Saturday, September 20, 2014

Pumpkin Pretty with Burlap

Last weekend we went out to one of my favorite design markets.
It used to be called Garden Ridge, but recently changed their name to
At Home!

This place has acres of decorative stuff!!
Rows and aisles, walls filled and room displays and accessories of all kinds.
If you can imagine an idea, it will probably be there.

Forgot my camera and could not get good pics with my phone, 
but imagine a football field with home decor departments from one
goal post to the other.

Anyway, I purchased some great finds and will share those in another post,
but today I want to share a burlap pumpkin.
Very plain burlap
 the best part,
no burlap odor.
I only found one.
The lack of the aroma is probably the reason they were sold out.
Let's face it,
we love burlap but not always the scent on some fabrics.

So home this little treasure came.
you guessed it, a redesign.

I gathered my supplies.
Fabric fall leaves, ribbon, paper flowers, crocheted flower,
glitter, hot glue and a graphic for a tag.

I placed the leaves right over the burlap leaves and lined with a row of glitter glue.

Added ribbon and paper flowers, crocheted in white and a few pearls.

Added a tag created from a graphic
courtesy of

Finished and ready to enjoy with other fall neutrals.

Fall Flowers~

Decorating books for cozy afternoons~

Layers of tone on tone, has stolen my heart!
I love brown transferware anytime of the year,
but especially in the fall.

This pumpkin was under 5 dollars
to purchase and recreate.

Can you imagine this market at Christmas?
Looking forward to viewing the many ideas when I return later in the season.

Thanks for stopping by.
Wishing you 
Southern DayDreams.

Have a Blessed Weekend!

Celestina Marie


Anonymous said...

Good Morning and Happy Weekend. I have visited Garden Ridge before. I remember how big the store is. I love the burlap pumpkin and the changes you made.
I assisted an elderly neighbor put up a fall yard flag yesterday. Each home on our street is beginning to decorate for fall.
God bless your day!

Sola Scriptura said...

What a good find! I would just love to go to that market! I looking forward to the Edinburgh Christmas Market here in Scotland.
Have a great weekend!

Brandi said...

I love Garden Ridge, but haven't been in there in such a long time though. The closest store is about an hour away. Love your burlap pumpkin and know just what you mean about the smell. I made a pillow for friend using burlap. I usually spray it with Downy Wrinkle Releaser before ironing and it helps with the scent. Hope you have great weekend, Celeste. Looking forward to seeing what other goodies you found.

Betty said...

The pumpkin looks so much better and You worked your magic again on it. I noticed the magazine holder and it is so pretty.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Wow I'm so jealous that you have such a wonderful place to go like that! The pumpkin was adorable but even more now with your embellishments!

Junkchiccottage said...

Love your beautiful touches to the pumpkin. So sweet. We have a Garden Ridge near us and I have never been. I guess I better remedy that and go in there. Have a great week end.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet friend! Burlap is the ordinary person's silk, isn't it! Such luxury and texture in this incredible textile. You are on a pumpkin roll and I'm LOVING IT! Hugs to you as you enjoy your Saturday! Anita

TexWisGirl said...

cute little pumpkin. garden ridge is a crafter's paradise. :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the burlap pumpkin and your beautiful alteration! Enjoy your lovely home decorations. Hugs, Valerie

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

WOW!!! How adorable all bedazzled with glitter! You're rocking your home for Fall with beautiful customized pumpkins, very impressive. In Philly we do not have a Garden Ridge, I wish! Happy weekend.

Art and Sand said...

Yes, the odor is an issue. I don't get the table runners and pillows made of burlap unless they are treated with something to soften them.

Love your pumpkin with your personal touch.

Kathy said...

A beautiful project and I love the little bit of glittery bling on the leaves.

Jasper's Cottage said...

the redesigned pumpkin is just perfect for all your fall decor. Enjoy this lovely season!
xo jonni xo

Ivy and Elephants said...

I wish we had one of those! The pumpkin is so cute in burlap, love how you kicked it up a notch! Great job.

Anonymous said...

