Saturday, November 8, 2014

This years Thanksgiving display

Here is my Thanksgiving display as promised. I didn't have very much time to put it up this year so it is a bare bones display. Trish said that next year it should go up mid September so that we can enjoy it longer; I agree.

I take a very broad approach to Thanksgiving collectables. We do not get the wonderful turkey candy containers and the other old items here in Victoria. Thanksgiving is a celebration of the bounty of the harvest and thanking God for His provision so I include farm related items, squirrels because I like them, autumn leaves, antique and vintage jugs and bowls in seasonal colours, old stools for risers, nuts such as acorns and walnuts.

My display for Thanksgiving harkens back to an earlier time of working on the farm and working in the kitchen. It is a backdrop to remind us that times haven't changed at all, the process to harvest may be different but it is still harvesting the food and preparing it in the kitchen.

Most of these items were bought 10 to 15 years ago. I don't see much of the old stuff at the Sally Ann any more. Enjoy having a look at this bare bones display... next year will be bigger and better!

 I enjoy this view from the armchair.


Sheryl Parsons said...

Hi Len, Love this display! You've got quite a collection there. :-)

Len said...

Thank-you so much Sheryl.