FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM RUN OF
THE RIVER, LEAVENWORTH, WA
CONTACT: Monty Turner, (509) 548-7171
Run of the River’s tips on
great ways to decorate with pumpkins
WA – From harvest to holidays, more than one
thousand pumpkins are found at Run Of The River, an
inn and refuge in Washington’s Icicle Valley. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are found
decorating the guest and common rooms, lining the drive, hanging from rafters
and more. Run of the River decorator,
Patti Bosket of Au Nature’l, believes in bringing the out of doors in for the
holidays, and Run of the River offers the perfect setting for her expertise in
natural decor. Here, Patti Bosket shares
some of her decorating tips for your readers, offering wonderful ways to
decorate with pumpkins. Patti says, “not
only does nature’s bounty work for those on a budget, but getting outdoors to
find nature’s accompaniments will lift the spirits and offer a fitness benefit
too!” Of course for those who’d rather
see it then read about it, a fall getaway to Run of
the River will offer a first-hand view of the pumpkin spectacle.
Ten Top Ideas For
- Use hollowed
pumpkins as vases: Hollow out
pumpkins of any size and fill them with all the natural surroundings of
fall – rose hips, twigs, leaves, and more.
If you wish, add a vase or gardener’s oasis, and fill with fall
flowers for a beautiful centerpiece.
- Line the drive
or walkway: Rather than using bags with candles, line the drive or
walkway with pumpkins - lighted or not.
- Make a pumpkin
snowman – stack three pumpkins atop one another, add twigs for arms,
and have the kids carve or paint the head with a face.
- Use mini
pumpkins as candle holders: Hollow
out mini pumpkins and insert candles of any size. Gourds can also make wonderful seasonal
- Make a pumpkin
tree centerpiece: Just like the
Easter egg trees you see at Easter-time, make a mini-pumpkin tree as a
centerpiece. Fill a vase with bird
seed, and then insert twigs of various sizes. Hang mini pumpkins or gourds with fish
wire off the twigs. To get the
kids involved, have them decorate the pumpkins before hanging.
- Create a leaf and pumpkin arch:
Just as pineapples welcome visitors, pumpkins and leaves arranged in a
wreath or arch over the doorway is a wonderful way to welcome
trick-or-treaters and harvest-time visitors.
- Use several
pumpkins: Fill an old
wheelbarrow, pail or other containers that you might have hanging around
with pumpkins, leaves and other natural décor. Mound the pumpkins for a great look, or
add a friendly scarecrow to round out the scene.
- Create a pumpkin valance: Find a curtain rod or
even a thick branch and hang it
above a window or door, then wire mini pumpkins or gourds at different
heights with some leaves or twigs across the branch, and you have yourself
a natural valence. A variation on
this would be to create a pumpkin mobile to hang over an enclosed deck.
- Fill planters
with pumpkins: Once summer
flowers have gone by, fill window boxes and planters with pumpkins of
various sizes and colors, along with leaves, berries, and twigs collected
from the woods.
- Make a pumpkin
runner: Use mini pumpkins or
gourds to create a runner on a table or hearth. Decorate with natural berries, twigs and
leaves to fill in.
To book a Run of the River fall
getaway and view the pumpkin pinnacle of Washington’s
Icicle Valley, visit www.runoftheriver.com or call 800-288-6491. Decorator Patti Bosket may be reached at Pbosket@msn.com.
# # #