Hello-Hello and welcome to a Monday that is a more-than-a-little-scary for a lot of people. We thought it might be a good day to share something cheerful, so we’ll do our annual Preppy Pumpkins post.
We begin with these damask pumpkins by Confessions of a Plate Addict, they just seem to exude elegance.
Those fond of ikat and chevrons will appreciate these by Alisa Burke.
These come via the ‘Whatever’ blog, I love the bright colors.
These vibrant pumpkins were used to display a house number in addition to a bright bit of decoration.
There is actually a wonderful tutorial on how to do these yourself, great step-by-step directions.
Of course, if you are thinking about monogramming one of these, there’s no shortage of idea, here’s a stellar example from our pals at Fashion Meets Food.
Here is another DIY Tutorial via Personalized from Me to You.
Here we have a monogram on fabric via A Pumpkin and a A Princess (how perfect is that name?).
This group from Better Homes and Gardens is really pretty.
This is also from BHG.com
We bring back a few favorites, beginning with today’s Pretty in Pink, a group Re-Lilly’s Sue Trader did back in 2010.
This stylish argyle group comes via A Punch of Color, that is one preppy looking pumpkin patch.
Another group with a touch of argyle comes via Magnolia Mommy Made on etsy.
Here is another great argyle from Magnolia Mommy Made.
With apologies, I can’t remember where I found this one, it has such a great spider and spot of argyle.
Back to pumpkins we just discovered this year, two more timeless designs, these are by House of Whimsy.
Proof that non-traditional colors can look terrific.
Here is a Lilly-fied pumpkin, this is also by Susan Trader of Re-Lilly.
Bethany at Maryland Pink & Green did this duo, the perfect pair for a Lilly lover.
The Smiths Party of Four created their very own Lilly Pumpkin Patch, how cute is that?
Here is another by Susan Trader, they are all just fabulous.
We leave you with this stylish group by Swell Designer.
Our other note today involves the obvious. Google has put together another of its crisis maps, an interactive tool that can be very helpful, here is the link to the one for Hurricane Sandy.
And this link takes you to the National Power Grid outage map, although I’m not sure how quickly it updates. As we have noted on Facebook, we send thoughts and prayers to friends and family impacted by the storm.