Monday, November 5, 2018

A PUMPKIN POEM--OUT WITH THE ORANGE-IN WITH THE WHITE


Oh Pumpkin,. Oh Pumpkin,

You used to be so 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!!!!

And remember~

Put on your nicest dress when you go to Walmart-

because you never know when the 

paparazzi will be following you.

See what I mean?


You have been warned!
your photo name

56 comments:

Susie said...

Diana, I loved the pumpkin make-over , it looked great with the rose and gourd. Ewwee, I am so glad I do not own that dress. LOL. Even during Halloween, this is too much , or should I say not enough (length). Only you would find this. haha. Blessings to you naughty girl, xoxo, Susie

Simply LKJ said...

Love the pumpkins and the poem!

Red Rose Alley said...

Your off-white pumpkin is pretty, Diana. You've been doing some painting? Your poem is sweet. My heart still sings when I see an orange pumpkin, but I do love the white ones too. : )

~Sheri

Merlesworld said...

Great poem not so keen on pumpkin.
The fellow in the dress would raise eye brows, he is cute.
Merle.......

Kim said...

Now that's the best of both worlds, isn't it. Orange and bright for Halloween, muted and elegant for Thanksgiving. Fabulous!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Well...I was going to comment on the dress but words elude me! The cat got my tongue! hahahaha!

laurie said...

you gave those pumpkins a very pretty dress! Beautiful words and images!!

Doris said...

Love the painted pumpkins! Ohhhh, the dressed up shopper.....not sure I could have stifled a giggle if I saw that :))

Adam said...

That's so messed up

he's wearing the wrong color.

Linda said...

You definitely left us smiling! More! MORE!!!! I love your poetry! Now I have to go spray paint a pumpkin!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Love the little white pumpkin and gourd. Great idea. Thank you for sharing it. It made me smile...but not nearly as much as that lovely outfit in Walmart! So chic. Thank you for making my day.

Vee said...

oh good heavens...I have seen some strange things at Wal-Mart, but that takes the cake.

Your pumpkins look wonderful. I turned a pumpkin into a snowman one year. Ha! Yours look very refined and elegant...

Saimi said...

I certainly hope your pretty white pumpkin doesn't turn back to an organ pumpkin at the stroke of midnight. Such a cute post and clever poem!! My sister decorates with a while theme she went for the light and bright look after a recent remodel. So what I'm saying here is your white pumpkin and gourd is right up her ally.
Very nice, very, very nice!
Saimi

krishna said...

i love the pumpkin makeover.
And the last picture just stole the show.. :D :D :D

Terri D said...

I love your poem and your little still-life vignettes. That last photo made me giggle!

mxtodis123 said...

Oh, I love it. Was feeling a bit down until I visited here. Thanks for the cheer.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Sweet sweet pumpkins and poem! It took me a second to see that the person in the dress had a beard!! Too funny! I see that a lot in my Walmart. One of the cashiers had a full face of makeup and bows in his hair....it was this summer...not Halloween!

Cecilia said...

First, the Wal-martian, lol. Just so wrong, rotfl. Second, love your pumpkin and gourd. Your poem is fun. Thanks for sharing!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness I love the pumpkins with white - but the man in a dress . . . who knows what that is???

Debby Ray said...

You have transformed your little pumpkins beautifully, Diana...and I know you wrote that darling poem...you are a woman of many talents! That guy in Walmart fits right in, doesn't he? LOL!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I love the pumpkins. How long will they last like that?

I don’t shop in Walmart. Apparently, I am missing a lot.

jack69 said...

What creations! They are beautiful and so danged creative. Andthe poetry with it, you 'done good!' Fall brings out more of the artist in you.
Probably a little cool air!
This visit was a joy! Thanks
Sherry & jack

CHERI said...

Your pumpkin is lovely but I just can't break away from the traditional oranges, reds, yellows & browns of fall!!!! I'm a traditional kind of girl:) Now about that dress!!!!!!! Wonder who his designer is???

Jenny said...

Oh dear! A bearded dude in a dress! He needs to watch reruns of What Not To Wear daily until further notice. As for your decor, I can't figure out what's better: your pumpkins or your poetry. I think it's a wash. A whitewash, haaaahahaha xoxo

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi sweet friend,
You crack me up! Gotta love Walmart for a little entertainment in your shopping day. Love the chalk painted pumpkin and the cute poem. Happy Monday.
Kris

BeachGypsy said...

Love the cute poem and the pumpkins turned out great!!

Far Ago Farm said...

Oh Walmart, did you realize when you went into business you would inspire a whole world of um...er... fashion?!

Jeanie said...

Very, very pretty! And I love that last pic!

Theresa said...

Love the poem and those pretty pumpkins. I have a few blooms that I need to bring inside. Have a beautiful day dear friend, HUGS!

Rita C. said...

