Hello there! Hope you are having a great week, crazy that it’s already October 8th!? Here fall weather? has swept in and I am loving every minute of it.? Before we begin this fun post, time to announce the lucky winner of the pillow giveaway from 6 Wilson. The winner is…. BONNIE says: October 5, 2014 at 1:07 pm Hi Tina, ?? I love, love the look of the brunschwig and fils jute green cobalt and periwinkle purple blue plaid?.. SO INVITING THE COLORS ARE WONDERFUL TOGETHER?. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to provide your shipping details and pillow cover choice so it can be on it’s way. Well seeing that we are in October and it is officially fall and the month of Halloween, you would have to be hiding under a pumpkin to not see fall decorating at its very best (and sometimes worst). One thing that I have taken particular note of lately though is how far pumpkins? have come. Gone are the days of just sticking an orange pumpkin or two by your door….things have moved way beyond that. When did this happen? This might be the only reason and I do mean the only reason I am glad I don’t have little kids around any more, the pressure to create one of these masterpieces would be intense. Everywhere I look I am seeing pumpkins that blow me away…..blinged out pumpkins, designer pumpkins, toile pumpkins, leopard pumpkins, chinoiserie pumpkins, tartan pumpkins, candy pumpkins, gilded pumpkins, Lilly Pulitzer pumpkins, bejeweled pumpkins, trellis pumpkins, family photo pumpkins, ikat pumpkins, equestrian pumpkins, you name it…it’s safe to say it exists! I am just floored at the creativity (and time that some people are willing to put into a pumpkin)! So thought it would make a fun post and who knows maybe it will even inspire you to go out there and try your hand at creating your very own masterpiece. If so, send me a picture! For now I think I will stick with my little white ghourds and admire from afar…..but it sure was fun putting this together! And my personal fave…no surprise! A giant chinoiserie pumpkin, love it! But hold on, if you think those were? something, you MUST see the work of master pumpkin carver extraordinaire, Ray Villafane, it is to be believed! Click here to visit his incredible website (your kids will be floored) Then look at what he did with this massive pumpkin…just incredible! I think we will end it there….. I cannot imagine anyone being able to top that! So…how about you? Will you be setting out to create your own little pumpkin masterpiece or will you keep it simple like me and stick with the basics? It is always fun to see everyone’s interpretation of this fun holiday. If you missed my post yesterday on Mad for mirrors, click here...it shows all kinds of ways on how to creatively use mirrors. I will be back on Friday with a post and that will be it as I will be away for a few days, this has been a hectic week and one of those weeks? where I feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day, we all know what those? kinds of weeks feel like and I am afraid it’s just a prelude of what’s to come with the holidays not so far away! Hope you enjoy your day.