October 21, 2010
A few glamorous pumpkin displays have caught my eye lately. Have you seen Heather’s velvet beauties? They’re my new favorite. Oh how I adore all three shades: the pear green, the watery blue and the deep rust velvet. Aren’t they lovely?
Eddie always gets it right, bring on the gold paint!
Last year’s mercury glass pumpkins from Wisteria and Pottery Barn are so pretty. Reader update: Wisteria has some for sale this year!
Seasonal squash becomes elegant when placed under glass.
via Country Living
And I love Julia’s charming mixed metal glass pumpkins.
Last year, these golden ladies graced our front porch . . .
. . . but this year I’m adding metallic effects on a much smaller scale ~ with Rub ‘n Buff!
Rub ‘n Buff is a new favorite crafting tool of mine ~ no need to spray paint or bring out brushes for craft paint. It’s just so darn easy. I used ‘Antique Gold’ on the orange mini, and ‘European Gold’ on the white mini pumpkin.
For a fun pop of color, I used ‘Pearl Blue’ on the last one.
I’ve seen a few shades of Rub ‘n Buff at my local craft store, but you can also find a greater selection of metallic finishes here. I’m going to make just a few more golden versions for our harvest table for Thanksgiving.
What’s your favorite way to decorate with pumpkins? Give them a faux finish or display them au natural? Perhaps a little of both? Have you done something special with your pumpkins this season? Share your creativity!