Style Scouting: Vol. 170

Thanks for stopping by for this week’s Style Scouting. My Sunday post where I share the random stuff that captured my attention or inspired me that I found online.

Mantel decorated for Christmas in a disco ball theme
photo: Kelly Elko

And now that the Thanksgiving holiday weekend is almost over… it is full-on Christmas around my house!

One thing I struggle with every year when changing the decor from orange pumpkins to Christmas red and green is what to do with the pumpkins that are still good and not even close to rotting. I feel guilty throwing them away.

In past years I have opened them up and baked the seeds to eat. I have even cracked open the pumpkins and taken them into a wooded area near my house for wildlife to enjoy.

For the ones on my front steps this year, I was thinking about painting them red and green. Have you ever done this? Maybe even add some glitter as you know how much I like to see glitter at Christmas time. Maybe I can make them look like ball ornaments.

Hmmm… I may try it. If they look bad – I guess I will be making pumpkin seeds or gutting the innards and taking them to the woods. What do you do with your pumpkins when you shift your fall decor into Christmas holiday decor?

Posts You May Have Missed This Week:

Decorating

I love seeing a person’s authentic style in their decorating – like the unique way Kelly decorated her mantel for Christmas.

This expansive, yet cozy home.

Have you see Ben & Erin’s dream home in Mississippi?

This holiday decorated home that used to originally be a polo clubhouse and stable. 

DIY

How to make ornament garland to decorate your home for the holidays.

This easy to make holiday wreath.

This Christmas card ornament. These pinecone ornaments and these pretty ball ornaments.

Organizing

A clever way to store fragile Christmas ornaments.

Food

These were posted showing fall colors, but imagine these adorable treats in Christmas colored sprinkles.

This nut mix recipe looks good – one of the ingredients is bacon.

I can never get cut-out cookies right. I am hoping this recipe helps – Perfect every time cut-out cookies.

Fun & Interesting

5 ways to gain 5-10 pounds by New Years.

The best places to hide Christmas gifts you may not have thought of.

It would be fun to see these massive wood sculptures in person.

Something to Think About

I am all for this holiday wish list.

What to donate to a food bank over the holiday season.

“Even if you are on the right track, you won’t get anywhere if you just sit there.” Will Rogers

Oh… So Stylish Finds

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4 Comments

  1. I signed up for the music and I don’t know how to turn it off and to access the area again….help! Please!

  2. I saw on Instagram maybe, where someone painted their pumpkin to look like a red and white Christmas candy. It looked pretty good for starting with a pumpkin. My pumpkins are all faux, so they go back into the containers in the basement for next year.

  3. Hey Diane, If you have any farms in your area. You could (with farmers permission, of course) give your pumpkins to them. Pigs love pumpkins as do most chickens. Goats really enjoy pine. So, Christmas trees can go to them. As long as they aren’t milk goats. Made that mistake one year. Our milk tasted very piney for a bit ;)

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Amy – Thanks for the idea about finding a farm in my area to give the pumpkins I no longer need. There are a few – great idea. Thanks