Friday, October 07, 2016

Island Paradise Harvest Vignette

It definitely doesn't get very cold on this island, and we don't have maple tree leaves lying around. But we do have breadfruit, mango, pear, and other tropical fruit trees shedding their colourful leaves, and it is a beauty to see. We don't see much of Fall the way most countries do. But Harvest celebration is definitely a big thing at this time of year.

You still get to sit on a sunny beach with a glass of Pina Colada and a book in hand. But the rain may cut your moment short, as it is a rainy season, and the evenings start very early here on the island at this time of year.

When I accepted Brenda's invite to participate in the Fall Harvest Tour, I was so humbled and excited☺ So I thought I would do a vignette depicting what Harvest is really like on my Island Paradise.

The moment I started thinking about pumpkins, I decided I wanted a carriage. One with a white pumpkin  and golden wheels. Perfect for Cinderella!

I painted some bamboos for a background. Most were left in their dried natural colour.

I sprayed some civil oranges in gold. You may also know them as bitter orange. But here we call them sour orange. Aren't they just gorgeous? Also, I placed breadfruit leaves all over the table with a mix of wild vines.

I used some of my favourite fruits including ripe bananas, sugar cane, coconut and a breadfruit ready for roasting. I also used some tomatoes and green plantains.




I hope you liked seeing my Island Paradise Fall Harvest Vignette as much as I enjoyed creating it. 
Thank you Brenda, for including me in this project, and many thanks to you, my readers for your support, visits and sweet comments♥ Also, I greatly appreciate your visit if you are visiting me for the first time♥♥

Be sure to visit the other creative and wonderful ladies in today's line up.

Up next is our host,  Cozy Little House.

Here are the others for today:
And if you would like to see more, here are some more tours from this weeks line up:
Monday
Chatfield Court
Happy Friday!

Love,
Summer

Island Paradise Harvest Vignette

Friday, October 07, 2016

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46 comments:

  1. How fun! What a great fall island vignette! I do love fall though so much, so I think I would miss it too much. ;)

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  2. Summer, Context is so important with decorating. I love that you've created an Autumn tablescape with bamboo, local fruits, and the tropical leaves that are authentic to the Fall Season where you live. The pumpkin carriage is darling, too!

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  3. Hello, the harvest and Autumn look pretty on the island. Your fall vignettes are lovely. Happy Friday, have a happy weekend!

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  4. It's so nice to see something completely different in your local fruits, etc. I love learning about your neck of the woods. Thanks so much for joining the tour!
    Brenda

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  5. This is so creative and enchanting, well done!

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  6. This is a fabulous Fall treat. So beautiful, refreshing and inspiring.
    Happy Fall!
    Jemma

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  7. I loved seeing your island harvest decor, Summer...so pretty and fun! Love how you painted the oranges gold and used so many natural elements!

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  8. I loved seeing your island harvest decor, Summer...so pretty and fun! Love how you painted the oranges gold and used so many natural elements!

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  9. Hi
    This is so creative and amazing. I love the Cinderella story and your pumpkin carriage is just perfect. Have a Wonderful Weekend. Karen

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  10. How creative to use the fruits from your own island paradise to create a fall vignette - I love it!! Now if could turn that all into a nice big frozen cocktail with some rum and send it my way I'd be in heaven! :)

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  11. Your fall harvest is perfect! It looks great and there's just something about bamboo that is so cool looking, love it! Take care

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  12. Your Island Paradise Harvest Vignetter is adorable. All the tropical fruit looks gorgeous. I would love to experience this time of year on your island, you description peeked my interest and made me want to travel.

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  13. Hi Summer, what a fun post sharing your Island Paradise for fall vignette. Just lovely and unique. Have a great weekend. xo

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  14. Island life appeals to me in January feb march and april! But yours looks beautiful right noW!

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  15. Love your tropical vignette and I would take sitting on the beach sipping a fruity drink any day!

