A Bicycle Built For Pumpkins


I picked up an old bicycle at a favorite antique mall

for the bargain price of three pumpkins. . .


I brought her home to take a spin around my Potting Shed.

The person selling it, informed me she wasn’t road-ready. . .


That’s okay by me since she’s pumpkin and vine-ready!


Her tires are worn. . .


But plenty sturdy for bittersweet vine. . .


And while her spokes can’t handle road

 racing, they can handle Indian Corn.



Her seat and petal, ideal prop a pumpkin. . .


And basket is sturdy for planting pumpkins and gourds.




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  53 comments for “A Bicycle Built For Pumpkins

  1. October 8, 2014 at 5:39 am

    I just LOVE your new bicycle built for pumpkins!!! Terrific job!! I wish I was your neighbor!! :)

  2. Betty819
    October 8, 2014 at 5:41 am

    Where do you come up with all your ideas! I look forward to every morning to see what you’ve done next! I envy all your talents but sure do appreciate you sharing them with your fans.

  3. Cheryl
    October 8, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Aw. Isn’t she pretty? And she’s a Schwinn!

  4. Kathi
    October 8, 2014 at 7:16 am

    I love repurposed old bikes. You did an amazing job of dressing her up in autumns finest colors. I always look forward to you posts. Happy Fall!

  5. October 8, 2014 at 7:23 am

    You are a superb artist–every line, curve, color contrast is like the kiss of a painter’s brush. Your sense of composition, color, design–I haven’t seen better on the internet anywhere. Thank you for starting my day with such beauty–every single day.

  6. Presley
    October 8, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Mary, the potting shed looks amazing! Love the Schwinn! She could be beach ready!

  7. October 8, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Your new/old bicycle adds the perfect addition to your potting shed, Mary. She looks glorious decked out in her autumn decor.

  8. October 8, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Nice decor for this time of year! You just come up with the greatest ideas!🎃🍂🍁

  9. Jennifer H
    October 8, 2014 at 7:38 am

    I just love your bicycle! It looks great with the pumpkins and I would have never thought to put Indian corn in the spokes. You are so talented! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Phyllis Farr
    October 8, 2014 at 7:58 am

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! You’re just amazing. :)

  11. Linda E.
    October 8, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Everything about your potting shed is a joy to behold! Thanks for spreading the joy!

  12. October 8, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Oh my! how Sweet is this? I Love your Bicycle Built For Pumpkins.
    What a wonderful idea!

  13. Bonbon girl
    October 8, 2014 at 9:06 am

    How adorable she is & looks like you’re going to have fun dressing her for each season! I’ve always wanted to do this too, but would hear a little voice in my head (husband’s) saying, “We’re supposed to be getting RID of things, not bring them home!”

  14. October 8, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I love this!!! You have made her beautiful, as always!!! It is another beautiful Fall morning here, after some storms last night. We are off to Longwood Gardens today!!!! You would just LOVE it. I will do a post on it too.

  15. virginia karmonick
    October 8, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I love the shed, the bike and all the pictures, the wild bittersweet in NE Penna. doesn’t turn orange and pop open till we have a good frost/ freeze, you must have a different kind than PA. does. I look forward to seeing your Blog and it makes me wish I had a pretty shed to decorate.

  16. Debbie
    October 8, 2014 at 10:07 am

    You never cease to amaze me! You have such a knack for decorating! I love everything that you do.

  17. Ellen
    October 8, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Ka-BOOM! Another fine story…………………. I agree with Debbie, amazing knack girlfriend!

  18. October 8, 2014 at 10:49 am

    This is just lovely and the use of the pots, especially that olive bucket!! Love all your pumpkins and bittersweet. Great find and you used it to its fullest.


  19. franki
    October 8, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Is THERE NO END?!?!?!? I hope not!!!! Brilliant! franki

  20. Carolyn Ericson
    October 8, 2014 at 11:03 am

    I,love old bikes! You sure gave it a great Fall outfit.

