Friday, October 30, 2009

Sugar and Spice

I've been enjoying an usual anticipation for Halloween this year. Buying carmels and granny smith apples for some weekend confections. Reading Sleepy Hollow instead of textbooks. And - on a weekend visiting home - driving out to the farm off of Woods Valley Road for its annual pumpkin patch. From the road you can see the distant pumpkin pickers, wandering past great clusters of orange orbs. To the east a fine dust coats the white barn on the neighboring land and to the west giant pumpkins dot the dried fields, their burnt red hide decaying sweetly in the heat of California autumn. Back at school, these miniature pumpkins were sensible. Since I didn't have the array of glitter colors to make these, I "adjusted" the natural pumpkin colors by giving each a coat of acrylic craft paint before covering them in sugary, iridescent white glitter.With all this talk of pumpkins and November just around the corner, I'm already awaiting Thanksgiving. The scent of cloves and allspice, the warmth that emanates from the oven, and to borrow a phrase from Washington Irving, "the most luxurious of pies."

36 comments:

Marie said...

I love it !

Christa (Letteria) said...

love this idea, so so nice.
greetings from switzerland, christa

PilliPilli Handmade said...

magical...

Christy said...

beautiful frosted pumpkins! soooo dreamy!

Helen said...

i think yours looks nicer than marthas, much more elegant. what a great centre piece!

Anjelica said...

Oh they're lovely <3

Becky said...

Gorgeous images, as ever Livy! Happy Halloween.

Hannah said...

Mmm....they look so good! =)

Hannah said...

Good as in Cute. ^^

Cynthia L. H. said...

Ooohhh!!! Great idea!!! ;^) I LOVE these sparkling pumpkins!!! Your description is very well written, too.
;^)
FUN!!!

Lisa Ensor said...

Beautiful!

Brandi said...

These are so lovely. They have that perfect touch of Halloween magic.

Saltina said...

I love the way the pumpkins turned out. Very soft. Beautiful pictures too!

Chelsea said...

Love this!

Tiffani said...

Cool idea! Those are pretty. Do you have glitter everywhere now?

Stacy's Designs 88 said...

Lovely! The different sizes and range of hues are so pretty. Happy Halloween! :)

Ms. B said...

Those are so cute! I need to make a bunch of glittery pumpkins for next year! It's too late for this year, time to start working on Christmas crafts!

nicole said...

love the pumpkins...so gentle and surprisingly festive.

Lindsey said...

How beautiful your world must be. I think I could live in your house, your town, your shoes and see quite a different view.

To see things through your eyes is inspiring indeed.

yoli said...

beuatiful pumpkins pics...

Valerie said...

I love, love this idea! The subtle sparkle is so delicious. I have filed it away at thecraftersfilebox.blogspot.com.

Thanks for sharing!

Checks and Spots said...

A brilliant idea superbly executed!
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xx

Brancoprata said...

Thank you! You just made my day! What a beautiful blog... so many amazing ideas and images!I´m speechless!

Erin said...

Absolutely loving these! They are so gorgeous!!!

Michelle said...

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Love,
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nina said...

I love this idea...a glamorous touch for Halloween decor:-)

Muet Drama Show said...

Love your Blog :)

Polly R said...

Beautiful! A wonderful idea. I think they look nicer than Martha's ones!
x

Claire said...

I love this! By the way, I gave you a shout-out on my blog today :)

Ashma said...

I love seeing the world through your eyes Livy. Your creations and photographs and words are just the most divine things.
-Ashma x

Ruxandra said...

what a beautiful idea.i love them.

Courtney said...

These are darling. Consider this idea bookmarked for next year. Who knew pumpkins could be so adorable?

Muffin said...

Can I ask where you got your cake stand? I've been looking for one for months now and love this one!

Brittany said...

I just love the way these look! So yummy!! I'm going to have to try it. I'm featuring this post on my blog sometime soon. :) Thanks for sharing.
little-inspirations.blogspot.com

NJoy Event Planning said...

Love glittery pumpkins....maybe a bit too much!

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