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Gourds! The search for the Great Pumpkin is on.

Gourds! The search for the Great Pumpkin is on.

The nights are getting longer and the air has a chill in it. Fall is definitely here. Charlie Brown is not the only one searching for the great pumpkin. If you’re like me then you have probably already visited your local farmer’s market and pumpkin patches to get your gourd on. I love pumpkins! They come in all sizes, shapes and colors and make perfect decorative accents in and around your home. The design possibilities are endless. From ghoulishly gruesome Halloween displays to traditional harvest welcomes, these gourds do not disappoint. Here are some ways you can incorporate these fall favorites into your décor.

A hollow pumpkin makes an ideal vase for a fall floral arrangement such as this one.

If you like luminaries then a carved pumpkin is an elegant way to provide ambiance. If you are not an expert carver, you can print templates for ease in carving your design.

A painted pumpkin lasts longer than a carved one.  Take a look at this argyle painted one.

This artful arrangement of pumpkins is perfect lining the steps. The mix of colors and textures is very pretty.

The pumpkins nestled in this window box are an unexpected treat.

How will you use pumpkins to bring the spirit of Fall to your home?
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