While antiquing in Minneapolis last month, I spotted this rusty old little truck and put it in my cart. I got a strange look from my husband, who wondered why I'd want to buy such a thing. But I knew its wonderful weathered patina would make a great fall accent for our porch when paired with autumn's bountiful harvest of gourds.
I found the perfect-size gourds for my little truck at this pumpkin stand in Pella when my mother-in-law passed through there on a visit to my grandma's. The teeny ones are barely 2 inches tall.
I love the friendly feel of small towns like Pella, where people still trust others to do the right thing. Another bonus? The gourds were a much better price than in larger towns like Des Moines!