Pumpkins | The Polka-dot Maven

The Great Pumpkin…

October is the beginning of a brief two month window where squash and pumpkins are allowed center stage in our decor and in our meals.  My love for pumpkins runs fairly deep. I find myself enchanted by their vivacious colors and consistent irregularity. They’re magically bulbous and whimsical…I’m so smitten.

Last year, at the very end of the acceptable pumpkin display season; I received this gorgeous  Staub cocotte pumpkin dish. I was instantly taken with this crafty beauty, combining decor and dining. This year, giving thanks to the French for loving pumpkins and autumn as much as I do, I made sure to haul my dish out of storage on the very first of the month. Making the most of our short reunion, I plan to makeup for lost time with hardy soups and casseroles…

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