This month we are having two groups of out of town guests to stay and next month we'll be hosting a small party. Since I get the heebie jeebies over most Halloween decorations, this time of year I avoid all that and try to make my home look more cozy instead of scary. I brought out the vintage wooden Coca Cola crate/wagon and kitted it up with some pumpkins and pine cones. I then pulled out anything that looked even slightly fallish--my peculiar bright orange tray, some stone pheasants, and my much loved (beat up) verdigris leaf platter. I'm so happy with my pretty pumpkins. It's terrific that non-traditional pumpkins are so easy to find these days. It wasn't that long ago that anything like a Cinderella pumpkin in a pale shade of burnished copper could only be found for big bucks at farm stands or specialty markets. I bought those beautiful pumpkins at my local supermarket!