Frugal Luxuries anything is possible!
Rosie won this faux pumpkin-tree at a school raffle a few years ago...it arrived with an array of gift cards dangling from the metal branches. I loved the presentation and thought it would be a lovely & fun addition to our Thanksgiving decor and buffet table. Adapting it, I replaced the (now spent!) gift cards with candy corn--divided up and repackaged in simple cellophane bags closed with raffia. These were tied onto the metal branches of the pumpkin.
Simple, frugal and charming!
Note: I found the candy corn at the Dollar store for...a dollar!
Two large bags filled six of the small bags that are tied to the pumpkin tree.
NATURE'S CHINA (tm)
MORE WAYS TO USE A PRETTY SCALLOPED ACORN SQUASH!
As you know, I'm enamored with the scalloped edges of the Acorn Squash
and use them generously in my autumn decor and ...afterwards... I eat them!
Here is yet another way to make use of this pretty and quite sturdy vegetable!
Use it as Nature's China (tm) .
Above, I cut the uncooked squash, scooped out the seeds,
then poured salsa into the center.
Surrounded by corn and flax seed chips, it's a lovely addition to your
appetizer and/or buffet on Thanksgiving day (or any time)!
After the party...rinse out the center of the squash, bake and eat!
It does triple duty!
1. Serves as decor for the autumn mantle...
2. Transforms into one of Nature's China cabinet's prettiest bowls ...
3. Provides sustenance as it is baked (with butter & sea salt) and consumed with joy!
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