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Rake in the fall season with this artisan tabletop décor
We’re jumping the gun a bit here, but we’re excited about the fall. Yes, we know — Labor Day hasn’t even come and gone, but the colors of the leaves, riding boots, and not to mention that Starbucks pumpkin spice latte have us all a bit giddy over here.
Fall also brings some of the best décor season of the year. With Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas not so far away, interior décor in homes everywhere will be switching it up a bit to keep with the weather.
When we came across this harvest-themed table runner at Pier1, we knew it was a must, right away. A little pop of autumn, this runner will keep you intrigued as the leaves change from green to red to orange and brown.
Each leaf was handcrafted, bedazzled, and beaded to evoke a gorgeous Vermont afternoon in the fall. "Wonderfully carefree," Pier1 put it, and we agree.
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60 DIY Fall Centerpieces That Are Perfect for All of Your Autumn Dinner Parties
Dress your table for the season with our very best ideas.
You've hung fall wreaths on the front door with care, tricked out the front porch, and even decorated your living room to the nines. What's next on your autumn bucket list? Your dining table, of course! Well, we've got you covered with this amazing selection of fall centerpieces. There's no shortage of elegant and statement-worthy DIY fall centerpiece ideas out there, so pick your look and get ready to DIY! As expected, pumpkins of every size, shape, and color make an appearance here. But don't worry, we haven't neglected the other fall staples like gourds, dried corn, colorful flowers, and dried leaves. You don't have to stick with the same ideas year after year&mdashwhich is where our more creative fall centerpiece ideas come into play. Votives or candle holders made from apples and a rustic Mason jar gourd centerpiece are just two of the more unique projects on our list.
Short on time? No need to go "fall to the wall," if you will. Instead, opt for simple handfuls of wheat, one-off seasonal candles, easy fall florals, or a decorative dried corn display that's as pretty as it is festive. Or, keep your centerpieces on the evergreen side and opt instead for simple, elegant garlands, neutral bottle decorations, and fun, edible spreads for your next family feast. Whatever look you are going for, these budget-friendly fall table decor ideas are the way to get there. Let's get crafting!
Paint small white pumpkins in differing shades of red and pink to create a lovely ombre effect down the center of the table. Add single maroon flowers in bud vases here and there for a light floral touch. Bonus: Wrap the ends of cinnamon sticks in red twine and slip place cards in the stick's natural crevice to create place cards.
A copper milk can filled with greens and berries makes a bold statement as a centerpiece. Add a few orange taper candles to the table and you are ready to celebrate!
A vintage blue-and-white transferware tureen stuffed full of white and yellow flowers, with hints of greenery, looks great on buffet or as a Thanksgiving table centerpiece. Bonus: Decoupage a white pumpkin with blue and white toile wallpaper (you can use color copies, too).
Neutral tones, including whitewashed pumpkins and dried gourds, are layered on top of a smattering of green eucalyptus leaves to create this sophisticated, neutral-toned centerpiece. Bonus: Thread twine through wood buttons and use to tie up linen napkins.
A cotton or linen table runner gets a personal touch when embroidered with the names of family and friends who have attended Thanksgivings past. Display and array of colorful flowers in a vintage trophy and add a scattering of small pine cones and tea lights to complete the scene.
Helpful Links for Fall Charm Table Runner
Here are a few helpful links for finishing the Fall Charm Quilted Table Runner…
- Does binding on those inverted corners look intimidating? Not at all! I used this technique for the binding on those parts: How to Bind an Inverted Corner on a Quilt
- My Mother (Theresa) also just put up tutorial for a Star Quilted Runner and includes lots of little tips and pictures (including for how to MAKE your own binding!), and links as well in her post: Tutorial | Star Quilted Runner
- A tutorial on how to properly and neatly slip stitch binding: How to Slip Stitch Binding the Right Way
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- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 ½ cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
- ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
- 4 pork chops
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C).
In a small bowl, beat together the eggs and milk. In a separate small bowl, mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and parsley.
