Fall is in the Air!

The weather is cooler and the days are getting shorter, which means fall is almost here!

Fall is one of our absolute favorite times of the year at Meadowbrooke Gourds. To help you get in the fall spirit, here are a few inspirations and DIY projects for your fall decorating. Click the photos to visit the original source and view instructions.

Source: Uncommon Designs

Use mod podge to create this effect on pumpkins! (This would work really well with dried, clean raw gourds, too!)

Source: Today’s Fabulous Finds

Cute, rustic, “2×4″ pumpkins are perfect for fall.

Source: A Pretty Life

Candle cozies are created by recycling old sweaters.

Gourd Candy Corn at Meadowbrooke Gourds

These candy corn gourds would look adorable in a small candy dish!

New Autumn Cottage at Meadowbrooke Gourds

Warm your home with our new Autumn Cottage! It has a smiling jack face cut into its door and the vine detail creates a warm glow when lit.

Product of the Month for October: Holy Nativity Set

Well, that summer blew by, didn’t it? Hope everyone had a safe and happy Labor Day holiday to mark the unofficial end of Summer. And with a new month upon us, it’s time for a new product of the month.

This heirloom quality gourd nativity set is handcrafted with the attention to detail that you’ve come to expect from Meadowbrooke Gourds. Illuminated with an electric light, the start cutout will fill the room with a soft, gentle glow. It might seem a wee bit early to start thinking about the Christmas season, but we just don’t see it that way.

A five piece set, this Nativity includes Joseph (approximately 3.5″ in diameter, Mary (approximately 3″ in diameter, Baby Jesus (approximately 1″ in diameter), Manger (approximately 4″ in a diameter) and Creché (approximately 9″ in diameter).

It’s a unique and eye-catching set to start a new Christmas tradition. Perfect for housewarming gifts.

Pre-order your gourd nativity set during the month of September for a special discount! RETAIL CUSTOMERS: 10% OFF Pre-orders only. Orders must be placed by 10/1/13. Regular price $150.99

WHOLESALE CUSTOMERS: Buy 3 & Get the 4th FREE! Pre-orders only. Orders must be placed by 10/1/13. 4th free item will be included at the time of shipmemt

Expanded Gourd Crafting Supply Area

Great news for all of our gourd crafting customers – we are working on expanding our parts/supplies area in the Retail Store. Visit us in Carlisle, Pennsylvania for raw cleaned gourds and all the supplies you need to craft them into your own unique creations!

Here are some photos of the expanded area:

Happy Spring!

Happy First Day of Spring, everyone!  We just love this time of year. With Easter just around the corner, here are a few of our favorite Easter gourds:

Shop all of our Spring & Easter decor here.

Easter Candy Dish (Abby)

Easter Eggs & Carrots

Chicks and Ducks

Introducing Our Newest Gourd – Katie The Kitten

We are so pleased to introduce our latest gourd – Katie The Kitten.  She is approximately 4” in diameter and features a cut out heart and pretty ribbon bow. Add the optional tea light to illuminate the heart. Katie is purr-fect for any cat lover!

Katie is our March Product of the Month and available for Pre-Order!

Pre-Order Sale Details:
Retail Customers: 10% OFF on Orders Placed by March 1, 2013 (regular price $23.99)

Wholesale customers buy 3 and get the 4th one free while supplies last! (free items will be included at the time of shipping. For every 3 items a wholesale customer purchases we will ship 1 extra item, while supplies last)

Please note: Ribbon color will vary. Katie is unlit. If a tea light is purchased, the gourd will sit over the tea light and will not fit snugly in the gourd.

Optional black tea light with extra battery available for $2.99.

Pre-order sale only, orders must be placed before 3/1/13.

The Birds, The Bees, And Two Great Sales

Our newly retired birds & bees are now 25% OFF! These gourds will make a lovely addition to your Spring decor.

Orange Tweeter Bird:

Retail Customers receive 25% off while supplies last. (Regular retail price: $14.49)

Wholesale customers buy 2 and get the 3rd one free while supplies last! (free items will be included at the time of shipping. For every 2 items a wholesale customer purchases we will ship 1 extra item, while supplies last).

These little birds are sure to put a smile on your face. They are approximately 5 inches tall. Each one is sitting on a grapevine nest.

Click here to start shopping.

Signature Series Bumble Bee Gourds (Pumpkin Spice & Black):

Retail Customers: 25% off while supplies last. (Regular retail price: $36.99)

Wholesale customers buy 2 and get the 3rd one free while supplies last! (free items will be included at the time of shipping. For every 2 items a wholesale customer purchases we will ship 1 extra item, while supplies last).

Our Signature Series Bumble Bees are perfect for your spring collection. Choose from black or pumpkin spice color; comes with an amber electric light. Approximately 5 inches in diameter. Each piece is signed by the master crafter who created the gourd.

Click here to purchase the Black Bumble Bee Gourd.

Click here to purchase the Pumpkin Spice Bumble Bee Gourd.



Two Great Meadowbrooke Sales Going On Now

Right now we are offering two great sales on select Meadowbrooke bunnies!

Our retiring Kourtney line is 25% Off (while supplies last!)

These grey bunnies have a white belly and a bright colored bow. The Large Lit, Medium Tall Lit and Large Tall Lit come with an electric light. The large tall lit is approximately 26-30″ tall. Shop the Kourtney collection on clearance.

February Product of The Month: Gloria

Pre-order your Gloria bunnies today!

Available February 1st, 2013. This sale is a pre-order only sale, to qualify for sale pricing your order must be placed by February 1st, 2013.

Retail customers get 10% off. Regular retail price is $26.99.

Introducing Gloria, our new springtime bunny. Gloria is available in 3 styles, all featuring our new brown bunny head with a bright bow. The warty gourd bunnies are available in purple or orange and are about 5” in diameter. The tall brown bunny has a natural colored belly and is about 12” tall. These bunnies are excited to be added to your spring décor. They will be shipped out at the beginning of February. Purchase Gloria Here.


Hello, November Product Of The Month

Introducing our November Product of the Month: Holiday Candle Light Gourd.

This new gourd is approximately 7″ in diameter and comes with an amber light. The candle, spark and stars are cut out so the glow of the light shows through the gourd. At the bottom of the candle is green holly with three berries that glow red when lit. The Holiday Candle Light Gourd will bring the warmth of the holidays into your home this season. Click here to learn more and purchase.

Ready For The Holidays At Meadowbrooke Gourds

Happy November 1st, everyone! We hope you had a wonderful Halloween.

As October comes to a close and November begins, we are excited for the upcoming holiday season at Meadowbrooke Gourds. The Retail Store is stocked with our winter gourds! Our displays are full of santas, elves, angels & snowmen! It is the most wonderful time of the year after all. :)

Winter Gourds at Meadowbrooke Gourds

View our entire winter collection online at mbgourds.com

October Product of The Month

The October Product Of The Month is our brand NEW Gingerbread Man and Gingerbread Girl. They are both approximately 4″ in diameter. The boy has a white hat, red bow tie at his neck, red scarf around his neck and black buttons on his belly. The girl has a cute red bow on her head, red scarf around her neck and red buttons on her belly. The Gingerbread family is a great addition to our gourd families. (Each is sold separately.)

Read more about our Gingerbread Girl.

Read more about our Gingerbread Man.