September 15, 2016

Three Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Plate

I have three little velvet pumpkins. 

Aren't they cute. 

They add just the simplest touch of fall to a room. 

Last year I mixed blue and orange and I liked the look. The colors really pop against each other. 

You all know that it does not take much for me to pull out my camera and play with light. Well, the late afternoon sun was streaming through the front windows and I just had to see what I could do. 

I love the drama that light creates when coming from the side of a picture. Dark pictures with streams of light let me pretend I am a classical painter. 

You should try it sometime with your camera. You must use early morning light or late afternoon light in order to get a light and dark sides of an object.  

The light and dark contrasts on the plate of pumpkins reminds me of the low autumn light that we will too soon be having. The long light of October will be here before we know it. (Noooo!)

For now we can still enjoy light a little longer. Whew! Those evenings where it is dark by six o'clock are a little much for me.  But that is part of fall. It is a transition season. The light already has a different tint in south central Kentucky. It is a fall color...not the full yellow of summer. 

These three little pumpkins on a plate will find their way to various table settings and fall vignettes in the next few weeks. 

My pumpkins would also look just fine if I left them sitting on this plate. Fall decorating can be lovely when done simply. It is not necessary to go overboard. 

I love to decorate for fall, Halloween, and thanksgiving. It's such fun! 

I know that I will be mixing more blue in with my fall arrangements. There is just something about using opposites from the color wheel that attract me. The contrasts of bold colors appeal to my eye. 

These little pumpkins were apparently the last three at my nearest HL. I searched the store and asked clerks if they had any more. No more! They sold quickly. I was too slow, too late. ha. I really wanted six little pumpkins to put on plates for a table setting. 

Oh well, at least I have three little pumpkins sitting on my plate. :-)

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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. Your little pumpkins are so cute! I hope you enjoy your day ♥

  2. Love velvet pumpkins....and just love the color combination of orange and blue (Go Gators) !!!

  3. I love seeing blue and orange for fall. Very pretty!

  4. Love the orange with the blue and white!! Those are some precious pumpkins!

    1. Thank you Katie...I wanted more, and still do. ha!

  5. Those are the cutest little pumpkins!

    1. Aren't they. ha ha ha I wish I had not been such a slow poke getting I wanted more.

  6. I adore velvet pumpkins too! So pretty with your collections of blue!

  7. I have some similar pumpkins that I picked up at a cracker barrel of all places! They are bright. I'd not thought of pairing them with blue and white... until now!

  8. Sheila,
    Your velvet pumpkins are so elegant and add a wonderful Fall touch to the blue and white dishes. Your photography is also stunning. Are you shooting RAW? I haven't tried that technique yet, but some bloggers I follow have been sharing spectacular photos recently that were shot in RAW.

    We are so happy that you shared at our first Monday Social.


  9. I just love decorating for Fall. We have so many family events that I get to change up my look quite often. Love the pumpkins! Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Remember to laugh often. If is great cardio!

  10. Oh I love them. So fun and festive. Fabulous for Fall! I'd love you to come over and link at The Fabulous Fall Party! The party is all about Fall. Link any post new or old.
    The party goes all the way til Oct. 30. You can link any day. (the link changes every Wed. night) Come over and party over here:
    Happy Fall!

  11. I recognize the British Castles platter. So gorgeous with the orange. The lighting on these photos is enchanting. Thanks for linking up to our first Monday Social link party. I hope you will be back next week.

  12. These are so beautiful. I would really like to indulge in some of these beautiful velvet pumpkins. I start to order some and then I realize I can't decide on a color!

  13. Such talent Sheila. I like bold colors too.
    More than that, are the stems on the pumpkins. Authentic looking on velvet.
    Maybe we like fall because Christmas seems to go so quickly once you have eaten Thanksgiving dinner.

  14. This is such a cute idea! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  15. I love all of your photography Sheila. It really enhances the light falling just so on those pretty pumpkins:)

  16. Thanks for sharing at #WonderfulWednesday! Have a great week.

  17. Sheila, these are just adorable. I actually make similar ones every year and they always add such vibrant color to my fall decorating.

    Hope you have a lovely upcoming week.


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