Monday, September 30, 2013

The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch


The best and the brightest students in the world attend MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in Cambridge. It is a very prestigious college.


On Saturday, I attended the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch fundraiser at MIT.  Before I reached the Kresge Oval where the event was held I saw this sign. This may be Not Art but across the street there was art a plenty!


This year's event was the biggest ever. The students in the glass blowing class had created 2000+ pumpkins at the MIT Glass Labs. 5-7 students created each pumpkin.


The day could not have been more perfect as the afternoon was warm and dry. I viewed each of the small pumpkin patches. Pumpkins varied in size and color and in price. Most were under $200 and some were under $100. I did see one for $1000. These women told me they already had two pumpkins in the car and they came back for more!


What a one of a kind gift this would make. I really liked this one but it was over my budget.


And this one was going home with this young man. I heard his mom say she really liked it but it was a little expensive. He said, "Well, you do have a birthday coming up". What a sweet son!


We were told not to pick the pumpkins up by their stems because they could break but this one looked pretty sturdy.


This woman liked them all. I think she was having a hard time deciding. Some people were buying more than one. Early Christmas shopping perhaps?


I think this woman was making her final choice with a little help from her friends and family.


            It certainly was a beautiful day for looking at pumpkins and fundraising. I hope the students made lots of  money!

5 comments:

Robin Larkspur said...

Such amazing art!All those gorgeous glass pumpkins. How could one decide between them all. They should have made some little pumpkins with a less hefty price tag. Thanks for sharing this beautiful day.

Diane McCarthy said...

What stunning works of art! I would definitely love to take this event in next year. Thanks for sharing, Elaine!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Wow, how unique! I would have loved to have seen that!

Thank you for your recent comments too!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW. I have never, ever seen anything like this! And we lived in Boston for years! My favorite is the aqua blue!

Hello there! So nice to see you stop by for a visit last night! I hope all is well out in Mass., and that your fall is an inspiring season. Our fall has been a longer summer and no colors on the trees this year.

Thanks again for coming over and have a great day! Anita

must love junk said...

So unusual and pretty!
Susan

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