There’s something special about a pumpkin. The fruit has taken up a plot of land in the hearts—and the holidays—of people across the country. What does a pumpkin mean to you? Maybe pumpkin pie springs to mind first, or a scene of early settlers gathering around a dinner table. Or perhaps Halloween memories are the ones that stick most strongly. Maybe your pumpkin story is something else altogether. Any which way you slice it, though, a pumpkin means a whole lot more than just your daily dose of fruits. Family, days off, plenty to eat—these are the promises of a pumpkin.
Carry your pumpkin story in a delicate reminder with you at all times. Tiny, lifelike details are what make Janet Mavec’s pumpkin charms the real deal. As earrings, a necklace, or a bangle, the pumpkin charm (and its respective chain) is a subtle golden sparkle when you move, elegant enough to go with work or play and a quick common center for friends and strangers who notice it.
Janet Mavec’s pumpkin chains are based on her own favorite variety: the Rouge Vif d’Etampes Pumpkin. This was the most common type of pumpkin in the Central Market in Paris, way back in the 1880s. Ooh la la.
The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed over a thousand pounds, but most pumpkins weigh between 6 and 18 pounds.
Pumpkin pie used to mean pumpkin in the crust, not as the filling. That didn’t change until the late 1700s.