Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Day 2013......................

Remember how I suggested recently that you visit 
fabulous ceramic artist Gina at to view her 
beautiful blog, Art and Alfalfa.
Whilst there, you could enjoy her tutorial on how to turn dull brown acorns into golden gems to add to your Holiday decor. Gina first used a gold pen, then upped the ante by actually gold leafing her acorns, and they are gorgeous. Here are my embellished acorns - and I admit I used just a KRYLON 18kt Gold Leafing Pen because I couldn't find my gold leafing supplies - hidden somewhere in the depths of the attic. I then used the same pen to make the place name tags for my guests when they arrive to eat at my Thanksgiving table today......these little acorns are now 
part of my table decor.
I'm off now to start cooking - most of the prep done yesterday. The rain has gone thankfully and later, when the sun comes up, I'm hoping it stays bright for the entire day.

Happy holiday wishes.
May today be a blessed Thanksgiving Day 
wherever you may be.


  1. Have a lovely day! I so wish I could hop on that plane...!

  2. How pretty your little acorns look. I'm sure your table will be beautiful. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Blessings and hugs, Pamela P.S. It's very cold here this morning. It was 14 C last night and it's now 2 (34F) and windy with flurries. Brrrr.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving Mary. Enjoy the rest of the day xx

  4. May you have a blessed day with your loved ones

  5. Dear Mary, You did it! And they look beautiful. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I better get going myself... I think I'll start with Cranberry Sauce.

  6. Such elegant decorations - enjoy your wonderful day.

  7. Your acorn are beautiful and perfect for the table.
    Have a very special day with those you hold so dear.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    xoxo Marilyn

  8. Your golden acorns are gorgeous! I bet the pen was easier to do, and the end result looks just as good as leafing - probably better! I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with love and blessings!

  9. Thinking of you today.
    Sweet little acorns take on magnificence with that gold - I'm sure your thanksgiving table is a picture dear Mary!
    More photos later I hope.
    Shane XOX

  10. Love the acorns Mary. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. If it was around your table, I am sure it was magnificent.


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