11.26.2010

White Pumpkins and Pink Christmas

Happy Turkey Sandwich day!! How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was filled with fun, laughter, friends, family, Martha Stewart type decor....NOT....just kidding.... and an old Farmhouse table so laden with delicious food it was literally groaning or was that me?  :)   I hope your Thanksgiving was as sweet as ours.   My dining room has painted deep red walls from the chair rail up, so trying to add orange pumpkins in the decorating scheme just doesn't quite cut it.  While out on my junking and antiquing travels with Sherry,  I found this old lamp base. A quick spray with white paint and the old wood base was transformed into a beautiful stand.  The base sat on three pretty brass feet and had a pretty decorative brass top.  All total it was over a foot tall,  raising the lowly white pumpkin to an elevated and regal status.  Tied with a wide vintage satin bow, it elicited oohs and aahs from my company.  I love decorating with found objects and the total cost........$2.00. 


And speaking of red, I had such a nice surprise yesterday.  My guests came bearing gifts.  And unbeknown to each other, my sister and sister-in-law, each gave me a red velvet stocking topped with a black and white satin zebra ruffle.  We had double the laughs and double the fun.  I'd say they know me well.......red being my best color and the fact that I have a thing for black and white too.  But guess what was in those stockings?  The cutest knit tops you ever saw....perfect for holiday dressing, perfect to wear with my black and white zebra coat and PERFECT for PINK SATURDAY. Don't you just love that mannequin theme?


Happy Pink Saturday!  Thank you Beverly of the blog "How Sweet the Sound" for being our host.  Beverly has changed things up a bit and now has a "linky" on her blog for Pink Saturdays.  So put your picture up and join her!    I am headed out on a trip this week and I'll post again before I leave.  You will love the unique vintage religious items I have found for your Christmas decorating.  Until then....xoxo

37 comments :

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

So happy you had a great Thanksgiving:) Love those stockings!!!
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

Connie said...

Glad your Thanksgiving was super, sugar. Ours was nice. Pink and white for Christmas??? My kinda decor! Looking forward to seeing yours.
xoxo,
Connie

NanaDiana said...

GREAT idea with the pumpkin on the base. That looks pretty Marthaish to me! Even better because it was done without her budget.

Love the stockings. Hope you will show us what it looks like when you hang them up. Wish I had sisters! hugs-Diana

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Love it...Happy Turkey Sandwich Day...that's the menu here, too! Not too much groanin' goin' on here...at least not over food...just over the Cowboys!

What a frugal and fancy Pumpkin base....great idea! My goodness you look great in your knitted top and the Zebra Stockings are too cute. You had a DoubleDay Bunch of Love! Happy Pink Saturday!

luluslovlies said...

Your Thanksgiving table decor looks wonderful, just love it and so happy your Thanksgiving was filled with love, good food and laughter! Hugs Marilou

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I wish I had been your guest I would have oohd and aahd! I had the most fabulous Thanksgiving, for the first time in 100 years I did not cook! a dear friend had my whole family over! Of course I did cook myself a turkey breast, now I can celebrate turkey sandwich day with you!

Carol

Tete said...

Love the $2 fix! The stockings are fun! And that means you get twice as much for Christmas- just make sure Santa knows this before he goes shopping!

Blondie said...

Mine was great too thanks for asking! Make sure to enter my Christmas giveaway before it ends tomorrow if you haven't already!

www.blondeepisodes.com

Kori xoxo

LuLu Kellogg said...

I am swooning over that centerpiece!

Those stocking are darling!

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

What a wonderful, charming post. I adore what you did with the white pumpkin, I am always inspired by what bloggers are creating. I need to hop over to Beverly's and get in on the pink fun.
Blessings~
Gwenny

Blondie's Journal said...

Your Thanksgiving sounds like it was loaded with fun. I think I am still groaning from ours! I love your cute stockings and you looks so pretty in the picture!

Have a great weekend, Lynn!