  21. October 8, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Love the idea of placing the great pumpkins, etc in the basket…I need to follow your lead and add pumpkins to my bicycle basket…love your Schwinn!!!….back from vacay, so will be catching up on your happenings!!

  22. Susan Parker
    October 8, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Wow, I just want to step into the pictures and stroll around the potting shed with a hot cup of pumpkin flavored coffee and, perhaps a slice of Easy Caramel Apple Bar! Your Site is TRULY INSPIRATIONAL! THANK YOU!

  23. debbie
    October 8, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    And that garden shed just keeps looking better and better! It has so much personality, and I love it. Wish we were next door neighbors so I could look at it all the time. Cannot wait to see it’s Christmas attire! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a lovely day.

  24. October 8, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    You can come up with such fun ideas!
    Love it!

  25. Marie in AZ
    October 8, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Mary, she’s a real beauty now that you have added your own magical touch! The potting shed is picture perfect and overflowing with autumn charm!

  26. October 8, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Only YOU would think of tucking Indian corn into the spokes of an old bike! So creative, Mary!
    It looks like it has always belonged right beside your potting shed. Perfect!

  27. linda kemp
    October 8, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    You have such great ideas. Love that bittersweet vine…I’m going to look for some of that.

  28. October 8, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    How cute! I love your new bicycle!! You have decorated it perfect for fall!


  29. October 9, 2014 at 8:29 am

    THE perfect addition to your potting shed fun Mary! Old bikes have so much personality, and this one looks right at home here, happily overflowing with pumpkins and vines! I have a feeling you are going to have much fun with your new toy! Love the Indian corn spokes!

  30. October 9, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Lovely. I have saved an old bicycle myself and am just waiting for an opportunity to use it. I am thinking a garden party, with the baskets all filled with flowers! You have inspired me to get more creative!

  31. October 9, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Perfect fallness, Mary! We are definitely having Fall weather and loving every minute!

  32. October 9, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Love the bike basket full of Autumn goodness. Especially love the bittersweet. Can’t find ANY around my area. It stays fall to me.

  33. October 10, 2014 at 12:18 am

    I have a perfectly good bicycle that is impossible to pump up Maine’s hilly terrain. Maybe I should pull it out and load it with pumpkins. The tires are already flat, so the load couldn’t do damage!

  34. October 11, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    I can’t tell you how much I love this! Truly, truly cool!!!

  35. October 13, 2014 at 9:51 am

    So cute! Love seeing your creativity. The little pumpkins look too cute in the basket. Love all the different types of pumpkins that are out there these days and I see you have a nice variety of them!

  36. Linda Page
    October 13, 2014 at 11:37 am

    What an inspired idea. I never would have thought of decorating an old bicycle but I am going to try to find one and copy yours. Thanks for the inspiration. I love the bittersweet vine. I wish we could grow it here in Texas. I saw it for the first time while visiting in Kentucky and I love bittersweet. Great post. Thanks.

  37. Pat
    October 13, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    You have such a gift for styling! Your old bike is sooooo beautiful in this setting!

  38. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    October 14, 2014 at 10:54 am

    I love the bicycle, how cute is that and I totally adore your shed. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  39. October 20, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Love your new “old” bicycle and how you decorated it for the season. So cute!

  40. October 20, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    So cute. Great fall decorations. Love the bike.

  41. October 21, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Love your pumpkin bicycle :) It’s so cute.

  42. September 21, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    What a perfect way to decorate for Fall outside – it’s just beautiful !

    • September 22, 2015 at 11:48 am

      Where do you get the bitter sweet vine. Do you grow it?

  43. September 22, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    she’s adorable, just perfect for your Fall Potting Shed landscape!

  44. September 4, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Mary, I have a question. Is that a barrel behind the bike? It looks like maybe you put some branches on it and then a pumpkin??? I am looking for a way to kind of camoflauge our rain barrel so this might be the trick I need!

    • September 4, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Hi Pinky, It’s a chimney pot! :)

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