Did you notice my little French chef. How cute is he? I picked him up this summer at a flea market in Sandwich, MA. He is a bit tattered, but has so much character and I loved his leather slippers. Best of all, I paid only $5 for him.
The leaves mixed in with the small pumpkins are made of velvet. I purchased a kit of leaf stamps from Martha Stewart some time ago and I love how they look. http://www.marthastewart.com/article/how-to-create-embossed-velvet-leaves