Monday, November 29, 2010

Inspiration to Reality... Thanksgiving

Acorn Squash BeforeAfter
Head Table Set for Thanksgiving
"Kids" table set in the adjoining room

Thanksgiving Preparation

The day before Thanksgiving I went on a hunt for baby pumpkins, let me just tell you this is not the easiest thing to do so close to the holiday. Apparently after Halloween everything automatically switches to Christmas/Holiday decorating and all the pumpkins become evergreen trees and wreaths. So I had to get creative and use acorn squash (side note last night I discovered Whole Foods had the baby pumpkins I was looking for of course after the fact). Anyways I bought metallic gold spray paint and set up a station in the garage and sprayed the squash and a bunch of dried hydrangea I had from the summer, and sprinkled the hydrangea with loose gold glitter. I couldn't believe how well the gold covered the squash, only needing one coat they were instantly transformed, and the glitter on the hydrangea reflected subtly under the light.

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is over and we have already decorated for Christmas at our house, but what I loved about this table is that the gold spray paint can be used for other centerpieces, (i.e. sprayed chestnuts, pomegranates, Boxwood, poinsettias etc.)
Happy Holidays!

Table Components:
Natural Burlap Runner, Jo Anne Fabrics
Tan Linen Hemstitch Linen, Target

14 Karat Gold Spray Paint, Jo Anne Fabrics
Gold Glitter, Martha Stewart Collection, Michael's


Paloma said...

this is beautiful sarah! happy belated thanksgiving!

jacin said...

wow gorgeous!

Erin*Sparkle&Hay said...

gorgeous sarah! :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!! What an easy upgrade on the squash!!!

la petite coquine said...

Gorgeous!! Absolutely love this idea!

True Event said...

Thanks everyone!! I love how easy it was too.