Sep 28, 2009

{ Pumpkin Decor & Fall Sangria Recipe }

Today was such a fun day with rumps, perfect breezy fall day, sun shining. We ended up taking the pretty scenic drive up Route 7 to The Christmas Tree Shop in Danbury, CT and found a pair of white drum shades for 1.99 to go on 2 goodwill black urn lamps I found a while back! I never mind the drive because of all the great antique & decorative iron shops along the way. We stopped into Stew Leonard's to pick out pumpkins for the front door and ended up finding mums for 1 dollar each. No lie, the cashier said because they were not up to standard they had to go...I packed the truck up like I stole something. I hear the orange ones last the longest so I grabbed them all. Rumps was thrilled & pooped & slept the whole ride;)) Needed some pumpkin decorating inspiration so here are a few I loved & a delicious sangria recipe for the fall. Figs & wine? Nothing wrong there.

Better yet drink this sangria & decorate your heart out;)

Such a great idea for Thanksgiving since you already used the insides for pie, right?
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Using the hurricane glass adds height plus a little safety. My lil' one that thinks all candles are for his birthday.

They hot glued river rocks to these pretty white pumpkins that are always my fav. Bought one today.

Martha Martha Martha. She used a cookie cutter and then cut out shapes from white pumkins and swaped them with the orange. LOVE IT & her!

I'm totally diggin the wood grain but it looks like it would take a month to complete.

Stacking pumpkins inside urns is everywhere this fall which will include my house. I just have to wait until the yearly pumpkin picking event with the family to get more.

These are adorable! I think anyone can draw this and cut squares. I will def. be trying this one. Too precious.


Makes 8 servings.
2 to 3 fresh figs and/or 1 cup dried figs
2 to 3 fresh plums, pitted, and/or 1 cup dried plums (prunes)
2 to 3 fresh apricots, pitted, and/or 1 cup dried apricots
1/4 cup molasses
1 bottle light red wine, I love such Pinot Noir for Sangria
1 bottle sparkling apple cider or club soda, chilled
1 orange, peeled, if desired, and sliced

1. Halve, quarter, or slice fruit. In 3-quart glass container combine fruits and molasses; stir until well-combined. Slowly pour in red wine. Cover and chill 2 to 24 hours.
2. To serve, add sparkling cider and orange. Stir gently with spoon. Fill glasses with ice and ladle in sangria.


~ RM said...

That sangria seems like it would be sooo yummy! I will try it.
Thanks for the inspiration on the halloween decor- Isn't Martha amazing?

melissa said...

Thanks! I was just reading the ingredients to get at the store to try it. Sounds delish.

Polly said...

This looks fantastic! Thank you!
And fabulous blog!

cadamy said...

Thanks for this. It's perfect for my kids' adoption party this weekend! (For the adults, of course).

Sage Mommy said...

I'm so glad. I really love the pumpkin filled with cold drinks, perfect for little juice boxes or something for the kiddies! -melissa