December Product of the Month – Winter Hanging Snowman Gourd

We’re pleased to introduce our latest product, which just happens to be our December Product of the Month – Our Limited Edition Winter Hanging Snowman.

It is 7″ wide and 9″ high. Let this Winter Hanging Snowman welcome your guests and family this Winter season.

Winter Hanging Snowman in our Retail Store!

Click here to purchase!

Spotlight on Master Craftsman, Todd Heller

As we mentioned in a previous post,  Todd Heller is the currently featured Master Craftsman on the Crafter’s Corner portion of our website.

One of Todd's one-of-a-kind gourds featured right now on Crafter's Corner.

Here’s a little bit about him you may not know:

What do you like most about your job?
The flexibility and the people I work with

Name one thing that not many people know about you:
I like to go to car shows

Where is your favorite place in the world?
The beach

What is your favorite movie?
Fast Times at Ridgemont High

What music is playing in your car right now?

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?

What do you do when you’re not at work?
Watch my kids play sports, work on my truck

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?
Black Raspberry

What is your favorite gourd?
My one-of-a-kind pieces

Gourd Ornaments & December Product of the Month

Jessie's Snowman Ornament

If you haven’t done so already, it is that time for pulling out all of the Christmas decorations and setting up the tree! Decorating the Christmas tree usually involves some kind of tradition and just looking at various Christmas ornaments can send a rush of memories of Christmases past.  Jessie’s gourd ornaments have become a loved product line here at Meadowbrooke Gourds. The line includes a snowman, santa claus, angel, and penguin. Click here to see them all!

Also, our December Products of the Month happen to be gourd ornaments as well! These brand new, beautifully colored ornaments are part of our Gourdicopia line. They will add a nice, richly colored look to your home whether on the tree or in your favorite bowl!

The ornaments are 31/2 – 4 inches in diameter and come in five colors. (The colors shown are pumpkin spice, paprika and parsley.)

We hope you enjoy making new memories decorating the tree this year!

November Product of the Month

Our November Product of the Month is an addition to our Nick family. Big Nick now has smaller cousins.  They are martin gourds, and even the noses and pipes are gourd pieces!  Big and Medium Nick glow, too.

Add these lovely gourds to your Winter collection…

Healthy Holiday Snacks

Mixed nuts make great holiday snacks.

A lot of people set out bowls of nuts and seeds when they entertain.  They’re a healthy snack that most people like, and can take no more preparation than opening a can and putting them into a bowl.  With just a little more effort, you can produce some wonderful snacks that are still pretty healthy and even more tasty.  The November issue of Real Simple magazine has some good recipes.  One of them follows, and here is a link to one for Rosemary Pecans.

Sweet and Spicy Nuts:
In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 large egg white, ¼ cup packed brown sugar, 2 teaspoons paprika, ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper.  Add 2 cups of lightly salted roasted mixed nuts and toss to coat.  Bake at 350ª on a parchment-lined baking sheet until the coating is set, 12 to 15 minutes.  Let cool.

Now, serve these nuts along side some wrapped candies displayed in one of our Winter Candy Dishes? Your snack display will be tasty and lovely!

Two of our Winter Candy Dishes