Monday, October 1, 2012

Early Fall - Antique Wagon Display

Last year I went mum-less. 
Actually, I did not buy pumpkins or mums.

We were still in a major drought, and I
hadn't bought summer flowers either.

It just didn't seem right. 
It has been a long, dry spell, and I am 
ready to rejoin the land of the living!

Especially since I found this amazing
antique wagon. I love it with the
pumpkins and white mums in it!

I have a confession to make, though. 

These are orange pumpkins.
I painted them white last night.
Don't worry, though. The mums are real!

We don't get many white pumpkins here.
We do get orange ones, however. 
And I buy those little pots of mis-tint 
sample paints at Lowes for .50c each...
so it seemed like a good solution.

One more confession, since I'm coming clean here:
The pumpkin above is fake. 
Here's what it looked like earlier this week:

It cost $1.50 at the thrift store.
But the bling is not my thing...
so even with a coat of white latex,
the rhinestones are turned to the back. 

I kept the pumpkins orange for several days,
trying to decide whether or not to paint.
They were pretty, but I wanted a white look.

And as much as I love the oranges, yellows and purple
mums with the orange pumpkins, this year is all about
white and neutral. So out came the latex paint...

And I like it. It looks like I imagined, and the
pumpkins and mums only cost about $20.
The gourds are dried ones saved from past years.

I also bought the big rusty colander the day
I found the green wagon - $15 for the wagon,
and $5 for the colander. The watering can
planter was a gift from my sweet neighbor.
The green urn cost $2 at a thrift store. 
The iron stand is decades old...and I can't 
remember how much the thing cost. 

I'm pretty pleased with my $42 fall display!
Oh...forgot the .50c paint. Make that $42.50.

Happy Fall, Y'all!

Word for the Day:
Isaiah 40:8
The grass withers, the flower fades, 
but the word of our God will stand forever.

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Marsha said...

Wow. I love everything. The colors are perfect

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

nice wagon. Great idea on painting those pumpkins...whay didn't you like the bling? :)

PCovi said...

Well, I came to say I loved your dream at Mrs. MS...I think God would surely bless that!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Sweet use of treasures and the dollar store! I would have never known from the picture that that pumpkin was fake or that either of them was painted. Glad you came clean. Gives me thoughts of maybe giving pumpkins a go this year. I'm not usually much into orange or brown or red. I could however do whites and creams and such. Great inspiration!

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Hi Revi!
I had a chuckle...'the blings not your thing'...he he ...
Very clever though to turn that pumpkin around.
I'm seeing more and more people painting their pumpkins. That is interesting concept to me.

Anyway-- I love your display. I love little old wagon for sure!

enjoy, Pat

farmhouse-story said...

such a great fall display, revi! don't you just love white pumpkins? have a great week:)

The Style Sisters said...

Love the white! I think you chose right :) come link up to centerpiece Wednesday and share this idea!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Very cute fall display!! Love the painted white pumpkins - so fresh looking.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers said...

A beautiful display. I love your white pumpkins and white mums.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your wagon!

Pamela said...

Revi I love your outside fall touches! Your mums and white pumpkins to me are the best. Thanx for sharing at THT!

Lady Pamela said...

Everything looks so great. White was the best choice, of course.

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

I love everything about this! Would be thrilled for you to share this at my Fall Decor Party!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Loving that antique wagon, so wish I had it, but love how it looks on your porch with the pumpkin and gourds. A very pretty porch vignette! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Kathy said...

I know what you mean. Last year I didn't buy many annuals because of the drought - this year I am blessed with pumpkins and mums from my sister and brother-in-law! Love the vintage wagon and your vignette looks great! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,