Celeste, you always amaze me with your fabulous ideas! Your burlap pumpkin is adorable after you worked your magic on it! Your vignette is wonderful! It makes dream of Fall; it's so inviting! You always take decorating to a lovely romantic level! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Irene Helms Designs said...

I absolutely love the pumpkin Celestina! Once again you have transformed the ordinary into extraordinary. Just like Cinderella, the pumpkin turned from plain to beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your pumpkin looks so pretty, Celeste! I don't know that we have a Garden Ridge (or its new name) here. I will have to look it up now. Sometimes I'm surprised and do find a store is here, just not close by and there may only be one location.

Dorthe said...

Oh , you made such a beautiful altering of your burlap pumpkin. I love the flowers you created and added, and the little glitter , on leaves and tag. How sweet and wonderful it is now, dear Celestina Marie.
You are also so lucky to have such places to enjoy ,buy and get inspired,-
Hugs and happy sunday, dear.
Dorthe ox

Anonymous said...

I thought I was the only one who didn't like the smell of burlap! Beautiful pumpkins!

Julie Marie said...

LOVE your burlap pumpkin Celeste!... it was cute just as is, but now it is fabulous with your magic touch on it!... I never buy burlap because of the smell either... besides not liking the smell, my allergies flare up... lucky you finding one with no odor!... it looks darling everywhere you place it in your home... and your brown transferware is stunning... I would love a complete set especially in the Fall... Happy First Day of Autumn to you!... I don't care what the calendars say nowadays, the First Day of Fall has always been the 21st!... xoxo... Julie Marie

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

You decorated it so beautifully. Yesterday, I went to Home Goods and At Home. I had never been to the later. xoxo

Mari said...

Celeste your burlap pumpkin is simply beautiful, your so lucky to have such a great place to shop, we need a place like that in my part of the world ;-)

Hug So~

Laurel Stephens said...

You made your pumpkin really special! I love the flower and the tag, especially. Darling vignette!

miss b said...

This is such a cute pumpkin which you have totally transformed and without the usual scent too - that's a bonus! I can imagine that the Christmas event will be huge and spectacular.

Alessandra said...

What a great find! You made a such beautiful transformation. I love your pumpkin in every single touch

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love the pumpkin that you decorated. It looks amazing. Great job and the floral arrangement is stunning.
Sounds like a great place to shop and
I am sure that Christmas will be over the top. We have one here also and I am going on a tour there next week to see what the trend is for Christmas. They had their Christmas Show last Sunday with beautiful decorated Christmas trees. Will have to do a post on it.
Have a great week,

Old Time Cindy said...

I did not know that Garden Ridge changed their name. I'm so out of the loop! Cute little pumpkin project!
Farmhouse hugs,

Stephanie said...

Hi dear Celeste! The burlap pumpkin is quite charming and I love the way you added to it. You continually amaze me with that way you can take something simple and plain and transform it into something so beautiful!

You are a blessing :) Love and hugs to you!

must love junk said...

Your pumpkin is adorable! :)

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh Celestina
You are amazing!!!
You have transformed that plain pumpkin into a beautiful decoration!

Oh you gals are spoilt for choice with those amazing shops - I would give my eye teeth to wander about there!!

The brown transfer ware is so attractive and I agree with you it is perfect to add to Autumn vignettes.


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Love the altered pumpkin with your embellishments and it must have been an amazing market.
The little Boo tag is really sweet.
Wishing you a happy new week dear friend

cynthia lee designs said...

I love the Garden Ridge store. It is about an hour away from where I live. Wonder if they have changed their name up here too. Love, love, love your pumpkin's so pretty!!

1CardCreator said...

Such an elegant pumpkin Celeste! ~Diane

Createology said...

Lovely redo of your burlap pumpkin. I love your brown transferware and little glass cloches. Falling into Autumn Bliss...

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh My Word! I thought it was lovely the way you bought it, but then you turned it into beautiful! I would never have thought to add to it. I would have used it "as is". Oh, to have just a smidgen of the creativity you have! laurie

Anonymous said...

LOVE what you did with that burlap pumpkin, and the tag...well, you know I love the tag. :) I printed the same image this week for an ATC swap and changed my mind and used another, but she is adorable, isn't she.
You're so inspiring, my friend.

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..