XO,
Jane

Dana and Daisy said...

maybe it is just me, but I think red and orange are perfect together! well, Thanksgiving is over.... moving onto Christmas! lol!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Lynn, how I love the idea of that old lamp base holding a white pumpkin. That is SO pretty! If you have a minute check out my blog post before last and see what we did with tons of white pumpkins! :)

Donna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Yum, a turkey sandwich sounds really good to me right now! We Canadians celebrated our Thanksgiving in October so I'm looking forward to Christmas leftovers! Cute stockings! Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving. Love you new stocking and cute shirts!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Lynn, The lamp base made the perfect stand to hold your pumpkin. Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving and the new stockings are wonderful. Let me know when you will be back in town.
Hugs,
Sherry

NanE said...

Happy PS Lynn. Love those stockings and that top, soooo cute! Have a great weekend, Nan

Sarah said...

Lynn, first I want to say that the lamp made into a stand for that pumpkin is one of the cleverest ideas I've seen. It is so elegant! I'm going to be looking for a lamp to copy this idea. Thanks for sharing.
As for the stockings, I think they are great fun. How funny that they should each find one for you. ;-)

Natasha said...

Glad to hear you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Happy Pink Saturday and best wishes for a great weekend,
Natasha.

Nancy said...

I do like that embroidered mannequin...Happy Pink Saturday! from California at last.

The Muse said...

you look so lovely, oh goodness me...you outshine that vignette!

(hugs)

happy to hear the seasonal joy abounds...and i am certain that each day finds you inspired... !~

Becs said...

Hi Lynn, it has been such a long time since I visited your lovely blog! What a great gift from both your sis'. THose socks are adorable! THey must really KNOW your style! Have a great Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday! Becs

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Lynn,
How fun is that, they both must know you very well. I love that photo of you too.

Happy Pink Saturday,

Karen

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

How funny that they each gave you a red stocking with zebra trimming!! I love it!! Your centerpiece is so great.....what a unique idea and at such a thrift price!! I'm heading out to a flea market very early in the morning with a friend. I need to be here working on my last sale, but I will play for a while first!!

We had a great TGiving, too. Glad to read about yours!!

Have a great PS!!! L, Dana

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

What sweet family you have Lynn, but that's probably because you're so sweet! Love your creation and I am just finding out that I love white pumpkins!

Happy PS,
Jacalyn

Jacqueline said...

Happy Pink Saturday. I love the white pumpkin and white candlestick. What a great way to deal with the color clash. I adore the white pumpkins. Glad it was a wonderful day for everyone.

Donnie said...

Looks like you had a very lovely Thanksgiving and your sister & SIL have you pegged.

Margaret Cloud said...

Happy Pink Saturday and sure do like that old lamp base, you decorated it just right. I bet it was nice to receive those stockings, very nice gift.Have a nice safe trip.

Trotter said...

Hi Lynn! Great that you had a fab Thanksgiving and double pleasure... ;)

The old Thebes (Ouaset, The Powerful) is on Blogtrotter Two waiting for you!! Enjoy and have a great Sunday and week ahead!

Gail said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Great center piece you created with the white pumpkin, love those candle sticks, they are very pretty.
Happy PS

Cat & Cricket said...

Happy belated Pink, Thanksgiving and all... Love your centerpiece!!

Stephanie said...

Great stockings!! Love your style. Glad you had a nice turkey day. Thanks for sharing. Stephanie

nancy said...

Love your stocking finds. HPS to you. Take care!
Nancy

Ballerina Girl said...

Wow, the pumpkin is great on that pedestal! Very nice touch...
The embroidery is beautiful on the shirts.
Have a good trip and talk to you when you get back!

BG

Jennifer said...

I love your pumpkin display! So creative and elegant. The stockings are just too cute. I know you loved it.
Hope your week is off to a good start. I know we are recovering from over-indulging in food as well.

Happy Monday!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Lynn. Be sure to e-mail me if you ever need me to link your Pink Saturday for you because you are going away.

Those stockings are adorable, and the two of them do know you well. What fun!

Nisha said...

Hi Lynn,

Thanks for commenting on my blog and your suggestion for Pink Saturday.

How do I participate in this?

Thanks,
Nisha

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