One Life Kitchen

Fall Favorites for the Entertaining Kitchen

From apple orchards to harvest squash to thanksgiving dinner, the fall season is a special time in the kitchen. On today's blog I am sharing some of my fall favorites in both my home kitchen and One Life's kitchen.

Favorite Kitchen Collection

What can I say about that has not been said before?!?! Love everything about the look of classic beautiful kitchenware. Mackenzie Child Courtly Collection just makes the table dinner all the more elegant. These pots are good for cooking and absolutely perfect for serving-up right at the table. The extra win ... couple less platters you have to clean up.

Favorite Recipe Source is our go to for delicious recipes. Tieghan Gerald is a MUST follow on social media! Every recipe that our kitchen has made from Half Baked Harvest has been so delicious. In addition to finding delicious recipes on both her instagram and her cooking blog, Tieghan has a couple delicious cookbooks (which you can purchase on her site) that would make for a nice addition to your cookbook collection or even a perfect gift for that food lover in your life.

Favorite Centerpieces

OK, I am a firm believer in candles and centerpieces to enhance the dinner table. While I enjoy purchasing fresh flowers for the table, the only small problem is flowers don't last for long. I found one way to preserve a table centerpiece for an entire season is to buy dry flowers. This awesome fall arrangement from I never seem to leave Heinens without picking up some kind of floral. Just wait till you go in there and see their holiday dry and fresh arrangements...OMG!!!

Favorite Fall Harvest Table Setting

Get This Table Setting Look - I really enjoy decorating the table for dinner parties. Nothing like watching the reaction of our guests when they see the table dressed so beautiful before them. I think the table accessories are like the jewelry to a cocktail dress or the pocket square to guys jacket. A little something extra is always necessary for the Thanksgiving table. I'm sharing some tablescape ideas from a recent friendsgiving event we put together at One Life Kitchen.

    • Autumn plaid napkins and medal pumpkin napkin rings are from If you can be patient, do what I did and buy your napkins on the off season. I was able to get 80% off these napkins as I bought them in January off the clearance shelf.
    • This adorable plaid fall table runner and pumpkins decor is from The centerpiece is dry floral from my local grocery store - Heinens.
    • The table cloth and placemats are from For thanksgiving dinner, I would avoid using your most expensive table clothes as it most likely will not survive the dinner. If you're like me and you're anxious someone is going to spill on your favorite tablecloth, I would not recommend putting it out. Either buy a less expensive one that you can depart with or forgo it all together and enhance the table with the accessories.

The farm to table wooden chargers, as well as all the glassware, utensils and the "must have" white plates are all from When it comes to cooking supplies or accessorizing your kitchen, World Market has everything you need to make your kitchen the heart of your home.

Favorite Greeting Cards

As a guest, it is always a nice gesture of etiquette to send a thank you note after attending a dinner party. While a thank you text or email gets the job done, there really is nothing that compares with the handwritten thank you note. Something sweet about unexpectedly receiving a card in the mail amongst all those bills and junk mail. My favorite go to stationary cards are

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