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?