Sunday, October 23, 2011

white chenille punkins...

this weekend at the nashville flea market, i was absotootly tickled, to find these white chenille punkins!!

i love old chenille blankets and have been collecting them for years, especially the white ones....there is just something about the nostalgic look of these blankets that has spoken to me for a very long time.....they conjur up feelings of sweet grandmotherly hugs.
you may remember these orange chenille punkins that i shared last year....the same sweet unassuming lady at the flea made these too.

i bought them from her six years ago...the very first year she started selling them....i still love them and have them displayed in my kitchen......

but these white ones are my new faves!!









cute!!

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i have been painting away in my studio and i am just thrilled and also relieved....... my long time bestie girlfriend, ANNA (i have known her for 30 years), is coming down from chicago to help me with my art show!!! she is an artist AND knows the art biz AND has been a producer on several independant films AND is one of the smartest and prettiest lady i know.....i feel like a weight has been lifted as she will take care of things like no other...... having her support and love and guiding hand means the world to me.....not to mention how much fun and tinkly giggles we will have together.


with the loving support of my family, my friends and my god, all of the pieces are fitting together.

this is my time.

33 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great that your friend will be there for you and to help. I wish you much success.
I had intentions of going to the flea market here this month, but let it slip by.

Sharon said...

Your art show will be fabulous ! And with a good friend in the know to help, Wonderful ! All the best !

KarenB said...

I'm so excited for you!!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Both sets of pumpkins are beautiful. Those white ones look really great in your living room. Glad to hear you are feeling confident about your art show and that you have a good friend to guide you along. Wishing you much success, Tammy

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Best of luck on your art show! How nice to have a friend in-the-know to help you out. And I LOVE those white pumpkins! So sweet.

Betty Sneeringer said...

I really love the white ones! My family of old, an aunt and cousin used to make the chenile bedspreads. I could too if I found the correct thread. It is the same as candlewicking thread. Anyone know where it is available? Good luck with your art show!!! And, enjoy it.

Kelly said...

how exciting...Your OWN art show. I think it's great how you claim "your time" the pumpkins are adorable and your excitement exudes right off the screen!!! good luck with your show.

kayce hughes said...

Love the white pumpkins!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Happy Sunday Erin!
I just LOVE the white pumpkins!
How wonderful to have your dear friend and artist by your side at the art show.. Yes, this is your time to shine..
Wishing you the best success
Blessings,
Penny

anna Marie said...

oooooo, no pressure here :) can't wait to see you! tinkly giggles? love you!

Kathy said...

I think I am in love, those pumpkins are wonderful. I love each one more than the last. That is always wonderful when you have fond memories of buying your treasures. Kathy

Custom Comforts said...

Love your pumpkins!!! They are just beautiful, perfect and sweet. What a wonderful find they are and addition to your lovely home.
Cindy

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Ahhh! Things always come together when they are supposed too! You will have a fab show!

Those chenille little orbs are adorable!!

oldgreymare said...

Love you dear heart!

Knock their socks off!!!!!!
xx
z

Tricia @ A Rosy Note said...

Oh my goodness, those pumpkins are just about the cutest things. I wish I had some, I'd put them on my daughter's bed. That's great news about your art show helper. Best wishes for a wonderful show!

pve design said...

I love how something dear can conjure up memories of hugs. My Grandma had the same bedspreads!
pve

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your white pumpkins are BEAUTIFUL, Erin.
Happy Monday! xx

koralee said...

What a dear friend your Anna is! Your show will be amazing. Now those pumpkins really do make my heart sing this Monday morning. I love your vintage chair as well...I have one in red..all rusted and chipped and have it on my front porch..maybe it needs a white face lift! hmmmmmmm! Thanks for all the inspiration I find here. HUGS xoxoxo

Zuzu said...

These are so cute, Erin! I just pinned your white chenille 'punkins' over at Pinterest! :)
Have a great week!
~ Zuzu

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I hope you have great success with your show! The chenille pumpkins are fabulous! I love how they look in your room.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OOOOOOO! And I just found some TURQUOISE VELVET ONES last week!!!

SO FUN...Anita

Passionate for White said...

They're gorgeous! On another note....seeing your white metal garden chair has inspired me to paint my ugly green one white! Thanks for giving me something to do this weekend :)

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

Happy to hear your friend is coming to visit - that's awesome! I looooove your white punkins...so adorable. Lucky you!

Hugs,
Marie

My Grama's Soul said...

Your blog is so lovely.....glad I found you...I'm always so intrigued by the soft...and ethereal white blogs out here...I don't know why I always must be surrounded by color....because I do so love the calm feeling.

xo

Jo

Heaven's Walk said...

Darling darling little punkins, Erin! My grandmother had chenille bedspreads, too. Sweet memories for sure. :) Your show is going to be so darned successful, that you're going to be over the moon happy - I just know it! :)

xoxo laurie

Cindy said...

Those have to be the cutest pumpkins ever born. Omg...
And you're having an art show??? I would love to know all about it? Where? how many paintings will you have ready? Everything, tell me! Your artwork is breathtaking and such an inspiration to me. I can't tell you how much. It's wonderful that you have support and helpers too!

Cindy

Lola said...

I absolutely love the pumpkins. It's a shame she doesn't mail. God Bless you & I hope you have much success with your art show.

Vintage Street Designs said...

Stunning white chenille pumpkins...LOVE them. Hopped over from Pinterest and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy

Vintage Street Designs said...

Oh...I shared these pumpkins on my blog with a link back to you! :)

Aimee @ byAimee.com said...

these pumpkins are so so so darling!! i wish we had a sweet little market nearby offering them!! i added them to my top 10 pumpkin list today: http://www.fancylittlethings.com/2012/10/10-fall-pumpkins-10-ways/

Marti @ SewLicious Home Decor said...

They are adorable!! I'd love for you to link up at my craft party, it starts Saturdays and runs all week!

http://sewlicioushomedecor.com/saturday-show-licious-craft-showcase-49-linkup-party/

Marti

livewhatyoulovekris said...

I love these white chenille pumpkins so much! They are adorable, I would love to find some!

livewhatyoulovekris said...

I love these white chenille pumpkins so much! They are adorable, I would love to find some!