Fall is in full swing at terrain, the concept garden store from Urban Outfitters where next week, I'll be revealing some of my best kept secrets to decorating and entertaining with gourds.  


These days, enter the grounds at Styer's outside Philadelphia, the century-old greenhouse that now houses terrain, and fall envelops you whole. 


There are gourds and pumpkins as far as the eye can see.  


Rare and beautiful specimens, displayed neatly in bins. 


Ever tried hollowing one out for flowers? It's easier than you might think, and I'll show you how.


Here's the best part: everyone makes their own arrangement to take home! To start, how pretty is this vintage hydrangea with the blue pumpkin?


I'll also be setting a harvest chic table for the fall, inspired by the pretty blues and subtle purples in the arrangement.   


Speaking of entertaining, add a few great baskets in wicker and wire, and we have just what we need for the gourd crudité I'll be demonstrating, along with a monogrammed soup tureen made from an heirloom pumpkin. 


Not a creepy crudité, but something fresher and more elegant.


The events are on Thursday, October 14th and Friday, October 15th, both from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, when we transform this room at terrain into a beautiful, candlelit workshop.



Tickets for the event are $65 per person during which you'll make your own arrangement in a specialty blue pumpkin with fresh cut flowers. We're also serving plenty of wine and hors d'oeuvres to get the creative juices flowing! Hope to see you at terrain, everyone!