thanksgiving notes + scholarship/rsvp reminders

by Grace Bonney

Most of us are heading out of town or at least toward the kitchen to prep for Thanksgiving. Before we all pack up and ship out, I wanted to say a special thank you to everyone reading and to everyone who’s joined us across the country for this year’s Design*Sponge at Home book tour. It’s been a busy year but such an amazing one, and I want to thank all of you for supporting us and sharing so much love and excitement in every city. I also want to extend a special thank you to Amy Azzarito, Kate Pruitt and everyone on our D*S team, without whom this fall (and the book in general) would have been impossible. Thanks guys; you are quite simply the best.

*Thanksgiving centerpiece idea above by Amy Merrick, from Design*Sponge at Home

As we take a break for the rest of the week (stay tuned for one special DIY project on Friday!), I wanted to post two quick but important reminders. First, the 2011 D*S Scholarship is about to close, so if you’re a student and want to be considered for up to $10K in prizes, please check out the scholarship and apply here. It shouldn’t take you more than 15 minutes to finish the application from start to finish, and we’re so excited to see everyone’s entries.

Also, next week will be our final away-from-home book tour event. We’re having one last blow-out craft party at the Anthropologie headquarters (at the Navy Yard) and are learning how to make holiday wreaths. It’s going to be a seriously fun event, so if you’re in the area (or feel like a quick drive or train ride), come join us right here. There are a handful of spots left, and we hope to see you there!

Thank you again for your support this fall — I’m thankful to be back with my friends, family, cats and the rest of my team. It’s so good to be home. Here’s wishing you all a safe and happy time at your homes, wherever they may be. xo, grace

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