Sunday, October 18, 2015

Pumpkin Time

 

 If you've been following my blog for a while, you may recall that Mom loved carving pumpkins and she carved at least 125 pumpkins over a ten year period. I previously did a post on her pumpkins explaining that Mom used the "carvable" foam pumpkins and Pumpkin Masters patterns. After she finished carving the pumpkin, she traced around a quarter coin on the bottom back of the pumpkin and cut a hole for the light. The trick or treaters and neighbors looked forward to the display each year. Our local TV station also featured them. After mom passed away in January, we distributed the pumpkins to family members after we sold her home. This will be our first Halloween without our "pumpkin lady" and she left us with wonderful pumpkin memories.  Joe and I recently visited MacKenzie-Childs in Aurora, NY where they had pumpkins big and small scattered throughout the lovely farmhouse. We got our pumpkin fix :-)
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Debbie
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

20 comments:

  1. What a tender, wonderful memory! I love your M-C pumpkins and the beautiful displays. xx

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    1. Hi Michael Lee, we are lucky that mom helped create so many fond memories. Carved pumpkins will always put a smile on my face.

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  2. Halloween and pumpkins are always a bit debbie's mom to me since I saw her displays..:)♥
    Your table is so pretty/MC is so you and Susan and Sarah to me.

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    1. Hi Monique, I’m happy to know that you think of mom's pumpkins when you think of Halloween. I appreciate your nice compliment, thank you!

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  3. Your MC tablescape looks terrific and is so striking with the bold colours of your room and furniture. You've tied it all in wonderfully and I love the MC pumpkins. I'd really enjoy sitting down to a meal there. What a fantastic display of pumpkins. I'm sure you are vividly reminded of you mom this time of year.

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  4. I so lovingly remember seeing the posts of your Mom's fabulous pumpkins, Debbie. How nice that they're distributed to family member so that they can think of your sweet pumpkin lady angel, who is smiling down from heaven.

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    1. That is so sweet of you to say Kitty. I'm happy to know that you lovingly think of mom's pumpkins. I appreciate your nice compliment, thank you!

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  5. I remember the amazing pumpkins your mom carved. I think it was a sweet idea to spread them among family members so you can each honor her memory and this amazing work she did. It will be a bitter sweet Halloween without her. I remember the wonderful family photo you shared from last year. Will be thinking about you.
    Of course I love the farm house photos too. '-)

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    1. Sarah, the farm house was all decked out in pumpkins and it was my first visit in the fall. I think this was my favorite time of the year to visit!

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  6. How sweet that you scattered your mom's pumpkins through the family! She certainly had some fabulous designs! The farmhouse super large pumpkins were fabulous this year!

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  7. Debbie, I have been somewhat out of the blogging world, and I am trying to creep back in. I did not realize that you had lost your mom. In fact, I was at JoAnn's the other day and I was talking about your mother and telling my husband and daughter about the foam pumpkins that she carved. What a marvelous memory she left your family and the neighborhood. So sorry for your loss. The MC farmhouse is so fun decked out in black and white pumpkins. Joni

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    1. Hi Joni, I know you have been busy with your move. I haven't been blogging as much as I'd like to due to working six days a week now. Thank you for your kind words. Mom's pumpkins will always be a fond memory. She had a lot of patience!

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  8. Hi Debbie. Love the pumpkins and your MC tablescape. It goes so well with my tablescape. Your Mom's pumpkins are fantastic. I hope work slows down for you. xo

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    1. Hi Linda! I think my job will be busy until I retire in four years, but it's all good. It does interfere with my blogging time though :-)

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  9. How I wish I lived closer to the MC Farmhouse! Gorgeous photos and pumpkins. The craft pumpkins with always remind me of your mother, Debbie ;) I hope the family lights up all of her pumpkins on Halloween!

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  10. Wow, MC envy! What a fabulous table. I wish I had carved mine out of fake pumpkins over the years, what a treasure to have to remember your sweet mother. They will always be a special memory of her Halloween fun!

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  11. Such sweet memories of your mom and her pumpkins, Debbie. How nice that you all have a dhare of it. Your MKC pumpkins look fantastic....Christine

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