Tuesday, October 6, 2009

You Can Never Have Too Many . . .

PUMPKINS!


At work today, I learned that one of the women I work with had been to a local farmer's market over the weekend--just one farm, open all year long, with a TON of stuff in an area outside of Sacramento called Sloughhouse. She came into work talking about all the wonderful pumpkins, gourds, and squashes they had. She, though, bought only a few of the small, weirdly shaped and lovely colored squashes; she admired some of the pumpkins but said she just didn't have room.

Now I know some people just can't stand "clutter" and I'm one of them in some ways--but not when it comes to decorating. I don't like clutter on my desk or work surface, but I love to look at all kinds of stuff around me--and that includes pumpkins! I kind of think you could live in a closet and still have room for a pumpkin or two in the corner.

I posted that photo up there--it's a little arrangement I put together last year--just to show you an inexpensive idea for displaying pumpkins. For that display, I picked up some inexpensive candleholders from the thrift store--three candleholders at different heights and styles but with similar finishes. I also like to tuck small pumpkins into bowls in my hutch in the kitchen or stick them on the floor next to furniture where I know feet won't step--like right up against a desk or bookshelf.

Tomorrow another friend from work and I will take a lunch hour excursion to the farmer's market. (You can see where we're going HERE.) It's about a 20 minute drive each way, so we won't have much time to shop, but I don't think we'll NEED much time! I'm going to put my camera in my purse right now so I'll remember to take a few photos to post. And maybe, over the next few days, I'll come up with a few more pumpkin ideas to share. Have you hugged a pumpkin today?

7 comments:

searchfamilies said...

I still not seen pumpkins on sale here, did get a small squash which took the top off scooped out all the seeds ect then put some butter salt & pepper in put lid on & microwaved it for 7 mins really nice we said it also be nice with a spicy mince (grounded beef) filling & cook, may be see some when we got shopping this week
Hugs Janice

Jan said...

Love the pumpkins on the candle holders! Great idea :)

Gran said...

Kim love your decorating ideas. Your home looks like you live in a magazine.
One special thing I have seen done with pumpkins is my niece got married in a formal wedding, on Oct. 31, in a beautiful rustic chapel at the foot of Mt. Whistler, yes, in the old country. She and her bridesmaids carved pumpkins the night before the wedding. Each pew had a pumpkin on the floor lighting both sides of the isle for the bridal party up to the altar. Carved pumpkins were scattered along windows and table center pieces in the chapel.
Thanks for helping me remember a very sweet and unique wedding.

Hugs

dianne said...

i have not hugged a pumpkin today - but i HAVE hugged some punkins - does that count?

Greenmare said...

hey Pumpkin! love those things, and I'm not a fan of orange! I'm headed to one of the local farms this weekend where the small ones are 50 cents and the big ones are one to two dollars! yeah Wisconsin!!!

QuiltSue said...

In the UK people don't really do the decorating for the seasons like you do. I was in our supermarket yesterday and I think you've got more pumpkins in your house thatn they had on the shelves!!

PunkiePie said...

I love all the decorating for the seasons that you do. I wish I did more of it. I have a few baskets that would work but I'm too lazy to pull them out. I did pull out and displayed on my front porch the pumpkin that I glazed in my ceramics class last year. That's the extent of my decorating! I could use a Fall door wreath but I won't go there!