Showing posts from November, 2017

Velour Pumpkins

November is flying so I wanted to share these velour pumpkins and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.  A short post today since these pumpkins have been all over the internet and, of course, I had to make some! I made two sizes in two colors and there not real velvet or velour.  Go to the fabric store and ask for crushed panne.  It's a LOT less expensive! Since I saved some pumpkin stems from last year, I used them on the big ones.   The small ones got branches for stems, but they did get a bit "dressed-up". In case you're wondering how the stems were attached, I used tacky glue and a rubber band: That's it! It's that time of year when I take a couple of weeks off for Thanksgiving.  I'll be back in December with some projects, then it's off for Christmas.  Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.   See you in December! Featured at: Snickerdoodle Linking to: Saturday Shuffle Sunday's Best Snic

Pairpoint Silver Bowl

Welcome back!  Is it starting to feel like Fall at your house?  This morning our temperature was in the 30's.  It's official, summer is over, but let me reminisce about it though, by showing the silver bowl I found last summer at a yard sale: It didn't look that good at the's the 'before' picture: It was pretty dirty and tarnished.  I took this pic after giving it a washing.  Sadly, it looks like someone used it for a plant saucer to catch the extra water.  I'm not sure what to do about that, so if you have any ideas, let me know in the comments. It is made by Pairpoint and from what I can tell from my little bit of internet research, it's worth more than the $5 I paid for it. Here's a close-up of some of the detail...look at those leaves, before & after: All it needed was some silver polish and elbow grease to makes it shine as a great fall centerpiece. Thank you so much for stopping by the Cottage.  Have