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22 October, 2011

Magic Pumpkin Seeds for You…from France!

041I can’t wait to show you my most recent little project…so cute and easy! And best of all…it’s French and free…my favorite combination!

011 It’s all centered around this wonderful wire cloche from Wuslu. Do you Wuslu? It's my new addiction! They sell one cute thing a day. Period. (It's not available at Wuslu right now, but I also found it here.) Honestly, Marty at A Stroll thru Life can tell you…I’m not a cloche person. But…this one is different! For one thing…it’s wire…gotta love that! I am just cloche-impaired when it comes to the glass ones!

015 And…it’s got a door! It’s sort of a combination birdcage without a bottom and a cloche with a door. Unique, huh?

019 On the inside...my vintage book bundle with a little baby pumpkin and something special that I will show you in a moment.

038 And if you know me and my obsession with mice, you know I had to have one of these from Pottery Barn…love it!

020 And here’s the French and free part…magic pumpkin seeds! Well, not the seeds actually…just the packet. I am always checking out the French websites for anything different…and this really is! I found it here on Marie Claire Idées among their Halloween ideas. Just click on Téléchargez le sachet illustré to download yours or I can email it to you if you can't get the link to work. Wouldn't this be cute for children? The front says Magic Pumpkin Seeds

022 …and the back says…Sow these seeds along the forest paths October 31st before midnight... They will become lanterns, ghosts or a carriage… Hmmm…

032 Kitty and Baby Kitty are saying…Whaaaat? What’s that got to do with Halloween? What can I say? It’s a French thing! (More likely they are saying...This is my mouse!...No, it's mine!)

024 Here they are again…love the vintage look! I had to buy the seeds at Home Depot. You should have heard the clerk giggle. Yes…I know they don’t have time to grow!

041 And here it is again…my little frenchy vignette with magic French pumpkin seeds! And…I think that after Halloween I can take away the seed packets and the mouse, add a few leaves and use it until Thanksgiving. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my project!  Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Fall into Fall
Jill at French Cupboard for Voila!French Inspiration on Thursdays
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Michael at Inspired by Charm for Thrifty Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Fabulous Fall Fun
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!

64 comments:

  1. very cute, love the wire cloche, and the seed package is just too cute! (the mouse I could do without)

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  2. Oh Debbie, this is so cute and we are having a Fall Cloche party on Nov. 1 instead of TTT. I love your seeds and the mouse is just tooooooo cute. What a fabulous cloche and the print out is fabulous. I am thrilled you translated it into English for us. No clue in French. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Very cute Debbie!! My favorite pic is the one with Kitty and Baby Kitty, sooooo cute! Martina

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  4. I tried 3 times, but never got the image in the PDF just a blank page. I must have been holding my mouth wrong. LOL It just didn't work for me and my high school French is too rusty to read any further instructions.

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  5. Debbie, that is just way too cute! I love your magic seeds and those kittens are adorable! That mouse, yikes!

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  6. Lois...I just checked and was able to download the pumpkin seed packet by doing just as I said...clicking on Téléchargez... Sorry it didn't wiork for you. :-(...hugs...Debbie

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  7. That cloche is the cutest thing ever! The little mouse is so cute...I do have a thing for little mousies! :)
    What a sweet Free & French goody!
    Hope your Fall is glorious!
    Love,
    Sue

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  8. How CUTE Debbie! I love your cloche but I have to tell ya, I'm not a mouse person. Your kitties are adorable.

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Gail

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  9. Wow this is fabulous! I love everything about it! Those pumpkin seeds are jusr to cute.

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  10. That is just the cutest thing! I love it...love the wire "spookiness" of it with the old books and the mouse...(looks like a rat to me but then what do I know)... I am AFRAID to click on that link!!! xo Diana

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  11. I think I love it, that's what!! You are so clever & I just love to see what you've been up to. You are no longer cloche-impaired!!!!

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  12. That is the cutest thing! Love your mouse...but he has no clothes. :)
    The mouse cloche/cage is great and I know you'll find loads of other uses for it. I'm checking out the link. Have a great weekend.

