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Friday, November 20, 2015

Thanksgiving Buffet Table

Hello, dear friends!
Thanksgiving is just a few short days away, and I am sure everyone is busy with last minute preparations.

This is my most favorite time of the year. I love having family and friends over for the holidays, sharing meals, and creating memories. It is the start of the holiday season!

I love entertaining, and this is the time of the year when I have lots of fun playing with dishes, tablesetting, cooking, and celebrating the blessings in our life!   

I used gold foil for the gilded mini pumpkins.

Apply foil adhesive on the top part of the pumpkin with a small sponge brush.
Next, press the gold foil side down on top of the pumpkin, tapping gently with the sponge brush.
Then, slowly peel away the wax-paper backing, and in the end you will have a beautifully gilded mini pumpkin. 
It can used as a place card holder or simply as a pretty accent at your table.

In keeping with the fall color theme, I used mostly white dishes to set my buffet table and autumn colors as accent through out the table.

I stacked the amber glass compotes and housed them under an over-sized glass cloche.

The ceramic utensil caddies keep the flatware nicely organized

I don't know why, but everything always looks so pretty when it's under a cloche.

I used the gold painted pumpkins as a flower vase and as accents in my tablescape.

Love how they turned out and how they add a touch of glam to my Thanksgiving tablescape.

Click HERE for the Polka Dot Pumpkin tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Wishing you and your family a safe and joyful Thanksgiving!

~Hugs, Poppy~

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Polka Dot Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Hello, dear friends!
Hope the week is going well for you.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I am enjoying sprucing up my home for the upcoming holiday.
So, I thought I will share with you my Thanksgiving centerpiece that I am planning to use on my buffet table.

Supplies needed:
Pumpkins of various sizes
Acrylic Metallic Gold paint
Sponge Brush
Round Stickers 

For the polka dot pumpkin, I borrowed some round stickers from my kids and placed them randomly on the surface of the pumpkin. Then, I applied two coats of gold metallic paint all over the pumpkin.. I let the paint dry overnight and peeled off the stickers from the pumpkin, and

Love the way the polka dotted pumpkin turned out!

I removed the top of the bigger of the three pumpkins, painted it with the same metallic gold paint. Then, I used the painted pumpkin as a vase filled with silk florals. 
I like how the gold contrasts so beautifully with the autumn flowers!

The warm glow of candlelight creates a magical ambience 
and a perfect setting for an elegant dinner.

I am looking forward to using these painted pumpkins as a centerpiece on my buffet table.

Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Poppy

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