only have 6!!

    I’m your newest follower!

    Hugs ~~ Suz

  8. I love the rustic look of gnarly bumpy pumpkins!

  9. Oh MAN! I am ready for the pumpkins. We share that passion. I need about 50 of them to fill my front porch. Love it! Lisa~

  10. Just featured your entry way and stairs on
    Thank you for sharing!

  11. Please come decorate my house! :) LOVE!!

  12. I need to get out my gourds!!!

  13. Oh I love all of these ideas! Especially your stairs – so fabulous! (pumpkinitis is a sickness in my house too!)

  14. This is too cute!! Love the white pumpkins, and the mice are my faves … we have those in our mudroom.

  15. I love all sorts of pumpkins too. Especially bumpy ones though (smile).

  16. Very fun! I love it all!!

  17. Simple, fun and I’m nuts over it too! Love it and you’re right, :) pumpkins make me smile too!

  18. Your mantel is simple, elegant and beautiful. And I love the white pumpkins up the stairs- very cute!

  19. Wow! that is amazing. My kids would love to hang out on your stairs too. How fun! and your antlers…girl, I would love to have those!

  20. i love the natural beauty and simplicity of your mantle! it was my favorite of all 350+ over at Lettered Cottage!

  21. I need those antlers!!! :) I haven’t been able to sweet talk my FIL out of any….like the board they are on too.

  22. Love your warty gourds and the antlers in the frame! I’ve got oodles of antlers and love this idea! Loving your stairs too. Our MS mice don’t have a lovely staircase home like yours, but they sure bring smiles wherever they end up! :)

  23. Love your warty treasures!! They are favorites of mine too-those mice are always fun to see on stairs too! I host a decorating party at my blog on the weekend if you would like to come share sometime! :)

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