Monday, October 8, 2012

{happy thanksgiving ... }

Happy Monday and a very Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Canadians! I hope you are enjoying the day off and getting to indulge in some yummy food :)

With an extra day to get things done at home, I actually found time to tackle the pumpkin-painting project that I blogged about last week! I really loved the inspiration photos that mixed matte chalk paint with glam & shiny gold. So I took these lovely mini au natural pumpkins:

 
And gussied them up like this!
 
 
How fun! And best of all it was a super quick project. I chose to keep it simple with 2 colors and 1 pattern: I had Liquitex acrylic heavy body paint {in iridescent bright gold} lying around from a past project, and I used the FAT Paint Company's chalk paint in a gorgeous smoky 'Bella Blue.' The great thing about the FAT paint is that it's thick, goes on super easy, and drys very fast. And I love the matte & shiny combination! I placed the pumpkin's in this rustic bamboo bowl from IKEA, it looks perfect for a fall table.
 
 
Below you can see that my polka-dot pattern is quite far from perfect, I just went for it! But I'm sure you could find a tool that would do the trick to get it just right.
 
 
I think they look cute on a crystal cake platter too ... a little something non-traditional for your Thanksgiving table ...
 
 
 
Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy your day with family, friends & food! I know I will, I'm going to stuff myself with stuffing, it's my favorite!
 
Apologies for the lack of posts last week, something I haven't shared with you yet is that I got a job! It's keeping me busy but I am so blessed, I'm teaching part-time at a local university and part-time at a local college. It's definitely a start. If you remember this post several months ago, I was feeling pretty sad and nervous about getting out into the world after graduation. I'm so thankful that God has a plan for me, and even when I try to take matters into my own hands and get all panicky and anxious, His plan is WAY better than anything I could try to figure out on my own. And for that I am truly thankful this weekend.
 

16 comments:

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Oooooh congratulations on your new job!!!! That is so exciting, good luck. As for these fabulous pumpkins, I have always loved the idea of painting them. Looks as though the FAT paint worked brilliantly, combined with your creativity, I love. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Nancy!!!

Sheila @sZinteriors said...

I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving, Nancy! Huge congratulations on your new job, and all that is yours to embrace... Love the full on gold pumpkins - they're totally fab!

Desert Girls Vintage said...

Oh,my! Those pumpkins look wonderful! I will be a copycat for sure. That is great news about your job! I too am trying to get a job at a local college, but here in CA things are very difficult on that front. Congrats again and Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Rebecca

Preciously Me said...

We don't celebrate Thanks Giving in France ...
So I wish you a very Happy Thanks Giving and all Canadians too!!!

Victoria @ The FAT Paint™ Company and ÉdinHome said...

LOVE that you used your Bella Blue FAT Paint on your mini-pumpkins Nancy! They turned out wonderfully... I love the polka dots but I particularly love that you painted the stems!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you!! I'm thankful to have good people like you in my life :-)
Victoria

by Veronica Varetta said...

It s beasutiful idea!

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StagerLinda said...

Happy Thanksgiving Nancy. Your pumpkins are adorable!

Meesh @ I Dream of Chairs said...

Happy Thanksgiving and Congrats on the jobs!! I'm loving the adorable little pumpkins a la polka dots! :)

Rosa @ FlutterFlutter said...

Congratulations on your jobs Nancy! :) And Happy Thanksgiving to you! Boo-tiful pumpkins. ;) xo Rosa

Monica said...

So happy for you Nancy...all your hard work has good things coming your way. Loved the way the paint looked and I have never used chalk paint so this small pumpkin project is a perfect start for me.

Amy Walters said...

Congratulations on the new jobs Nancy! I remember that post...it touched me so much. So happy that you're in a better place. xo
Happy Thanksgiving! Love the pumpkins. So pretty and so fun.

How2home said...

These are so adorable! Congratulations on your new job Nancy, such great news :) and so happy for ya! Hope you had a great long weekend!

jennifer@CoffeeandCouch said...

Nancy, they look awesome! I just pinned a picture on to my "Boo" board. I can't wait to use Victoria's FAT paint :)

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

Love the pumpkins Nancy. The matte and shiny make a perfect pairing.

Congratulations on the new job(s)! It was just a matter of time :)

Stephanie Jean said...

Congratulations Nancy! I love the pumpkins especially the polka-dots, great idea!!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

ahhh that polka dot one is TOOO cute!

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