At my local Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, I struck up a conversation with the clerk. For some reason I can't recall, she whipped out from behind the counter this gourd etched with an image of Jesus. It was the first and only gourd etching I've ever seen -- someone really put some time and effort into this piece.
For other decorating ideas with gourds and pumpkins, check out this gallery of fall outside decorations.
Photo by Lisa Hallett Taylor