Friday, September 24, 2010

Lil punkins make me so happy

We all know how much I love pumpkin time. Of course our porch is decorated. All I need are a few big mums and it looks pretty much like it did last year. I'm currently playing around with options for the buffet in the living room. I love our little buffet. Since we lack a fireplace and I suffer from not being able to create mantlescapes, I'm so happy to be able to create buffet-scapes.
Here's what we have going so far.
I spent $7 on this! I purchased the spider web runner for $3 at Kroger a few weeks ago. The little ceramic pumpkins were part of the decor for a pumpkin-themed baby shower I threw for a coworker (my pumpkin love knows no limits). The two square pumpkin candle holders and the bigger ceramic pumpkin were Big Lots purchases back in the late 90s for mine and Jennelle's first apartment. The pumpkin kid figure was a TJ Maxx score at the end of last season. The orange vase was a Christmas gift last year from my mother in law and the green Blenko glass piece was a gift from Jennelle. The Indian corn bundles were Kroger sale items I picked up this week, 2 for $4.

The buffet isn't the only thing sporting some pumpkin love. My main punkin' got her share of it:

Admittedly, Lil Punkin' Lilo doesn't look as excited as I am for pumpkins, but she is so darn cute! She actually wasn't as miserable as she looks here. She didn't want us to take off her shirt. I think she liked cuddling in it.
So maybe next fall I will grow my own pumpkins. And then Mike and I can sit in the pumpkin patch and wait for the Great Pumpkin to show up.

Monday, September 6, 2010

I want these.

So I got another pesky email from Pier One the other day. It had the cutest Halloween stuffs featured. I fell in love with these.

They slide onto your dining table legs for extra pops of Halloween fun. They would look incredibly cute on our dining table. I'm a little nervous to get them because I'm afraid Miss Lilo will feast on them. I was even encouraged by friends I ran into at Pier One today to go ahead and buy them because, as they said, they were soooo me. But I refrained. I may cave and go back and get some in a week or so. It's a little too early for me to think about Halloween.

However, a certain lady in Richmond who always receives a Halloween care package from me may have acquired a cute thing or two. I can't discuss here b/c she may be reading this. Oh, Pier One. You're the devil.