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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Carving Pumpkins on Flashback Thursday

Like most kids, carving pumpkins for Halloween was one of my favorite traditions.  Roasting the seeds was part of that tradition but it took many years to get the recipe just right.  I can remember my family struggling to find the right method that would leave the seeds crispy but not so salty that they were inedible.

By the time my children were old enough to be interested in pumpkins the trend to decorate and pain pumpkins had started.  While we would carve the pumpkins together they would lose interest after awhile because I was not about to turn over the knife to them.  But I could turn over the paintbrush.  I can remember that while they were really small the end product was a green pumpkin.  No matter what color or design they started with they would add so many colors that in the end it was a solid swirly muddy green (actually I think there Easter eggs that year were the same shade.)

I will always cherish my memories of green pumpkins and my little goblins. 

Ashley and Junior in 1989 
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From Etsy Shop: bseron

Pumpkins Great and Small on Flashback Thursday

Fall Wreath, Door Hanger: Fall, Pumpkin Door Decoration, Fall Home Decor, Thanksgiving Door Hanger, Door Decoration
$45.00
Natural Carnelian Carving Pumpkin Fancy Beads, 14 inches, 8-17mm, SKU952R
$56.03
Pumpkin Burlap Wreath - Welcome Door Wreath -  Rustic Country Shabby Chic Thanksgiving Fall Autumn Harvest Halloween
$37.00
Hand knitted pumpkins fall Halloween thanksgiving
$20.00
Pumpkin Sewing Pattern - PDF Sewing Pattern Patchwork Pumpkins - Pumpkin Pattern Instant Download
$8.00
Wood Pumpkin, Fall Decor - chainsaw carving - set of three chainsaw carved rustic fall decor pumpkins, pumpkin, wood pumpkin, wood carving
$120.00
Orange Pumpkin Necklace - Orange Enameled Antique Gold Pewter Pumpkin Charm on a Delicate 18 Inch Gold Plated Cable Chain
$15.00
Fall Decorations, Upcycled Book Pumpkin, fall wedding decor, autumn wedding decor, MADE TO ORDER
$19.00
Pumpkin Thanksgiving Decor Personalized Pumpkins Family Block Set-Personalized Grandma Gift Thanksgiving Decoration Personalized Holiday
$10.99
Knit Pumpkins, Halloween Decor, Pumpkin Decor, Knit Stuffed Pumpkins, Fall Decor, Rustic Halloween Decor, Thanksgiving Decor
$25.00
Pumpkin, Organic Howden Pumpkin Seeds -Traditional Carving Pumpkin
$2.00
Primitive Halloween Decor, Miniature Pumpkins, Putka Pods, Mini Pumpkins, Autumn Decor, Fall decor, Tiny Pumpkin Pods
$5.29
Halloween Jewelry Pumpkin Necklace with Holiday Snowglobe Pendant on Gold Chain
$27.00
Burlap Pumpkin door hanger,Fall Door Hanger,Burlap Pumpkin Wreath Fall Pumpkin Door Hanger, Fall Wreath Alternative, Burlap Fall Door Hanger
$49.99
Pumpkin clipart, Autumn clipart, Halloween clipart, Sweet Briar, digital clipart, hand painted clipart, fall clipart, watercolor clipart
$5.00
Baby Washcloth Pumpkin, WashAgami â„¢, for a Diaper Cake
$4.25

Carving Pumpkins on Flashback Thursday

ceramic lighted mice carving pumpkin set
$65.00
Vintage Halloween Decorating: This cute art print was sourced from an antique postcard showing children carving pumpkins
$19.95
Halloween Earrings, Pumpkin Earrings, Jack o'Lantern Earrings, Spooky Jewelry, Retro Halloween Trick or Treat Pumpkin Jewelry by isewcute
$18.49
6 Nostalgic Art Graphic Tags - Witch Carving Pumpkin Design - Halloween Decorations
$7.00
Pumpkin Stumpkin Primitive Pumpkin doll EPATTERN
$8.00
Spooky Jack o lantern, Halloween pumpkin decoration, Spooky candle holder, Halloween lantern
€15.00
Wood Pumpkins -Rustic Halloween Decor - Reclaimed Wood - Hand Painted Pumpkins - Primitive Halloween - Wooden Pumpkins - Punkins - Pumkins
$14.95
Halloween Necklace GlassTile Necklace Pumpkin Jewelry Black Necklace Glass Tile Jewelry Halloween Jewelry Holiday Jewelry Black Jewelry
$10.00
Pysanky Pisanki Ukrainian Polish Easter Egg Halloween Pumpkin Hand Decorated Chicken Egg
$17.00
Web Embroidery Scissors and Spooky Pumpkin Needle Minder by cheswickcompany
$14.95
Ceramic Halloween Pumpkin Lantern
£9.00
Halloween Cookies, Pumpkin Cookies, Pumpkin Face Cookies, Jack-O-Lantern Cookies, Happy Face Pumpkins
$36.00
Antique Ellen Clapsaddle Halloween Post Card Boy Carving Pumpkin
$15.00
Halloween Shirts. Jack o Lantern. Pumpkin Face. Halloween Sweatshirt. Halloween Sweater. Halloween T-Shirt. Halloween Costume. Halloween.
$27.00
Primitive Pumpkin, Autumn Pumpkin, Primitive Fabric Pumpkin, Primitive Jack-O-Lantern, Real Pumpkin Stem OFG, HAFAIR, FAAP
$26.00
6 pack Glow in the dark Pumpkin Teeth  Special 72 Teeth Total
$11.00

