Back during the start of the fall season, Jordan and I took a day trip to a sweet little town away from the city known for its antiques. We had a great time wandering the shops and enjoying a break from the busy hustle that often comes with living so near a big city like Chicago.
Almost every shop that day had an endless amount of dried gourds for sale – and they came in every size and shape you could imagine. I don’t recall ever seeing dried gourds before, or maybe I’ve just never paid attention, but I found myself drawn to their rustic look, so I brought a few home with me.
And then I kind of forgot I had them. Oopsie. 🙂
Well, I brought them up from the basement last weekend, deciding there were still a few weeks left in the fall season to enjoy them.
Have you seen dried gourds before?
They’re a bit peculiar…
I don’t know if they’re usually sold this way, but almost all the shops were selling them just like this – and in a weird way, I didn’t hate it.
But in the end, I couldn’t really handle looking at moldy old gourds sitting out on display so I spent a little time scrubbing and scraping and ended up with these…
That’s a little better!
I was surprised – and a little disappointed – to find the smaller one was actually an orange pumpkin. It had so much mold on it I really thought it was a white pumpkin.
So what do you think of dried gourds? I think they ended up being kind of pretty. Would you – or have you – decorated with them in your home?
Vase (no longer available) – Pottery Barn
Sign (no longer available) – Magnolia Market
Branches – Joann Fabrics & Hobby Lobby
Dough Bowl & Apothecary Cabinet – vintage