I Dabbled and Blinged up a Few Pumpkins!!

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and I want to Thank Kathy over at A Delightsome Life for featuring my post,
Fall Porch and Yard with a Bit of Halloween , from last week's Home and Garden Party!!
Thanks so much, Kathy!!

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In my last post, I shared How I Created  my Elegant Fall Tree that I have in our Living Room.
Today I want to show you how I decorated around the base of this Tree.......
I used a cute red wagon and filled it with a bunch of Glittery Pumpkins that I added some embellishment too!!
Let me start with what the wagon looked like 3 years ago....
 I had originally used it outside in the front flower bed.....
 3 years ago, I decided to give it a fresh coat of nice red paint.......
 And use it for a display indoors instead of outdoors!!
 And here where I used it this year.....
 Here's how I embellished some of these Pumpkins.......

Here is a Pumpkin that I sprayed with gold and copper spray paint several years ago and added a bit of Glitter to
And here is what it looks like now..........
I added more Glitter to it along with a leaf that I also added some gold glitter too and I used some ornaments for berries on top!!

Here is a velvet pumpkin that I bought on Clearance last year.......
 I glued some leaves and 2 small ornaments to the top of it.....
 I added a bit more glitter to the leaves using Gold Glitter in a tube bought at Dollar Tree!!
 I did this to several pumpkins!!
 I had the gold and copper colored ones for several years.....
But last year, I bought the green pumpkin on Clearance in Big Lots at 90% off!! It already had the green glitter on it!

Joe bought the metal pumpkin in Wegmans , also on Clearance at 90% off last year!!
 I love how the Pumpkins glisten on both the day and the night!!
And I also did a little vignette on this chair.......
I placed a nice Fall table napkin over the chair seat.....
And added more Blingy Pumpkins.......
The metal Pumpkin was also bought at Wegman's at 90% off.....
I added a bit of Glitter to it.....
The Gold and Green Pumpkins were bought at Big Lots at 90% off last year!
 The Gold one had all the sparkle on it already but the green one was plain.....
I added a bit more Glitter, leaves and more little ornaments to them.....
Along side the wagon , is a little bench with some pumpkins and my Fall Bearington Bears....
I did the Fall Floral arrangement in the " Autumn Welcome" container.....
And I dabbled with the Pumpkins!!
I am so happy with how it all looks!!
I am glad that I decided to go with using the "Big" Tree this year for my Fall Tree!
And I Love how it all looks at night!!
 I also want to show you my wreath that I have on the large mirror on the Living Room....
I made this several years ago but I wanted to add a bit of something to it so I decided to add a few ornaments.....
 I added some copper and gold glittered ornaments to this wreath!!
 Gives it just a bit of Bling....
 I finally finished decorating my Living Room........

Soon, I will take you on a little Tour of my Living Room decorated for Fall with a bit of Halloween!!

I had an appointment with my Orthropedic Surgeon the other day and he injected my knee. Right now, it has been very painful.....

 I also got a bit of disheartening news.  I had hoped that I would be able to put my Knee Replacement Surgery off for close to 5 years because I would like to have it right before I retire at 62 y/o.  He told me that I was dreaming!!  My knee has deteriorated more so I will never be able to put it off for 5 years....

I need to seriously rethink my plans now and try to hold off as long as I can........

Now you may be asking why I am holding it off....... At 56 y/o, I would be looking at having the surgery needing to be done in another 15 years-20 years as replacement surgery is only good for that long. I only want to have this done once and not twice!

Plus, my recovery would be 4 months since my health care would not cover an Acute Rehab Stay ( Yes, I do work in Rehab and yes, it is my employer's own HMO!)  My Employer is strict with FMLA leaves and would only hold my job for 3 months so I would not have a job in the department where I have worked for 32 years!!  Nice , Huh?  Those are my reasons........

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