Monday, November 24, 2014

Blue Monday - Happy Thanksgiving!

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This coming Thursday we celebrate Thanksgiving. I've had these pilgrim figurines for several years, and I love to have them on display at this time of year. I love the details along with their soft Blue color.

I'm showing them from two angles: last year and this year. They're on the same glass table--by the front door--but on different sides.

Last year, we drove up to Gainesville to be with our daughter and her family for the holiday. This year, we're planning on spending the day with our son and his family. They live close by. What are your plans?

Happy Blue Monday!


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Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Sally!

Happy Thanksgiving! Your blue pilgrims arre very festive!

I will be cooking the turkey this year as always, and my family will come over to my home. It will be a food and fun d=filled day!

My name is Riet said...

Such gorgeous figurines Sally. Happy BM and Happy Thanksgiving.

Jim said...

Interesting to see a tradition of another country that we don't know much about.

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving and a great week.

Anne Seltmann said...

Wonderful characters! They fit nicely with the Feast "Thanks giving" They symbolize the gifts of the harvest.
At the ceremony, which is mostly regionally organized in a church, but also as a procession, crops, grains and fruits are placed decorative. There are also other designated products as gifts of special closeness to nature, such as flour, honey or wine.

In some places there is a braided from cereals or vines "harvest crown" in the church or carried in a procession through the municipality. In rural folk religious communities come together to worship many parishioners. With Thanksgiving should be remembered with gratitude the yield in agriculture and gardens - and also that it is not solely in the hands of the people to have enough food. The harvest offerings are sometimes distributed after the party to the needy in the community, in homeless shelters or to charities.
We celebrate Thanksgiving on the first Sunday in October.



Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

I hope, Sally you have a wonderful thanksgiving and in so doing will remember the many people who have very little or nothing to eat like these children in my post yesterday (Sunday)

Gerald (SK14) said...

We don't have that festival here - enjoy your celebrations - had problems adding my links this week - will try and add them later in the day.

Anonymous said...

These figures are so fitting for this week ... and they're blue!
My plans - eating a lot of good food that my daughters will make and also celebrating Hubby's 70th birthday!

Hazel said...

Lovely Pilgrim figurines. Thanksgiving is not celebrated where I am but since I like it I observe it by myself and that makes me happy. This year I'm planning to cook something yummy (nothing definite yet but I'll get to it on Thursday) and buy myself some books to celebrate. Happy Monday, Sally.

Little Wandering Wren said...

Hello Sally, Just stopping by to wish you a very happy thanksgiving celebration with your family. Me, I'm not doing anything much at all on Thursday. I'm going to stay at home and behave myself after way too much excitement last week :)
Have fun!
Wren x

Julie said...

Happy Blue Monday and Happy Thanksgiving. Love the figurines.

Debbie at Travel with Intent said...

Happy Thanksgiving Sally - hope you have a great day. And I love your figurines.

bj said...

Dear Sally,
I hope your Thanksgiving with your son and his family will be very blessed and fun.
I remember your pretty blue figurines..I'm glad you are still enjoying them.
Love, bj

bj said...

{{{{{ SALLY }}}}}
...I've been following you for 6 or 7 years but when I just clicked on Google Friends, I didn't show I'm following you AGAIN...why, I'd follow you to the ends of the Earth. :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Sally,
I love these figurines, they are so fine!
I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful blue week!♥

Thanks if you visit my blog

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Sally. I hope you and your family have a lovely, peaceful holiday.
We don't have Thanksgiving in Australia, but I believe that we should - it really is a wonderful tradition.

Jutta.K. said...

Hi Sally
these are determined very valuable decorations for you.
Thanksgiving is also here in Deutschlnd an important day for the faithful people.
Nice that there are such days.
Greetings from Germany

Annesphamily said...

Hi Sally and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I hope each and every Blue Crew that celebrates this day will enjoy and have many blessings too. Like Gerald, I could not get the link up. Finally it went thru this morning. Whew! We are having a huge feast but Jeremy works until 5:30 in the evening so we will eat at 6! Noelle and I split the big duties and all the kids pitch in and bring or make sides, It is always a beautiful day and Nick will be home tomorrow. Pray for good weather to travel in for him and all travelers this weekend. Hugs, Anne

My Desktop Daily said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Sally! Thanks for hosting.

Gerald (SK14) said...

Thanks for adding Hyde DP Xtra and Stockport Daily Photo - Have just tried adding Hyde Daily Photo and got an "Internal error" message. Tried the option to load the image from my computer and it found the image but failed to load it. Never mind - these things happen - found a few new blues while out photographing this morning so will have something next week probably.

DougPhoto2009 said...

Sally, charming Pilgrim couple. Thanks for sharing.

LV said...

Your little pilgrims are definitely keepers. The best to you and family on this special holiday. I am going to my sons. His wife is a wonderful cook and I get to bring home leftovers.

Linda Kay said...

Sally, love your little figurines. So lovely with the blue and white. They remind me of Lladro and Naio figurines. Have a lovely time with family.

Maria's Space said...

Love it! My mother-in-law collects those Lladro and she would love this

Kim, USA said...

Sally, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

joyh82 said...

Pretty Pilgrim set! Love them. I don't know why but I have found more pilgrims in the past few years but then we have been going to more estate sales too.
Have a Happy Tday Sally!

Anni said...

No Thanksgiving celebrations in Sweden, but a Happy Blue Monday!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Happy Thanksgiving Sally. Wonderful Pilgrim figurines. Thank you for Blue Monday, always a pleasure to join in.

Black Jack's Carol said...

I hope to see your beautiful pilgrims again next year, Sally! The soft blue and details (as you said) are perfect for this post. I hope you and all of your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Such a beautiful holiday.. my favourite one of all. Thank you for hosting!

Ann said...

They are a very special pair, those pilgrims. We are going to my sisters here in town and I am making pies and salad. They are doing the turkey, there will be about 17 for dinner.

Leovi said...

I love these porcelain figurines, exquisite creativity in these compositions!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This is so very festive!!! I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, We had to go to town early this morning and just came home. Hence the late entry. I have shared this before and I posted it on Sat. My plan it to leave it up all week. We will have a crowd for Thanksgiving starting tomorrow and I am crazy busy. I am also wrapping Christmas gifts for three of our children's families so I won't have to mail them. Yikes! The pressure is on.

I love these figurines so much. I remember them. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving day with your family dear.

Love, Jeanne

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally,

Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Whilst it's not a holiday here in the UK, I am thankful everyday for all the simple pleasures in life :-)

Have a great week!

Salmagundi said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you!!! Sally

Klaus-Dieter said...

w√ľnsche einen guten Tag, klaus

bj said...

...just to say, I LUV your pretty new header...:)

Unknown said...

Oh how cute! Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! :)