As much as I love pumpkin carving and fun halloween festivities (you can see the kind of pumpkins I carve here,) this year I have been hankering after something a bit more modern and in keeping with my usual decor. That way, I can use it as Autumnal decor for a little longer than the usual halloween week. I thought I would round up some ideas I have seen for different pumpkins and see what you guys are doing.
Owl Pumpkin // Mini-pumpkins as candle holders // Double dipped pumpkin // Gilded place cards // Chalk paint pumpkins // Gold glitter pumpkin candle holders // White vase pumpkin
So what do you think readers? Will you be carving a pumpkin this year or have I persuaded you to try something different?
This morning I wanted to share a little treat and show you where you can see more beautiful pictures like the one below. I’ve talked about 91 Magazine before, a crafty vintage style online magazine, choc full of inspiration for DIY projects, food, interiors and crafts. Although I’m not the world’s biggest DIY fan (where does the time go?) I do love unique style. DIY, crafting and up-cycling are the only way to truly get one of a kind touches. 91 Magazine‘s editor Caroline has been kind enough to share an excerpt from the current issue, Issue 3, in this case, the home tour of a ceramicist living in Paris. Expect to feel inspired!
“If you’ve ever dreamed of living the life of an artist in Paris, then step inside the apartment of ceramicist and textile designer Lise Meunier, and get a little taste of this envious lifestyle. Lise’s passion for crafts and found objects is evident in every corner of her spacious, light-filled apartment, which she shares with her partner and two children.”
“Lise’s creative passion began as a young girl in her childhood bedroom, making all sorts of things with found objects. She studied Art History and worked as an illustrators agent after graduating and enjoyed taking pottery classes. But deep down, she knew she wanted to devote more of her time to her own creations. So she quit her job to pursue her creative passions full-time. She currently divides her time between her studio where she can fire her ceramic work and designing and creating from her home.”
Words and Photos by Leigh Metcalf
There’s so much more to see inside this issue of 91 Magazine – head on over and while away your coffee or lunch break flicking through the pages – I’d love to hear which bit you enjoyed the most!
Extract from Issue 3 of 91 Magazine – read more of this article & see more images at www.91magazine.co.uk