This gorgeous pumpkin arrived from Celeste @ http://larearose.blogspot.com/ for my birthday. I was stunned to receive such a beautiful gift from her, but she knows my passion for barns ... & created this awesome gift for me. THANK YOU Celeste, you are the sweetest!
This beauty sits in our bay window on a vintage white
milk glass cake stand.
History ~ The jack-o'-lantern evolved from a medieval Irish tradition of using, carved-out, candlelit turnips as lanterns. The turnips were placed on gateposts to ward off evil spirits. Irish immigrants in America began using the more easily carved native pumpkin for their jack-o'-lanterns.
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Ansel & Tatiana planted their pumpkin seeds in our little garden patch ... Poppy delivered these cuties to them. There were some happy kid-lings.
Last year I bought a couple of white pumpkins to use this year ... I painted them PINK, of course, because the white just did NOTHING (see last porch picture before I painted it) on the front porch nestled in the basket.