Friday, November 21, 2008

Thanksgiving in my heart...

I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart. I will enter His courts with praise. I will say this is the day that the Lord hath made. I will rejoice for he has made me glad!

Doesn't this song just make your heart sing?!

I love Thanksgiving - a day devoted to family and gratitude. No stress, no gifts, just a day of togetherness.
Another reason that I love Thanksgiving is the turkeys. Don't ask me why, but I love turkeys. Their plumage just sings ~autumn~. Without realizing it, I have a little collection of turkeys. I thought that I would share a few...
I picked up these vintage salt and pepper shakers at an estate sale and a local antique shop.

I love these reproduction candy containers with their wire feet.

I love to mix them with pumpkins, too.
I've recently found some vintage Thanksgiving postcards - with turkeys, of course.
I have four mixed place settings of Johnson Brothers' "His Majesty" and "Autumn Monarch". I've decided that they are two pretty for just one day, so we are using them daily for the month of November.

Isn't this spoon just darling?
Folk artist, Chris Robinson, painted the spoon and the bowl.
Oh my, I have even more turkeys than I realized :-)

"These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go with the multitude, leading the procession to the house of God, with shouts of joy and thanksgiving among the festive throng." -Psalm 42:4
Wishing you shouts of joy and thanksgiving in your heart.
Blessings, Patti


farmgirl beth said...

Me too! Me too! I have always loved turkeys. Sadly though, I don't have a collection- I always seem to talk myself out of buying them. :( I talk myself out of buying lots of things.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I'm loving your Thanksgiving decor. I don't have any (shhh) but I'm hoping to buy some on clearance this year and add more each year after.

Tina said...

Love the sentiment and Love that there is a holiday where the focus is just giving Thanks. Love the turkey collection.

La Donna Welter said...

Love your turkeys!
Wishing you, and those you love a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Suzanne said...

I love that praise song Patti, it's a beautiful reminder to be thankful and glad for all Lord has given. And I love all of your turkey decor! :) ...especially those vintage cards.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

primitivebettys said...

Love your Tom collection!

I've posted an award for you on my blog... swing by when you have time. :)