I have always been a big fan of the clear or white light strands that you can buy. Now, more then ever you can find a wide selection from the tiny rice lights that are popular at Weddings to the french cafe bulb style that are great on a patio. I love the Smith and Hawkens brand that Target carries, so when I came across these twig lights with pumpkin colored bulbs I knew I had to have them. I took a terra cotta urn and crumpled brown paper as the base and stuck the twig lights out the top. Then I just placed a few pumpkins and gourds around the paper base. I have done the same idea with tiny white lights at Christmas and placed them in a larger urn on my front porch.
I also have a huge old floral basket that I placed pumpkins, gourds and a small Fall wreath on top of my farm table in the kitchen. I tucked some copies of an old Deed tied with jute inside the basket. Lucky the cat, is always a willing participant to be photographed so she jumped right in to help.