Double-Duty Pumpkin Pleasers

While friends around me are channeling their inner Munsters and focused on All Hallow’s Eve, I’m hunting for pumpkin decor that works for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. Why? Because double-duty decor saves time and makes smart money sense.

This year’s bounty of pumpkin pleasers is the best ever.

Hot Skwash Bright Velvet Pumpkins are fashioned of luxe silk velvet, rice and discarded (then upcycled) pumpkin/squash stems from local farms.  These posh pumpkins come in vibrant hues of pomegranate, persimmon and ocean; plus a wild leopard print thrown in for good measure. $20-$45.

Fill Pumpkins on Serve Stands with treats and watch Halloween revelers flip their lids. At Thanksgiving, these lovely servers bring the warmth of the harvest to your table and are an unexpected way to serve appetizers, soups and sides. $29.50-$89.

Napkin rings add a nice finishing touch. Harvest Pumpkin napkin rings deliver a lot of Autumn style for just $6.00 each.

As a Julia Child wanna-be who will never quite be, I’ve learned that if you can’t make it–fake it. The Boulangerie Pumpkin Souffle jar candle fills the house with the scent of baked pumpkin souffle with its blend of sweet vanilla, tonka bean, musk and clove hined with notes of ginger and orange. The gorgeous white gilded jar isn’t too hard on the eyes either. $26.

Candy corn doesn’t stand a chance against Dean & Deluca’s Pumpkin Truffles. Made by Knipschildt Chocolatier, these chic sweet treats are made of white chocolate pumpkin ganache that’s infused with nutmeg and cloves, then dipped in dark chocolate and topped with a pumpkin seed. Although both my Halloween and Thanksgiving guests would love these truffles, let’s be clear–I’m eating every single piece all by myself. $35.