If you’ve been following here for any length of time, you know how much I love book page projects. Creating everything from Christmas trees to medallion wreaths, to spring-flowering branches with book pages makes my heart sing.
As summer rolled into fall, I got the itch to create another book page project.
Any guesses as to what I might have tried my hand at?
Yup! You guessed it!
Pumpkins and gourds.
Please “pin” and share this image.
You really can create pumpkins and gourds from paperback books!
Especially if you have a great imagination. [wink]
Not long ago, I visited my good friend and brought along my new creations. I didn’t have the perfect spot for them…but she did!!
This is the screen porch where we enjoyed our wonderful brunch that I talked about here.
After brunch we rearranged a pillow or two…and I stole a lovely tray from her living room and added it to her huge coffee table.
It was the perfect spot to place my book page pumpkins and gourds!
Did you notice I said pumpkins and gourds? Can you tell which is a pumpkin and which is a gourd?
I didn’t think so.
That’s the beauty of the book page variety.
They can be whatever you want them to be.
Except orange. Or green. Or yellow.
I think they’re perfect in black and white!
All the way down to their lovely homemade stems.
The screen porch was the perfect setting with the type-style graphics on the lampshades for my pumpkins and gourds made from paperback books.
The black and white graphic pillows on the wicker sofa and the stenciled pillow were spot-on as well.
Actually, since this blog is about living life to the full, the “live life to the fullest” pillow is an appropriate backdrop.
Well, in this case, I took a series of photos with an object in the photos which is totally out-of-place. And I have no idea how it got there. I do remember one of us picking up a few things and moving them to a different location. It’s pretty funny as the objects are missing in earlier photos, but show up in later ones.
My only guess is that one of us was talking and set it down and I totally failed to see it in the camera because my mind was going a hundred bazillion different directions at once.
When it comes to focus…I have a difficult time. I am highly distractible. Really it’s amazing that I ever accomplish anything. But, I digress…
All that to explain why this beautiful room has something in it that doesn’t belong and sticks out like a sore thumb. I can’t believe I never noticed it until I was back home flipping through my photos.
Here’s a reality check…
Life is not perfect!
As much as I might strive toward perfection… I miss.
Over and over and over again… I miss.
Sometimes it’s just a beautiful room captured with a misplaced item. Or two.
Other times it’s more or less serious.
The bottom line.
I am not perfect. And never will be.
So… with that in mind… I share another gorgeous view of a screen porch where you would want to spend your spring, summer, and autumn. With something(s) out of place.
Whatever you do… DO NOT pin this last photo. Okay?
Just between us… I’m okay with my imperfection.
Okay…not really…but since we’re friends I assume you’ll extend me a measure of grace.
However…I am not okay with the whole world knowing about my imperfection.
I have not come that far, yet. Maybe someday?
Tell me what you love about my friend’s screen porch.
Oh… did you figure out which were the pumpkins and which were the gourds? 😉
Click HERE for a tutorial on how to make book page pumpkins with realistic stems!
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