Fall, here in California, means apples and pumpkins to me. I love the delicious smells when baking and cooking with both ingredients. Today though I want to talk about pumpkins, I'll save the apples for another day.
Most people think of pumpkin pie at their holiday table or carving Jack-O-Lanterns. But there are so many more recipes you can cook with pumpkins. I could spend hours going through all my recipes that involve pumpkins. There are also so many decorative ideas that pumpkins can be used for, besides a carved pumpkin.
What does that mean, you ask? Hand-blown glass pumpkins. These are not your typical decorative pumpkins. Don't get me wrong, I have the lighted grapevine pumpkins, as well as others both ceramic, fabric and other material types on display in my home. But these hand-blown glass pumpkins are the most unique ones I have seen yet.
I made a day of it with my Mother and went to the art center event in the Bay area to see these hand-blown glass pumpkins. I love most things made of hand-blown glass. From my own travels, I have a Norwegian hand-blown dog, Venetian glass pendants and earrings and now Bay Area pumpkins! If you don't have anything made of hand-blown glass, I would highly recommend finding a piece. The price is worth it when you have a piece of art that is unique and will hold many memories of the trip or day.
Here's is a tiny preview of the pumpkins I saw.