Velvet Pumpkins – Friday Favorites

In this post- Decorating with Velvet Pumpkins

I love velvet pumpkins, don’t you?


I first discovered velvet pumpkins almost 10 years ago.  We were living in Portland at the time.  Hot Skwash pumpkins are made locally in West Linn- and the only place I had ever seen them many years ago.

I remember walking into the little boutique and knowing that they were something special!

So I bought one, then two, then… well, now I have a collection! 

I noticed them in Neiman Marcus a few years later. The first time I felt like I was in front of a trend!

  It is no wonder the buyers for Neiman Marcus found them – they are gorgeous and quality made! 

 I love the look of velvet pumpkins.  I tried to create my own – and, well, they did not turn out as nearly as nice as they did in my head.

So I bought a few more.  Like this big one, below, is new to me this Fall.

Hot Skwash velvet pumpkins are made from real pumpkin stems with silk velvet and filled with crushed hazelnut shells – such an Oregon thing!

via Hot Skwash

Now I see them all over blog land and I am so happy! I love them and don’t tire of looking at them!

Let’s look at how others styled their beautiful pumpkins…

from Edith and Evelyn Vintage

via Eleven Gables

via French Country Cottage
via Reinvented Collection
via ShabbyFuFu
via Designthusiasm

There are lots of tutorials on how to make your own and other knock off brands, but Hot Skwash pumpkins are the prettiest, IMO!

Of note, this was not a paid post. I just love velvet pumpkins!

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  1. September 2, 2017 / 5:06 am

    Love your fall decor..I yet to do any fall decor.. hope next month could do something as remodeling process is going on in my house..

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  2. September 4, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    Love the pumpkins! I am going to make some myself and see how they turn out.

  3. September 6, 2017 / 12:19 am

    Love the velvet pumpkins! I saw some at TJ Maxx of all places the other day — so tempting. Have a nice week!