Harvest Is Here

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to go back to Young’s Dairy, one of my favorite childhood haunts.  As you may remember, a trip to Yellow Springs is always a rare opportunity, so I sucked it up for all it’s worth.  My friends and I grabbed a delicious lunch, followed by ridiculously yummy ice cream and coffee (topped with fresh, rich cream), and on the way out, we grabbed some pumpkins! Although it was a bit chilly that day, the skies were beautiful and I felt so giddy wrapped in my scarf.

harvestbowl01_webFrom the dairy farm, I drove straight back to sweet home Chicago, where I proudly showed off my finds to the hubs (who was unfortunately unable to come on the quick weekend getaway).  I’m lovin’ the textures in the oh-so-ugly gourds combined with the smooth, speckled pumpkins.

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I arranged my tiny harvest in a serving bowl we already had on hand and put those little babies proud on our entryway console table for the world to see.  Well, our house guests, anyway.  The limey lining of the bowl with the pumpkin-and-gourd guts was the perfect contrast to our punchy green wall.

harvestbowl03_webBecause I maybe went a little overboard and bought one too many, we had two left over.  I set them on our media center, where we can admire their cuteness while watching the drama that is Gossip Girl.  And 90210.

harvestbowl04_webBetween our delicious candle and festive decor, we’re ready to slip on our boots and go tumble in the leaves.  Something like that.  Or maybe we’ll just heat up a mug of warm apple cider.  Oh, Fall, I love you.

6 replies on “Harvest Is Here”

  1. These give me flashbacks to the month I spent in an art class taking way too long to draw a still-life of gourds, various vegetables and fabric in colored pencils. Lots of gnarly stems and bumpy bumps. The colors are really fun. YAY AUTUMN!!!

  2. aw, pumpkins! i’m so emotional right now thinking about my lil pumpkin on his way. my mom’s coming to town this weekend. we’ll finally get the guest bed out of leo’s room and put together his sweet flor rug and get his dressers and clothes all ready. the room still needs a new light fixture and some artwork! but it’ll be a while until he actually sleeps and plays in there.

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