Heat the olive oil in a large, oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook until lightly browned. Remove garlic, reserving for other uses.
Dip each pork chop into the egg mixture, then into the bread crumb mixture, coating evenly. Place coated pork chops in the skillet, and brown abut 5 minutes on each side.
Place the skillet and pork chops in the preheated oven, and cook 25 minutes, or to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).
25 Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas to Step Up Your Seasonal Display
Autumn is in the air which means it's time for a seasonal decor swap. Dress up your porch, patio, fire pit and more with these festive decorating ideas fit for any outdoor space.
More Is More
Pumpkins, gourds and mums-a-plenty pile the steps of this home with autumnal hues while two life-sized scarecrows flank the front door to greet guests and passersby with a stitched smile.
Cozy Up Outdoor Furniture
Change up the look of your outdoor sofa with a simple swap of seasonal pillows. Once the bright blues and yellows of summer are over, take the less-is-more approach by layering neutrals and evergreens. Even though this mix evokes the feeling of fall, it also works year-round.
Bountiful Front Steps
Nothing says bountiful harvest like fresh flowers, gourds and lanterns cascading down the front steps. "Consider what fall looks like in your region or yard and mimic it for a more natural design," Leslie Davis of Paper Daisy Design suggests. If you can't choose between a classic orange or cool white motif, try this tip and let your landscape influence your decision.
Vintage Milk Jug Vases
Vintage milk jugs just make sense for a traditional autumn table. Search for a galvanized or ceramic vessel like this one, and repurpose the container into a charming vase. Fill the jug with flowers, cotton stems or paper leaves on metallic branches for a fall-tastic look.
Maple Leaf Mailbox Garland
Send the message that autumn has arrived by adorning your mailbox with a fiery maple leaf garland. This DIY project can be easily completed in an afternoon and requires just two wire coat hangers, floral craft foam, faux leaves and mini pumpkins. Finish off the festive display with a couple of lanterns or mums in large planters.
Dressed to Impressed
A bandana-clad scarecrow offers neighbors a handsome slanted smile from the front stoop of this farmhouse. Marigold mums and two petite pumpkins round out the joyful vignette.
Pumpkin Spice Pillows
Take cues from the season's hottest sip and style your outdoor sitting area with pumpkin spice pillows. The orange hue and plaid pattern will call forward notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove and warm up a neutral porch swing or outdoor sectional.
Bring store-bought mums to life in a big way this year by planting them in a wheelbarrow. To ensure that her display would look less country and more boho-chic, lifestyle photographer Aniko Levai painted feathers and geometric shapes right onto the wood &mdash something you can easily do, too.
Charming Rocking Chairs
Sleek metal benches and side tables are nice, but they just can't beat a pair of rocking chairs this time of year. Dial up the character and charm on your porch by snagging two seats in either a reclaimed or distressed wood finish. (Read: The more rustic, the better.) Add a couple of throw pillows and you'll have one idyllic spot for sipping hot chocolate or apple cider.
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Autumn Tablescape Inspiration from Other Amazing Blogs
1 – Simple Farmhouse Tablescape from Cherished Bliss
Why we love this: The country-style patterned plates atop a bare wooden table, the white mini pumpkins, the fall-leaf-and-wheat napkin accents
2 – Rustic Fall Tablescape by Annie Selke
Why we love this: The pale to lime green tones that freshen up the entire look, and the chevron napkins that add some pizzazz!
3 – Modern Organic Table Setting from HGTV
Why we love this: The unique runner of wooden twigs and the half-gilded leaves scattered about
4 – Rustic Country Tablescape from Marty’s Musings
Why we love this: The surprise of hot pink flowers amidst the usual orange and yellow, the “place mats” made from fence boards, the accent pieces from thrift stores
5 – Modern Tablescape from Willow Tree Creative, via Hello May
Why we love this: The copper flatware and geometric candleholders on a runner of marble tile fragments, set amidst a pristine white table
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With a skein of yarn and some simple tools, you create more than socks, blankets, or hats you create beloved family heirlooms that will be passed from generation to generation. You take part in traditions that have had a place in human culture for hundreds of years. These are traditions you can continue to share with younger generations of makers.
