Katy Elliott: Pumpkins Above The Door

October 4, 2011

Photos by Katy Elliott

The first fall I lived in Marblehead, Massachusetts, I fell in love with small pumpkins that appear above the front doors of historic homes in early October. The round orange jewels, lined in perfect rows of threes and sevens, add a whimsical but simple touch.

Pick-your-own pumpkin patches are abundant around New England and make a fun activity for kids and adults. Add in a hayride, warm apple cider doughnuts and you have the makings of a classic New England weekend.

–Katy Elliott
Katy Elliott is the editor of the lifestyle and home renovation blog Katy Elliott, based in the historic coastal town of Marblehead, Massachusetts. She chronicles the renovation of her 1750 home, from removing layers of paint to reveal molding detail to researching historically accurate interior shutters. The blog also includes trips to flea markets, studio tours, decorating sources and recipes using local ingredients.