Fresh-Picked Pumpkins in our Home Decor


What did you do today?

Me?  I had one of those very fun girlfriend kind of days.

The kind where you both pick up pumpkins, go back to her house and create a magical moment with your stash?  Yes, one splendid day.

And what a nice afternoon it was.  The temperature was perfect.  To take advantage of the sunshine, we flew out to her patio and engaged in the grown-up version of playing Barbies.  Only we used fresh-picked pumpkins in our home decor.  Did I tell you we had fun?

We arranged a little sitting area and filled it in with all kinds of fall fabulousness. | Pumpkin Party on the Patio | Fabulous Fall Sitting Area


I’m partial to pumpkins with crooked stems.  The curvier the better.  And if they have little tendrils as well….my happy meter soars.  I know it doesn’t take a lot to put a smile on this girl’s face. | Pumpkin Party on the Patio | Sunny Day Pumpkin Party


My friend brought out these too cute corn candles.  I would never be able to light them.  Aren’t they just too fun? | Pumpkin Party on the Patio | Fall Outdoor Decor


I had brought a few things to play with from my home, too.  I forgot my little pumpkin pillow.  Phooey.  I thought that the little wrought iron settee needed a pillow.  Oh!  What about that fun table runner I brought with me?  Why yes.  Flipping that over the back added just the little fall touch that was needed.  Thank goodness the Nester wrote about “Lovely Limitations” last October.   Her 31day series helps me, even today, to step back and consider other options and possibilities. | Longaberger Serving Tray filled with Fall Fabulousness | Outdoor Fall Decor


My Longaberger Serving Tray Basket is perfect for an arrangement of fall textures and colors.  What catches your eye? | Pumpkins = Orange Sunshine | Fall Decor


So when was the last time that you were able to get together with a friend to play?  Seriously.  We adults take ourselves much too seriously.  We need more play time.  It’s good for friendship.  It’s good for creativity.  And it does one’s spirit good, too. | Outdoor Fall Decor & Linky | Pumpkin Party on the Patio


You think I’m kidding don’t you?  Well. Um.  Maybe.  Maybe not.  Maybe you should call up a friend and set a play date.  For you...not the kids.  Maybe a visit to the pumpkin patch would be just the thing.  And most of all…. Have fun!!!!


What’s your favorite way to spend time with a good friend?

I can’t wait to hear your ideas.  This could be like a virtual swap.  Leave an idea and pick up a new one.

How fun is that?!


Wishing you An Extraordinary Fall!



Sharing with Rhoda – Fall Fun Outdoor Decor + Heather – Stringtown Home + Shabby Nest + Blissful & Domestic + Decor to Adore + Funky Junk Interiors + Thrifty Decor Chick + DIY Fall Festival + The Inspired Room + Savvy Southern Style

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 Thanks so much for reading!  

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  1. Diane,

    The colors in the displays are absolutely amazing! My favorite way to spend time with a good friend is a long conversation over coffee!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!

    • Diane says

      Thank Karianne!
      God really is an amazing creator!! It seems like photographing his handiwork is a way to celebrate him.
      A long conversation is pretty special too!
      ~Diane <3

  2. I just love this time of year, and I love seeing all the pumpkins and gourds in the store. Lovely display by the way. It gives me that bit of inspiration I need to start decorating for fall. 🙂

    • Diane says

      Thanks for your sweet words Crissy!
      Hope your weekend is Extraordinary!!!

  3. Susan says

    I love you call that it “playing Barbies”!! So much fun. I love fall…beautiful colors!! Love your displays! I have a collection of Peterboro baskets and I’m going to start playing around with those this weekend.

    • Diane says

      Hahaha! My husband raised his eyebrow at my mention of Barbies!! Glad you love it, Susan!
      Have fun ‘playing’ these weekend. And whatever you do…make it Extraordinary!!! 😀

  4. You did a great job decorating. Looks cozy and festive!

    • Diane says

      Oh Nicole….thank you soooo much!!! It was fun to do!!
      Hope your weekend is Extraordinary!!!

  5. Oh how gorgeous!! Everything looks so pretty and colorful!

    • Diane says

      You are so kind, Alicia!!!
      Hope your weekend is Extraordinary!

  6. This grouping is so wonderfully cozy ~ I adore it! Thank you so very much for linking up. It warms my heart.

    • Diane says

      I know it was a bit of stretch given the challenge you put forth. Thanks for being so warm and welcoming.
      May your week be Extraordinary!!

  7. Frankie Ann says

    I just got this basket! Love what you did with it.

  8. Diane says

    How fun is that?! Thanks for your kind words.
    Happy Fall!

  9. Everything looks beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity.
    The Robin’s Nest

  10. How lovely, and what a great variety of pumpkins. I especially like the stitched pumpkin piece and yes, the corn candles are really unique.

    • Diane says

      How nice of you to say that…Thank you Elizabeth!!
      Happy Fall!

  11. Lisa says

    Love the basket full of Fall goodies and the table runner. Looks fantastic!

    • Diane says

      You are so kind Lisa. I’m pretty smitten with that table runner too!
      Happy Fall!

  12. Hi love your blog..I have been reading it faithfully now for a week or so…where did you get the pumpkin hanging for the patio? Did you make that? I am a pumpkin fanatic and would love to make that. Our weather here has gotten cold and rainy and can’t even think about going outside. Maybe we will get Indian summer.

    • Diane says

      Hi FB Longaberger friend!!
      Thanks for joining in on the fun here! 😀
      The pumpkin hanging is actually a table runner. I got it a few years back at an old cider mill. I couldn’t resist. If you need a better photo so that you can try your hand at making one…let me know and I’ll be happy to supply you with one.
      We’e had a cold snap here with grays skies today, too. But, tomorrow the sun will be out!! And we should see temps in the mid to upper 50’s. Yay! I still have some gardening to do…so I hope it’s nice for a long stretch.
      Happy Fall!


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