A Love of all things painted


Monday, October 24, 2011

I have never been much of a fall person - and I never knew there were white pumpkins.  But last year I had a request to paint roses on a pumpkin.  At first I thought - pink roses on an orange pumpkin??  No, not on the orange ones, but on the white ones.  So I went shopping for a white pumpkin and they actually had them in the stores!!  Since I will paint on most anything, this was not a new challenge.  I picked up several white pumpkins - you never know when you will need more, right?  Well, I have finished painting the last of my stash of pumpkins and this is the only one left.  She turned out nice, I think.  I topped her in a gathered pink lace with pink ribbon, a couple of white feathers, and a few strands of pearls - then topped that with several white paper roses.  I have added her to my ETSY shop but I won't be too disappointed if she doesn't sell.  She will be pretty on my table until time to decorate for Christmas - heck, I might even include her in the Christmas decorations as well. 

Did you see the notice at the top of my page?  Only 62 days left til Christmas!!  That isn't enough time for me to get everything done - but I am ahead of the game in some ways.  I shop throughout the year for presents for my children, the trick is trying to keep them from finding them - and for me to find them when it is time to put them under the tree.  I have been known to hide them so well we don't find them until the next year. 

My daughter loves to shop in my house - she will go from room to room and look for things to decorate her home.  I don't mind since I have too much stuff anyway.  She has deleted everything from my guest bath - including the soap (she liked the color), she found a small table, curtains, and paintings for her place.  Last night as she was shopping she found a drawer of stocking stuffers I had purchased in New York this past summer.  With some really fast maneuvering, I managed to get the drawer shut before she emptied it - she managed only to get a book mark out.  Now I am off to find a new hiding place for everything in that drawer.  I suppose I should just place everything in one of those Rubbermaid containers but that would make it too easy so I am thinking under the bed - no one ever looks under there!!


  1. Love the beautiful paintng you did but everything you do is lovely!!
    Have a Wonderful Fall!!

  2. The white/pink pumpkin is beautiful!I have never seen anything you painted that wasn't beautiful.
    Just keep on painting!

  3. I love all the new pumpkins I'm seeing everywhere. Yours is lovely. Pink and white are one of my favorite color combinations. You did a great job painting your pumpkin.

    The French Hutch

  4. Hey I tried following you but some maintence with the site, but would love for you to follow me than I can follow you when it's not being "crazy" lol thanks so much :) have a great day!!!


  5. Brenda,

    Fantastic job on the pumpkin. It is beautiful! I love the non-traditional color!


  6. Your pumpkin is really beautiful- your a talented artist! I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog and check out the giveaway I'm having for a Dremel Multi Max!

  7. So love your tata ornament, Brenda. Mercy! That pumpkin is just breathtaking! I am going to take a peek in your shop.

    We shop all year long for Christmas gifts, also. The cupboards are full & we too are looking for new hiding spots.

    Have a beautiful day ~
    TTFN ~

  8. Love your Pumpkin girlfriend and that TATA ornie had me on the floor! LOVE IT!

  9. So sweet! I just saw your little tag on top which said 58 days until Christmas and it gave me a little jolt! Time to work on the Christmas list. Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Hi Brenda Sweetie...
    What a gorgeous share. I love your white pumpkin and the roses are simply gorgeous. You have such a gift with that paint brush and any object you touch.

    I have had so much fun browsing through your Etsy shoppe. Love that tata ornament. So cute is that. I think you should send one to the your local Cancer Society. They would adore it.

    Hope you have a glorious weekend sweet friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  11. Your pumpkin is gorgeous...you are so talented with your flower painting! Thanks for linking up your pretty spoons with my weekend homemaking link up!

    Have a wonderful day!


  12. Hi again today Brenda,
    Saw your pretty pumpkin again. It made me think about on my FB page on Oct 9 I posted a picture of a pumpkin almost like this asking if any one knew how to do this. Check it out. Like I said a couple of days ago we will work on that pumpkin after the New Year. Thanks for sending me the link to your blog. I love it.


I am so happy you came for a visit and I love reading your comments. I hope you will check back with me often. Until then, I will be at my easel - Happy Painting.