Little velvet pumpkins~
how I love you...
how I love you...
With your sweet softness & subtle colors
you speak to my romantic autumn side perfectly.
Your soft shimmery gold velvet is the Lucy
to my faded pink peonies Ethel
and the two of you mingling together on the mantel in the office?
Well, that is a perfect pairing in my book.
I found these cutie patootie pumpkins recently
and yes, I was in love pretty much instantly.
I have seen different velvet pumpkins out there for several years now
and I always admired them
but wasn't ever really inspired by them.
For me, something has to be more than cute- it has to inspire-
otherwise I would bring a whole lot of stuff
home with me that I think is pretty but wouldn't find the perfect spot to use it in.
But these little soft gold pumpkins from TJMaxx & HomeGoods
are the perfect mix of warm autumn charm
and rustic elegance
and, well, they melted my heart.
So in my cart they went
and I used them in a simple quick vignette on the mantel in the office.
Mantels tend to make me pause.
You know, they are that long stretch of flatness
that can easily get too cluttered with too much decor
or have not enough decor to really make it feel decorated.
In my opinion, it basically comes down to balance and what you prefer.
The fireplace in my office is antique cast iron
and is on the smaller side- with a mantel that is only about 8" deep.
So it doesn't usually get a huge amount of decoration- just enough.
I paired the pumpkins with simple natural romantic touches-
like a few perfectly dried pink peonies from Spring
and a couple of 'naked' vintage books
(disclosure: I found the naked books that way-
no books were harmed in the making of this vignette)
They would also be perfect gathered in a bowl on a table.
It's true, I am kind of loving them and for around $14 for both of them
they are such a cute and inexpensive way to bring in a little bit of Fall
in an unexpected way.
Hope your Monday is off to a great start!
If you aren't able to find the pumpkins in your local stores
you can shop the look here for some of them.