Fall Hanging Gourds Table Cloth

Pretty idea for a fall outdoor or even indoor table.

“Small gourds and a no-sew cloth equal a festive table for fall activities. Measure your table; add enough yardage for a 6-inch drop and 1-inch hem all around. Notch a 5-inch square from each corner. Use fusible tape and an iron to hem at every edge. Add grommets and loop around mini pumpkins, using them as weights and seasonal accents.”

via Colorful & Simple Fall Projects from Better Homes and Gardens.

Pumpkins!

One of my favorite things about Fall are PUMPKINS!  I love their colors, the shapes, and the way they smell.  Pumpkins are one of those things that can trigger such happy childhood memories.

“Perhaps the quintessential symbol of autumn, the pumpkin is a Mexican native and an ancient staple food. The oldest pumpkin seed found dates back as far as 7000 BC, according to archaeologists excavating a tomb in central Mexico. Botanically classified as a fruit rather than a vegetable, the pumpkin has been cultivated in the Tehuacan and Oaxaca valleys and in Tamaulipas since 6000-5000 BC.”

via The Pumpkin: an ancient Mexican native | La Estancia Vacations.