Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

What a beautiful week we are having, and perfect weather for setting up mom's pumpkin display. My sister and I put the finishing touches on the display last evening, and counted 59 carved pumpkins!

Mom uses the "carvable" foam pumpkins and Pumpkin Masters patterns. After she finishes carving the pumpkin, she traces around a quarter coin on the bottom back of the pumpkin and cuts a hole for the light.

The trick or treaters look forward to the display each year, and people come from all over to see them. Again today, our local TV station featured them :-)

You only carve once and several of her pumpkins are over seven years old.  I think it's safe to say that my creative mama loves Halloween. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Halloween to you and yours.




If you have a favorite, I'd love to know.


Debbie

13 comments:

  1. How fantastic!! I like the first one which wolves barking.Nice works!!thank you for sharing.
    Happy Halloween to you!!

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  2. Your Mom is amazing, Debbie! I think they are all great, but you know my favorite.

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  3. One favorite is the first one, too, the wolves, very cool looking! but I love the sweet, goofy, happy face next to the USA pumpkin!

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  4. Love them all - like the pirate ship and the grim reaper!!!

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  5. Holy moly! They are STUNNING -- what gorgeous work, and truly works of love, as they don't last!

    I am really fond of the owl carved pumpkin -- love owls!

    Fabulous display -- amazing!!!!!
    Cass

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  6. They are fabulous! I can't pick..the witch, the spider..too many..I like them all!

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  7. HI Debbie, I love the ship and skull and the flag those two are my fav's. That's an amazing amount of pumpkins. Will they last until Halloween! not in CA with weather in the 70's.

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  8. Thank you for your kind comments! I just edited my original post -- I forgot to include that the pumpkins are actually made of foam and are carveable.

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  9. Debbie, what a wonderful post. You have a very, creative and talented mother. I bet she was thrilled that you and your sister set up the display for her. I hope that she has a chance to see this post.

    Has she done one of Kiki? ... I hope to see more of her special pumpkins next year. :)

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  10. Your mom is very talented in making these beautiful pumpkins. I spy a pretty cool owl :) She must have lots of storage room.

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  11. These are soooooo cool! Thanks for sharing.
    Jane (Artfully Graced)

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  12. My favorites are the witch and broom and the owl but they are all absolutely wonderful!

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  13. I love surfing through posts and especially on Tablescape Thursday. Every now and then I stumble onto a blogger who really sparks my interest. The first thing I saw is the sunflower plate in your header. I have the same set - which I designed my whole kitchen around. Secondly I see this post about pumpkins and your mom. I think I have carved everyone of those designs. I love fall, pumpkins and all that goes with it. I grow a big patch of pumpkins and have kids of all ages come in and pick that special one at no cost to them. We host a big family pumpkin carving party. So wonderful to have found your blog.

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