Dried Autumnal Gourds

Sunflower Gourd Accent Lamp

While one may instantly think of fresh gourds during fall and at Halloween, does one think of dried gourds for decorating? Here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop we know all about dried gourds, grown and handcrafted in the USA with care to produce stunning shapes and lovable creatures sure to be appreciated by everyone who visits your home. These decorative home accents have many uses, as you will see below, but if you would like to use them as lighting accents, use flameless candles only.

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Ghosts and Pumpkins

For Halloween, your candy dishes should add charm and character to the rest of your decor. The Ghost Gourd Candy Dish and Pumpkin Gourd Candy Dish are made with a large enough opening to easily put in and take out your favorite candy, and the whimsical features are perfect for Halloween. The Li'l Pumpkin Gourd Candy Dish offers a smaller alternative, but it still contains plenty of seasonal spirit. Its fun spirit emanates from the charming hand painted exterior and rafia headpiece.

Gourd Candy Dishes
Go a little more ornamental with the Mini Ghost Gourd Basket, a smaller grown gourd with just as much character. The faux berry wrapped handle adds extra charm, and also allows this cute basket to be hung on a windowsill, placed in a Halloween display or on a wire tree almost anywhere in your home.

The green Mini Witch Gourd Basket makes a whimsical companion to the ghost, so you can adorn your home and festive displays with friendly Halloween characters. They would also make great party favors at your next Halloween bash!

Mini Witch Gourd BasketMini Ghost Gourd Basket

Sunflower Gourd Tealight HolderTurkey Gourd Tealight Holder
Cat Gourd Tealight Holder

Bewitching Tealight Holders

Put a warm, ambiant spell over your country home this autumn with these festive gourd flameless tealight holders (in addition to the green Sunflower Gourd at the beginning of this article). Crafted from multiple gourds, felt, raffia and ribbon, each features unique cutouts that will cast the light out onto Halloween displays and furnishings. Cork bottoms on the Cat Gourd and Fiona Witch can be taken out to insert the tealight (and will pop back in to secure it), and the orange pumpkin head of Ichabod can be taken off the cork for placement of a tealight. 

Fiona Witch Gourd Tealight HolderIchabod Gourd Tealight Holder