Wishing all of my American readers , Family and Friends the very BEST of Thanksgiving to you all
I am so Thankful this year for my nearly restored health ...for the expert skill and brilliance of my Neurosurgeon that has made me almost brand new ....Who has taken my pain away and given me a new life ...I will always be so grateful also for her incredible Nurse Practitioner who was so kind and understanding and everything that a Nurse Practitioner should be and more ....I also would like to thank my Doctor my GP who is just like a Sister to me with the incredible caring and loving support she has given me throughout ...I feel very thankful to have a GP like her
Thankful for my incredible Husband, My Son's Jaime,Ryan & Wayne, Sister Sue and Bestest Friend Rosy
I could go on and on but I am Thankful for everything
THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS In many American households, the Thanksgiving celebration has lost much of its original religious significance; instead, it now centers on cooking and sharing a bountiful meal with family and friends. Turkey, a Thanksgiving staple so ubiquitous it has become all but synonymous with the holiday, may or may not have been on offer when the Pilgrims hosted the inaugural feast in 1621. Today, however, nearly 90 percent of Americans eat the bird—whether roasted, baked or deep-fried—on Thanksgiving, according to the National Turkey Federation. Other traditional foods include stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Volunteering is a common Thanksgiving Day activity, and communities often hold food drives and host free dinners for the less fortunate.
Parades have also become an integral part of the holiday in cities and towns across the United States. Presented by Macy’s department store since 1924, New York City’s Thanksgiving Day parade is the largest and most famous, attracting some 2 to 3 million spectators along its 2.5-mile route and drawing an enormous television audience. It typically features marching bands, performers, elaborate floats conveying various celebrities and giant balloons shaped like cartoon characters.
Beginning in the mid-20th century and perhaps even earlier, the president of the United States has “pardoned” one or two Thanksgiving turkeys each year, sparing the birds from slaughter and sending them to a farm for retirement. A number of U.S. governors also perform the annual turkey pardoning ritual.
Whatever you are doing this weekend have a very lovely time
We are doing something not so traditional ...I will tell you about it in a few days time
I am Thankful to you all for looking in to my blog from time to time and supporting me
Hi...I had a very good time at the Thrift Store this week ....I didn't find too many items but what I did find are quality ...Just 'as new' and I just LOVE them
I found this lovely Carol singer ...She is a generous 18" high and is in perfect condition ..not even a speck of dust ....I just love her .....I paid just $2.99 for her ...what a bargain
As you can see she has a gorgeous jacket on and it's all trimmed with faux fur ....I love all the colors
I also found this Emperor Art Creation's Candle ...So beautiful ..it was still wrapped and in it's original 'as new' box and I paid only $1.99 ....apparently when you light it and it burns down it looks just like a beautiful lantern ...how cute it is ...I look forward to enjoying it nearer Christmas
This is the other side of the candle
As you can see my Christmas Cacti is in full bloom ...I bought it 2 years ago and it was just a tiny plant but this year it is just blooming and blooming ...I keep it in the kitchen all Winter but I put it out for the Summer in the shade on the back deck
Here you can see more detail of the Carol Singer ...I will have to give her a name
Her lantern is a good size too ....it's so pretty I just love it
She has a lovely painted porcelain face ....I love the eyes especially
I also found this cute little "Willow Tree" 'Friendship' girl ....she is brand new ...had the original label for $16.99 and I got her for 0.25c .....isn't that crazy ...she is in perfect condition as you can see ...I just love her and she will have pride of place on my bookshelf
Great detail in the lantern
I had such fun finding these Christmas Decorations ...I also found 3 other lovely Christmas Candles all brand new for just a few cents ....
I NEVER buy candles from a store ...I get them all from the Thrift store mainly for around 0.25c ....I usually find at least 3 every week
And Danny and I love to have at least 4 lit every night ....as we don't have a fireplace and it makes the room look really cozy ...at the price I get them we have no problem in lighting them every night
So go and look at your local thrift/charity store and see how many you can find
Thanks for popping by
Happy Thrifting to you all
Kindest Regards...... Janet
I love anything artsy I especially love sewing and vintage prints and shabby chic ...pretty feminine things to adorn the home