10/11/2010

Cinderella Sweater Pumpkins...

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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I love fairy tales...and the story of Cinderella is one of my favorites! Ohhh...and I love autumn too! Soooo...when I received these sweet little Cinderella sweater pumpkins as a gift from my sweet friend Mary...I just swooned!!! I mean...could it get any sweeter? Pretty little pumpkins that belonged to Cinderella!!!
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Mary explains the story of the Cinderella sweater pumpkins over at her place...Mary's Meanderings blog. If you haven't ever met Mary or visited her delightful blog...you are really missing out on a treat! Mary is one of the dearest and sweetest ladies that you could ever hope to meet and she is such a creative and talented lady as well! Mary makes these adorable little Cinderella sweater pumpkins...you can check them out over at her blog...and she has them for sale!
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Cinderella Sweater Pumpkins...
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You remember the story of Cinderella...don't you?
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Cinderella wanted to go to the Ball...where she would meet her Prince Charming...and dance the night away. But first, she would need the proper attire and a way to get to the Ball. Cinderella's Fairy Godmother, who was certainly a "God-send" if you ask me, arrived on the scene and with one quick wave of her magic wand...outfitted Cinderella in the most gorgeous Ball gown and she also created a very fine coach out of a little pumpkin to take Cinderella to the Ball. There was only "one catch" to the magic! The magic would turn back to reality...at midnight! Ohhh my!
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Cinderella stepped into the lovely pumpkin coach...dressed in that gorgeous, one-of-a-kind Ball gown! It was a chilly evening so Fairy Godmother waved her wand and whoooosssh...Cinderella now had the most beautiful knitted shawl to drape over her shoulders for warmth. Upon arrival at the castle...Cinderella took the knitted shawl off of her shoulders and placed it on the seat of the coach...after all, she wanted everyone to see that gorgeous Ball gown!
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Well...you know how the rest of the story goes. The clock struck midnight and whoooosssh... Cinderella's beautiful coach turned back into a pumpkin...
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and...lo and behold...there they were...SWEATER PUMPKINS!
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Somehow the magic was confounded...and the coach that was magically created from a pumpkin...and Cinderella's beautiful sweater shawl that was laying upon the seat of the coach...were all magically meshed together...into one!
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Ohhh my...and the most beautiful sweater pumpkins that you have ever seen...were just sitting there on the ground...why there was an entire pumpkin patch full of sweater pumpkins! They really are the most beautiful, magical, little pumpkins that you have ever seen!!!
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My three, magical, Cinderella sweater pumpkins have been added to a vignette in my bedroom!
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This summer, my master bedroom received a redo!
If you would like to see more of my bedroom...just click HERE.
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Nostalgic old bottles filled with candles and shells, and a couple of old, well-worn books...decorate the top of this book case that sits beside the bed. I didn't change a thing...just added my beautiful Cinderella sweater pumpkins to the mix! They really are so perfect...and look like they were made...just for this little vignette!
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Sweater pumpkin No.1...up close and personal!
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Ohhh...I just adore it!
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The soft cream color...
the beautiful cable knit pattern...
and those adorable little strings with buttons!!!
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Sweater pumpkin No.2...up close and personal!*
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I love the color and texture of this pretty pumpkin!
Ohhh...and the knit ribbing that makes up the stem of the pumpkin is gorgeous!
 More pretty string and buttons!!!
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Sweater pumpkin No.3...upclose and personal!
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I love this little chubby pumpkin!!! He is perfect!!!
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A magical autumn vignette for my bedroom!
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Mary, thank you soooo much for gifting me with these precious Cinderella sweater pumpkins! They are just as sweet and magical as you, my dear friend!
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Well my friends, I hope that you enjoyed my sweet little Cinderella sweater pumpkins! You'll just have to meander over to Mary's place and take a peek at all of the pretty Cinderella sweater pumpkins that she has been creating! Hmmm...does that make Mary the Fairy Godmother??? Ohhh my!*
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I am joining these fabulous parties today...*
Table Top Tuesday...hosted by Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life.*Thank you, Cielo and Marty...for hosting these fabulous parties for us to enjoy!Show Off Your Cottage Monday...hosted by Cielo over at The House in the Roses.*


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Well my friends...thank you so much for coming by today! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!!!*Warmest Autumn Wishes!

