Five for Friday: pretties and pumpkins chez moi, plus two wknd events not to miss

ONE. My Missoni dishes came. They were waiting for me last night, and ohhhh, my. Absolutely fabulous, darlings! I’m dreaming of a pumpkin-filled dinner party with an “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” theme.  Because I love that movie and I love these dishes and they’ve got a lot in common.


TWO. This ceramic box from Missoni also arrived — killer, and quite big. It could be a cookie jar. Pumpkin cookies, of course.

THREE. For my pumpkin dinner party, I will employ my sister’s enormous silver pumpkin punch bowl, because who would own a pumpkin punch bowl except a woman in my autumn-obsessed family? (Wait until I show you the matching silver pumpkin cups.) Maybe at this party, we need to have pumpkin soup.

FOUR. I got out my great pumpkin last Sunday. It’s even bigger than the punch bowl. This weekend, I think, the rest of the pumpkins are escaping their box in the garage. It’s too early for this, I know. Also: I don’t care.

FIVE. I have an autumnal orchid adding pinky oranges to my black and white stripes. It was a housewarming gift from Mark and Angela — who laughed and said they were sorry it wasn’t white. And you know what? That non-white orchid totally makes the room.

What are you up to this weekend? Don’t forget the Halloween sale at FOUND, which is now open to the public just one weekend a month and by appointment. They’re opening up their basement and clearing out summer goods — and those sales are LEGENDARY among those of us who know to go.

Also this weekend: the Halloween event at Sweet Salvage, another monthly market shop that opened this summer along the 7th Avenue Design District in Phoenix. All of this talk of October and pumpkins is bringing me unfettered joy. Happy weekend, everyone.

P.S. Thanks to you all for coming to the Storytellers event last night — it was great fun, and I can’t wait to be in the audience Oct. 21 at Narcisse Lounge in Scottsdale for the next round. Ghost stories!