There something about the changing of the seasons from summer to fall. This year people are jumping straight to halloween decor but I like to enjoy the fall colors first.
One of my very talented friends who likes to make rustic decor gave me this pumpkin lady, a lady’s head on a stick that fits right next to the long pumpkin.
At first I thought she was also going straight to Halloween with her eyeless face. Halloween is part of fake scaring I don’t particularly enjoy, life is scary enough as it is but I can get into the spirit - so to speak.
I found a good spot for the pumpkin lady and her pumpkin retinue, by my front door.
After sitting next to the eyeless pumpkin lady for a couple of days, I decided I need to make a change.
With the help of a black magic marker ,I gave her some friendliness in the form of pupils. Such a simple change but makes a difference, doesn’t it.
With some dry bittersweet to fill in the space around her, the pumpkin lady is now giving visitors a nice welcome as they approach my front door.
The dry bittersweet helps keep the handmade head over the long, gooseneck pumpkin body.
I may add a couple of little flying ghosts once I am ready for Halloween, then back to the pumpkins for a Thanksgiving theme.
I may need to make her a little scarf and hood if she’s going to spend winter outside, maybe add a little Christmas tree in place of the bittersweet. Or a train engine in Christmas colors.
Did I mention I like to keep my home decor easy and flexible?