How to Make a Pumpkin Topiary

In my last post, I revealed a “sneak peek” of some ceramic pumpkins . . .

~ ~ that I bought on clearance at the Pottery Barn Outlet.

I found a pair of wooden candlesticks that I have had since the 70’s . . . yes the 70’s.

I covet them as I saved and saved for them buying one candlestick, then the other, then the glass votives . . .

~ ~ many of you most likely do not remember the store “Wicks and Sticks”.

Pumpkin Topiary-Housepitality Designs

Pumpkin Topiary-Housepitality Designs

I thought these candlesticks would go well as they coordinate with the brown stems.

I secured the pumpkins to the candlesticks by using Elmer’s tacky strips . . similar to poster putty.

Pumpkin Topiary-Housepitality Designs

I added this copper “berry basket” to the pumpkin duo . . .

~ ~ I purchased this pretty copper piece years ago at a sponsored “Country Living” Craft Fair in Palm Beach.

These fairs were always wonderful as they were “juried artisans”.

Copper Berry Basket-Housepitality Designs

I used to have the artisan’s card at the bottom of the basket, but threw it away years ago…

~ ~ should have kept it…he did beautiful work . . . As you can see, I bought this in 1990.

A Dough Bowl of Apples-Housepitality Designs

When going to my booth the other day, I saw that my booth partner Julie added some items to the booth . . .

~ ~ which included this dough bowl . . . I picked it up and noted how cute is was . . . $12.00 ??? . . SOLD !!!!

Dough Bowl of Apples-Housepitality Designs

Decided to go with a pretty simple vignette for Fall on this table . .

Fall Sunroom Vignette-Housepitality Designs

Sunroom Fall Vignette-Housepitality Designs

Adding just a bit more Fall decor to this room and that should do it.

Today I am sequestering myself in the garage to paint, paint, paint. . .

~ ~ so I can move on to my other projects.

Have a great day today . . . and I want to wish my good friend Kim a very Happy Birthday!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

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  1. Loving those white pumpkins on the dark candlesticks! Your berry basket is a wonderful piece of copper.
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  3. Yes I do remember Wicks ‘n Sticks….loved that store! Great deal on the dough bowl…it all looks lovely! 😉

  4. What that bowl was $12?!! Thanks so much my friend for sharing the birthday love!
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  5. So glad I found someone else who still uses old, which is now retro. Ha! I like your candlesticks, and the pumpkins on top…clever and pretty! Last week I was looking around at dough bowls….you got a deal!

  6. Very pretty vignette… those pumpkins! The dough bowl was a fantastic find too.
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  7. Hi Shirley, Love your pumpkins topping the candlesticks and the copper berry basket looks perfect bringing in that touch of autumn color. Your sofa pillows are very striking. The apples is the dough bowl is such a nice fall addition.
    Happy Decorating.
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  8. How come the title of this post is how to make a pumpkin topiary???? LOL!!! I love the vignette and YES, I absolutely remember Wicks and Sticks. I have 2 ceramic pumpkin candle holders in the breakfast room that I got there!!!! I love them and have never seen any like them. Love that berry bowl too and $12.00 for the dough bowl??? STEAL!!! I am doing so well, I have done 3 posts this week!!!! I LOVE FALL!!!!!!!!!!!
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  9. How pretty that setting is. Makes me want to really think fall – but then again we here in Ontario,Canada did not have too much summer to speak of.

  10. Jeanette Price says

    Ok your getting me thinking about puling my fall décor out..You win:). I love the idea of the white pumpkins instead of he traditional orange. I have 3 treasured Mercury Glass Pumpkins that put on Candle sticks my buffet. I wish I could put them on my coffee table but one golden retriever tail and glass would probably not end well. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home as always xoxo

  11. You have such a beautiful room. Don’t you just love the keepsakes that you have tresured for years. It’s all LOVERLY! Jo

  12. I love your pumpkins on the candlesticks, Shirley! What cute idea. You also found a deal on the dough bowl; it’s perfect for your Fall apples! The apples really accent your pillows well. This is a lovely Fall vignette!
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  13. Very Cute! What a steal on a dough bowl. I having been searching but haven’t found the right one yet.
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  14. Very pretty, Shirley! I do remember Wicks and Sticks. I don’t go to the malls very much anymore, so I wouldn’t even know if they were still around or not.
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  15. Love your candlesticks with the pumpkins and I can’t believe you got the dough bowl for &12!
    I love the one I have (my grandmother’s) but it is BIG. With six children, I guess she needed a big dough bowl. 🙂 Have fun painting.
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  16. “Wicks and Sticks”…now, that’s a blast from the past! They were a staple in the mall. Love your pretty vignette. What a great price on the dough bowl! It’s perfect for your vignette!
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  17. I love the pumpkins on the candlesticks, Shirley. Your Fall vignette is beautiful!
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  18. Your pumpkin topiaries are too cute!! And I Love your red chevron pillows in your sunroom, Shirley!
    Mary Alice
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  19. Oh yes, I remember Wicks and Sticks! Love your white pumpkins! And what a fabulous dough bowl!
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  20. Your pumpkin topiaries are so cute! That was a great idea. What a great deal on that small dough bowl too!

  21. Oh my gosh — I remember Wicks and Sticks! Always a schmorgashbord of scents and goodies! Love the dough bowl and the copper… perfect fall touches, Shirley. 🙂
    xo Heidi
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  22. Oh those are so cute!! What a great idea too. I love the dough bowl with the beautiful apples!! I need to find one for sure, but never see them around here. Thanks for stopping by:-)
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  23. That is a really cute idea, Shirley. That dough bowl is a beauty!!! I see that you are getting ready for Fall. I need to do that soon-xo Diana
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  24. Yes, I do recall Wicks ‘n Sticks! It always drew shoppers in with that great fragrance. Love the candlesticks and pumpkins together. Happy Fall!
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  25. Lovely Shirley! I would have fought you for that dough bowl if I had seen it 🙂
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  26. What a great idea! I have pumpkin soup tureens already and since they aer only pulled out at Thanksgiving, this would give them a little use the entire season.
    With all of the wonderful fall inspiration floating around this week, I can’t wait to be off from work this weekend so that I can pull our things out!

    Have a lovely day!
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  27. I love how you put those fantastic pumpkins on your candle sticks — they look great! And, yes, I do remember Wicks & Sticks! 🙂
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  28. I absolutely adore your charming Autumn vignette. Using the putty to secure the ceramic pumpkins was so smart ( I am going to have to steal that tip/trick). I CANNOT believe you bought the dough bowl for $12!!! I am obsessed with finding one for my home this fall, but they are all soooooo expensive. You were very lucky. 🙂

  29. Love all the decorations – looks really good. You always so such a great job on decorating.
    Happy painting and I hope you get your project finished.
    Have a great week.
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  30. Love the look of the pumpkins on top of the candle holders… Just lovely…
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