I love the fall. I love the fall. I love the fall.
September brings the crisp air and promises of new beginnings. The garden winds down, the harvest almost done, the canning jars are filled and put up in the pantry.
October brings the promise of warm fires, big sweaters and boots! And, apparently here on the blogosphere, it also promises to show you 9,999,999 ways to decorate your home with pumpkins.
I grew pumpkins this year in my garden. Some of the plants died and some of them turned in the the Audrey plant from Little Shop of Horrors. I kid you not that one of the vines actually took down a tomato plant. I really do think I actually saw it move while I was out in the garden on Sunday, but that experience may have something to do with the fact that I was REALLY hungry and had Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby ice cream for lunch.
I forgot (as I often do) exactly WHAT I planted so each day is a new adventure of garden discovery. As it turns out, this year I planted little baby pumpkins and GINORMOUS pumpkins. The Ginormous Ones aren’t ready yet, but I did feel inspired by Layla’s Fall Table Decorating party over at The Lettered Cottage that I started to fuss with the baby pumpkins that were ready to come inside.
Here’s as far as I’ve got:
Needless to say I wasn’t feeling so inspired.
So I went where I always go to find tremendously talented people who blow my socks off with their creative ideas: the blogs!!! And you know what I think is going to kick start my October Love Fests Of Seasonal Decorative Vegetables?
So – they’re all the rage, so they’ve been “done”. But really, people, what says boo better than a white pumpkin? If Charlie Brown and Linus knew about white pumpkins 40 years ago there might have been a verrrry different outcome in that Sincere Pumpkin Patch.
So here is the best of what I see on the web – and what is inspiring me to head out to the local farmstands to pick up white pumpkins for my house! Because you know, I’m not going back out to MY garden with that Audrey-monster-ginormous-vine lurking behind the tomatoes without backup!
Look at what Sophia did with her white pumpkin! Tres elegante.
Sharon and Dean from aka design CRUSHED it with their modern fall table design.
And just so you know, I’m going to be up until about 3am looking at everything that Lucy has up on Craftberry Bush. She is one talented gal.
I found out that some of the whites are called Casper pumpkins:
And some of the wee little ones are called Baby Boos. That name right there is enough for me to plant those next year. Baby Boo. What could be sweeter than that? “Sorry, honey, I can’t make dinner right now, I have to go outside to weed my patch of Baby Boos!” That would get me back out there after the gnarly Audrey Plant Incident.
Baby Boos on a stoneware plate
And Better Homes and Gardens kicks it up a notch. Love the restrained, graphic look of these little guys – they aren’t getting top billing, but hey! It is good to the the
underdog underpumpkin sometimes……
And MomDesigner had a good moment with this simple idea.
This is just about the most perfect thing I’ve ever seen for an outdoor display…thanks terrain.
And houzz always has something lovely going on. Here they’ve cheated and painted the pumpkins but I will forgive them this once.
And is it weird that you can’t see the top of them? Maybe this is a little creepy….sorry I included it.
sorry. But you can’t look away, right? ….weird…
Then again, everything about October should be a little weird, a little spooky, right?
Here’s a lovely non-white-pumpkin shot – this is a blue!
But truly – doesn’t it look gray! What great mischief can we get up to with a bunch of gray blue pumpkins!?
Well, for this year I’ll focus on expanding my comfort zone only slightly and experiment with the whites…
What do you think? Do you still love orange best?