Pumpkins date back many centuries. The name pumpkin originated from the
Greek word for "large melon" which is "pepon." and was nasalized by the French
into "pompon." The English changed "pompon" to "Pumpion." Shakespeare
referred to the "pumpion" in his Merry Wives of Windsor. American
colonists in turn changed "pumpion" into "pumpkin."*
There are endless different fun and fabulous ways to use pumpkins for Autumn decorating. This year try adding a pumpkin or two or ten to your Thanksgiving festivities (pumpkin pie not included!)
Outdoor pumpkin decor:
Pumpkin Cookware ;)
Hollowed out pumpkins and Pumpkin illuminaries:
Halloween isn't the only time for "jack-o'-lanterns"
Pumpkin potpourri dish
Pumpkin candle holders
What are some other creative ways you decorate with pumpkins?
What pumpkin decor ideas from above are you going to use for your Thanksgiving?
Images via: Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Weddingbee, AngelicalGifts.com, Close to Home, Good Housekeeping, Jamie Oliver, Country Living
*Origin of "pumpkin" via Natural Health Education and Home Business Facts