Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sundays in My City - Recycled Pumpkins

Unknown Mami

Have you heard of Unknown Mami? She has a delightful blog where she shares photos of her city on Sundays. She invites the rest of us to link up with her and share some of our own city's photos. Click on the logo to visit Mami's Sundays in My City!

I live in St. Louis, Missouri. Welcome to my city!

A few weeks ago, I began my holiday decorating. Yeah, got the tree, santas, snowmen and manger done! I'm good!

The day after Thanksgiving, I decided to drive around the neighborhood and ask the (nice) neighbors if I could have their pumpkins when they were done with them. I wanted to paint them and use them as centerpieces for our staff luncheon last week. I was amazed at how many calls I received saying, "sure, come on by and take them!"

In the main office!

My original plan was to paint them to look like presents, but then I realized it might be hard work...and I just wasn't up for it! Katya suggested I paint them to look like snowman heads. Wow! Who knew? Here are a few of the 25 pumpkins turned snowmen!

In the Library at school!

In the Drama room with Tom!

Some of these may last for another week or so, but I'm not placing any bets! Thanks for stopping by my city! Hope you have a great week!


Peterson Family said...

What a cute idea!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Ha! "In the Drama room with Tom!" What a hoot.

Thanks for sharing your Sunday.


Sonya said...

Oh my gosh what a GREAT way to use up those pumpkins!!!! I love it..and the photos! Have a fantastic week!!

Frau said...

Wow that is such a great idea! Have a wonderful Holiday!

Melody said...

Very creative!

Chris H said...

Great idea, and they look neat!

Jeanie said...

I would never, ever have thought of that. I am so not creative. They are very cute.

Unknown Mami said...

What a brilliant idea! I'm surprised I haven't seen this before. You may have started a trend.