35 comments:

luluslovlies said...

Oh My Char, That is a great look with those darling pumpkins! Just love it! It is always a treat to visit your blog, just like going to a candy store! Eye candy, have a great day and thanks for sharing you are one of my Fav's! If you have a button I'll put you on my sidebar, if not you should create one and they show you how in the Blog Guide book if you need the link it is on my blog! Hugs, Marilou

Karen said...

Too cute! I absolutely love the texture of these little treasures. I visited somewhere last week showing a tutorial. But, just don't know if I've got that one figured out - twine, etc.
Enjoyed them! Love your style & taste.
Karen

Patricia Torres said...

aaawww Chari!! those are the cutest pumpkins.. I loved loved them!! :-)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

They really are so cute, Chari! I have always been a big fan of Cinderella myself. I still love fairytales; guess it's the little girl that is still in me. Have a beautiful day, my friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Vanessa said...

Those are gorgeous Chari! I have never seen ones like that before and your beautiful photography only enhances them! I love your new header too! :-)
Vanessa

ButterYum said...

Ha... I thought you had a typo in your title. These are wonderful. Some people are so very creative.

:)
ButterYum

Mary Ellen said...

Chari- your Cinderella Story is so much better than my little explanation of these sweater pumpkins!! I might have to steal it!!

I am so glad you are enjoying your little cuties!! you do such a wonderful job displaying everything and these little guys look just perfect in your home!

Thanks for the shout out on my pumpkins!! It has been fun making them- they each have their own little personality!

I had to wear my silky thermal bottoms for the first time yesterday as it was getting so chilly! Of course my DH thinks it's so silly as my body had about a 3 degree variance before it is terribly hot or freezing cold!!

bee blessed
mary

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Chari,
I love YOUR version of the Cinderella story... and the darling pumpkins look so at home in your vignette! Just perfect for fall!
Thanks for pointing me over to Mary's blog.
I think my very favorite pumpkin is the darker nubby one. It is so adorable!
And I think they would look great on a sofa with pillows too.
Blessings,
Yvonne

Graceful Moments said...

Such creative people in this world! The (new and better) Cinderella story and these beautiful pumpkins! I would never have thought to make a pumpkin out of a sweater! But now that you've shared this idea, I just might try it. They are really lovely!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh your pumpkins are just fantastic and you are so right, Mary Ellen is just the sweetest lady. I just love the texture of the different sweaters she used, and the detail of each one. Your vignette is just stunning too. Also, thanks a ton for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

The Cinderella sweater pumpkins are perfect in your little vignette. I saw Mary's post about how she made them. I was in love with them then. You are lucky to now have 3 of them living at your house.

Kim

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh how adorable! Those Cinderella pumpkins are just ... CHARMING. Hahahaha... my little joke.

thanks for a beautiful share, and a great idea; I'm going to mosey over to Mary's and see how they're made.

Happy Fall.... Cass

salmagundi said...

Hi Chari! Aren't the sweater pumpkins fun? Mary made some for me last year, and I've so enjoyed them. We saw Mary & Bill last week at their wonderful old house - you wouldn't believe the treasures within. Hope you are well and enjoying autumn. Sally

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Chari, those are so cute. I love the added texture of those to your wonderful vignette. She really does a great job on those.

podso said...

So cute ! I've never seen a sweater pumpkin before, will have to check it out!

One Heart said...

Love these and the story to go with them. Going over to Mary's to see more. Thank you for sharing.

Atelier de Charo said...

Hi Chari, love your sweater pumpkins!!!Cute!

Marilyn said...

Now those are pumpkins I'd put out because they aren't orange! Hmmm, I wonder if there are any sweaters in the closet that I need to clean?!

