Friday, August 14, 2009

Let's Have a Parade!!!


I have been looking and looking at this tricycle that I bought months ago. Do you do that too? Sometimes I have to really think hard about what I want to do with a piece that comes my way, especially something as unique as this little vintage inspired jewel. The lightbulb went off yesterday as I thought about the Halloween Parades we used to have in elementary school. This was long before things got so complicated .... we children would walk home for lunch (remember when we could do that???) and change into our costumes. No premade outfits for us! We had homemade costumes that were ever so much better than the "prefab" Ernie and Cookie Monster you buy at K-Mart now. Then we would rush back to school for our parade that ended with a great party in each classroom. I decided that these gourds should have a parade, so I painted them up and perched them on the tricycle (after all, everyone knows a pumpkin needs some sort of transportation!!!). Hope these guys make you smile!

8 comments:

Tins and Treasures said...

Very cute idea...can you change the parade to snowman on the tricycle when the time comes? Have a good weekend. ~Natalie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I have lots of smiles seeing your precious arrangements! I LOVE gourds and all the colors of Fall!

Marilyn said...

I can remember walking home for lunch when I was in 5th & 6th grade! I can also remember being a Gypsy one year complete with faux hoop earrings!!
Nice Memories! Love your Pumpkin Parade!!

Brenda said...

Love it!!!
Brenda

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Just adorable!

Jody said...

What a darling idea! I sure do remember the days when we could go home for lunch! Great memories!

Joan Minervini said...

Just another GRAND idea you had!
I am reminiscing about all the handmade costumes that I made for my kiddos when they were in Elementary School. One of them was a green Dinosaur with a really long spiked tail that took a whole box of stuffing!! My kids wore that thing out....until they could no longer get into it! LOL!

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