Sunday, November 14, 2010

Gold Fever

I have been taking a can of gold metallic spray paint to everything.

It doesn't have any anything to do with the price of gold, but I want my Thanksgiving to have some sparkle. I got the acorns at our local park.  They came in two pieces and I just glued the caps back on after I painted them.


Leaves even look good spray painted gold.  Pick a fresh leaf off the tree, or if they won't be around that long, you can press them and then spray paint them.  I talk about pressing leaves to keep here.

 And, especially pumpkins look fantastic painted gold.  I talked about how to gild a pumpkin with a can of spray paint here.

 So try a little bling in your Thanksgiving tablescape.  

I will link to these fabulous blogs.  Go and visit them.
Seasonal Sundays  at The Tablescaper
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Make It For Monday  at Cottage Instincts
Re-Party at First a Dream 
Just Something I Whipped Up  at The Girl Creative
Market Yourself Monday at Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog
Whatever Goes Wednesday  at Someday Crafts
Toot Your Horn Tuesday at A Silly Little Sparrow
 I will join Joni at Red Couch Recipes for the Thanksgiving Challenge.  I will put at the end of every post till Thanksgiving what I am thankful for.  I am thankful for the farmers who work so hard in the fields and get food on our tables.  With Illinois being in the corn belt, the image below has been a familiar one this fall.

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30 comments:

La said...

Stunning! Love the acorns and leaf. La

The Tablescaper said...

These are each so beautiful and inspirational. I can't believe the size of those acorns. I'd love to have you link your post to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sherry I love the gold! You made acorns look very fancy, the leaf is great too-enjoy:@)

Blondie's Journal said...

What a fun, fun idea, Sherry! I wish I had thought to glue the caps on the acorns because when I wanted to collect them under my tree, they were all separated. Live and learn. Next year I am going to try this idea...they look beautiful in the apothecary jar!

XO,
Jane

Kristen White said...

What a clever idea! Love the gold acorns...they are so pretty!
Kristen

Aszka9 said...

Stunning! acorns and leaf.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Sherry,
Just gorgeous!! I absolutely love the golden acorns and the leaves as well!
Your home looks just beautiful for the holidays!
Have a great Sunday.
Sincerely,
Melinda

shirley said...

Spray paint is one of my favorite "must have" on hand at all times. It is magic...
your acorns are so festive...I dont have to go far to get them..my back yard is loaded with them.

Jenny said...

You've given me a ton of great ideas -- we have a new set of gold flatware and I think we just might need to spray paint some pretties for the table...

Thank you!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Sweetladyelaine said...

Oh dear...I am busy getting ready to move to Texas and you sparked my interest when I heard gold! Just love the acorns and pumpkin. I need to spray paint a few things and I just might have to do it now! Thanks for the inspiration! Great post!

rosarod said...

Hello dear, I have been these details in gold prices, in particular that has a more striking brightness or has more glitter? just and perfect with autumn. Rose Marie greetings

xinex said...

What a great idea, Sherry! They look very pretty!..Christine

Bloggymom said...

Neat!! My mom talked about doing that today.

Custom Comforts said...

Love your post! What great ideas. I have collected a bunch of acorns and I'm going to try this. It may be too late for the leaves since they are almost all down. When you spray the leaves, do they keep forever or do they eventually dry and crack?
Thanks so much for sharing.
Cindy

Sherry said...

I think my son had picked up this leaf probably the same day it fell. I spray painted it within 24 hours (it was a little dry but not crunchy) and it has made it sort of preserved. It probably will break but it has a leathery texture and is pliable. I haven't been gentle with it and it hasn't broke yet. Trying to describe that the best I can, so I am not sure how long it will last, but it will last till Thanksgiving. For leaves that might last longer you could spray paint silk leaves.
Sherry

Sharing Shadymont said...

I love the golden acorns in the jar. So simple, yet so pretty! Great idea!

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

Donna said...

I love to spray paint just about everything, too! Your acorns turned out great! I actually covered some acorns with glitter yesterday. Fun!!

Tess said...

Wow...this is great!! Everthing looks beautiful and is such fantastic idea. I love the acorns the best!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Sherrt, they are gorgeous! What a smart idea. You are going to have the most festive T'gvg table, and maybe I will too if I get time to copy your ideas! Thank you for the inspiration. laurie

Beth said...

I love how you have gilded your pumpkins and acorns. They look stunning, Sherry!
Blessings, Beth

eddieross said...

What a simple and beautiful cornucopia. Stunning!

E+J

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

What a lovely idea! Heading over to check out your ideas on gilding pumpkins now...I'm here from Make it for Mondays at Cottage Instincts!

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

I'm a gold-spray-paint-aholic myself. Have been for years! I love doing fall stuff w/gold and then transitioning into Christmas with it.

I love the oak leaf! And the acorns too! Well, now I'm just gonna have to go outside and do some 'pickin'!

Would love for you to link up this weekend to Passion for Paint!

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Kelly said...

Oh my! What beautiful (golden!) ideas! And I adore that brown transferware....I'm a new follower!

(P.S., I found your blog through Cottage Instincts!)

Hanna said...

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Denise said...

I will be looking for acorns on my walk tomorrow! Yours are gorgeous!!!

I'm your newest follower.

Naturally Me Creations said...

I think the leaf and ribbon napkin ring is gorgeous! :) Now I'm sorry I threw away all those oak tree leaves that were laying around in my yard!

Honey at 2805 said...

Gold works for me. You are so cleveras well as patient to glue those acorns back together! Solid Gold...I just became a follower.

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