You will be wearing the prettiest pumpkin in existence. The Rouge Vif d’Etampes is well known as the pumpkin that Cinderella got away in as the clock struck midnight. This striking heirloom variety from France was begging to be a made into jewelry. Just look at its well defined ribs and flattened oval shape!
As a bangle, the pumpkin charm is an elegant orb that shimmers with transformation and power, a breakthrough from the Cinderella Complex that beset the female upbringing for so long.
Throw on the bangle alone or in a set with some of the others. Worn together, you’ll walk to the soft sound of jingling gold.
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.