Fall allows florists like myself to utilize the other beautiful bounties of nature here in the Midwest. For me, finding out that the harvest of pumpkins and gourds is ready for sale is almost like Christmas. Unique shapes, different shades of orange and yellow, and a plethora of these different sized autumn staples provide me with endless ways to create gorgeous fall displays. Combine them with my favorite fall flowers and grasses…and I’m in a state of pure bliss.

Of course, I always love looking at the unique ways others display their fall arrangements. Plenty of ah-ha moments spark my own ideas and inspire me to use pumpkins and gourds in ways I hadn’t previously considered. So naturally, when I found this blog post from Robin of All Things Heart and Home, I was blown away by the unique ways her featured sources arranged their tables and planters.

Check out these awesome ideas and make sure to visit Robin’s blog. I know we’ve been inspired here at Belle Fiori this season.

Now pardon me while I go snatch up every pumpkin in the Milwaukee area…

Isn’t this fun? Graceful branches and tiny pumpkins…love it.


Kristen’s Creations

Do you have one of these 3 tiered serving pieces?

If you do, this is just the best idea for it…


Willow Wisp Cottage

Mums in an Australian Blue Heirloom Pumpkin…utter perfection I think!


Eddie Ross

Look at these gourds made into a garland! What a pretty idea for colorful gourds…



White pumpkins continue to be my favorite, I think they’re stunning and pared with these orange branches…well, they’re even more beautiful…


Dear Lillie

Can there be an easier or more gorgeous harvest centerpiece than a grouping of pumpkins and gourds?



Divine…that’s what comes to mind when I see this photo…just divine.



Sometimes simplest is best isn’t it? A bright orange pumpkin showing it’s fall finery perched in this urn makes a wonderful porch decoration…



I really don’t think you can mess up fall decorating when you take your cues from nature…



Do you guys use pumpkins and gourds in your fall decorating? What’s your favorite thing to use, pumpkins or gourds…or both?