People are talking about how close Christmas is and the stores are hauling in all the Christmas stuff. We are bombarded from all directions by it with just a small section left for Thanksgiving. I know...it is an American holiday. For me it conjures up images of turkeys. Here's a cute one from Sweet Rice. Cute little turkey planter that could be filled with some of those autumn flowers or maybe a bunch of colorful leaves! The first Thanksgiving probably did not have turkey but goose, codfish and lobster!
I remember making cornucopias when I was a kid. It was another tradition for Thanksgiving. We used a big horn shaped wicker basket and arranged all of our favorite holiday fruits and vegetables. It was referred to as a horn of plenty or horn of abundance. This is a pretty depiction by Clinging Images.
In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast which is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. This harvest meal has become a symbol of cooperation and interaction between English colonists and Native Americans. Although this feast is considered by many to be the very first Thanksgiving celebration, it was actually in keeping with a long tradition of celebrating the harvest and giving thanks for a successful bounty of crops. Native American groups throughout the Americas, including the Pueblo, Cherokee, Creek and many others organized harvest festivals, ceremonial dances, and other celebrations of thanks for centuries before the arrival of Europeans in North America. We think of the colonists dressing in clothes similar to these cute candles found at By The Wayside.
On the table might have been found bowls made from gourds such as this one from Yarrow1, probably not as pretty but just as useful.
Fall harvest brings us lots of pumpkins! The Lord's Living World has this nice pumpkin basket that can be used throughout the fall season.
And from Aroma Fields we can get this great candle to fill our homes with the smell we associate with Thanksgiving...pumpkin pie!
You might think about sending a package to someone, thanking them for being a part of your life. A good one to start with might be this from Vintage Legacy Studio. What a lovely thing to receive in the mail!
We all have memories of Thanksgiving growing up. Sixsisters has this ACEO depicting one of her memories of Thanksgiving. Why not share one of yours with us on the thread?
Take a few minutes and browse the BBEST shops. Be thankful for living in a time where we can so quickly share our thoughts with others, can sell our wares to the world and never leave our chairs.