Our dining room furniture is black and I'm always changing up the table centerpiece to add a pop of color to the room or just reflect the mood I'm feeling. Yesterday I stumbled across the easiest DIY centerpiece and it will last through the end of November. For $5.99 at Trader Joe's, you can pick up a pumpkin tree branch and just one is enough to make a statement. If you're using one, put it in a mason jar for a rustic look. For a modern twist, put a couple of the branches in a tall, thin glass vase. I also love this as a hostess gift for a dinner party. Another winner from Trader Joe's! While we're on the topic of TJ's, I just read the Fearless Flyer and saw they have pumpkin cream cheese. Something else to pick up on my next trip.