Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Can't get enough of FALL!

Wanted to share and show off my daughter's fall centerpiece. I love the colors of her pumpkins. The blue gray and green pumpkins are new to me but I found out that they have been around for a long time just not available in our area until now. I like the creamer lighter orange color because it would blend in my house better and doesn't scream orange.

My daughter is so artistic and makes wonderful pictures. 

The teacher in me became curious about pumpkins and I remembered a great book , Carolyn Roehm's Fall Notebook. It is a lovely book with beautiful pictures and so much information. She has written winter, spring, and summer notebooks also. They were published in 1999.

As you can see in the top left basket the pale pumpkin is a Long Island Cheese pumpkin and the pale greenish blue next to it is an Australian native pumpkin called Jarrahdale. Carolyn says since sugar pumpkins and winter squash belong to the same family, they can be substituted for each other in most recipes, as long as the cook compensates for the fact that some cooked squashes(usually the larger ones) are wetter than others and may have to be drained or squeezed of water. I enjoyed looking up pumpkins and squash. My goal is to buy each variety and cook them and enjoy eating some new foods. Have you tasted all of these varieties?

This picture is on my kitchen island. Can't get enough of fall!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day! Enjoy fall it is speeding by.

Linking to Tabletop TuesdayWow Us Wednesday's, Open House Party Thursday and Potpourri Friday.


  1. Hi Bonnie,

    Your daughter's centerpiece is wonderful,
    I love all the different pumpkins,
    I never knew there were so many different types.

    The book looks great, I must keep my eye out for it.

    Thanks for sharing.

    I hope that you are having a lovely Autumn.

    It is wet, wet, wet here in Ireland and the poor pumpkin I put on the porch is alas no more!

    Take care.

    x Fiona

  2. Beautiful centerpiece!! I love fall too!!

  3. I love all of the different colors of the pumpkins, they looks amazing. Your island centerpiece is fabulous, I love the urn shape. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  4. Your daughter's centerpiece is beautiful ... full of Fall goodnes ... love the different colored pumpkins! Your island centerpiece is lovely, as well. Great book ... I've never seen nor heard of quite a few of those ... such pretty colors! *Becca* (new follower by way of Savvy Southern Style)

  5. Your daughter's centerpiece is lovely. Like you I just love all the variety of pumpkins and gourds. So many great colors! Fall is my favorite season.

    I don't think I've mention it before, but your header is beautiful. I need to get mine changed since I'm still in a summer mode.

  6. Great pumpkins in your daughter's centerpiece. She did a nice arrangement. Thanks for the pumpkin/squash identification source, and thanks for visiting.

  7. Hey Bonnie -- what a lovely centrepiece! Your blog is beautiful :)
    Off to catch up on more of your posts

  8. So much variety in pumpkins! :) Isn't our Creator amazing?

    I love your blog header--noticed COTTON in the mix--are you a Southern girl too?
    I am off to see more of your pretties. New follower!
    (and I love your title--one of my favorite verses is "In everything give thanks for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.")


  9. Bonnie this looks beautiful! It's so nice to meet you. Your blog is lovely and I will be back.

    Warmly, ~Melissa :)

  10. Speeding by is right. It will be winter before we know it. Lovely pumpkins. Daughters are wonderful aren't they?

  11. Hi Bonnie, Thanks for sharing. I have never seen pumpkins in those colors. Your centerpiece on your island is gorgeous. I hope you post about meals with the different varieties of squash and pumpkins.
    Thanks for visitng and your lovely comments and yes I feel the same as you about writings on our blogs.
    Have a great weekend.

  12. I'm stopping back by to say thank you for linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday!

  13. Beautiful cneterpiece! Love the pumpkins! Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  14. Bonnie, these were some beautiful fall photos! I know just what you mean, we'd better soak it up and enjoy every moment! It will be gone before we know it! LOVE that centerpiece and, no, I haven't tried all of those varieties. Look forward to hearing about them as you try them. blessings and fall smiles ~ tanna

  15. Bonnie, what a great blog you have! i just discovered your blog from TTT. I am now your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me, too! God bless you!!!

  16. I will have to try to find those books. Look good! And that last vignette looks like it came out of a magazine, just perfect! I am a new follower.

  17. Oh gosh Bonnie, all those pumpkins, we don't have much choice here. I did get a blue one recently and cooked with it. I was amazed at how dense the consistency was, almost like a pea or lentil puree. Our normal orange pumpkins are very watery, with little flavour.

    I adore your urn with the berries, it's just gorgeous! The book looks wonderful, I was kind of hoping you might let us look inside! Lots of love, Linda x

  18. I like this one. We can use it on wedding...

  19. ur blog is beautiful


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