Decorating with Gourds and Pumpkins

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Fall is a splendid time of year… and even though my beloved flowers are getting tired and faded, there are still many opportunities for decorating and creating a delightful entertaining space.

I love to entertain and decorate for all occasions. Each season has its special ‘natural’ elements that are readily available. We just need to be creative and utilize them!

Here are a few ideas on how to decorate with gourds and pumpkins… some of mine as well as others.

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This is my table center piece. The two greenish-orange squash on either side were surprises my little boys found me yesterday behind the barn.

mum_in_pumpkin_emailverUsing a hollowed out pumpkin to place a potted mum or aster in is a quick way to add fast ‘WOW!’ effect.

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Incorporating bittersweet and other branches of fall colored leaves, like burning bush is a great accent.

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What is your favorite thing about fall? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Happy Fall y’all!
Jean

***DISCLOSURE:
Here are several other photo’s of ideas that ARE NOT MINE.  I did not take these photo’s and I do not own them. I found them all on Facebook and on Pinterest. I tried to give credit where it belonged.  If you are the owner of any of these photo’s and would like me to remove them, please just leave me a comment with which one is yours and I will do so immediately.  If you’d like me to keep it up and simply give you credit with a link, I’d be happy to do that. I have not received permission from anyone to use these. I am not trying to make any monetary gain with them.  Some of these photo’s have the owner’s name on them.

Jean Smith/ For Dragonflies And Me

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