Do you love going into antique shops as much as I do? Over the last year and a half I have not felt comfortable visiting one. I was so excited last week when we did go into an antique mall in the mountains of Virginia. I really don't need anything but it is so fun to see items that I grew up with.
We began walking around the many rows of booths that were full of lovely old yelloware bowls, quilts, and other various things. First we viewed an item that I knew our son would like. It was actually a brand new cast iron dutch oven. Our son is a great cook and has expressed an interest in having one he can use on his grill. The price was very inexpensive, so Grayden took it up to the register for them to save for us as I continued to look around. Suddenly there before me was a stack of dishes that made my heart leap for joy!
I couldn't believe my eyes that there were the Old Britain Castle dishes that I collect! A stack of eight lovely Johnson Brother dinner plates that I adore. The price was unbelievably low. When we checked out we even found that they were fifteen percent off. I'm so happy to have them join my collection.
During the month of November I bring out my Friendly Village dishes along with Thanksgiving decor.
I made this turkey and napkin rings in 1978 as is imprinted on the bottom. There were several ceramic items I made during this time.
Thanksgiving is important to us to celebrate before we start into the Christmas celebrations.
We are so excited that this year our daughter and son-in-law will visit for Thanksgiving week. I'll be planning our traditional Thanksgiving menu soon. Do you have turkey with all the fixings for Thanksgiving like we do or do you eat out like some folks do?
"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." Charles Dickens