“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L. M. Montgomery
Ms. Montgomery is on to something there, don’t you think?
I, for one, couldn’t agree more.
October is by far my favorite month.
The comfort food.
Boots and sweaters.
Leaves that crunch underfoot.
Our Anniversary (we celebrated nine years on the 6th!).
Lots and lots of pumpkins. 🙂
I did a little pumpkin shopping over the weekend.
I didn’t load the Jeep to the top – but don’t worry, I’m just getting started.
We’ve got time. 😉
While I have yet to meet a pumpkin I didn’t like, I had my eyes on the lookout for two very specific types of pumpkins this year: The soft orangey-peach colored ones, and the white ones with the crackle.
I really love that crackle.
Google tells me they are called Fairytale and White Boer respectively…but I prefer orangey-peach and crackle. 🙂
Have no idea what I’m talking about? I used the same type of pumpkins on our dining bench last year and fell in love with them – take a look here.
Turns out these pumpkins are either in high demand, or a rarity this year, because I kept coming up empty. I finally did find my orange pumpkins (about five stops later) – but I’m still on the hunt for that crackle.
So what to do with those beautiful pumpkins once you get them home?
Why not make an easy centerpiece?
I’m all about super simple and quick centerpieces to dress our dining room table. We eat dinner at this table every night, sip coffee here on the weekends, work here during the week, etc., so I do not want to be clearing stuff out of my way every time we wish to take a seat. Because that’s just no fun.
A simple centerpiece like this can be thrown together in just a minute or two, looks beautiful, and doesn’t get in the way.
I kept the jute runner – seriously, this runner (it’s from Target) goes with everything and every season, it’s always in style – and simply plopped down two big pumpkins -one orange and one green, tucked a few magnolia picks underneath, and finished it off with a trio of baby white pumpkins.
With just a couple minutes of your time, you have a centerpiece that is perfect for every day, yet will easily transition to a beautiful dinner with the addition of a few candles and your favorite place settings.
I was going to bust out my plates and candles and all that jazz, but ran out of time. Boo. 🙁
Ok, who’s going pumpkin shopping this weekend?
Have a beautiful day, friends!