Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin!

Monday, 31 October 2011


Even though Halloween in England is not really celebrated to the same extent as in the US, I was so inspired by all the festivity in blogland that we decided to carve our very first pumpkins! It felt really good to throw ourselves into the spirit of things. Along with carving pumpkins, we took a moment to notice the pleasant chill in the air and wrapped up warmly in front of classic Halloween slasher movies, enjoyed an afternoon run in the park with yellow, orange and red leaves floating in our path, and of course, eating endless variations of pumpkin! How did you/will you celebrate Halloween?

I thought I would leave you with some absolutely stunning Second Empire architecture. This is probably one of my favourite architectural styles as it manages to make me swoon and give me the chills at the same time!

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  1. maybe it's the halloween spirit, but all of those houses look like they would be great haunted houses. and your pumpkins look amazing!

  2. I don't celebrate Halloween, but always enjoy a little inspiration. Have a beautiful week!

  3. Agreed! Beautiful houses, but they look straight out of a horror movie. A bit creepy!

  4. I wish I had a spooky mansion!
    especially for today!


    Great pumpkins!

  5. Amazing houses... Pretty much a big doll house. Happy Halloween!

  6. Hooray for pumpkin carving! We're doing ours tonight!

    And I love the Second Empire architecture too! Beautiful.

    Happy Halloween :)

  7. your pumpkins look awesome!

    and these houses are simply gorgeous, I have a bit of a crush on the red one in the smaller photo ;-)

  8. Great job on your first pumpkins! I celebrated Halloween today by making pumpkin bread for the office.

  9. Sounds like a great Halloween weekend! The pumpkins are perfect!! :)

  10. your pumpkins are brilliant, great job!
    sounds like you had a lovely Halloween weekend.
    great images but they give me the chills and i think i would scare myself too much to live in one haha!

    Abigail x

  11. Your pumpkins look fabulous! You both did a great job and I love all your gorgeous images.


  12. Happy Halloween! I'm impressed by your pumpkin carving :)

  13. Great job on the pumpkins - you may have discovered a hidden talent. Although I absolutely love porches such as these the homes do have a sense of foreboding!

  14. love all those houses! makes me want to go to a bed and breakfast.

    xoxo navy & orange

  15. How did I miss this post?? Oh I know, I had no electricity! Love your jack o lanterns- you did a great job!


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