Wednesday, October 25, 2017

It's Pumpkin Time Again


I almost forgot to do a pumpkin post this year. I've been away and it just dawned on me yesterday that Halloween is next week! I put a few of mom's pumpkins out last week, but then we had a very windy day and they blew across the front lawn so I brought them in until Halloween. 

Our lil pumpkin Xavier went to the Pumpkin Junction and enjoyed the cornstalks more than the pumpkins :-)

Each year I show you mom's pumpkins..she was the master :-)
"When you do it with heart, that's art!"

  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, we distributed the pumpkins to family members. Our "pumpkin lady" left us with wonderful pumpkin memories, and Halloween will always be a fun time for our family.  
Thanks for stopping by!
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..

12 comments:

  1. Debbie... your porch looks positively gorgeous!! Your Mom was so incredibly talented!
    I love all the creative pumpkins. Xavier is a darling. Enjoy your week, Deb.

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  2. STill amazed at your mom's devotion to her artistry!
    And that Little..those eyes and lips..heartbreaker cute!

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  3. Oh my I do love your porch! Your mom's pumpkins were amazing- she really had a talent for doing those. Isn't it wonderful to have great memories like this to fill your heart! Your grandson is precious!

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  4. Protect those pumpkins Debbie! Have a Happy Halloween:@)

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  5. LOVE the pumpkins! I especially love the Tinkerbell one. So cute!

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  6. Your porch looks absolutely beautiful and just perfect for the season. Your mom was an artist, those pumpkins are amazing! Hard to pick favorites but I love the scary pumpkin man and Trick or Treat. Your darling Xavier looks so adorable playing in the corn field, just look at that precious face.......Happy Day Deb.

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  7. Now THIS could make me like Halloween. What a wonderful memory to relive each year. X is absolutely adorable - a little man. ♥

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  8. Your Mom was one heck of a talent! I remember a couple of your posts from back in the day. I’m glad family members are able to keep her memory alive with their very own pumpkin from her vast collection.

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  9. Holy wow Debbie! Your mom really loved Halloween! So cool that she used foam pumpkins so they could be saved and enjoyed! Your porch looks fabulous!
    Jenna

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  10. Your fall decor on the porch is gorgeous, but it's that cutie in the corn stalks that says it all. Xavier is adorable! Your mom's carved pumpkins are treasures. I know she must be smiling.

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  11. Debbie, Your porch is beautiful and your pumpkin collection is amazing! What a great memory for you and now something to share with your littlest cute pumpkin! The corn stalk field must seem like a magical forest to little children. Happy Halloween! Linda

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  12. Your porch looks so welcoming for Fall, Debbie! I always love seeing your dear mom's pumpkins. What a labor of love!

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