I don’t know about any of you, but I certainly never saw a white pumpkin when I was growing up. I think one of the reasons I was not big on decorating for Fall and/or Halloween for the longest time was the whole orange pumpkin thing. It just didn’t mesh with my colors or my decor and so, although Fall is my favorite season, I really didn’t put out that much or buy very many pumpkins. The orange was just a disaster with all the blues and greens in my house, and really bad with the reds in my family room. Now it’s a different story. I cannot get enough of white pumpkins! I love that you can decorate for a holiday/season, and yet do it in a neutral way. The white pumpkins go really well in any house, with any color scheme. They look great with natural elements, but they also work with silvers, or gold, or rusty iron if you want to go that route. I usually start early in September with white pumpkins, and then as we get closer to Halloween I add some black elements, especially on the porch. My Halloween decor is all black and white (no orange anymore). Then, as soon as Halloween is over, I go back to the all white, sometimes incorporating some organic/natural elements like pinecones or greens as we get closer to Thanksgiving. The white pumpkins look especially good in a white kitchen, or mixed with the other Fairytale pumpkins that are out now or gourds of different shades.
Have a wonderful and safe holiday!
Dying eggs is something I have always looked forward to, ever since I was a little kid. Sometimes I think I like it even more than my kids do! However, this year my daughter and I decided to do some special, more “crafty” dying as her brother is away in D.C. for spring break. Maison de Cinq is actually Maison de Trois, at least for this week. So, we decided to try two different ideas. One was to use household items (ie; electrical tape, string, rubber bands, etc) and do different designs on the eggs, dye them and then remove the items leaving white designs on the otherwise colored eggs. The other was to do marbleized eggs, which we’ve actually done before but I think is so cool that I wanted to try again. Here is how some of them turned out…..