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  16. Oh Im loving the pumpkin Carriage idea. Just goes to show, no matter where you live, you can enjoy the Autumn air.
    Lisa

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  17. I'm changing my guess from Puerto Rico to the British Virgin Islands.
    Beautiful photos.

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  18. Oh my goodness, this is so brilliant! A perfect Cinderella pumpkin! I love this so much! I hope you weren't in harms way from Hurricane Matthew- I've had my share of hurricanes on the Alabama gulf coast, and had to rebuild my home once, terrifying times...
    Jenna

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  19. Oh how fun! I am sorta grateful for hurricanes. I was named after one. Hurricane Ginger 1971. And I was born at Dawn. This was much better than the name that my parents were going to name me... "Vandiver" Good thing the nun stepped in! Another good thing about hurricanes is that it brings people together. I have seen people help each other and well I try to find the good in everything..

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  20. You have created a wonderful pumpkin carriage. I really enjoyed this post. Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend. Madeline

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  21. Summer, not only have I enjoyed your island harvest vignette, but I thoroughly am enjoying this mystery island series! I am completwly caught up now on the series, and I am guessing a Pacific island (secretly hoping, so I can pick your brain, as we'd like to travel there someday). :)
    Thank you for visiting my blog consistently. I appreciate your readership. I look forward to getting better acquainted with you and yours. Have a great weekend.
    Rita C at Panoply

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  22. I love your Island Paradise...nice and unique. :)

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  23. Summer, you have created such a unique and fun pumpkin carriage. Cinderella is my absolute favorite and I love to see your fall interpretation. Enjoy your lovely island weather. I will be dreaming about it when my toes begin to get cold...it's coming. ;)

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  24. Oh I love your creation and it's so beautiful. Hope you have an enjoyable weekend.

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  25. What a delightful fall creation, love how you wove Cinderella into fall with the pumpkins and fruit! :)

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  26. How cool! Autumn is a state of mind!

    Hugs
    Jane

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  27. That is gorgeous! You are very creative! I'm hopeless with any types of arrangements... but I could make an autumn quilt,lol! xx

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  28. OK, the pumpkin carriage is adorable!!! Love how you incorporated the local fruits into the mix!

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  29. Oh, I loved this post.
    Your photo's are lovely to look at and I like your fall vignettes.

    Happy Weekend to you.

    All the best Jan

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  30. Summer this is absolutely beautiful !!
    Have a nice weekend!!

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  31. I did enjoy looking at the pictures of your beautiful vignette, and the way you injected Fall into it. Brilliant! <3

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  32. That's so creative! My daughter would LOVE if I made one for her.
    Hugs, Jamie

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  33. Lovely post Summer!!! And beautiful photos!!! Enjoy your weekend....it goes SO fast!

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  34. The photos are exquisite, and Pina Colada, yum!! xoxo

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  35. Love your Island Paradise Harvest Vignette with fruits and decoration items that I can identify with. Pretty pumpkin carriage. Have a lovely weekend!

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  36. Oh Summer, your Fall Harvest Vignette looks gorgeous! So many lovely, inspiring ideas.
    Enjoy your weekend, with some tasty fruit, a glass of Pina Colada and a book in hand! :)
    Ooh, it sounds lovely!

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  37. Lovely post Summer! Such a precious harvest! Happy weekend to you1

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  38. it's fun to see that even in an island paradise that fall makes little changes!
    a lovely Cinderella vignette of natural beauty!

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  39. love the islands, not exactly sure where your mystery island is but we traveled to the Caribbean quite a bit so I am familiar with all of your produce and items used in your vignette. Makes me walk down memory lane.

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  40. We've spent some time in the Caribbean this summer and I've been dreaming of living in the islands every since! Great job using items native to your environment—I suppose you didn't have any choice. However, you pulled it off flawlessly. That carriage was too cute.

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  41. So fun!!! Love how you used local fruits and greens to create your beautiful fall vignette.

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