Is it really only one week until Thanksgiving?! This season just flies by…wow. On Sunday I shared my tips for creating a festive holiday table at the Philadelphia West Elm store, as well as a fun DIY! I was thrilled to be invited by West Elm, and it was wonderful to see some familiar faces as well as new ones. My main advice was, and is, to make trends your own. In this highly styled world we live in, we are bombarded with images and ideas for everything, and it can be overwhelming at times. Use items you love, color palettes that make you happy, and focus on the details. I styled a table using some of my favorites…the organic shaped dinnerware (kind of obsessed), mercury glass, and of course, gold flatware. The gold leafed mini pumpkins add a personal detail and also make a great parting favor for guests!
Care to add the midas touch to your thanksgiving table? Here’s how to do it:
apply a light coat of glue to the pumpkin, wait 5 minutes or so until it’s sticky to touch
using the wax paper, gently lift a gold leaf sheet and apply it to your pumpkin
pat the wax paper softly using th brush, releasing the gold leaf underneath onto pumpkin
carefully remove the wax paper and smooth down edges very delicately using gloved hand
repeat the steps until covered…apply a sealant (if not using a fresh pumpkin)