Your passion does more than just keep others warm. It shows the special people in your life how much you care. And it serves as a reminder that doing things the old-fashioned way may not be faster, but it still can be exciting and – dare we say it – fun.
Crafts like knit and crochet are also transformative. They can take you to a meditative place. They can also offer the excitement of unlimited possibilities. Whether you’re working your favorite stitch or learning a new technique, you’re creating something unique. Your finished project can add the perfect touch of style to any outfit. It can warmly welcome new life with a soft and cuddly baby blanket.
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Discover craft projects that can help you create memorable gifts for any occasion. Why not create a knit blanket as a graduation present for that special teen in your life? If your recent grad is moving away in the fall, putting a handmade knit or crochet blanket in their first dorm room will both keep them warm and remind them of home.
Or maybe you know someone who is moving into a new house. Make them a crochet pillow or wall hanging that stands out from the big box store furniture and truly makes a new house feel like a home.
Yarnspirations is the place to help you create unforgettable gifts that are sure to keep your skills in high demand. We know that when people see your handiwork, they will want you to make them something amazing too.
48 Delicious Crepe Fillings That Will Rule Your Sunday Brunch!
Savory or sweet, there are tons of ways to create the most perfect of crepes. Breakfast, lunch or dinnertime dessert, there’s also a variety of times to serve them. Today we’re focusing just on the insides though, and these 48 delicious crepe fillings will rule your Sunday brunch like no other!
1. Spinach, Basil, Chicken
Mother Rimmy serves up a delicious, savory crepe filled with spinach, basil and mushrooms. There’s a sprinkling of cheese there too.
2. Sweet Cream Cheese
Learn how to whip up some sweet cream cheese filling for your crepes. Then you can have a lot of fun with the toppings. Grab the recipes at Diana’s Dishes.
3. Steak, Spinach, Mushroom
Half Baked Harvest gives us another savory treat. Steak, spinach and mushrooms come together and delight.
4. Beer, Cinnamon, Chocolate
Over at Joann Eats Well With Others you’ll find a devine concoction of beer, pumpkin and delicious cinnamon. There’s a bit of chocolate in there too.
5. Peaches & Cream
Cooking Classy gives us a classic treat when it comes to crepe filling. Peaches and cream can ignite your summertime tastes.
6. Boston Cream Pie
Who doesn’t love a slice of Boston cream pie? Have your brunch time crepes inspired by the dessert and grab the details for it at The Girl Inspired.
7. Cinnamon Mascarpone
Tara’s Multicultural Table made pumpkin crepes and then filled them with something extra special. Cinnamon mascarpone cream can make quite the bite.
8. Orange Ricotta
Orange and ricotta cheese comes together to make quite the nice combination as well. Nutmeg Notebook will show us how!
9. Bischoff Cheesecake
The Gold Lining Girl whipped up some salted caramel crepes and stuffed them with Bischoff cheese filling … how delectable and mouth-drooling do they look?
10. Peanut Butter Mascarpone
The Gold Lining Girl has a great recipe for some peanut butter filling as well. This is a staple when it comes to crepe recipes so bookmark it!
11. Berries & Cream
Berries and cream is pretty classic as well. Check out LMLD to gather all the details and start testing it out in the kitchen.
12. Pear & Hazelnut
Over at Wright Family Table you’ll find a more unique filling recipe. We’re loving this pear and hazelnut recipe for some fall-inspired bites.
13. Blueberry Sauce & Honey Whipped Cream
Diet hood shows us how to whip up some honey whipped cream, and it tastes as good as it sounds, we promise. Follow the link now!
14. Monte Cristo
Check out Taste and Tell‘s version of a crepe Monte Cristo! Ham and cheese with some raspberries too, this one is brunch time royalty.
15. Turkey Pesto
For something a bit more savory and lunchtime-friendly, try out this recipe for turkey pesto fillings. Grab it all at Chef in Training.
