Saturday, August 13, 2011

Le Pompion


Hope your weekend is going well!

Do you know that we got our word "pumpkin"
from the French word "pompion"?

As in pom pom?

Well...neither did I.
The actual French word for pumpkin is potiron.
and it isn't pronounced pot iron!!

I could get soooo carried away with
a study of the history of our language!!


I choose instead to spend my time
creating fun stuff!!

Like these delightful little potirons
covered in vintage French dictionary pages!

Actually, Maddy did the labor on these,
since she is now in my employ!!

I added the stems and embellished them!

These little cuties just make me smile!

And they will be in the shop tomorrow~~

So...if they make you smile, too

go check them out!!

Have a joyful Sunday
full of blessings!



Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Good morning, Becky! This is so cute. I just put in an order for your fancy pumpkins. I like a pumpkin with a little bling! : )

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Becky ~ I just love your pumpkin!! So cute and creative!!

GardenChic said...

These pumpkins are amazing. So creative.
Just love your blog!


Alice said...

that's funny! i pronounced it 'pot iron' then read on to where you said it isn't pronounced that way - hahaha! i am so predictable!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Darling. I will definitely check them out, and buy, too. ;-)

Hope you are feeling better. Lots going on here, but I decided to try and blog a little today.

Sending you love across the miles...



Tami said...

They are so adorable, great job Maddy!!


Fishtail Cottage said...

This is adorable! Definately off to peek at your shop! xoxo, tracie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Fabulous pumpkins! I was just mod poging this morning....Oh what a mess that is!


Donna said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love anything that involves vintage book pages. And the fact that they are French makes them that much better! Thanks for the little language lesson, too:)

Draffin Bears said...

Bonjour Becky,

It was lovely to discover your beautiful blog and I love the cute pumpkin, how creative and fun.

Happy week

Kasia said...

ADORABLE!!!! Oh, how I love these pumpkins! By the way, I made a post on the ones I made, go check it out, I of course, credited my creative bloggy friend for the fabulous inspiration! ;) Again, yours are works of art! :)


Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

So pretty! I've employed my kiddos before too!

Draffin Bears said...

Merci beaucoup Becky for visiting me and following.
I look forward to following you and visiting again.


June said...

Love these Becky. No matter what language you use...these are darling!
hugs to you...

Debbie said...

Inspirational... that's what these are. I'm in the mood to decoupage a pumpkin.

marie said...

I love this little pumpkin...I found it on Pinterest for inspiration and I'm blogging about the one I made tomorrow. I'd love to include a photo of your pumpkin if it's okay.

Kingfisher Farm said...

Il ne faut pas confondre les potirons et les citrouilles qui appartiennent à deux espèces!
You must not confuse potirons and pumpkins, they belong to 2 different species.
Citrouille is a pumpkin, un potiron is a type of squash.
Joyeux Noël!

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