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Friday, October 11, 2013

Great Pumpkins! And a Kitty Deterrant

A lovely friend named Suzan is a designer, stylist and crafter extraordinaire. I have been following her blog for quite a long time, and highly recommend you do too, if you like fabulous ideas for decorating and crafting, which I do. Click on the link to find her blog:

On one of Suzan's posts last week, she featured her beautiful handmade pumpkins. Since she lives all the way across the country, there is not much chance for me to get over there to grab a few from her. So I asked if she would sell me some through the marvels of the internet, and she graciously agreed too.

So here are my new treasures:

Made from quilts, old blankets and good quality burlap, along with the most charming accents, these sweet pumpkins will be a part of my autumn decorating for a very long time. I am thrilled to have them. Thanks, Z!!

Now, let's turn our attention to those darn kittens of mine. There is a window in the kitchen, right next to the stove. Both of the felines have just recently taken an interest in sitting on the teeny tiny sill, to look out the window. This scares me since there are, upon occasion, hot pots and pans cooking on the stove.

In an effort to dissuade them from jumping up to the sill, I needed something to place on this narrow sill that would be non-breakable, and perhaps a little off-putting to them.

Soft, fabric candy corns. Very cute and old fashioned.

Three days now and nokitty has tried to jump up there. After Halloween, I will have to find turkeys or other autumnal items. What do you think of that, Pyewacket?



Suzanne said...

I'm glad the candy corn's worked! My felines would have just knocked them off!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

great pumpkins!

c. Joy said...

Love them! Happy Autumn! The Old Grey Mare is slightly brilliant & very talented.

Ashlee said...

How cute are those pumpkins? And the Candy Corn!!! I love Autumn beautiful!!

Have a Blessed Friday!

-Ashlee Michelle

Linda Wildenstein said...

I love your newest "punkins" they are really quite charming. And the candy corn look nice doing their guard duty. And as to the Pyewacket.....shhhhhh, kitten resting. Oma Linda

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love both the pumpkins and the candy corns! Yes, one must be creative and innovative when dissuading kittens.

mxtodis123 said...

Glad those candy corns worked. When my kitty took 2 sleeping on top of the cable box nothing worked. Those pumpkins are fantastic. I love them.

Chatelaine said...

I am glad you found a way to stop your kitties from walking across the stove. Seems like an easy fix and decorative solution!

I wish I could stop my Percy from doing it. Sometimes I come home from work to see him sitting on the counter right next to the stove. Yikes!

Magic Love Crow said...

I love those pumpkins! So cute! I think I shall try to make some! I always have burlap around ;o) Corn Candy! LOL! Only you Robin! I want to know who is covering themselves in the picture?? Hugs ;o)

oldgreymare said...

so happy my pumpkins found a god home <3

excellent solution to kitty jumping..have one for my tablecloth chewing Howie?

Anonymous said...

Not sure it would have stopped Tigger either but candy corn year round? Why not although it might be fun have seasonal shapes on the window ledge.
Beautiful pumpkins!

Anonymous said...

Really nice pumpkins!

Bertil wouldn't have cared if there was anything there, he would just have pushed them away and Teo is just too fat to jump up anywhere :-)

Have a great day!

Lili said...

It is looking quite festive over here!! One of my favorite months of the year and you have decked it out quite well. Loving that crow on the pumpkin over on your sidebar too! xo

Jeanne said...

Love those punkin's! And the Candy Corn as well. Too cute!
Tisk, tisk! Mistreating those poor Kittens! Gomez says you need to get them one of those fancy window-shelf-ledgy things so they can sit there & keep an eye on the neighborhood. :0)