Island Paradise Harvest Vignette

Uncategorized / Friday, October 7th, 2016

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:
Chatfield Court
Happy Friday!

46 Replies to “Island Paradise Harvest Vignette”

  1. 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! 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. 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…

  4. 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..

  5. 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

  6. 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. 😉

  7. 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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