For the love of pumpkins…

Hello all! I just have to ask… Was your weekend weather as gorgeous as mine? Warm sunshine and cool breezes. Leaves falling like golden rain. This is my favorite time of the year! I wonder if it’s because I was an October baby?


On my recent trip to Texas, the Oscar de la Renta exhibit wasn’t my only field trip. Nope. The parents, sister, and I also went to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden—another “first” for me. Since this is my favorite time of the year (Did I tell you?), I was all smiles when I saw the pumpkins.


I smiled A LOT!

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Are you as intrigued by these as I was?

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From a distance, I couldn’t imagine how those heavy pumpkins were “attached” to the structures—so I decided to find out.


And now I can show you, too—in case you ever want to borrow the idea… like I do!


I have no idea where to get metal pieces like these, but they function a lot like pegboard. Genius!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope the week ahead is a wonderful one for you and yours.


After a few busy days on the homefront, I plan to head east to see the 5-year-old who took this artsy photograph—and texted it to his Poppa with an invitation to come for Halloween. 🙂


Aah, the fun times of childhood!



Do you have trick-or-treaters in your family … or neighborhood?

What’s their (or your!) favorite Halloween treat?


  1. I love those metal pegboards and pumpkin sculptures! Yes, our weather has been beautiful, fall is gorgeous, and we have extended ours very nicely with our trip prior to our own area peaking in color now. I have a SIL much like you – she loves October, and has celebrated her birhtMONTH each and every single day this month. The rest of the family will be glad to see November come, lol.

  2. To be covered in those glorious beauties! Oh, how we miss fall! Thank you for the fallful post, Susan! A welcome sight.

    Hugs and happy week,

  3. Heeelllllooo, Susan! It’s always sooo nice to have you visit–AND comment! I’m not out in Blogland much these days, so I’m also glad you stopped by because it brought me to your great pumpkin post! The pumpkin “trees” (or pyramids?? LOL) remind me of the poinsettia “trees” you see around Christmas, but those are stacked on round “shelves.” These are far more ingenious! It’d be fun to rig something similar up, but that’s a lot of $$$ just in the pumpkins! Your outings sounded wonderful. I hope all is well with you; I was actually thinking about you just the other day! Happy fall, and happy belated bday, Susan. ~Zuni