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bountiful pumpkin harvest!

many of you have ordered a set of the Original Sweet Sweater Pumpkins from me(thank you thank you thank you!)
and now you might be wondering... "ok.... now what do i DO with 'em?"
here's a quick rundown of ideas for displaying Sweet Sweater Pumpkins
with photos from some of the displays i've created over the years in my home and at shows....

As shown in the top photo:
1. pop a glass dome over them!
place a selection of pumpkins on a silver charger, china plate, or glass cake stand,
and as my friend Sue Kirby says, "DOME IT, DARN IT!"
it's a great way to create a simple centerpiece that is easy to move
 2. heap them into an urn!
 this is a simple metal garden urn that i PAINTED to look rusty, crusty, and aged.
it sets off the softness of the pumpkins perfectly.
grand as a dining table centerpiece, on a counter, or on an entryway table.
 3. mix them with natural elements and glassware
this photo shows a glass footed bowl, filled with pumpkins of several types,
bleached leaves, a bird nest, and some dried roses.

there's a lot of texture here to keep it interesting... rough, smooth, natural, man-made.
this is on a sideboard, but it would also work in an entryway on a table or shelf.
 4. go simple: lay a few on a white ironstone tray, or a wood bread board
perfect for display on a tabletop or shelf.
this is the photo that appeared in FOLK Magazine's fall 2011 issue.
 5. mix and match
pumpkins made from several different materials (sweaters, clay, resin) 
are placed together in a small vignette atop a sideboard.
 7. spill them out of harvest baskets
this works great on a porch, a sideboard, a large counter space, or in a retail display.
real fall leaves create a soft bed for them to sit on.
 7. go for the gold!
gather baskets, containers, candleticks, and pedestals... and paint them GOLD.
heap baskets full of pumpkins, lift a pumpkin up on a candlestick,
and bring a bountiful harvest to your table or display.

the photo below is a close-up of the shot above,
and hones in on some of the details of the display:
lace doilies under some of the pumpkins and vintage sheet music tucked into baskets as a liner, 
and the different levels that the pumpkins are displayed on. 
so those are a few of my ideas... not all of them, tho ;0) more to come.

 i ALSO have some posts coming up that show how you can 
ADD details to your pumpkins to personalize them! stay tuned!

All year long, you can use my tutorial, to make some of your own: CLICK HERE


  1. Love these!!!
    I'm going to order as soon as I get home this eveing!

    Love you!

  2. I absolutely LOVE your new blog page! It's SOOO clean and crisp and neat and informational and readable and creative and inspirational and, and, and...

  3. Very cute ideas for displaying them. I just love your pumpkins-they are darling- xo Diana

  4. Super cute pumpkins...I need to get right on this if I'm to be finished by....well...by Fall of next year! Darn!


  5. Love these so much, I haven't tried sweater material yet.... I will def need to get a set for my mantle. I love the table w/ the baskets overflowing with them.

    I want to do that on a farmtable in the shop.

    Lucky 7 Design

  6. MJ, if you are interested in selling my pumpkins in your shop, I do offer wholesale pricing on them. Email me at debi.wardkennedy@gmail.com and I will send you the info.

  7. Oh, my....I love your sweater pumpkins!

    Linking from Debbidoos,
    Ricki Jill