Easy Pumpkin Arrangement

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in dining room, fall | 35 comments

Sometimes I wonder about myself…

…take last Friday for instance.

I was having a busy day.

My husband was gone for the weekend.

I was having the popcorn removed from the ceiling in my bedroom.

I had stayed up until midnight painting my bedroom because new carpet was supposed to be going in Friday at 2:00.

All of my furniture was in the hallway and in my girls’ rooms.

My house was a full on disaster zone.

And I was hosting a slumber party at my house that night.

Picking all of the girls up from school and bringing them home with me.

It was a busy day.

So busy that I wasn’t even answering my phone.

But one of my sweet friends left this innocent message.

“Hi, Melissa.  Just wanted to let you know that the guy with the pumpkins is at the farmer’s market today.  He has some really neat pumpkins.  I just thought you might want to know.”


The pumpkin guy was at the farmer’s market?!

So next thing I know,  my “too busy to answer the phone” self was high tailing it over to the farmer’s market.

And am I ever glad that I did!

Because I was able to make this easy pumpkin arrangement!

simple pumpkin decorations

Decorating with pumpkins

Most of my days are busy.

So, I love simple.

And, it doesn’t get much more simple than this. 🙂


One decorative bowl

One piece of foam

One pretty pumpkin

Dried hydrangea (fake would also work)

Decorating with pumpkins

Add the foam to the bowl.

simple pumpkin decorating ideas

Add the hydrangea in a circle around the bowl,

leaving room in the middle for the pretty pumpkin.

decorating with pumpkins

Set on your no sew burlap table runner,

along with 2 other pretty pumpkins,

and a dried hydrangea bloom.

simple pumpkin display

And then call your friend

and thank her for letting you know that the pumpkin guy was at the farmer’s market.

Life to the full!


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  1. Lovely!!

  2. This is so lovely. I love the simplicity of it.

  3. LOL Good to know you have your priorities straight. LOL Those ARE gorgeous pumpkins!!! ;D

  4. Your table arrangement looks fantastic Melissa. Glad you took the time to get those little round guys.
    Looks great pumpkin lady. lol Sorry had to do it. Really nice pumpkins for all your trouble, was worth taking off to get them. I still miss the pumpkins, gourds, etc. we used to get in KY south of Bowling Green.
    I haven’t bought any pumpkins since the last year we were in KY No point buying any here. Yours are pretty, not just the orange pumpkin color. I love the different colors you got. Happy week

  5. SO pretty.

  6. So pretty. I hope you will teach us how to dry hydrangeas. Mine always turn brown.

  7. Very pretty, Melissa! This is right up my alley in the “simple” category. : ) Especially when you’ve got a lot going on, something like this can make you feel like you accomplished something. It looks so pretty with the hydrangeas.

  8. This is absolutely fabulous. I love it, how simple and soooooo pretty. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  9. Sometimes simplicity is the best. You know how to do it. When using simple items each has to be beautiful enough to stand on its own. The gorgeous patina designed compote paired with perfect natural hydrangeas and the glow of the lovely lightly shaded pumpkins is a winning composition in pure simple beauty!

  10. so pretty! the muted colors are perfect!

  11. I am SOOOO doing this!!!! Beautiful!

  12. I so love those soft cantaloupe-colored pumpkins, I buy them every year! and mixed with a gorgeous bowl and my fave hydrangeas?…perfection!

  13. Melissa this is gorgeous. Love the whole centerpiece. So very classy!


  14. Very nice and so easy I can see a trip to
    the Goodwill to find a nice bowl

  15. Just lovely-sweet and simple. Isn’t it amazing how we can work one more thing into a busy day when something special comes along!?!?!! xo Diana

  16. Those pumpkins are absolutely gorgeous! And your post made me laugh. We hosted an Easter party at our house while installing new flooring. Just a little crazy…

  17. Beautiful Melissa!

  18. Really beautiful. You make me want to clean off my dining room table and make a little vignette. Probably not going to happen, but I can dream can’t I?

  19. Priorities, Melissa! 😉 I would’ve done the same thing…besides you need a little pretty to look at when the rest of the house is in disarray! It’s like comfort food! Love it!

  20. Sweet!

  21. Wow that is very pretty! I just dried some hydrangeas- this gives me inspiration! I love the pretty bowl you chose and that pumpkin is perfect! Good thing you finally listened to your messages! Popcorn ceilings- I still have three bedrooms with it that I need to remove it from. Ugh! Visiting from BNOTP.

  22. This looks great! I’d love if you’d link up to The DIY’ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/10/diyers-32-and-marathon-weekend.html

  23. I love this!!

  24. Aww this is so pretty!

  25. It’s beautiful. Simple is good. blessings, olive

  26. Beautiful! I love the simplicity of this. ‘-)

  27. Oh, how lovely!! Just my style.

    Beautiful simplicity!


  28. So pretty! That was a lot to fit into one day! But I’m sure the slumber party participants didn’t mind a little furniture in the hallway! Pretty amazing that you fit all that in and made a pretty fall arrangement. Well done! Catherine

  29. This is so beautiful. I love the flowers with the pumpkin. Your whole vignette is so pretty!! Thanks so much for linking up today to our Pumpkin Parade. You rock!!!

  30. Hi!

    New to your blog! love it! I’m new to blogging, just started my blog a few weeks ago, I just love the pumpkins and Hydrangeas’……I’ll be back often! have a great weekend! hmmmm, I have Hydrangeas on the side of the barn…..guess where I’m headed!


  31. Found you on the pumpkin parade. Beautiful pumpkin pick from the farmers market! I want to try this on my entry way table!

  32. I love this look. It’s so elegant.

  33. Definitely will do. Lovely and simple!

  34. I love the silver bowl. I was at a wedding that had flowers in that same bowl on every table and I’ve been looking for it ever since. Do you have a source for it?

  35. Gorgeous…


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