Agggh.. I can't unsee that last image! Now, what were we talking about?

Lisa said...

Well, what a cute poem....Then the end....Some things you can’t unsee, but I was warned.
Lisa

Decor To Adore said...

I'm catching up with you this morning Diana. I LOVED the Marty McFly costume. So cute and original. And homemade. So many kids no longer use their creativity.

The Santa in a dress gave me a giggle!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I love your pumpkin poem and the pumpkins too. Although I do love the bright cheerful look of orange pumpkins, I added some white ones to my decor this year too. I didn't make mine, but bought them at the dollar store. Yours are glow- orous!

Cindy - ClochesandLavender said...

Love your pumpkin poem. I hope the paparazzi doesn't follow my hubby to Lowes.

Thanks for always making me smile

Cindy

Sally said...

You're so cute, Diana! Bringing a smile to those of us who love you.

xoxo

Missy George said...

You are too funny.. So you went a little crazy with the white! They look good. I don't know where you find the time. Love your poem... You are loaded with talent! Walmart...yuk.. I never go there. I guess it's a good thing because I don't have a dress to wear. Enjoy the rest of your week.xxoo

Carole said...

That last pic is such a hoot! Have a great week. cheers from Carole's Chatter

nonie everythingsewing said...

I am so in love with your blog. You always make me smile and I thank you for that.
Now, I don't think the dress was the right fit for him ,but the shoes are kinda cute.

Nonie

Lowcarb team member said...

Love your words, love your pumpkins.

All the best Jan

Attic Clutter said...

Hi Diana,
Cute poem and pumpkin post
Walmart guy..lol
hugs,Patty

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Diana, your poem, as well as your paint brush, are exceptionally outstanding!. Love it all and the Walmart guy is something else entirely, but I guess if you feel it is right then anything goes! Even a witch would approve of that concept..Happy Tuesday..xxoJudy

Carla from The River said...

LOL .. cute my friend.. not the fella at Walmart.. your poems.
xx oo
Carla

LV said...

You are a lady of many talents. When they handed talent out, they missed me. I have written a few poems in the past, but that did not last long. Glad you are doing well. I have not been visiting much lately. Been under more stress than usual and that is hard on old folks.

bill burke said...

Nice creative pumpkins and a lovely poem. Very nice, Diana.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Your pumpkins are cute. Creative painting and that darling poem. My husband always says he see weird people at Walmart, either lying down or. I know you are extremely busy. thinking of you. xo

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh Diana, here while you were painting your pumpkins with great love and respect, I let my poor pumpkins freeze to death. And now their squishy little bodies are covered with snow. I feel so ashamed. xo

Pam Jackson said...

Oh my....what a dress! HAHA and he has one the shoes too! Makes me totally wonder about people and when I see things like this I want to hide! haha....love the pumpkin poem. I used to paint my real pumpkin but I painted faces on mine, never just spray painted one. But its been many yrs since I have had a real pumpkin. However if I did not sure I would paint it cause the pigs at the farm LOVE pumpkin and I would want to take it to them when done....They got all my watermelon rhine. Love that too. Hoping you are doing well.

Stephanie said...

Oh Diana, you always bring a smile to my face :) Indeed, always put on your nicest dress when visiting Wal-Mart.

Your pumpkin looks wonderful and I simply love the transformation. Hugs to you, my friend!

Connie said...

Sweet pumpkin make over. I love when people redo instead of throwing out and buying new. This is a great way to have the latest style and not spend a lot of hard earned cash. As for the Walmart dresser . . . it's crazy isn't it? This summer while our granddaughters were here we showed them some Walmart dressers on You Tube . . . we had a great time laughing :)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Diana, I would never have thought to paint the pumpkin, but it looks lovely. The more subdued color would certainly fit better with my d├ęcor. Thank you so much for your well wishes last week. Getting better every day and even managed a new recipe for today.

Pom Pom said...

Hi D! Yesterday, Plum Cake said, "Granny, you didn't carve your pumpkins!" I hate pumpkin guts but I love pumpkins and want them around until Thanksgiving.
I hope you're doing well, good girl.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Well you talented lady! What a cute poem and cute way of dressing up your pumpkin and gourd display. LOL - personally, I HATE Walmart . . . as much as they get a bad 'rap' with all of the photos like the one you posted, it seems like the rare times I DO go in . . . I actually experience these things myself! Haha! Poor Walmart.

Terri Steffes said...

Good afternoon sweetie! Checking in and seeing how life is treating you. I'm busy, but one day I'd like not to be! :)

Sandra @ Thistle Cove Farm said...

Dear Lord! and I don't mean about the pumpkins.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Diana,, I can always count on you to bring a smile to my face!! Your pumpkin and gourd look so beautifully transformed. Happy weekend to you! xx

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

Oh my goodness! You sure do know how to make one smile. You have talent little lady! (that man? whoa?)