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.