Saturday, November 9, 2013

It's Still Fall...

...and I'm still painting things white.
Actually, this vintage chalk ware urn was already painted a glossy cream, and I've used it without doing anything to it.

But I always knew it could look better...and a little older. I do not know why I waited - it took half an hour to update it with a coat plaster paint in warm gray and a dry-brushed top coat of white.

I found these creamy yellow-white gourds recently for .10c each, and the spanish moss was .50c for an unopened bag at the thrift store. Every time I use it, I think, "This is SUCH a mess. Why do I use it?" Then, I love the gray wispy effect it has...

Since I had plenty, I put a few in the bird cage as well.
I took the chamber pot just bugged me.

I added my urn of gourds, which I'll dry and use again in future years. 

I probably should have bought more, so I could fill my antique wagon again next year.

Yes. I like it better than the chamber pot. Much better...

I am preparing for Hannah to come for Thanksgiving - she hasn't been home since July. I hope Ethan and Mason will be able to join us, too. 

Ethan has a near-Thanksgiving birthday, so we have lots to celebrate!

Word for the Day:
Out of them shall come songs of thanksgiving, and the voices of those who celebrate. I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will make them honored, and they shall not be small.

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Ivy and Elephants said...

Revi, thanks so much for stopping by with sweet words. I am still loving your fireplace with books, I gasp each time I see it! I'm just getting used to fall, and now I heard the Hallmark channel announce the count down to Christmas!!!! I'm not ready!
I'm just going to enjoy your pretty gourds and paint something white, too! Hope all the kids can make it for Thanksgiving.

Donna Wilkes said...

It is hard to believe Thanksgiving is here. I bought a bag of tiny white pumpkins back in October and will leave them up for awhile. Love that urn. Your vignette looks wonderfully inviting. I wish my house was that clean!

Tammy Henderson said...

I just love the look of your hearth and the books in the fireplace! Very nice I would like to invite you to come share at One More Time Events....