Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bundt Pan Centerpiece


I found this old, (as in probably from the 70's old) bundt cake pan several years ago. At least I think it's a bundt cake pan. It seems a little ornate and detailed but I don't think it could be anything else. I sure would have hated to be the one to butter and flour this one. I have enough trouble getting a cake out with silicone and Pam.
Anyway, the color and patina got my attention, and instead of the torture of using it for it's intended job, I opted for a Fall Centerpiece instead. Much easier than scraping cake out of little nooks and crannies.





These first four photos I "grittied" up on Picnik.
I really love that site,
I've been known to play over there for hours.





I'm using faux Fall hydrangeas and real pumpkins and gourds.




I'm sorry, you couldn't MAKE that patina if you tried!






I borrowed an old zinc lid from one of my Mason jars,
inverted it and added a pumpkin scented tea light.














One of my squirrels is hanging out on a make it yourself cupcake stand.









It was so pretty at night,
it gave the sunroom a warm cozy glow.



Fun using odd finds for centerpieces.
Hydrangeas and pumpkins are one of my favorite combinations!

Linking up with these parties:











           


Hope you've been having a great week,
Gosh, I love this time of year!

xoxo,
www.thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
www.nominimalisthere.blogspot.com
www.frommyfrontporchtoyours.blogspot.com
www.thevintagefarmhouse.com

62 comments:

  1. Hydrangeas and squirrels are one of mine. Love that color...and no...haven't seen it in a spray can. Your imagination is inspiring.
    Deb

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  2. Lovely centerpiece! Love how repurposed this pan.

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  3. That is such a cute and clever idea. Makes for a fabulous centerpiece. I may have to try this!

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  4. Love what your did with the bundt pan. What a great idea.

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  5. That is a marvelous centerpiece! The patina on that bundt pan is WOW and your flowers and candles really bring out the patina in it. I love picnik and can spend hours these as well! It's amazing what can be done with a photo!

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  6. Debra what a great find and your right the patina is fabulous!! Love how you turned it into a centerpiece it looks beautiful. By the way, beautiful shots too! Martina

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  7. What a clever idea for a centerpiece! I love the shape and color of that old bundt pan. I also love the combination of things you put in it. It's so interesting and vintage inspired.

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  8. That's a very nice use of your old bundt cake pan. It does have character and the colors all just belong together.

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  9. That is sooo cute Debra! I think it must be a bundt cake pan, but I have never seen one exactly like that one... your little squirrel looks so cute standing guard over it, and I love the tealight in the old zinc lid...you have such a fun way of decorating, I love it!... I am glad you loved the necklace pink witch was wearing... hee hee hee! My favorite!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  10. really enjoyed your little photo shoot, clever use since you opted out of the kitchen on that one~

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  11. It looks wonderful! And I love your squirrel, I'm looking for one!

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  12. Debra, that is the coolest old pan. You are right you cannot recreate that patina. I love how you added the zinc lid and candle. Perfect!

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  13. Hi Debra! Oh, I love this! I've never seen a bundt pan like this! You made a lovely arrangement for it too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  14. Love, love, love this Bundt pan!! And you are right, that is a patina that only time can provide!! I was about to ask about the photos, then I see your comment about it, lol. I have been playing with a trial of Adobe Photoshop, which I am in love with, but it is expiring and the $549 price tag is not in my budget!! Anyway, this is a beautiful centerpiece and the photos are gorgeous!!

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  15. Debra,
    Beautiful!!! Thanks for the candle idea...I have an old (70's) pan that I have out for the fall and now I just might add a candle:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  16. That is very clever. I really like the patina on the pan...

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  17. Love your bunt pan. Very unusual! Turned into a beautiful centerpiece.

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  18. How sweet is that cake pan? You certainly embellished it well. Speaking of Picnik, I just used Cross Process on blue flowers and love that. Can't wait to use that on hydrangeas. hugs♥O

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  19. Oh, so clever, Debra! I may have to pin this to remember it by! I would have admired the patina had I seen it - but passed it by as useless. I wonder who beat it up like that? But, such an inspiring thought to take into my day - look at things ANOTHER WAY! Beauty is sure to sprout - pumpkins, gourds, hydrangeas, and tea lights! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  20. You found the perfect use for that bundt pan...beautiful arrangement!

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  21. Hi Debra,
    Your bundt pan looks gorgeous with the hydrangeas and pumpkins, such a beautiful centerpiece. Your home always looks so beautiful!!!
    Hope you have a lovely day.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  22. The bundt pan is awesome, Debra...it's funny how you can hold on to something until the right idea hits you!! You decorated it so pretty...the hydrangeas looks real!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  23. You are so right about the patina! It was baked in over years and years. Talk about turning a sow's ear into a silk purse! You definitely get the prize for this idea. Love it!

