Saturday, June 23, 2012

I had a little nut tree...

I had a little nut tree,
Nothing would it bear
But a silver nutmeg
And a golden pear

The King of Spain's daughter
Came to visit me
All for the sake
Of my little nut tree.

This was one of my favorite nursery rhymes as a child, and I've always loved pears.  When I was in elementary school, my mom would make sure I had a pear in my lunch when they were available.

One of my hauls from Home Goods (the Mecca of miserly DIY decorators like yours truly) was a plastic box of faux red apples and green pears.  They were allegedly scented like the fruit, but whatever they had been scented with had long faded and frankly, I'm glad of it.  They are very lifelike and for a long while I had them in a glass bowl in the living room. They look like this (not my photo - you can tell because it's *good* - lol)

Her dress was made of crimson, 
Jet black was her hair
She asked me for my nutmeg 
And my golden pear

And I then I saw a decoupaged pear at Confessions of a Plate Addict - using French script from The Graphics Fairy.  It was like sensory overload, and I *had* to do it.  My "victim", however, was not one of the pears from the Home Goods box, but rather a big giant pear I had picked up somewhere else.  I think it turned out very well.

I said "So fair a princess
Never did I see
I'll give you all the fruit
From my little nut tree"

As for the smaller pears, I silver leafed them (I was fresh out of nutmegs to silver leaf, so my pears are silvered instead of gilded) with Rub 'n  Buf and I'm also very pleased with them.  I think they will be beautiful in a crystal bowl in my living room.  Here's one next to the Big Giant Pear for size comparison.

I danced o'er the water, 
I danced o'er the sea
And all the birds in the air
Couldn't catch me

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