Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkins or GOURDS? Which do you like best?

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I’ve gone to TWO pumpkin patches now

and seen some of the most unique pumpkins!

(I’ve posted a BUNCH of PUMPKIN pics already! lol)

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But I love the gourds best!

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I put together this little arrangement for the lanai.

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It’s nice and warm here in Florida

and this is where we spend most of our time!

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I bought all of these gourds at the pumpkin patch for $3, the crate from the Thrift store for a dime and the crow from Michael’s for less than $2! I used some packing material that I saved....so it cost me less than $5 to put this together.

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In my world that’s thrifty AND a little bit of a WOW...

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finding ‘great buys’ so that I can get my decorating ‘fix’!

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I’m linking to the Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party with Linda

and I’m joining Kim at Savvy Southern for WOW!

Do you love to decorate for Fall?

Pumpkins OR Gourds?

41 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your gourds look great! I love them both and it seems that the warty pumpkins did really well this year. Kind of a mixture of both:@)

Pat said...

I'm especially fond of that raven. He completes in vignette!

andrea said...

Who doesn't love a pumpkin? I think I love pumpkins best, but gourds are like the little whimsical playthings in the garden! Thanks for visiting, andrea@townandprairie

Betsy said...

I have to go with pumpkins as my favorite but fall decorating isn't complete without those fun gourds. Your pictures are great! And your lanai looks so warm and inviting.

Joanne said...

I love them both!
Blessings, Joanne

Barbara F. said...

Love your vignette and pumpkin photos. I love both but I guess I would always choose a pumpkin, nice and big and orange! xp

Kim K. said...

We have a picnic basket full of gourds on the front porch right now. But I guess the 20+ pumpkins waiting to be carved for our big party win the honors. Your centerpiece is lovely.

Ginger Zuck said...

I love them both, love your arrangement. Enjoy! Love your new header!! Beautiful...

KAT said...

I love to decorate for fall...Pumpkins seem to always be my choice I always look for interesting stems

- KAT -

Vintage Gal said...

I am with you ~ I love gourds ~ they come in all shapes and sizes and make a vingnette so interesting ~ LOVE your little crow ;-)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I like both pumpkins and gourds! Yours look cute in your sunroom. :D

cynthia lee designs said...

I love both...but when looking around my home, I have more pumpkins.
Have a great week.
hugs,
Cindy

Vee said...

Nice arrangement! The crow really makes it zing. Although I like both, I lean more to the pumpkins.

PatC - All is Bright said...

I'm loving the gourds. Love your arrangement! Great buy.

Hugs
Pat

Donna said...

I love the arrangement and it lasts much longer than flowers! The gourd are really my favorite for decorating.

Flora said...

I like them both!!

Mommyblogger said...

Love that little arrangement. I think they are both gorgeous but Pumpkins just steal my heart away :)

Della said...

Love your gourds! I'm a pumpkin lover myself, pumpkin makes so many yummy things! But....where did the shell mirror come from???

Karen said...

You know I do!... your gourd and crow arrangement is lovely!...

michelle said...

I love those gourds!!! How cool are they?!! And those pumpkins, I am still just amazed by them! :) Your display looks great and the crows from Michaels are my favorite. :)
Enjoy your day!!
xoxo

Honey at 2805 said...

I like thme all, but there is something special about those bumpy gourds and their special shapes!

68sesentera said...

I PREFER PUMPKINS. SORRY BUT I DON´T LIKE GOURDS.

Ido said...

Love your lanai! I wouldn't know if I had to pick pumpkins or gourds, I love them both!
XXX Ido

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Jealous jealous for your lovely weather!! I think I like pumpkins best -- the gourds tend to 'weird' me out -- haha! I LOVE that red pumpkin you got! 3.00 for the bunch -- a steal!

JKW said...

Perfect, I love how much you didn't spend, the specialness of the punkin patch you picked and the crow is marvelous. Everything looks like a fit. Blessings, Janet

missing moments said...

Very creative ... love that crow!

Screaming Sardine said...

Love your gourds, Diane. Not sure which I like better; they're both pretty and the epitome of autumn - my favorite time of year!

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

Char said...

I want to thank you for the sweet visit today. You said the nicest things about my baby shoe and I really appreciate it.
Now for the pumpkins or gourds? I think I would have to say, both! I haven't seem some of the gourds you have pictured and have to admit, I don't think I could possibly make up my mind. The uglier the better. I love the one you picked that has all the growths on it, wow, that is perfect.
Your porch looks so inviting and nice. Your decorations are just perfect.
Thanks again for stopping by,
Char

nancy huggins said...

Love Love Love your arrangement and I also like the gours the most to...so many shapes and sizes and colors to choose from :)

debbie--http://refreshrestyle.com/ said...

Those are some awesome looks gourds and pumpkins! Love all the warts!
Debbie

Sarah said...

I like the little mini pumpkin and gourds. I'm seeing more and more interesting gourds this year. Some of them are huge!
Your arrangement looks great.

Gwendolyn said...

Pumpkins, with a few gourds thrown in for size and texture, but mainly pumpkins! I love the scent of pumpkin pie this time of year. Your centerpiece is amazing.

Michele said...

incredibly gorgeous finds and such lovely arrangements! i think i'll vote for gourds as they come in such unique shapes, sizes and colors! xo

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Gotta love them both! Great photos! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs..Debbie

Gail said...

Your gourds look great! I so agree with you about there being so many unique ones out there. I have a gourd that is so ugly it's was cute...LOL!

Have a wonderful day,
Gail

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow how pretty! I love the colors and it just looks so cute and what a deal on the price!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Your lanai looks so cozy, Diane! Love the vignette and I'm with you, I like the gourds best! So many different shapes and colors!!!

Sheila said...

Your crow looks great amongst the gourds and the tropical print couch. I would love to live where it was warm and sunny through the winter. lucky you!

Jo's This and That said...

I love them both! Your table looks great! Good job for a few dollars!Thanks, Joann

Bella Vista said...

Your vignette is really pretty, Diane. I like them both....I love anything Fall.

Barb ♥

MosaicMagpie said...

Gourds last forever! Even when you think they are old and moldy....just wait and let them dry out. Scrub off the mold and there is your beautiful gourd! A little paint and it is like new again.
Deb