16. Orange Whipped Cream
Cooking with Manali takes oranges and makes a refreshing whipping filling out it. Some powdered sugar or drizzle on top can set it off quite nicely.
17. Banana Cream
Over at Food, you’ll find something classic and sweetly refined in this banana cream filling. Top off with fresh bananas, more cream or even some chocolate!
18. Ricotta, Spinach, Bacon, Mushroom
These crepes are fitting for a dinner party! Find all the details on these creamy chicken and mushroom masterpieces over at BS’ in the Kitchen.
19. Tart Cream Cheese
Here’s another staple recipe you’ll want to have stashed away. Visit Ashlee Marie and learn how to make some tart cream cheese by the weekend.
20. Strawberry, Banana, Peanut Butter
Julia’s Album mixes up strawberries, bananas and peanut butter. It really is a great way to start off your Sunday morning!
21. Bailey’s Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
The Gold Lining Girl makes a Bailey’s chocolate chip filling that is just like a refined dessert, pardon those charming green velvet crepes – perfect for St. Patrick’s day!
22. Caramel & Bananas
Drizzle and Dip makes a bananas and caramel filling that’s just as satisfying as a bananas foster dessert! It’s a bit richer and more fun than other fillings.
23. Strawberry & Orange Cream
Sally’s Baking Addiction makes something quite light and refreshing as well. Hit up summertime breakfast with this strawberry and orange cream.
Nutella is synonymous with crepes, so you have to figure out this recipe too. Check it all out at Pepper Bowl.
25. Strawberry S’mores
The Recipe Rebel takes s’mores, adds some fruit and creates an amazing and unique treat. Grab the recipe now and have your family filled up by this evening.
26. Maple Cream Cheese
104 Homestead makes some maple cream cheese crepe filling that sounds heavenly. Bananas or even some crispy bacon couple top these off nicely.
27. Greek Yogurt Cream
For something a bit healthy and with some added protein, check out Natasha’s Kitchen. She’s whipping up some greek yogurt filling and you can catch the recipe now.
28. Cherry Cheesecake
Check out The Recipe Rebel for my personal favorite filling recipe of the bunch. Turn those crepes into cherry cheesecake bits!
29. Chicken & Broccoli
Here’s another lunch or dinnertime special brought to us by Creations by Kara. Chicken, broccoli and a bit of cheese too can turn into quite the tasty meal.
30. Beef, Mushroom, Rice
Let the Baking Begin has a savory beef filling recipe that we’ll all want to try out. It’ll satisfy everyone at the table.
Personal, I love a good cannoli and turning your crepe into its inspiration sounds heavenly. Check this one out over at The Recipe Rebel.
32. Creamy Sausage
Foodily makes a savory, breakfast filling that has become the must-try at the top of my list. It’s a bit creamy too, making it even more indulgent.
33. Pumpkin Cheesecake
The Gold Lining Girl created the perfect fall bite as well. Pumpkin cheesecake in crepe form can be quite a nice break from duller meals.
34. Limoncello Cheese
Vikalinka knows how to set off some fresh blueberries. Limoncello cheese inside your crepes are a must try, grab the recipe now!
35. Ricotta & Smoked Salmon
Do we have any salmon lovers reading? Beaugureau Studios shows us how to fill our crepes with some of the fresh, popular fish.
36. Sweet Coconut Cardamom
eCurry gives us one of the more unique fillings. Coconut cream and cardamom crepes can make quite the impression on your guests.
37. Egg & Sausage
Tastefully Gluten Free is whipping up some great breakfast crepes for us to dive into. Eggs and sausage fill this one up quite nicely. c7c
38. Chicken & Chive
If you like stronger flavors then try out this recipe that includes some chives. Throw in some chicken too and follow along at The Worktop.
39. Taco Meat
Mel’s Kitchen Cafe whipped up some taco-inspired crepes and we’re loving them too. Top them off just like your favorite Mexican fare.
40. Matcha Ricotta
Recipe Runner turned Matcha into the right kind of bite too. Just don’t forget the ricotta cheese in this one.
