Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Egg Gourds as Home Decor

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? 

Visit my Midnightcoiler shop for more gourd art, raw mini gourds and more. Looking for custom colors? Just contact me!