Fall decor chez moi

Before autumn is over and it’s twinkle light time, I thought I’d show you the pumpkin parade at my house. I pulled out my china and went with a vintage vibe. The antlers are courtesy my father, who about lost his mind when I called and asked if i could borrow them. (He’s been, uh, discouraged from his antler habit by decorators in the past.) “They’re stylish now!” I told him, and then he let me borrow his very best ones.

My favorite tableaux: a green striped pumpkin and my platinum leather dictionary. (Confession: writers like to READ dictionaries. I know. It’s weird.)

Vintage trophies and boxwood teacup topiaries:

Pumpkins and poetry:

And behold, my birthday gift from Ty: a vintage typewriter. I hinted a little, and he researched and considered and found The One. It even works.


By |2010-11-20T12:19:52-07:00November 20th, 2010|Style|1 Comment

Gilded pumpkins

This weekend, my mom and I glittered and gilded pumpkins. LOTS and lots of pumpkins.

Aren’t they pretty? To gild a pumpkin, pick up Rub n’ Buff from Michaels — in the paint aisle, near the gold leaf. It’s this paint-paste stuff that I just smear all over the pumpkin with a paper towel, and then go over the top with the opposite shade (if the pumpkin is gold, I accent with silver, and vice versa). My mom added glitter on top. Butternut squash and acorn squash are also excellent makeover  candidates.

And this  is Tyson’s birthday pie: chocolate mousse.

Filling recipe here — I doubled it, and had extra. Crust is, um, two store-bought oreo crusts I dumped into a springform pan, along with a tablespoon f melted butter, and pressed into the pan carefully so as to achieve the appearance of homemade work. Hee.

I felt slightly ashamed, but I was in a rush. Bakerella — the patron saint of internet cookery — would never fake a crust. She makes things like this — so adorable, but the idea of replicating them kind of gives me hives.




By |2010-10-01T03:14:46-07:00October 1st, 2010|DIY + Projects|0 Comments


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