41. Ham, Swiss, Honey Mustard
Check out Easy Lunch Recipes and learn how to put that leftover ham to good use. Add some cheese and honey mustard too!
42. Raspberry Cream Cheese
All Day I Dream About Food makes raspberry cream to fill up her crepes and we’re kind of loving this one too. Tart and fresh can make the more inspiring bites.
43. Lemon Cream
Fruit goes well with crepes. Lemon infused this recipe and, again, the freshness is what we’re drooling over at Pretty Pink Apron.
44. Egg, Ham, Cheese
Natasha’s Kitchen whips up the most perfect breakfast crepe as well. Eggs, ham and cheese … even the kiddos will dive into this one.
45. Strawberries & Cream Cheese
Crunchy Creamy Sweet mixes strawberries and cream cheese. It’s classic and it’s just another one that you’ll need to put in the recipe box.
46. Coffee Mascarpone Cream
Diet hood shows us how to wake up right. Coffee mascarpone cream is all you need to start your mornings off in a brighter, more delicious way.
47. Spinach, Artichoke, Brie
Half Baked Harvest makes a super indulgent and comforting bite as well. Brie, spinach and artichokes will satisfy everyone at the table.
48. Fruit Salsa
The Gunny Sack makes some fruit salsa that can fill up your breakfast or top off your pancakes. Follow the link and snag the recipe now.
Gracie, what an amazing collection of crepe ideas! Brunch, anyone.
Each of these recipes had me spinning off on other endless possibilities. I’m new to crepes so I’ve been reading about sweet, savory, French, different flours, wheat vs buckwheat, trying to figure out the crepe part first. I haven’t looked at all of these recipes yet, but each has it’s own crepe recipe. Have you experimented with different crepes? Any input?
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’: Who’s Ornacia?
Well, we gasped the gay bars off their hinges last week when BenDeLaCreme, after an unprecedented fifth win, eliminated herself, voluntarily withdrawing from a competition she was dominating. This rattled a season that’s been by turns plodding, maddening and enjoyable, if never quite thrilling, and knocked last night’s subsequent episode into the mud — where it spun its wheels.
In the workroom, the remaining queens debated BenDeLaCreme’s flight over fight: Was it the strain of competition and the weekly drama harvest? Or was it a more calculated move by a fan favorite to avoid a fall from grace? Either way, it cleared a wider path to the crown. “This is like your pretty friend not going to prom,” Trixie admitted giddily in a confessional.
Parting would be sweeter sorrow if BenDeLaCreme hadn’t saddled us with Morgan McMichaels once again on her way out. “I feel like the luckiest bitch in the fold,” Morgan announced, severe-eyed in a blonde wig, looking like the cousin you didn’t invite to the rehearsal dinner, but who saw it happening on Instagram and drove over anyway.
Last week’s runner-up BeBe Zahara Benet, apparently seeing BenDeLaCreme’s departure as the falling spotlight from “The Truman Show,” shirked custom as well and refused to reveal who she would have eliminated, emphasizing the need for peace. The others short-circuited.
“That’s Cersei Lannister, I see now,” Shangela said in a confessional, continuing, you know, to draw her favorite parallel.
RuPaul — who apologized this week after remarks she made in the Guardian about barring trans and female contestants from “Drag Race” caused a rightful uproar — entered the workroom to restore order. On her arm? Someone we’re happier to see, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
“You’re an inspiration,” Pelosi told the queens, urging them (and the Snapchatters at home) to vote.
“I know you have to go,” RuPaul told her — yes, please: North Korea Russia elephant trophies — and off she went.
This episode, the queens had to play celebrated dramatic characters, but in a raunchy comedy parody called “My Best Squirrelfriend’s Dragsmaids Wedding Trip.” Morgan got to assign the roles, which she did without a hint of scheming.
