November 26, 2009

My Edible Acorns...

The last time I went to Williams-Sonoma, I found something that would provide a perfect Brynwood touch to our Thanksgiving dinner. You know, a girl could get in trouble in that store, so I only make the occasional trip there when I'm in Sarasota. My last trip yielded this fabulous muffin pan. I knew right away that there would be acorn-shaped corn muffins on our Thanksgiving table this year.
A nice little surprise was that cooking the muffins in this tin made the outside of each little muffin slightly crispy. Oh! This would be a perfect pan for brownies, too!

I'm not going to show you photographs of our entire dinner - even though I took pictures of everything. I just had to share these muffins with you because they're!

On a completely different note - Don't be looking for me at any of the Black Friday sales. I don't get up at silly hours for anyone but Kes (when she wakes me to let her outside. Remember she is an old girl!). One of the joyful side benefits of a handcrafted Christmas is that we can produce gifts from the comfort of our homes. Of course, we have to spend a little time planning ahead - or working into the wee hours as our deadlines approach - but isn't that half the fun?

No crowds, no traffic jams, no "out of stock" signs or "rain checks", no frustrated shoppers and impatient sales clerks. Bliss in the studio. That's what I love. The day after Thanksgiving spent at home. It's what we crafters bring to the party! Gifts from loving hands. Huge doses of heart-to-heart that were hours, days, weeks or even months in the making. Special because we made them.

Hope your day is spent doing something you love...even if it involves rising early to get to the mall. I'll be back tomorrow with the winner of my 200th Post Giveaway. Now, that might be something to inspire you to get up early!

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Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, I couldn't agree with you more! I am not one of those black Friday shoppers either. That's the Last day I want to be at the stores. This year it's a homemade Christmas for my family and friends and I'm so fortunate that that's what my kids truely want from me! The next weeks till Christmas will be busy but not stressed and I'll be doing something I love! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

DeeDee said...

Oh My Donna..I love how even the outside of the pan is acorn very you.

I will not be up at the we hours of the mornign shopping either..I did go to Micheal's 5pm sale this evening me the Winter Woodland cricut cart. I been wanting early christmas present for me.

Glad to see your Thanksgiving was enjoyable and...I love handmade christmas...I will now start working on mine..all month long....

Carol at Serendipity said...


Love your acorn pan. Williams Sonoma has the neatest stuff. I am up early but not to go shopping. I am prepping the house for the Christmas decorations that will slowly move their way into the house today. I love this part.

Have a great day.


Pink Princess said...

LOVE , no, adore that muffin pan. TOO cute, if only it was for sale here, duh. Adorable.

And WHAT are you making with the ♥pink♥ yarn?? Inquiring minds lol ;)

The Farmer's Attic said...

I wish I could say that I was able to be home crafting and creating! However, I am the only one of my entire family, extended and otherwise, that needs to work today!!!

Have a great day!!!


Deb said...

Love your new acorn corn muffin pan! Adorable.

The French Bear said...

donna, the acorn pan is so sweet!!! I love that store, good thing for me it is miles away, I love their Christmas ideas!
Your knitting looks so intriguing!!!! What are you up to? I just love to knit, I am working on a throw, with a pile of other stuff too!!!
We do mostly hand made gifts, this has always been my choice..... although I seem to be slowing down, I need to start sooner.
Margaret B

Katie - My Paisley Apron said...

Sorry I haven't been around this week, my parents just got in and I was doing lots of preparing and cleaning. I cannot wait for your giveaway!!!

I'm not standing in any lines at 4am either... ick.

snickers4 said...

Wow I think the had you in mind when they stock that pan! How perfect! I must confess I was up early and went to one local store just to get one Christmas gift for me that was priced so low I had to have it. Then went to grocery store and now home and about to make breakfast! I put the fininshing touch on my sons afghan last night so today its on to the next gift item. Can't wait to see who wins the giveaway! Love, LAE

Claudia said...

The acorn pan is so perfect for you! What a find that was. I'm with you on Black Friday - I do not venture out on that day! Have a wonderful Friday!


Sharon said...

The acorns are to cute to eat. But I would!!!!
I to will not venture out into the madness of black Friday. I shall be making presents this year and I must work on my cards. I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. Sharon

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

You and me both! I don't do the Christmas shopping thing. I either order things on the internet for my grandkids in another state, or send money. I like the homemade gifts too. But don't think the little grandkids would understand that yet! There's no way you could get me out there either. Are people crazy?

Karen said...

have to totally agree with you about the shopping ... love the acorn pan and the knitting .. it is great to make gifts for others and i always try to make something for someone during the holidays ... glad for the colder weather so that i can go to town on my crochet now ... karen

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm with you! I'm making my gifts this year, and I never go out on Black Friday. I love those muffins ~ that tin is perfect for not just Thanksgiving but Fall.

Digital Misfit said...

omigosh! I need an acorn muffin tin! That is just the cutest thing (I am imagining some acorn shaped cornbread muffins with chili now!).
Thank you for your wonderfully kind post on my blog.


Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Hi Donna,
No malls for me this weekend either, not my idea of fun!! Your muffins are adorable, almost too pretty to eat!
I love how you used the Pilgrim lady in the post below. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

icandy... said...

Oh, so yummy! Hope that you had a blessed holiday!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

That muffin pan is just precious! Oh my gosh! I would love to make those. Too cute!
bunny hugs,

Christine Edwards said...

Oh Donna, I love the acorn muffins! I just discovered a Williams Sonoma closer by than I realized. May have to pop in. :-) Hope you and hubby had a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

That acorn pan is just way too cool. I have a friend who adores acorns as much as you (well at least a close second!) I will have to see if I can aquire that online for a present!

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

Love your little acorn pan.

Anonymous said...

OMG! Love the muffin tin those muffins look scrumptious.
I love going to Williams- Sanoma I have some of their pastry cutters I use with my paper clay.



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