These striped pumpkins were "the" item to buy at the pop up shop. Who knew?
I've painted them for my friends in years past...just a silly little gift that i left on their doorstep each October.
For the sale, i only made 7 ahead of time and left the black monogram oval blank. My intention was to take orders for them and then they could be picked up next day.
and then i sold 37 of them. what? 37?!
Some of those sales came from the instagram pic i posted (above). I posted the pic, and then went into the middle school for an event for Griffin. They have no signal in that school. One hour later, when i came out...my phone was overflowing with messages and comments requesting pumpkins. It was nuts.
The trickiest part was finding enough of the right sized pumpkins locally. SO many places had pumpkins that were damaged, too small or had no stems. Shout out to my sweet husband who went to a pumpkin patch on his lunch hour, in the rain, his work clothes and brought home a trunk full of wonderful pumpkins! Whatta guy. One night we were heading into Lowe's and i spied a few good ones at the bottom of a deep bin at the entrance of the store. Again, still in work clothes, he reached in to lift the chubby pumpkins out and accidentally fell in, head first!!!! My only regret is that i didn't get a photo of his feet flailing out of the bin. We had a good chuckle after that. So did the Lowe's guys who saw the whole thing go down. ♥
It took me a week to paint them all. Meanwhile our house looked like a pumpkin patch. A very cute and preppy pumpkin patch.
Once again, thank you friends! Happy Halloween!