"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
_ William Morris
, 19th century craftsman, designer, writer


Add your email address here & receive new posts from This American Home!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pumpkin Carving: Halloween Hideaway

 
Halloween is creeping closer...are you ready?

If you haven't carved a pumpkin yet, consider creating one of these countrified condos...

Gourd-geous!

Since I've never been big on celebrating the scary side of this haunted holiday, I couldn't wait to try my hand at Cinderella-inspired architecture. Admittedly, guilty of cute, but predictable pumpkins for years, the pumpkin pied-a-terre was a wonderful way to change up my routine. 


The resulting, Halloween hideaway glows from within with a soft warmth that reminds me of Mousekin's Golden House, a classic children's book I read to my kids when they were little. The story weaves the tale of a small mouse who finds a discarded Halloween pumpkin and makes it his home. When winter comes, the pumpkin protects him from the wind and cold and keeps him safe and warm inside.


1 comment :

  1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete

Follow American Home here!

There was an error in this gadget