I also have memories of huge pots of my Dad's chili...stories from the woods..who missed what...who shot what. It was always a time of family gathered round. I loved it. It was also one of the times of the year I saw my Dad smile the most. Not that he didn't normally smile...but he was just like a little kid all excited and giddy over hunting!
I also love to eat. So maybe that's another reason I love Thanksgiving. I mean any holiday that promotes eating amazing amounts of food without having to feel guilty HAS to be wonderful.
Ohhh...and Deer Hunters Widow Weekend. It's been a mass of different thing. My favorite was shopping with my sisters at all the unique little shops in King WI and Waupaca Wi. Many crafters would open their homes with their handmades too. Now who wouldn't love that!
So why then is it just kind of ignored. Even finding Thanksgiving decor isn't easy. Sure there's your occasional Pilgrim, or Indian...but for years...and I have been decorating for years...finding unique Thanksgiving decor has been few and far between. And trust me...I search..I search my favorite stores, I search Etsy..I search Ebay...I search the world wide web...all in search of the elusive perfect Thanksgiving decor! Much like my boys...looking for their buck! Most times...I'm disappointed at best...but this year...I hit the mother load..Lol.. Ok, maybe it's just one little turkey, lol..and one little pumpkin, and one little branch of sweet annie and another of bittersweet. But oh my oh my how I LOVE my find. I bet you will too. You want to see it? Do you? Really?
Jealous aren't ya????
This awesome guy came from Sue of Backwoods Spirit on Etsy.
Do stop by her shop!