10.31.2010

My Prized White Pumpkin

Well it took me two years instead of just the one I had originally hoped to procure that white pumpkin, but oh - how it was worth the wait.

Last weekend I had the pleasure of spending the day with my sister along with my adorable niece & nephew at the Farm to Family fall market festival where I just knew I couldn't go wrong scoring these locally grown white, orange, and gray pumpkin varieties.


In keeping with tradition, we set out to carve these beauties earlier this morning. I'll have to admit the white and gray pumpkins were a much more difficult undertaking than I imagined. They both carried thick stubborn walls and my grand plans for master carving had to be tweaked into the polka dot designs pictured.

After painstakingly puncturing each hole manually and testing with the candles, Tim came to the rescue with a power drill and larger than life drill bit. I cannot tell you how quickly he fleshed out the original holes in the pumpkins and while I wished I had thought to do it in the first place, I was more thrilled at the end result for it to matter at all.

Note to self: consult Tim with pumpkin designs before starting next year.


Here's wishing you a Happy Halloween to you and yours!
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14 comments:

  1. Beautifully done! Love the cut-out holes!

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  2. These are beautiful. I saw some really awesome pumpkins while walking through Brooklyn Heights this year. Lots of cute kid costumes too! Might have to steal your polka-dot pumpkin idea for next year.

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  3. Oh, how magical! I love the white pumpkins with the dots of light all around...so so pretty.

    For the first time, we have three white pumpkins this year.

    Happy Halloween!

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  4. Gorgeous job on those pumpkins!

    mary

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  5. They look amazing! I know what WE are doing next year :)

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  6. You all are too kind. I'm quite smitten with them as well and hope if you do the polka dots next year you will send me links!!

    Happy Halloween!

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  7. They look fabulous and what a great idea to use a drill!

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  8. Beautiful Mary, thanks for sharing. The pumpkins look so pretty and festive when they are all aglow. The drill was a genius idea, I will have to remember that trick. Happy Halloween!

    Cheers,

    Sharon :)

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  9. Yes, the white pumpkins with polka dots are so very elegant! Happy Halloween :)

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  10. Classy + beautiful! Great idea to use the drill! I carved a pumpkin for the first time in years (it was orange though) + I forgot how much work, and how much fun it is.

    Happy Halloween!

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  11. I don't think such things exist over here! It shall be my holy grail for next year :D

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  12. Just love the polka dot pumpkins! A variation on the theme might be to fit some colored marbles into one or two or a few of the holes?

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  13. Love them! They are so cool!
    Nathalie

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  14. Just like I said last year, we did two pumpkins like these yesterday. They look AMAZING! Thanks again for sharing these, Mary!

    Happy Halloween!
    Funda
    Dalim.etsy.com

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