Saturday, September 24, 2011

It Must Be Fall--Wilson's Back

Every fall, I enjoy creating a fun Halloween decoration out of a wonderful reproduction Victorian jack-o-lantern bucket and dried items from my garden.

Jack came with a detachable metal handle, which I remove to begin his transformation to Wilson II. My husband and I fondly refer to him as Wilson because he reminds us of the transformed volleyball in The Castaway.

His makeover consists of stuffing one of my many large flower frogs with dried plant material from my garden:  seed heads of feather reed grass, dwarf fountain grass, coral bells and black-eyed Susan. I generally throw in a few dried hosta scapes for character. This year I toyed with adding a few wild turkey feathers (see Postscript: Turkey Talk), but decided that might be going overboard.


A whimsical, fun and fast addition to the fall decor.
Make it a great day!


  1. Thank you so much for joining HomeSavvyAtoZ today, Ann. I am happy to be a new follower and am looking forward to exploring your site!

  2. How fun! Wilson is charming!

    Visiting from Coastal Charm Nifty Thrifty Tue Linky Party,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

  3. This little guy just made me smile from ear to ear. I love it. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

  4. Love it! That vintage-looking pumpkin is darling--love your floral design; perfect autumn decor.

  5. I LOVE it!! Wilson's face is hilarious...I'm sure he keeps the whole family smiling :D

  6. I love arrangements that are wild & free. nicely done.


  7. How neat! I love him! Happy Fall! ♥

  8. Ann, Wilson is awesome, and I absolutely love the arrangement that you put together! Thank you so much for being a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!


  9. So fun! Thanks for linking up to The "Autumn Décor" Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage!


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