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
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.
Meet our #1 selling winter product- Nick!
This gourd snowman head is white in color with a black top. He has an orange carrot gourd nose and a gourd pipe. The large is approximately 8 inches in diameter and comes with an electric light.
Nick will warm up your home all winter long!
Purchase online here.
View our other snowman collections:
The Stanley Family
THANK YOU to everyone that participated in our online Silent Auction as well as the live Silent Auction at our Retail Store this past weekend.
Here are just a few of the unique, one-of-a-kind gourds that were sold:
Large tree gourd
Snowman with Stars
Gourd Nativity Scene
Blue Lit Flower
This past weekend was the first weekend of our “Create Your Own Workshop” as part of our Winter Open House events. Customers had the chance to create their own Snowman, Santa, or Angel gourd and enter it into our Winter Contest if they chose to do so.
This workshop continues on Friday and Saturday, December 9th and 10th. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
The Create your Own station was set up behind-the-scenes in our production area. Here are just a few photos:
These gourds will become original Santas!
Customers can choose from white or natural colored gourds to make a snowman
Choosing a scarf
There are so many ways to personalize your gourd!
Halos and ear muffs!
Adorable snowmen created by one of our customers
Our amazing crafters hard at work
We absolutely love seeing the creativity during these events.
Merry Christmas to our gourd customers! We are pleased to introduce our new Yule Tide Christmas gourd. They come in three sizes and shapes. They are white in color and are lit to illuminate a Christmas tree on the front of the gourd. These products are also our December Product of the Month!
Yule Tide Christmas Snowman Lit
Yule Tide Christmas Gourd Tall-Lit
Yule Tide Christmas Gourd Medium Lit
Click here to purchase!
We are pleased to introduce our new white polar bear family, The Klondikes.
Behind the scenes producing our new polar bear collection
The Klondikes are born!
This collection is available in a small, medium, or large sizes. The large bear has a snowflake cut out with a light.
Click here to purchase.
We are starting to feel the nip in the air here at Meadowbrooke Gourds! October’s product of the month is our new Winter Glacier Snowman. He comes in 2 sizes – Small 18 inches tall and Medium 30 inches tall.
Snowflakes are cut out in the belly and he comes with an electric light. Winter Glacier is ready for the cold weather with his black top hat and scarf.
Click to purchase online!
We recently wrote a blog post about creating your own mod podge vases at home.
Another idea would be to make your own gourd vase with out the decoupage! All you need is a penguin gourd and some paint! (And someone handy that can saw the top off of your raw gourd.) With some bright paints and artificial spring flowers, you can make this easy craft into a home decoration for the new season!
gourd vases in our retail store
Try turning your vases into Valentine’s Day decorations! Paint the gourds pink or red to give your seasonal decorating a boost! This simple craft is sure to add a pop of color to your home.
Valentine’s Day would not be complete without the delectable treats that go along with it! We’ve found a great recipe for red velvet cupcakes from Better Homes and Gardens that we think you will enjoy. Not only will this recipe make great tasting cupcakes, but these tasty treats are absolutely adorable as well!
Photo Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens
For more information on ingredients and baking directions for this recipe, click here.
Get your home ready for Valentine’s Day with these cute Valentine’s gourds. They are currently available at our retail store in Carlisle, PA.