coal (black). a dramatic color that highlights the shape of the gourd.
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
"So Tim, what is the one irreplacable object you would grab if your home was burning down?". "That is a very easy answer, I would grab my gottagettagourds collection!"
proud owner of a gottagettagourd for 1 1/2 years
(gourds shown: cranberry, chocolate and coal)
Friday, January 19, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
This is what a gourd looks like when I bring it home from the farm. They have black mold, clumps of dirt and a thick dirty film on the outer layer...they can also be kind of stinky. The first step is scraping off the outer shell. I have found the best supplies are a wire sponge, soap, warm water, and rubber gloves.
That last step is display. Gourds can look great anywhere in the home. You can place them on a dining room table for a dramatic statement, in a book shelf or on the hearth of your fire place. Gourds look best when you place them in groups of at least three. They also look best when you mix shapes, colors and sizes. Tune in for more great gottagettagourd fun!