Girls Night In: Fall Fairy Tale and Pink Pumpkins


I’m currently crushing on these feminine pink pumpkins. They are so Cinderella-like  especially dressed up with a touch gold leaf, glitter and bling!

AND hey, what girl doesn’t love a little fall fantasy, right? Plus, pink pumpkins are the perfect fall centerpieces for the autumn edition of Girls’ Night In with Monica Hart at Metropolitan Market.


I love it when fall unfolds in unexpected colors. Even if your local market isn’t going pink  this fall you can create your own fall fairy tale  with chalk paint. I did, giving bright orange squash a quick coat of pink and cream paint and a hint of gold leaf. You can find the DIY by clicking here .


To set the scene for this fall fairy tale, I began with a fanciful and economical backdrop of tulle & gold ribbon tied to a fig tree branch from our garden. I hung the branch from our old champagne riddling rack. 

An easy garland of glitter-dipped feathers adds another layer of fall fancy. In the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram world we live in…simple backdrops like this are also great for fall photo opportunities!


 This fall fairy tale scene includes painted, glittered, gilded and crowned squash (some perched on worn  wooden spindles).  

The juxtaposition of the worn and the refined keeps the look from being too sugary sweet.


Speaking of sweets,  I dressed up simple brown paper bags with a light coat of chalk paint and gold paint then lined them with parchment paper and filled them with confections. The result is a shabby chic and thrifty container.

Thrift store  hardcover books are chalk painted too. I added a book title with simple press on gold letters. In fact, this entire scene is a snap to pull together. It’s fun too!


With a few glittered stems, chalk paint, a touch of gold and a hint of bling you can easily transform your  fall decorating into a tale of fall magic!


Story and styling by Monica Hart of La Famiglia Design

Photography by  Stefanie Knowlton Photography