Tuesday, November 24, 2015

"Thanksgiving Day" and another Floral Arrangement!

Hello everyone, will you hang in there with me one more time so I can show you one more floral arrangement made by my daughter? No more Fall arrangements after this one, I promise!


Some of my latest finds include the above antique brass candlesticks for $4 each and the set of 6 embroidered crocheted edged napkins that I thought would compliment the Fall arrangement.


And what is Thanksgiving without the familiar "Thanksgiving Day" song/poem written by Mrs. Lydia Maria Child in 1844. Song better known as "Over the River".
The below lithograph (the original was painted in 1867) is the popular Currier and Ives print called "Home to Thanksgiving". Perfect for the song.



And how about this Victorian lady? She is known for her decades of campaigning to make Thanksgiving a National Holiday. And finally in 1863 Abraham Lincoln set the last Thursday in November as a National Holiday. Although Thanksgiving did not become a legal holiday until 1941.

And beside that, guess what else Sarah Josepha Hale is well known for? I've given you a hint in the below photo. Can you guess?




She was an editor for the popular Victorian magazine Godey's Lady's Book AND she wrote "Mary had a Little Lamb"! Isn't that sweet?

The little lamb is also one of my latest little finds. (I'm always looking for sheep for Easter, Lamb of God). The 1853 Godey's Lady's book I have had for a while. It contains a year of the magazines in one book. Colored fashion plates and all!

You have all inspired me so much with all of your beautiful Turkey plates, and I don't own a single one! The only turkeys I have around here are on my postcards. Latest postcard find...


But I do have some Bavaria bird plates. How about a pheasant for Thanksgiving? Or a mallard? JK


Thank you so much for visiting and have a blessed Thanksgiving Day!

I am joining the following blog parties...
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jillian
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Patti
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
FLEA MARKET FRIDAY with Brooke
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy

19 comments:

  1. A fitting post for the week of Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful day Thursday!!

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  2. Your daughter did a great job on the pumpkin floral. Lovely napkins, book and those beautiful plates. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. Lovely post. The dishes are gorgeous. Your Autumn flower arrangements are so pretty and it would be alright with me if you kept showing them until the first day of Winter. grins.
    May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Thank you for stopping by my place.
    I enjoy hearing from you,
    d

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  4. Perfect posting for this week!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. Very pretty and I love fall tablsescapes -- we're rushing fall it seems for Christmas so I love seeing another fall one!

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  6. Yes your daughter's flower arrangement is so nicely done. It will be perfect on your no turkey plates Thanksgiving Day diner table. LOL

    I have turkey plates , and need to get them all washed up for tomorrow

    gobble gobble

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  7. Happy thanksgiving gina!! Love the pretty arrangement and those napkins! Hope you have a lovely day my new friend!

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  8. Love your pretty pumpkin arrangement and the napkins work perfectly! I always love game plates. Perfect for Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful day filled with faith, friends and good food. We are so blessed!
    Ruth

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  9. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving. Your daughter shows floral potential. I am ready for Christmas. You need to join Facebook, so you can get and send pictures. Hope it was a beautiful Thanksgivi
    ng.

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  10. Happy Thanksgiving Gina...did I tell you my youngest daughter is named Gina? I love that name. Your daughter's floral arrangements are lovely. The plates are absolutely beautiful....love dishes!

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  11. You daughter has talent! Very nice arrangement. Your game plates are very similar to a set a I bought about a year ago. I got the serving platter and 11 plates all in very good condition. Hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving!

    Michele

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    1. Hi Michele,
      Thanks so much for visiting! Lucky you for getting a platter! I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving too!
      Gina

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  12. Hope you had a wonderful holiday, Gina.
    Amalia
    xo

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  13. Gina, love both your napkins and the plates! You may not have turkey plates, but your postcard collection is amazing! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  14. Gina,
    Your plates are stunning!! What an interesting post!! I only wish that we would have chose a more realistic date for Thanksgiving like our neighbors to the north in Canada did ( Mid October) because by the end of November, the harvest has long been harvested !!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  15. How nice to have such a talented daughter! Love the picture with the poem. We always sang that at Christmas but it drove me nuts because we went through the woods BEFORE we went over the river! ha Your plates are gorgeous and just perfect for your Thanksgiving. I also want to say, thank you for always visiting me. I have not been good at visiting and posting..my sweet Boots was sick and passed away and I just did not feel like posting. Have a great week!

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  16. How pretty GIna!! Lovely plates! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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  17. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love it when someone takes the time to comment! You have a very talented daughter and how I love those plates.

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  18. Hello Gina, you have some great finds there! And thank you for informing me about Over The River.. I never knew that. We used to sing that song every Thanksgiving on our way to my grandmother's house. What a great memory.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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