Seasonal (Not Holiday) Decoration: The Perfect Pumpkin

I like to keep my seasonal decorations up for a while: I put sparkly winter garland up in early December, and don't take it down until February. This is part laziness, part thriftiness, and partly a love of looking at pretty things. If I'm going to the trouble to make or buy decorations, I want to live with them! This pretty, pretty pumpkin could keep me company all autumn long...

Handcut by the talented Esther Ramirez of Essimar, the Blue Pumpkin is an ethereal beauty. I love autumn decorations that have just a hint of spookiness or otherness, without being in-your-face spooky. This piece feels like autumn and, yes, Halloween: morning fog, changing light, skeleton leaves, shadows and glows. I would hang it on the wall at the beginning of September, and gaze at it everyday until after Thanksgiving. Relaxing and efficient holiday decor!

Images: Essimar