Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Carving Pumpkins For Halloween

I love carving pumpkins for Halloween, there's just something wonderful about the whole process: standing outside the green-grocers stamping your feet in the cold whilst sizing up and selecting your pumpkins, the delicious woody autumn smell that fills the kitchen as you scoop out the bright orange flesh (and the promise of the delicious feasts that it will create later), carefully carving your pattern and of course the sense of creative satisfaction when the candle or fairy lights are placed inside. Once on the doorstep they sit there, lovely orange glowing beacons to welcome happy trick or treaters as they patter around in the dark. These pumpkins from Martha Stewart Living are quite special.

*All images Martha Stewart Living*


FrenchGardenHouse said...

I love these. Aren't they stunning? I am especially smitten by the white and light green ones.


The Cwtch said...

They are gorgeous! The last three are particularly amazing but how do you create such a delicate pattern? Good old Martha doesn't explain that one...!