fall pumpkin decor: give thanks mantel

I’m not a Halloween person (#sorrynotsorry, sister). I might be able to throw together a pretty fantastic spooky wreath (if I do say so myself), but that was pretty much the extent of my Halloween decorating this year.

BUT (but!) I’m kind of obsessed with all of the pretty pictures I’m seeing of post-Halloween fall pumpkin decor. Gone are the ghosts and ghouls and goblins and the whole creepy factor. In its place is it’s sleek, delightfully grown-up cousin. It really is as if the pumpkin grew up from its awkward experimental stage and suddenly found its footing as a perfectly polished lady.

I’m particularly crazy about anything with a sort of modern twist. I’m talking whites and golds and polka dots.

Let me just stop talking and show you what has me drooling…

fall pumpkin decor: give thanks mantel

A Diamond in the Stuff

fall pumpkin decor: pumpkin centerpiece with greens

The Daily Basics

fall pumpkin decor: white pumpkins with vines

Karin Lidbeck-Brent

fall pumpkin decor: polka dot painted pumpkins

Veronika’s Blushing

fall pumpkin decor: doily pumpkins

17 Apart

fall pumpkin decor: colorful pumpkin mantel

Poetic Home

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Martha Stewart || Good Housekeeping

 Holy cuteness, am I right?!

It’s inexpensive—especially if you already have a bunch of uncarved pumpkins from your Halloween decor—and it’s simple, two of my favorite things. I’m in love.

What do you think? Are you going to hold onto some of your pumpkins once Halloween is through? They’re kind of perfect for Thanksgiving, don’t you think?

Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.