Monday, October 7, 2013

More Annie Sloan Painted Pumpkins-White and Sweet


Oh Pumpkin,. Oh Pumpkin,

You used to be bright.

You glowed like neon.

You shone like a light.


Now you have calmed down,

And I love the sight,

Now that you're painted,

A pretty off-white.
Yesterday, Yesterday,

You looked like this,
But I took the chalk paint,

and gave you a kiss.
Then, when you were dry,

Valspar touched your  face.

Oh!  How I love you-

You belong in this place.


The last rose of summer,

Graces this little vignette.

And I painted that gourd

while you were still wet.
Good day little pumpkins,

I am off to the races.

But I will return,
To see your sweet faces.
Here you were before

My lovely little gourd.
And here you are now-

On my cutting board.
Thanks for the visit,

Please stay a while,

I promise I'll try

To give you a smile.
Have a great day!!!!

I'll be around visiting late today.

I apologize for not getting around

to visiting many of you in the last

couple of days. 

There is lots going on here and I will

share more about that tomorrow.
your photo name

44 comments:

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Soft and pretty! Paint transforms everything!

Susie said...

Diana, Cute poem. I think now your pumpkins look very nice. I have never painted any before. This would sure be a good kid project too. xoxo,Susie

Musings from Kim K. said...

Aren't you clever with your pretty pumpkins and witty poem. Happy Monday!

Tete said...

Looks good! I repainted my foam ones years ago. I am not an orange fan at all, but there are certain oranges that are worse for me, so I painted them my orange. My have to do them again.

Chatty Crone said...

It sure makes a difference - I thought the original was pretty, but the new and improved is elegant - I love it and I love where you placed it.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

These look great! I love your vignette with the milk glass vase; it's one of my favorite things now. What a fantastic idea!

kelli said...

you're awesome!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, you are a poet, too. :)

Beth said...

The painted pumpkins are great. Great poetry too!

Anonymous said...

Love them!

Pam Kessler said...

You are a talented pumpkin painter there! They look awesome!

Melinda Hartzog said...

Diana,
You are a fantastic blogger,chalk painter, decorator, poet, etc....is there anything you can't do?! I love the soft touch you've given your pumpkins!

Janet said...

I love how they turned out!

Anonymous said...

I think they look great and your poem just makes my day!

Junkchiccottage said...

Diana,
I love the painted pumkins. Have a nice visit with family.
Kris

Nellie said...

Great literary talent, Diana! You never cease to amaze us! Lovely display on your cutting board!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We are both pumpkin crazy! You're painting them and I'm sewing them! Wish we could get together for the fun! Enjoy your day sweet friend!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

They look so nice and I loved your poem! I painted a pumpkin too and I share soon!

Kathy said...

Cute poem. You are talented. I've never painted a pumpkin (or a gourd for that matter) but yours sure looks nice.

Marissa said...

Sweet poem and you are one talented lady.. wanna come over and help me get into the fall mood?

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They look great, Diana!

sissie said...

Love your poem Diana. You are so right the pumpkins do look so much prettier painted. Orange pumpkins...blah!

hugs
Sissie

20 North Ora said...

Love your pumpkins, gourds and your poem. Precious!!

Judy

Kelly said...

Your pumpkins look great in their new color! Isn't it nice to be able to recycle something you already had?

Katie Clooney said...

Love these darling pumpkins!!! They look great.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Love your painted pumpkins, my friend :)

Gypsy Heart said...

Cute! Cute!

xo
Pat

Patty Antle said...

Nice paint job! Your pumpkin and gourd look wonderful and festive - love your poem too! I didn't know you were a poet. :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love the poem and the pumpkins!

June said...

I'm lovin' em Diana!!! So pretty!
hugs from here...

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I know you wrote this at the crack of dawn or late at night...how can you be so clever with rhymes? Must be all those littles that keep you ready with a witty quip! Love your pumpkins.

vivian said...

love the pumpkin and gourd... love the poem! your such a creative little thing! have a great week!
xoxo
vivian

Celestina Marie said...

Diana such a sweet little poem to go with the darling painted pumpkin and gourd.
Have a nice evening.
Hugs!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love this idea, Diana...and they look great!

Gayla said...

Lovely new life for the pumpkin and other things... And, oh, Diana, what poetry! Hugs!

Maureen Wyatt said...

Aren't you just painting up a storm! Love 'em.

Laura said...

great rhymes Diana!!! or it could be read as a rap!!! sorry I have been away for a month... could hardly believe it had been so long! it only really felt like a fortnight or so! I started a job; and left!!! had troubles with my mum and Seb with his schoolteacher... and generally not feeling 100 percent; pretty much ever since i had shingles! throw in study and my husband being away; a lot! just not much time for me things!!! will definitely catch up on your previous posts as much as i can to see how you have been! missed you!
laura xxxx

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

Enjoy your family & your break!! V

Clara said...

Great looking pumpkins Diana. I love them.
~Clara

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

Bravo! Lovely poem and pumpkins! Aren't they so much more realistic this way/ Hugs, Leena

lynn said...

great poetry, diana! and you did that gourd a big favor--much cuter now:)

Anne said...

What a sweet little poem...and I love your pumpkin transformation too :-)
xx
Anne

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Your pumpkin poem cracks me up
So to you and your crafts, I lift this cup!

Cheers!

Sandy said...

After reading your post about the out of town visitors, you sure are busy! Love your poem! Silly and fun just like you!