Fireplace Pumpkins

In October, when it isn’t quite cold enough for a fire but I crave that warm glow, we usually use candles in our fireplace. I never would have thought to fill it with pumpkins, but these two photos make me want to give it a try. Aren’t they cute? I am thinking of using the top design, but the bottom image would be perfect for those who have non-working fireplaces.

Images via countryliving, and goodhousekeeping

10 Responses to Fireplace Pumpkins
  1. Staley Mc
    October 4, 2010 | 12:27 pm

    Love these! Such a cute idea!

  2. Lena
    October 4, 2010 | 1:56 pm

    How adorable! I love the little flames carved into the first pumpkins! We just bought a whole pile; I’m afraid John’s gone a little wild for fall decorations!

  3. Ashleigh
    October 4, 2010 | 2:14 pm

    Wishing I had a fireplace so I could do this. The first one is so cool and I really like the painted ones! We’re going to attempt a black cat pumpkin this year, little nervous about it but hopefully he’ll be cute :)

  4. Brandi
    October 4, 2010 | 3:16 pm

    The first photo is brilliant. I adore that people get so creative with their pumpkins.

  5. Meagan
    October 4, 2010 | 4:28 pm

    That first image is so cool! I love when jack-o-lanterns get creative AND practical. I want you to do it! I will live vicariously through you because I long for a fireplace :)

  6. The Buzz - Diane James Home
    October 4, 2010 | 7:53 pm

    If only I had a fireplace (sigh!) Perhaps a mass of pumpkins in the dog crates might have the same effect… Must get the kids carving soon!

  7. Laura!!!
    October 4, 2010 | 8:22 pm

    Oh I love this!!!

  8. small burst
    October 4, 2010 | 9:31 pm

    oooh….more decorating ideas. i love, love that first photo! So clever.

  9. mariel
    October 5, 2010 | 11:30 am

    That first image is so rad. Wish we didn’t actually use our fireplace!

    • Em
      October 5, 2010 | 11:44 am

      Mariel – I know what you mean, we usually don’t really start having fires until November, but it is getting cold so fast now we might need to nix the pumpkins for some warmth!