White Pumpkins, the New Orange

There may be just a week 'til Halloween, but that's plenty of time to get crafty with this year's most fashionable accessory: the white pumpkin. Carved, painted, piled, or plain, the ubiquitous gourds are dressing up front porches and tablescapes across the country this year.

Check out these ideas for your own stylishly monochromatic jack o'lantern:

  • YoungHouseLove sets up a stylish - and only semi-spooky - front porch, without a single carving knife involved
  • Twig&Thistle rounds up more painted pumpkins from around the web
  • LaLaLaurie puts together an adorable (and easy-to-make) flower arrangement featuring teeny white pumpkins
  • HabituallyChic covets Martha Stewart's intricately carved gourds, but wisely opts for a scattering of un-cut miniatures instead
  • KarasKitchenCreations offers up a tasty looking pumpkin-white-chocolate blondie recipe (slightly off-theme, but a worthwhile detour)

And once November 1st rolls around, 101Cookbooks reminds us that underneath all that ghostly flesh, white pumpkins - just like their orange cousins - are filled with tasty seeds meant for toasting. Boo!
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