November 14, 2016

Vintage Goodness

It's hard to accept that the things I had as a child are showing up in antique and vintage shops.  I am turning grey though and every time I look in the mirror I am reminded that I am getting older (which is fine though because I love old things).  There are few items I have saved from when I was younger, but this punch-out paper display of the First Thanksgiving somehow was lovingly set aside and saved.  I don't remember keeping it throughout my life, but it's here with me and has been since I was eight years old.  It is one of my most prized earthy possessions.

This is not a version of pioneer Frankenstein.  I once saw something similar online and fell in love with the pattern.  I bought and tea dyed the muslin, stitched, painted, sewed and sanded until I recreated something I could love.  
I found the wooden box in an antique shop in town a couple of years ago.  I was a birthday present of the best kind.

Unfortunately these are the only things I have on display for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We are usually not home during the festivities on this day so I haven't felt the need to go all out.  But, when my children start having families of their own and bring them to our home for Thanksgiving, I cannot wait to find more treasures to make the holiday more perfect. 

Wishing you all a wonderful Autumn, Super Moon day. 


Cindi said...

I remember those pilgrims...I think you did such a great job on them! Love the Thanksgiving punch out also. I don't have much for thanksgiving is kind of the forgotten holiday. I do have a pair of pilgrims my dad made and I love them.
Be blessed,

Danice said...

Thank you for sharing your punch out and memories. The pilgrims are cute. I love autumn and Thanksgiving. Happy wishes for you and your family.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, oh those Pilgrams are so sweet, love them.Blessings Francine.