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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Thanksgiving Vignette

I created a  fun Thanksgiving  vignette in the entry with my life size wooden Pilgrims and  two ships that may or may not  (lol) resemble the Mayflower and the Speedwell.

There were actually two ships that set sail for America.....the Mayflower and the Speedwell.    They didn't get very far into the voyage before the Speedwell started leaking and both boats had to turn around.    The Speedwell passengers were crowded onto the Mayflower and they set sail again.

I am sure the captain of the Mayflower didn't have an Atlas,  but he must have had some kind of chart to get him to America.

I bought my Pilgrims at the auction a couple of years ago.    Their faces have been carved from wood and are hand painted.   I Pennyfied them with some pink clothing.....
Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Adorable Thanksgiving vignette! It is YOU!

  2. Hi Penny..You have to know you are a neat part of my day. I don't miss a detail of what you do. It's fascinating!!
    I see things in your home that I've never seen before and find myself mumbling to myself.."OH MY GOSH..would you just look at that!" and realize I've spoken right out loud when sweet husband answers from the other room! I love the way you are able to get your pretty pinks in everything! Adorable!!

  3. Your pictures and decors are so pretty. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family

  4. Penny!! ADORABLE!! And I so love the ships being included in the vignette! How fitting . Each year i so enjoy seeing these darling pilgrims!! They are so unique!!

  5. What a fun & unique way to decorate for Thanksgiving. Loving the added touches of Pink!

  6. I love how you pennyfied them , and the whole scene you have created their with the maps and boats, very cool!

  7. I love your Pennyfied pilgrims! Your vignette is really pretty and makes a real statement. Thanks so much for sharing at No Place Like Home and enjoy your day.

    Autumn blessings,

  8. This looks so great! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  9. Oh, Penny! Your Mr. and Mrs. Pilgrim are too darn cute! I'll be smiling all day just thinking about them.

  10. Pennyfy... love that, somehow, I don't think pink was in their repretoire, but ...then they are living with you!
    They are cute and I love the boats. I hadn't realize there were two. Thanks for the history and view of the 'real' pilgrims, Sandi

  11. Love the open atlas as an added touch and of course your "Pennified Pink" accents! :) Thank you for sharing this week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth!

  12. What an adorable vignette Penny! I love the incorporated items you used to make it. The atlas does give it a special touch even if they didn't use one, lol. Thanks for sharing with us at Your Home Decor and More link party. Looking forward to what you share with us next month. Pinning and sharing

  13. These are adorable, Penny! You're all set for Thanksgiving! I've just started a Vintage Show & Tell link party, if you'd like to join. It starts every Thursday.


  14. Happy Thanksgiving to you Penny! Looks like you are all ready for it. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  15. What a unique thanksgiving vignette! I would have never thought to decorate using those pieces, but it is a great and beautiful reminder of our first thanksgiving.

  16. Lovely Vignette. I love the details of those cheeks in the people. So cute. Thank you for linking up with us @ #HomeMattersParty. We would love to have you again next week.

  17. Great Thanksgiving decor! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

  18. Your pilgrims are adorable!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you again this week! Pinned!


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