I photographed some floral arrangements for Design*Sponge's upcoming book this week. They were absolutely beautiful. Amy Merrick arranged them and she did a wonderful job. I really don't have much of a green thumb, but looking at her arrangements sent me up to the flower district to have a look around. She brought a Cinderella pumpkin (I had never heard of that variety before). It's the most beautiful pumpkin I have ever seen. As far as I'm concerned, there is no reason to buy a conventional pumpkin again!
I found a large one in the floral district today and immediately thought of turning it into a lantern. Not a traditional jack-o'-lantern but something a little more sophisticated. I haven't gotten into Halloween festivities yet - but this seemed like just the right toe in. A knife, a drill, and a few minutes later and I had a little nod to Halloween.
The best part? I now have seeds to roast. I already know just what I want to do with them - more on that later.