On Sunday, our little family of six had our Thanksgiving. I made smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, cranberries, vegetables, pumpkin pie and pecan pie. I set the most loveliest table - I used a red tablecloth then put one of my vintage tablecloths over it - it has big red, orange and gold fall leaves all over it. I used my white china, glasses with a gold lip and the famous gold silverware that we only use on Thanksgiving. I had a centerpiece of a pumpkin, gourds and Indian Corn. It turned out really nice. But, did I take a picture of it? Uh, no. I forgot. The hostess always forgets to take photos of the table, the food and the guests. Whoopsie. Anyway, since our Thanksgiving is over, I nearly forgot to share my Thanksgiving decorations. And, I KNOW you are all just sitting on the very tippy edges of our seat waiting and waiting to see it. (I KID!)
Gurley Pilgrim Candles? Check!
The other window and shelf area. The Bean was engrossed in "Sleepy Hollow" so I snapped this off to the side and it isn't a great shot.
It features these uber cute Chipmunk pilgrims. Every year I am happy to see thier fat litle chipmunk faces.
This always, always, always has a place of honor. The famous milk carton Mayflower by The Bean circa Kindergarten 2000. Love this funny thing.
Enamelware Turkey Platter? Check.
Pumpkins, scarecrow, GIANT turkey and a honeycomb turkey. Obligatory red pick up truck full of pumpkins? Check. (Expect to see that again full of bottle brush trees soon).
Vintage honeycomb turkeys on my Redmon picnic baskets.
Wait...what's that to the left on the ladder? Kneehuggers? It's not time yet! retreat! Retreat!
(I found them recently and I was just too lazy to put them with the Christmas stuff when they will go there eventually.)
More Gurley Candles - a bit mis-colored and apparently one of the Pilgrim girls has been in the hooch and fell over.
Annalee Pilgrims. I found the big one this year at Goodwill. Love my Annalee's, you know. :)
I bought all these Mercury Glass acorns after Christmas one year and never used them. I found them this year and decided that the make much more sense to be used this time of year. I put them on my little hutch and I love them.
So, that's it. I had a Happy Thanksgiving and I hope that you do too! While you are eating turkey, I will be boxing up this stuff and bringing in the Christmas. It is a HUGE exhausting job and I get NO help from The Breadman. You might think that I don't enjoy it, but you would be DEAD WRONG. I cannot WAIT to get it all in here. Last Christmas was just so, so terrible. It is time for a good fun old fashioned glittery decorations, gingerbread making, parade watching, listening to Carols, watching "Elf", having FUN Christmas. BRING IT ON!