Trixie wound up being quite funny — the best, even — as Sharon Frockovich, a role she didn’t initially want. Scene partners often overshadowed her in her season, but not here she harnessed a, dare I say it, Katya-esque brio and nailed it. Kennedy, as struggling musical theater actress La La, high-kicked and sang aimlessly, and BeBe, as the Queen, was beguilingly odd, per usual. “I wonder why I’m being given the Queen,” BeBe asked earnestly in a confessional, while wrapped in 40 fabrics.
“BeBe’s character is just BeBe doing BeBe,” Shangela complained in a confessional. (Playing a sassy composite of “The Help” and “Hidden Figures” characters, Shangela didn’t really have room to talk she basically just put on glasses and didn’t talk about “Game of Thrones.”)
As the deranged Beige Swan, Morgan danced in quietly. “This is your big entrance,” Ross Matthews, the sketch’s director, said. “Let’s try again.”
Morgan entered again, this time hissing. “Are you loving the hissing?” Matthews asked. “We’re going for funny.”
“They only actually hiss,” replied Morgan, the Daniel Day-Lewis of drag.
It was a misfire, for sure, in an episode themed heavily around self-perception, or lack thereof. Trixie, who’s not social and hates hugs, said she wants to be less standoffish Kennedy, who’d copped to coming off as a grump in Season 7, lamented not being a fan favorite and BeBe was shocked — and delighted — to hear that people thought she was elitist. “But I am very goofy,” she protested. (Goofy people often have to self-identify, for clarity.)
On the “Red for Filth” runway, the queens watched their parody. BeBe, with exquisite swirls of red gems around her eyes, was chastised for being too demure as the Queen. Kennedy’s beaded gown dazzled but her La La performance flopped — “A little more Jodie Foster in ‘Nell’ than Emma Stone,” the guest judge Chris Colfer quipped — while Morgan, who in the final take decided to be a quacking Beige Swan, got compliments on her nympho tartan look, but that was about it. All three ranked in the bottom.
The top two: Shangela, in red spikes that — my goodness — inflated as she walked, and Trixie, witty-sexy in red hot pants with a stack of books and an apple on her head.
“You are making yourself do things that wouldn’t be in your comfort zone,” Michelle Visage told Trixie. “You taking these risks is paying off.” (I don’t know that an acting challenge is necessarily out of her comfort zone, but sure — and she did wear a brown wig!)
Backstage, Trixie compared BeBe’s decorated face to Ornacia, Season 6 contestant Vivacious’ infamous headpiece. BeBe looked at her blankly and asked, “Who’s Ornacia?”
“She’s fully never seen ‘Drag Race,’” Trixie deadpanned to the camera as the group hooted. “BeBe won ‘Drag Race’ and stopped watching it.”
“Girl, get ready,” Kennedy said, adding that the fans would “me-me” this moment to death.
“What is me-me?” Shangela asked, correcting: “Meme.”
“Yeah, that,” Kennedy replied.
The bottom three made their cases for staying — BeBe’s track record, Kennedy’s drive, and Morgan’s too-brief stint. “This is her second chance,” Shangela said in a confessional, of Morgan. “And look, I know about second chances.” (God, she’s good at this.)
Shangela and Trixie lip-synced to RuPaul’s “Freaky Money,” and even an assured Trixie, fun in a neon-green wig and pink bodysuit, was no match for Shangela, who showed up to win. And win she did — ripping off a housedress to reveal a bulging, bikinied fat suit, Shangela went full clown, grinding and death-dropping as the judges shrieked with laughter. “It’s not over ’til the fat lady twerks,” RuPaul said.
“ It’s not something I want to do, but it’s part of what the gig is,” Shangela said, and eliminated Morgan, who took it in stride.
“Love you guys,” she said as she left.
It felt anti-climactic for the penultimate episode — a zero sum, or a deficit, if you missed BenDeLaCreme’s ingenuity, which I did. Also I wondered what Aja might’ve done with Morgan’s second chance. Ah, well.
Next week, an All Star will be crowned. Will it be Shangela or Trixie? Or maybe Kennedy, or goofy BeBe? Will Maxine Waters swing by, carried in by the Pod Save America guys?