Pumpkin Display

Autumn Abundance

Autumn Abundance

On the corner of Main Street, Fish Creek, a composed display of everything-autumn delights visitors to Door County.  The arrangement is compliments of the up-scale On Deck Clothing Company.  Although it looks random and natural, it is actually carefully composed.  The trick is to use a variety of seasonal materials–in abundance and at different levels.  Baskets, large pots and galvanized tubs on boxes raise pumpkins and gourds in multiple colors to new heights, adding great interest.  Tall sheafs of corn stalks also give height and interest to the display.

 A white garden pillar and quirky scarecrow echo the height of the stalks.  Potted grasses as well as potted mums take this display into the “design” realm by adding unexpected and unusual elements.  A touch not easy to see in the picture is that each pumpkin wears the scripted words “On Deck” in black.  The display is, after all, an invitation to go inside the welcoming store–just next-door.


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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