I've always been intrigued with the idea that gourds grow into so many interesting shapes. One of my favorites are egg gourds, which I grow in my organic garden. They can range from quite small, like Bantam eggs, to hen-sized or even goose-sized! For me, it's not only the amazing shape that makes them appealing, but that they are a classic symbol of birth, life and renewal.
These painted egg gourds make a versatile centerpiece that will fit with a variety of decorating styles.
Display in a shallow glass or pottery dish or tray on a coffee or dining table, in a brandy snifter or in a basket mixed in with potpourri. They are fun additions to wreaths and floral arrangements, or make into ornaments. For entertaining, nestle in a cloth napkin and add to place settings as elegant party favors. How would you use them?