Decorate a Pumpkin on Flashback Thursday

Autumn Decor - Pumpkin Art - Rustic Decor - Rustic Fall Decor - Pumpkin Decor - Thanksgiving Decor - Rustic Farmhouse - Farmhouse - Pumpkins
$30.00
Pumpkin, Small Burlap Halloween Pumpkin, Burlap Pumpkin, Halloween Pumpkin, fall pumpkin, fabric pumpkin, home decor pumpkin,
$9.00
Pumpkin Mug | Happy Halloween and Bats Flying Mug | Halloween Coffee Mug | Happy Halloween | Gift for Him | Gift for Her | Cuevex Mugs
$13.95
Halloween Tags - Pumpkin Tags - Pumpkin Row Tags - Happy Halloween - Set of 3
$3.00
Halloween Pumpkin Ornament - Halloween Decoration
$38.00
Primitive Pumpkin, Halloween Pumpkin, Primitive Fabric Pumpkin, Altered Bottle, Owl Bottle, Primitive Owl, Primitive Witch, OFG HAFAIR FAAP
$18.00
Pumpkin, Fall decor, Halloween Decor, Pumpkin stands, Set of 3
$24.95
VINTAGE HALLOWEEN Necklace, VIntage Jack O Lantern Necklace, Jack O Lanterns, JOL, Pumpkin Patch, Glass Art Necklace, Halloween Jewelry
$9.95
SALE 65% off Applique Minnie Mouse Pumpkin Jack o Lantern Machine Embroidery Designs 4X4 and 5X7 Included - Instant Download Sale
$3.15
Halloween Craft Kit, Printable Paper Craft PDF / Halloween Pumpkin - Halloween decoration, Favor boxes, Cupcake boxes, Gift boxes, Ornaments
¥580.00
Primitive Pattern, PDF Pattern, Pumpkin, Crows, Primitive Crows, Sewing Pattern, Crow Doll
$8.50
Primitive pumpkin pokes/crock pokes
$13.95
Three Jacks EPATTERN...primitive country halloween pumpkin cloth doll craft ornament digital download sewing pattern...PDF...1.99
$1.99
Halloween Pumpkin Clipart. Halloween Pumpkin Illustration. Halloween Clipart. Halloween Digital Image. Scary Pumpkin Clipart 034
$3.00
Halloween Gourd Jack O Lantern Primitive Pumpkin Decoration
$25.00
Customized Halloween faux pumpkins in tulle, halloween decor, fall decor, inside outside decoration, halloween decoration
$15.00

Everything Pumpkin on Flashback Thursday

Pumpkin Seed Oil (organic, undiluted, cold pressed, unrefined)
$4.00
Bulgarian white pumpkin, Cucurbit 10 heirloom seeds
€2.00
AUTUMN: Pumpkin Spice Soy Candle
$16.00
Orange & Black Halloween Fall Bowl Fillers Putka Pods 3 Cups in Cello Bag Primitive Decor Craft Elements Small Pumpkin Shape FREE SHIPPING
$14.98
Pumpkin Spiced Latte Mini-Bundt Cakes, Pumpkin Cakes, Thanksgiving Desserts, Tea Party Dessert
$15.00
Rustic Pumpkin Hay Bales Cake Topper - Fall Wedding Cake Topper - Barn Wedding Topper - Farm Wedding - Pumpkin Cake Topper - Autumn Wedding
£24.00
White and gold pumpkin cake pops
$150.00
Soy Candle Tin Pumpkin Spice / 6 oz Primitive Fall Decor /  Holiday Candles
$7.00
Handmade Pumpkin, Rustic Pumpkin, Primitive Pumpkin, Halloween Decoration, Thanksgiving Decoration, Pin Cushion, Sewing, Home Decoration
$10.00
Pumpkin Tags - Thanksgiving Tags - Autumn Tags - Halloween Gift Tags
$6.00
Pumpkin Fabric, Timeless Treasures Harvest CM6443 Fall Pumpkin Quilt Fabric, Autumn Quilt Fabric, Metallic Gold Outline, Autumn Splendor
$3.25
Rustic Pallet Wood pumpkin set fall porch entryway home decor in orange and white
$85.00
Pumpkin Spice Handmade Cold Process Soap Bars - pumpkin, holiday, cinammon, spice, fall, vegan,natural,organic sustainable palm oil
$4.75
Pumpkin Vegan Lip Balm//organic lip balm//vegan lip balm//natural lip balm//pumpkin lip balm//lip balm//handmade lip balm//organic//natural
$3.00
Sweater Pumpkins Set Of 3 Grey Fabric Pumpkins Fall Home Decor Shabby Cottage Chic Rustic Farmhouse style
$45.00
Beeswax Pumpkin Candle - Xmas, Christmas Table Centre Piece, Pure Natural, Fall, Halloween - Beeswax Pumpkin Candles
£6.95
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