Ultimate Thanksgiving: Seriously Awesome Centerpiece Ideas

created at: 11/05/2010

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love the food, the people, the chill in the air, the song “Over the River and Through the Woods“, and the sentiment. There are few things more wonderful than gathering around a table to share a meal with your favorite people in the world. 

Because the dining room table is a focal point for the holiday, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to dress it up. Below is a collection of inspirations for the celebration.  Continue Reading

Acorn Cakelet Pan

New from Williams-Sonoma is their absolutely darling Acorn Cakelet Pan. The detail in each of the 18 acorns it bakes is remarkable. I’m imagining little acorn corn breads served with jambalya or chilli this fall. Mmmmm. Perfect for cakes as well, just pop the little devils out of the pan and dust them with powdered sugar for a no-fuss yet fancy desert. The pan overall measures 15 1/4″ x 11 3/4″ x 1″ high while the acorns it produces are 2 1/4″ long. Continue Reading

DIY Autumn

The weather is playing tricks on you: the leaves are sorta changing, and it’s getting dark at 7:30, yet it remains 95-degrees throughout most of the day. Check out Betz White’s attempt to make up some fall on her own.


“I’ve been sprinkling the felted acorns all around the house to see where they might bring us a little autumnal cheer.”

“Now for some foliage. I dug out some felted sweater scraps and free-handed some oak leaves.” Continue Reading