Pumpkins, Gourds and Squash Oh My!

Safisha brought in a wide variety of the most colorful Cinderalla pumpkins and Ornamental gourds this week and we were inspired to start decorating! We set the table with gourd-geous fall decor and couldn’t help ourselves but to share some helpful hints on how to set yours.

Safisha and Sandra here! We do all the buying and merchandising for the incredible Gift & Flower departments at Palmer’s. We brought in a wide variety of the most colorful Cinderella pumpkins and Ornamental gourds and we’re inspired to start decorating!

This fall, infuse your lovely home with the rustic charm of gourds & pumpkins!  Their vibrant colors and smooth texture and contours bring to life even the quietest corners of any home.

As we move inside for the fall and winter months, we’ve compiled some of our favorite ways to bring our favorite fall decorating ideas to the table in fresh and creative ways that highlight the best of what autumn has to offer!


Pumpkins and Gourds in Your Autumn Tablescape

Highlight the pastoral elegance of your fall tablescape with pumpkins and gourds as your centerpiece. Simply place a bowl or basket filled with your autumn harvest. Offer a variety of shapes and sizes. Accent the centerpiece with candles for a soft luminescent atmosphere. Finally, add a few dried leaves and acorns to round out the natural allure of your autumn décor.

Pumpkins as Decoration on Stairs

Display vibrantly colored pumpkins and gourds in prominent spots that receive a lot of foot traffic. Be careful not to obstruct the way, though! You can simply group these delightful decorations on the side of the steps. Visually, a cluster of bright orange pumpkins will lead the eyes straight up the staircase.



Pumpkins as Vases

The gourds, squashes, and pumpkins that fall provides us can become creative vessels for flowers as well as giving us the chance to incorporate our favorite fall finds with luxury flowers in warm shades of golds, oranges, and reds. Many bouquets and arrangements this time of year feature stunning edible accents like pomegranate, berries, and pumpkins. Add these bouquets to a table of any size with mini or carved pumpkins and a little burlap or wooden board for a rustic look reminiscent of a fall day on a farm.


Pumpkins as Candle Holders

This little mini pumpkin candle holders centerpiece is the answer to it all! It’s really just a one-step process, and your holiday table will look like it came from the pages of a magazine. They are very easy to make and you only need a couple of things to make them, but they make for beautiful fall decorations that you could put on your coffee or dinner table or add to your Thanksgiving table!


Pumpkins and gourds are among the simplest and most charming decorations that abound during the fall season. Whether you are using yellow, orange, or white ones, you will find that these humble fall accents are easy to incorporate into your decorative theme.

See you at Palmer’s!

Safisha and Sandra

Safisha & Sandra

The awesome ladies who run the gift department.