Later this month the kids have Fridays off and we actually have one ourselves. I can't wait! School is going well, I'm just tired. Maybe I have east Nile--half sibling of West Nile?!! ♥♫

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Yep...these are pretty cute! I've made similar ones from hand=dyed fabric, but the sweater things are pretty unique! Thanks for sharing!

Gayla said...

What an inspiring post! I will have to try those. Happy Autumn!

www.oatmealandwhimsy.blogspot.com

Pinky said...

Oh how I love your sweater pumpkins!!! I am going to run over to Mary's blog too and see what she has! Great idea to put them in your bedroom too! One of the first things you wiol see in the morning! Sweet! XO, Pinky

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! Love the sweater pumpkins, love the story!!

Great vignette, with the books, bottles, etc! You are the vignette queen!!

Katherine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
Those are just gorgeous! What a sweetheart Mary is to send them to you!
They look so pretty in your Master Bedroom and the vignette is just so stunning!
I love the books and candles mixed with the Cinderella sweaters! What a neat idea and of course you have that magic Cinderella decorating touch!
I have been busy helping Katie and I feel pretty pooped~ I hope all is well with you~
Big Hugs Chari,
Cindy

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Chari,

I had meant to visit you dear lady, well before this; (it is now the wee hours of the morning as I endeavor to catch up during this crazy busy time)!..,

I must off to bed, yet this is lovely !

..,(I will visit later tomorrow, my dear friend)!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
@ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com
and also
@ http;//silkenpurse.blogspot.com

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Chari... Everything looks so fabulous. Well, that's what I always, ALWAYS expect when I visit... I LOVE those sweater pumpkins. I had never seen them before...and had just seen them over at Mary's earlier today.

Happy Falllll!

Huggies,
Spencer

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

These are so adorable and easy to make, thanks for the great idea!

Miss Char said...

Well I can tell you where I'm headed today.....the thrift store to pick up a few old sweaters to make some beautiful Cinderella pumpkins. I think your idea of using these in the bedroom is perfect, just the right holiday tough without being a glaring holiday addition set in a quiet room. Thank you so much for sharing.

Kathleen said...

Those are precious! Who would have thought! Now something to do with those old sweaters!
I love how warm and cozy they look, and gkid proof too!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Thank you for all your kind words! And for linking, you are more than welcome to add all the links you would like. I took a bit of a look around and your livingroom is gorgeous. I have little ones about so ours is a bit plainer, but I love to see ones all decked out. And the pine bows, that we could do, thanks for the great idea. Also love the autumn picnic, so whimsical and wonderful! I am following now too.

Cindy said...

I love those pumpkins and I so enjoyed your story, I have never heard that version. Imagine that!
I want to make one, I think I may try.
Hugs, Cindy

Kelley said...

They are awesome! The texture and the little details like the buttons... I just want to hold one.
Your bedroom is awesome! I would love white..with two dogs...white is not in the cards..lol

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh!! I am loving the sweater pumpkins. What a neat way to have them blend in with a neutral room!! Mary is wonderfully talented and I have to pop over to her blog!

Love the pretty vignette in your bedroom, pumpkins and all. I got such a kick out of your fairy tale!! :-)

XO,
Janie

the cape on the corner said...

how sweet! i love those cozy looking pumpkins, but your whole vignette is great. that sweet skeleton key hanging from the bottle, so sweet!

thank you so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, and for your kind words on my fall/halloween decorations! i've had a rough day, but this was a nice bright spot! so thank you very much!

i'm having a birthday giveaway if you'd like to enter, please stop back over!

www.thecapeonthecorner.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness, LOVE those sweater pumpkins! They are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

DebK said...

I'd like to add in the link to the tutorial that Mary used to make her pumpkins (that inspired you). I am the original designer of Sweet Sweater Pumpkins, in 2007. Mary has been really wonderful about sharing the link to my tutorial!

You can find my Original Tutorial on my Hummadeedledee blog: http://hummadeedledee.blogspot.com/2008/09/pumpkin-inspiration-tutorial.html

So glad you like the idea!
- Deb Kennedy