By Kim Charles


Bonnie Pancoast from Eastern, PA creates for the holiday season using elements found right in her own backyard.

"One of the many advantages of living in the country is access to natural items to create holiday décor. It begins in autumn with pumpkins, gourds and grapevines which are then added to Christmas creations. I find it difficult to give up on the pumpkins and gourds as their beauty adds holiday cheer. Over the past few years I have dried and cleaned birdhouse gourds to use again as well as ventured into the woods to gather grapevines and pinecones to use in various projects. In the following photos, all natural items including greens are from our property. The gourds were also grown on the property and the pumpkins were purchased from nearby farms."


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