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  13. Debbie, you know I'm without a beautiful glass cloche too. I have to show photos of my friends' cloches so I can participate in Marty's party. Even found myself photographing glass cloches filled with various things while in Paris. Thought I could sneak into the party again with someone else's vignette. ;-)
    Love the one you found. That's my kind of cloche!
    Cute magic seed packet. I'm sending this along to friends to share the idea. I think their grands will think it's fun and special. ~ Sarah

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  14. Cute rat...er, mouse! Your gorgeous kitties don't look very happy with each other...I think Kitty wants that mouse that Baby Kitty is shielding...

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  15. Oh what an absolutely darling wire cloche!! I love it- and with your little pack of pumpkin seeds- so cute!! :)

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  16. I do love that cage and your printouts. What a cute idea. I ordered a pillow from wuslu and was disappointed in the quality. I am hooked on Joss & Main and One Kings Lane. Maybe I will find something better at wuslu one day.
    Have a super week!

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  17. LOL this is the cutest thing I have ever seen!!!

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  18. Dear heavens that is adorable! Are Ozzie and Baby Kitty upset because the mouse isn't real? ;)

    BTW, I JUST bought that same cloche on Amazon! I'm anxiously awaiting its arrival.

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  19. Oh how adorable! That is the cutest wire cloche! Your vignette is so cute and the picture with your cats is too funny! My one cat would be "stapling" the seed packet! Bite, bite, bite!

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  20. Love the wire cloche. I am not good at the glass ones, can't get a good pic of them with the glare.

    And your runner and table...just beautiful.
    You are very talented, Debbie!

    I have mice too, but mine are from le dollar tree!:)

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  21. Love the wire cloche..and the 'magic' pumpkin seeds!! Everything is just beautiful..esp the staff showng their
    speculation!!

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  22. I now have 1 printed seed packet! However, I have gone to other websites and then returned to yours and then to Marie Claire - but for the life of me I can't get it to work the second time. I guess I will just take my one good colored copy and have it reproduced at the copy store for the others I want to gift it to for Halloween! Merci, Debbie

    Just a note - was the wire cloche cheaper or the same price at Wushlu?

    Thanks, - Mary in Oregon

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  23. Well, Debbie, you are no longer cloche-impaired! I would say that you did a wonderful and whimsical cloche. Love it! Linda

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  24. That is so charming Debbie!
    Love that big wire cloche with the door and the magical pumpkin seeds!
    Wish I could read french! hehe.
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  25. Hey Debbie! LOve the Magic Pumpkin seed idea! How adorable...and that black mouse is SO dark, the litte mousey thing he is! snicker, snicker! :) Hey - I picked up my books from GW yesterday to try the Parisian book wraps with the eiffel tower look. Pray for me while I attempt to make it! ha! ha! I haven't used Modgepodge (spelling?) in forever!

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  26. Debbie, This is so adorable and I love the wire cloche and mouse. The seed pack and seeds are such a cute idea. Thank you for linking to the Open House party and have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  27. Very cute! I've been wanting some of those mice so bad!

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  28. I adore the wire cloche! The magic pumpkins are so cute and that is a sweet little mice! Great vignette.

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  29. Very cute little vignette! I think you will get a lot of use out of that wire thingy! LOVE the seed packet, and I just love mice (real ones, too)!

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  30. Is this not the most adoreable thing? And those kitties, omigosh! I just love your posts!

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  31. Hi Debbie...

    Ohh my gosh...your new wire cloche and pumpkin vignette is just darling, my friend! It truly is magical...and sooo much fun! I have a thing for wire cloches as well...I have three but could always use another one! wink! I will definitely check out Wuslu...thanks for the tip! I haven't heard of it before. I also love your magic pumpkin seeds! I will also check out that link. Thank you for sharing your adorable pumpkin vignette with us, my friend...I love it!

    I also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my new pillow. I sooo enjoyed your visit and sweet note, Debbie!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari

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  32. Fabulous fall post! Love those gorgeous autumn colours. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  33. What a fun post, Debbie! Very charming, love the cloche and how you put everything together so perfectly! Magic pumpkins seeds made me smile :)

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  34. Love the new cloche, Debbie! You created a beautiful vignette with it, too ... cute mouse!

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  35. That shot of the kitties is PRICELESS. LOL! I love them!
    Cute post, Debbie. Cute cloche, too.

