Whether they line a country path, add classic appeal to an entryway, or enhance seasonal tableaux, vibrant pumpkins from Leaf & Petal bring delightful harmony to autumn décor. The quintessential symbol of fall, our favorite gourd welcomes the season with effortless grace.
A heavy urn provides a sturdy base for an eye-catching tower of pumpkins. Create a similar display by stacking the gourds in a planter, largest to smallest, on a soft cushion of excelsior. Wide, flat heirloom varieties, such as the popular white “Fairytale” and the showy orange “Cinderella”, work well for this arrangement. A mossy-green “Jarrahdale” perches on top. Bittersweet softens the design–the curling tendrils and bright red berries offer the crowning autumnal element. Chalkboard signs atop mini pumpkins make charming place cards.
A rustic garden table features a whimsical vignette that showcases the bounty of fall. Green plants add color, while reindeer moss and carved wooden mushrooms lend earthy charm. Terrariums house “Jack Be Little” gourds. All these decorative elements come together for an enchanted effect. Passers-by might be tempted to listen for the flutter of wings as a woodland fairy slips through the foliage, hoping to catch her reflection as she pilfers pumpkins for her forest hideaway.
A bounty of “Jack Be Little” pumpkins overflow a rough-hewn bowl. Pumpkins combine with complementary fall accents to create a relaxed theme for outdoor entertaining.
For more ideas on how to decorate with pumpkins, see “Pumpkin Perfection,” in the Autumn Bliss 2015 issue of Victoria magazine.
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