I experimented with a few different lantern cuts, but I loved the tiny crescents above best. The slim cut Arlow Charcoal Twill Overalls are made from durable cotton twill, that has a little bit of stretch and a lot of general coziness for fall and winter days. Do nothing with your collected acorns but marvel at them. Much to my delight, this hand drill has been used almost exclusively for autumnal decorating since I bought a set for James years ago. I’m wearing them here with a button up and clogs, but on the coldest days, I can imagine layering them over some thick scrunchy socks and a cozy sweater. After getting a detailed explanation from him over the phone, Faye decided that she’d like to recreate the tradition at home.Without a sheet of paper or a paper cup to call our own, I originally planned to throw caution to the wind and set Faye up with a mason jar and a beeswax tea light.And then I learned that twenty-six people were shot dead in a Texas church. This, less than a week after eight people in my own city were mowed down by a truck on the West Side Highway. I know that seasonal crafts feel small and pitiful in the face of gun violence and terrorism. (Decide whether you, like me, want to develop a mildly obsessive habit of saving wax and remelting it to shape more candles.
I thwacked off the top, scraped out the insides with an ice cream scoop, cut a few holes and threaded a bit of wire for a non-combustible handle. When I recreated the project for you here, I roasted the tops in the oven for a garlicky purée. Find the neighborhood bar or restaurant with live music and make a pilgrimage. No matter what you decide to make, don’t forget to save the top half for eating! To celebrate fall, here’s a chance to take home a few thoughtfully made fall arrivals from Bridge & Burn. Same place, same time, as often as possible, with the entire brood if you’re able. If you want to take your lanterns for a walk, thin wire is a nice fire-proof option for a handle, but string would work in a pinch too. The deep olive color is flecked with bits of white and the overall look feels warm and rich and perfect for fall. If you’re concerned about little guys remembering to hold lanterns away from their clothes, you could tie the lantern to a longer stick (or, of course, you could use use a small string of portable fairy lights or a battery-operated tea light to reduce any risk altogether.) Faye asked me repeatedly to “wash” the squash, but I love the natural waxy patina that mutes the color of the honeynut squash. On my head, a Bridge & Burn x Tsuyumi wide-brim hat in black.