    XO,

    Sheila

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  36. That is so cute. Your kitties are certainly keeping an eye on the mouse. I did not realize you were cloche impaired also (I am too). But this works for you.

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  37. Beautiful post! So cute and clever,Love your cats! Joann

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  38. These are all sooo cute thanx for sharing!!!

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  39. Oh Deb!!!

    You make my smile! I do love your sense. So cute.

    Love the way you decor, so simple but so elegant in every angle.

    Greetings from chilly Stockholm,
    /chie

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  40. Cute. Very, very cute! I love the idea of magic pumpkin seeds.

    I agree with Marigene. Kitty and Baby Kitty look like they are ready to rumble over that mouse. lol. Baby Kitty's eyes and posture are very clearly saying, "Back off, Kitty! It's MINE!"

    Every time you post a pic of one of your fur babies, I am always amazed how much of their personality you capture. They seem to enjoy showing off for the camera. :)

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  41. Wow this arrangement is so pretty! And your photos are amazing! Nice work! I love Wuslu too, although I haven't yet bought anything from them, they do offer some amazing stuff!

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  42. So cute, Debbie! You are so good in creating Frenchy vignettes...Christine

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  43. I've Passed the Versatile Blogger Award to you.Here's a link to my blog post about it.
    http://josthisandthat.blogspot.com/2011/10/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  44. I'm stopping back by to say thank you for participating in Potpourri Friday!

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  45. Darlin' this is just too darn precious!!! What a fun post.

    Now, about those magic French pumpkin' seeds...might they lead to a Castle with a pumpkin carriage???? Heeehehehe!!!

    God bless ya and have a fantastic weekend sweetie!!! :o)

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  46. Great post! I bought the same cloche and I love it!

    Happy Halloween,
    Judy

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  47. So cute and whimsical! I love it. When I first saw your cloche, I thought it was a birdcage, which I'm kind of in to these lately. apparently, 4 years of high school French (about 15 years ago)was a waste of time, because I wouldn't have known what any of that said without your help.
    Thanks for sharing this adorable idea.

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  48. Adorable! I love your vignette and the kittens made me smile. :)

    Shared on FB for sns 105 and pinned!

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150422697516141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

    Donna

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  49. Stopping back by to say thanks for linking this adorable post to Potpourri Friday. I forgot to tell you I snagged one of those cloches too, but I won't copy you exactly. ;)

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  50. Delightful vignette. Loving the magic pumpkin seed package, and that wire cloche is wonderful. I am going to gather my courage and click on the link you gave! Always inspired when I visit you. laurie

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  51. I forgot to say that I love that picture of the chatting cats. I think you're right-they are staking their claims to your mouse!

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  52. Your new wire cloche is so unique and I would imagine it is so "you". The antique book bundle with the orange pumpkin could not be more perfect to be displayed in your new treasure. I adore this!! Also, I am now following you.

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  53. Love, love, love your cloche!!! It is so unique, and I love the size of it as well!

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  54. Oh Deb, I just loved this post and I am so glad you linked it up. This is just the cutest. Hugs, Marty

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  55. This is such a cute post! Lve the vintage magic pumpkin seed packets. And I really LOVE the picture of your two furry friends! So cute! Thank you for sharing them with us at TTF and have a happy November 1st!

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  56. Thank you so much for the connection to the seed packet, and a very belated thank you for the vintage Paris post cards. I printed out one and used it as a background for a card of buttons from the Paris Flea Market.

    I'm not a blogger, but a faithful reader. Your Paris trip photos brought back many fond memories.

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  57. This is just the cutest display! I adore cloche and this wire one is fantastic.

    Dee

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  58. Like everyone else, I LOVE THIS POST! How adorable are those cloches themselves, but then add your creativity and WOW. LOVE IT.

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  59. How ADORABLE! I love the mouse outside and the pumpkins inside the cage-cloche! On second thought, great that the pumpkins are safe, lol! The cats are so cute!! You're so creative and I love this! Happy cloche party at Marty's. Lots of hugs,
    FABBY

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  60. What a delightful post! And, I loved your wire cloche! Enjoyed every word and every photograph! Well Done!

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  61. Wonderful Frenchy vignette! Love the French pumpkin packet and the cloche! Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie