. . . . . . . they are as fresh and firm as the day I brought them home, just
harvested, from HERE, the Johnson family farm in Angier, NC, back in September!
Many have been roasted, part of delicious veggie plates and rustic
vegetable tarts, others pureed into robust soups, with several bags
stashed in the freezer to pull out when something hearty, homemade
and delicious seems right on a cold winter night.
Now I'm integrating several of the pumpkins into my Christmas decor - I just
cannot say goodbye to them. . . . .yet!
I decided silvery pumpkins would be stunning but I didn't want them glittery or shiny.
Looking through the cans of spray paint at Michael's - and yes, they're now kept in
a locked cage due to bad customers opening the cans and spraying the paint on
counters and fixtures to check the colors - it was a hard decision between a mirror
finish and brushed nickel.
The latter won and I am thrilled with the outcome. I used my grey-green pumpkins,
taping off the stalks before spraying - but this particular paint has primer in it so
one quick spray over any color should work, and it dries within minutes to the
soft silvery glow I was looking for, fabulous.
These are new candles for Christmas. Have you priced tapers lately,
they've become quite expensive, and I required six for this pair of candelabras
from SuzAnna's Antiques. I found these last week - two boxes of six on a sale table
at Bed, Bath & Beyond - most were primary colors but these chocolate brown ones
were perfect for me, and at just $4.99 a box I have six to burn and six spare ones for later.
This is the particular paint I used - what do you think?
I'm sure you'll agree the pumpkins are having a great time
here at the cottage.
Autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and now Christmas - they continue to
bring much happiness and a special glow to our home for the holiday season.
Other than picking up a few fresh greens next week, my decorating for the
holidays is done, both inside and out.
Moving on to other things now - never a dull moment.
How about you?