This may be the easiest and quickest way to spook up your kitchen for Halloween: turn your refrigerator into a ghost!
Jean from Jean's Crafty Corner came up with this idea. All you need are two large sheets of black foam and a couple circle magnets. Draw out a desired shape, cut, stick on magnets, and voila! A little Halloween fun for your fridge. More
You're having a few friends over and are looking for a way to glam up your table of snacks and nibbles before the main meal is served. Sure you could put out some gourds or mini hay bales, but that seems pretty crafty-cutesy. For a more elegant look, check out this sleek white pumpkin wine bucket! More
With the start of the autumn season, we are always excited to decorate with items straight from the kitchen, like poking whole cloves into orange flesh and seeing what lovely new patterns we can come up with. At once decorative and fragrant, orange pomanders are a true sign of the season. This year, however, we've found examples of a few other fruit pomanders studded with whole cloves that we just might try out for a change: More
For truly seasonal table decor, sculpt a squash or a gourd into a flower vase! Simply cut off the the top, scoop out the pulp, and add some water and flowers. The gourds will retain water for up to a week - perfect for a long, multi-meal Thanksgiving weekend! See more photos below: More
Themed bowls? Seriously? If you're anything like me, you're saying, "Wait! Theme tabletops can get cheesy in nothing flat!" Nonetheless, the autumn season gets me all giddy and I can't resist a little something special on the table in acknowledgement. These acorn bowls would do the trick without going over the top in the seasonal theme department: More
A dinner party is a lot of work. The meal must be planned, shopped for, prepped, and cooked. The house must be cleaned, the table set, and music, flowers and other touches of ambiance must be arranged. When I was married, that's pretty much how the dinner party labor was divided: I handled the food, my husband cleaned. Is it that way in your household?
Say you're going to have a dinner party and you're using tumblers instead of stemware. Well, this simple balloon trick makes your average cup look like high-end dipped glassware. Want to see how it works? More
Kitchen art has gone literal. In our daily kitchen inspiration blog scroll, we've seen a lot of kitchens showcasing big letters on walls or above cabinets. This trend has also popped up in tours, most recently in our Small Cool Kitchens contest and in this House Tour. The most common spelling is EAT (go figure), but other food descriptors show up every so often. (Bakery and Yummy, for example). See for yourself in the slideshow above! More
It's almost Friday, so how about something sweet and fun? This mini paper cutout oven by Lucy Engelman is modeled after the one in her family's kitchen. She keeps it on her studio desk to remind her of all the "happy, delicious moments" she's had with family in the past, and the ones to come when she heads into the kitchen to cook after a day's work. More