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  24. Hi Debra, I love what you have done with the bundt pan! How clever for the candle holder!
    have a blessed day,
    Regina

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  25. What a wonderful idea love the color of your bundt pan too
    Fabulous
    xxoo
    Pam

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  26. Dear Debra-
    You makes the most beautiful displayes- and your new-- old bundt pan- filled with pumpkins and gourds, the warm candle light, and the flowers, looks so beautiful, and cosy.I would never find anything like it ,here - wonderful with the gorgeous patina.
    XOX, Dorthe

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  27. This is a fabulous bundt pan. The color and design are wonderful! It looks perfect paired with the hydrangeas and pumpkins.

    Rachel~

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  28. Okay Debra, when you get tired of it you can send it to me. I'll send you my address and I'll pay for shipping...just kidding! That is gorgeous!

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  29. What a fabulous idea. I never would have thought of that but it is the perfect use for a bundt pan. You are so smart. Love it.

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  30. What a great color, Debra! It is just perfect for your Fall centerpiece and display.

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  31. So pretty Debra! I love that quilt in the background. Perfect colors for fall.
    Someone suggested I submit my dilemma to your design challenge. Trying to decide whether to paint my doors and mantel black to match my newly painted hand rails on the stairs. Just about everyone commented to leave them white. That's probably what I'll do for now but welcome suggestions. My post is here-
    http://beatricebanks.blogspot.com/2011/10/styling-vs-staging.html
    Thanks!
    Tammy

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  32. Hi Debra, Thank you for sharing your pretty Fall decor at my party. What a great idea using the bundt pan. The patina is wonderful. Take care.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  33. I love this! It is so darn pretty. Great color and texture.

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  34. Neat centerpiece and I love that you repurposed the bundt pan. I like your use of the zinc lid for a candle holder and the squrrel is so cute. I'd say, you're ready for Fall.

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  35. I love it when people think outside the box... your idea is perfect for that bundt pan. I enjoyed reading this post and certainly enjoyed all the beautiful pictures. TY

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  36. How clever to use the zinc lid as a tealight holder! I can see a whole row of them down my table in the future. Thanks for sharing. Sally

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  37. Debra, Now that is thinking outside of the box nnd coming up with a creative and beautiful idea! I love using this mold as a bowl with all the Autumn goodies tucked inside. You were so clever to add a little candle. This is a warm, cozy and just perfect arrangement! I bet your bundt will be fun to fill every season! Great idea!
    Yvonne

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  38. Great idea, Debra. You took some very simple elements, and made an awesome centerpiece. Love the patina, and that cute squirrel.

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  39. Your centerpiece is beautiful and unexpected with your mold. Love the look, thanks for sharing.

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  40. looks beautiful! I love the centerpiece! Thanks for sharing,JoAnn

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  41. The colors on the bundt pan are awesome! Thank you for introducing me to so many link parties on Thursday or Fridays. Wheeee!

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  42. That is so, so gorgeous Debra and seriously clever using the mason jar lid to put the candle on! :-)
    Love it!
    Vanessa

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  43. Love your fall decorations, Debra! The patina on the mold IS wonderful and makes a perfect centerpiece!

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  44. Very pretty centerpiece. I love to play on Picnik too!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  45. Debra, I love your bundt pan use in your Fall vignettes! It certainly adds a great patina to your Hydrangeas and pumpkins! What a clever idea!

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  46. Fabulous centerpiece, I love how you used a bundt pan.

    Thank you soooo much for helping me get my comments up and going again!!! I definitely missed that post.

    Have a great day!

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  47. Debra ~ That is so pretty! You are right there is not way to make patina like that ~ nothing like the original :)
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful centerpiece with us!

    xoxo
    Lori

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  48. VERY NICE arrangement with the bundt pan. I really like the look of it. Great patina for an autumn flower arrangement!

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  49. Oh my goodness...what a unique centerpiece! Love it and the squirrel.

    Happy Fall!
    Sandy

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  50. Love the pan alone but the display is just terrific. The squirrel makes it so much more fun, too.

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  51. Very clever of you! And I think the squirrel is the perfect finishing touch :-)

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  52. As others Love, Love the patina on the bundt pan, great find and center piece!

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  53. That's adorable! Poor bundt pan...it's been through a lot!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. You participation is appreciated!

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  54. What a great idea for a centerpiece, Debra! Well done! Love the pan.

    xo
    Claudia

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  55. Whoa that bundt pan has had a hard life! I have its twin, only in green -- and it's in good shape still. Got it when I got married 33 years ago, so yes, it IS quite vintage!

    Of course I rarely bake a cake, so that may explain the good condition mine is in.

    Love decor -- what gorgeous images, too!
    Cass

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  56. Debra,
    This is a fantastic centerpiece. I love that pan the patina is wonderful! It all turned out so pretty! Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  57. Your arrangement turned out so beautiful, Debra! I love, love, love the patina on the vintage pan. It makes such a unique container. Could it have been an aspic or gelatin mold perhaps? Like you, I think it looks a bit ornate to be a bundt pan. ;)

    Thanks for joining Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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