Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Dotted Lantern for Thanksgiving

Yes, I know, Thanksgiving is not Pumpkin Day, but I still had this pumpkin from our trip to the pumpkin farm, since I hadn't gotten around to carving it into the polka-dot lantern I plan to make every year. So yesterday, as I was contemplating our last pumpkins to turn into pie and soup, I simply could not chop this one up but rather took the time to carve it. The holes are punched, by the way, with a hole cutter from a Martha Stewart pumpkin carving kit that I bought years ago when Martha by Mail still existed. I fell in love with this simple design back then and still love it.

And maybe, after all the turkey and pie, there shall be a quiet moment tonight for that hot chocolate party from my fall list, out on the porch, with the grey-green pumpkin lantern and its orange dots glowing in the dark.

9 comments:

  1. Pumpkins are harvested in the fall. Thanksgiving is a fall holiday, so pumpkins work for Thanksgiving. How's that for rationalizing your pretty pumpkin?

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  2. It's adorable. Perfect. Hope you're having a fab turkey day.

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  3. Very nice! Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving.

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  4. Love your dotted lantern, Annette, and hope you got that hot chocolate party.

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  5. It's gorgeous, and I don't blame you for wanting to keep it longer. My pumpkins are still on the porch -- two days after Thanksgiving. We usually don't carve them, just so we can enjoy them until the Christmas decor replaces the whimsical fall decorations :-)

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  6. I love your dotted pumpkin lantern! so cool!! I might have to copy this for next year :)

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  7. Love it - so fall and FUN! Sounds like the perfect glow to enjoy your hot chocolate!

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  8. Ladies - glad you enjoyed that dotted pumpkin. It's a bit shriveled now (a week after being carved) but we did have that party! Check out my post from this Tuesday. You all egged me on! Thanks!

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