October 21, 2011

All over the Internet I’m seeing pumpkins. Halloween pumpkins, pumpkin spice chai, crafted pumpkins, pumpkin you name it. That is not a bad thing. What is; in the Netherlands we don’t get them that much. That makes me a pumpkin-less girl having pumpkin-like dreams. What we DO have are mandarins.
The thing pumpkins and mandarins have in common: they are both orange and they both have a somewhat similar shape. So I had my own private little pumpkin party carving the cute equivalent of this season’s hero.
Carved Pumpkin Mandarin 2
Carved Pumpkin Mandarin
Carved Pumpkin Mandarin 3
Oh by the way, this might seem like a great idea. It’s not. If I hadn’t watched the little bugger closely, he would have probably burnt the house down. Perhaps oranges would be just big enough though. I should go to the supermarket and get some. Hmm. Oranges… I like that idea.

(If you were wondering; the red puke-like substance coming out of his mouth is candle wax. I didn’t plan for that to happen but think the effect is great)


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    October 21, 2011 at 09:24

    Hi there, I love your idea of the tangerine jack-o-lanterns, in fact my girls and I have just made some thanks to your post. I love your blog too, and look forward to reading future posts. Thank you for your kind comments. xx Jo

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    Red Rose Alley

    October 21, 2011 at 19:09

    Thank you for visiting us at Red Rose Alley. Your blog is so pretty and colorful, and I love the red, black, and white combination on your HEADER. We have that too. Your mandarin pumpkin is so cute. Yes, here in California, you see pumpkins everywhere, and it is wonderful! We would love it if you could follow us, and I would certainly come back and follow you as well. I hope you have a lovely weekend.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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    Jelly Jam

    October 21, 2011 at 19:11

    Found your blog after seeing Pangaloon’s version of your oranges. Definitely going to try them with my girls this week.

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    Magical Day Dream

    October 21, 2011 at 20:44

    @ pangaloon: That makes me so happy! I didn’t expect anyone to, but I’m glad you liked it. I hope you had a fun time :)

    @ Red Rose Alley: yeah I guess we have the color combination in common. I love the combination of red, white and black. Maybe one day I can come to California too…

    @ Jelly Jam: That’s so exciting! I would love to see pictures of your result. Hope you have a blast!

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    joyce matula welch

    October 22, 2011 at 16:22

    This morning as I scrolled through the pictures, the last one made me laugh out loud! So glad you did not burn the house down, and thanks for sharing. :)

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    Colleen / Inspired to Share

    October 22, 2011 at 21:09

    This is so cute!! And the wax is hilarious! xo

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    Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies

    October 23, 2011 at 02:45

    It is really interesting that there aren’t many pumpkins in the Netherlands. I love what you did the the mandarin. Very creative.


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    October 23, 2011 at 08:50

    this looks amazing!
    you are so creative
    the wax looks amazing
    you have a gorgeous blog :)

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    October 23, 2011 at 12:35

    Haha that is so cute, the candle wax is a great effect!

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    October 23, 2011 at 13:30

    This is great!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog….am looking forward to catching up with your.

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    October 24, 2011 at 01:15

    that’s such a cute idea!

    i despire pumpkins (they don’t agree with me) but this is really cool.

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    October 24, 2011 at 10:25

    thanks for stopping by my blog. this is such a neat idea. just love it. (:

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    Magical Day Dream

    October 25, 2011 at 14:38

    @ Joyce: Haha happy to hear! That made me smile :)

    @ Colleen: Thanks!

    @ P,P&P: Somehow the things we take for granted in our own country aren’t always that ‘normal’ in other countries.. :)

    @ Kathy, Heidi, Cheryl,Beth: Ahh thank you all so much!

    @ Polkadotsandsparkles: Why is that? And don’t tell me you were bitten by one as a kid.. :P

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    Emmett Katherine

    October 25, 2011 at 14:54

    Pumpkins really are everywhere this month! What a creative idea to use a mandrin orange! at first glance I thought it was a pumpkin!!!


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