Monday, October 6, 2014

Silver Leaf Gourds For Fall

This is a post about a tablescape.

When I do posts about tablescapes I get a little excited.

You know what a tablescape means at my house?

A clean dining room table.

That's a big deal in these parts.

An even bigger deal was that for this tablescape, the guest room was actually clean at the SAME time!

These gourds came straight from Silo Hill Farm.

Thanks Danni!

Then I left them in my trunk for -

wait for it - 

2 years.

Then I silver-leafed them.

And man-oh-man are they beautiful!

I. Love. Them.

This is really isn't a tablescape.

More like a centerpiece I guess.


Pretty simple. Just my usual burlap runner with a bunch of my dried hydrangeas.

The gourds are really the stars here.

Don't you think?

Someday I'm going to make a video of the silver leafing process.

Because I don't think I will ever stop leafing.

Sharing here:


Vanessa said...

Now those are pretty awesome looking. I love the gold on them as well.

Cari Dunn said...

Beautiful! I'd love to see how you did them.

Jeannie said...

I literally laughed out loud when I read table scape for you is a clean table! Me too!!!!!! Ha ha ha ha ha.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

You are more than welcome Karen and your gourds are beautiful! Don't know why I never thought to silver leaf one. I love your burlap runner and your tablescape is gorgeous.

Unknown said...

I would never have thought that gourds would last 2 years !!!
They look absolutely gorgeous Karen !
I have a dresser I want to silver leaf - keep putting it off because it's huge - maybe I should do some gourds - I absolutely love these !!!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Oh, these are gorgeous!
And a clean dining room table??? gasp
What does that feel like? LOL
I dream of that day.

Unknown said...

Good call on the silver leafing.

Mary Jones said...

How do you dry them .I have some I would like to dry

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Mary, this reply is for you. The gourds were already dried when my friend gave them to me. I did find this really great article on drying gourds Check it out!


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