Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Etspiration Wednesday: Thanksgiving

Well September is upon us and it's starting to feel like fall here in Oregon.  The spiders are out, the weather is getting a bit nippy in the morning, and our micro summer is on its last legs. 

I can't wait for Thanksgiving.  It's not the turkey.  It's not the stuffing (although my mom's stuffing is amazing).  It's the cranberry sauce.  lol!  I can't get enough of it and I'm the only person who eats it!  More for me!

Thanksgiving is not our most extensive holiday in terms of stencils we create, but we do have some nice ones.  Why don't you check them out along with some sweet stuff I found on Etsy??

1A:  Give Thanks5.5x11.5 Stencil Image Courtesy Maisondestencils
1B:  Vintage Victorian Thanksgiving Card Image Courtesy NeatStuffAntiques
1C:  Vintage Sewing Thread Box Image Courtesy CindyRaeCollection
1D:  Gold Letterpress Turkey Card Image Courtesy PressedInBrooklyn

That sewing thread box in 1B is Turkey Tastic! 

2A:  Vintage Indian Corn Feedsack Image Courtesy Louisianaminis
2B:  Thanksgiving Subway Art Stencil Image Courtesy Maisondestencils
2C:  Give Thanks Be Joyful Print Image Courtesy HenAndCo

HenAndCo has awesome prints.  So bold!  Really great Halloween stuff in their shop right now, go check 'em out!

3A:  There's Always Something To Be Thankful For Stencil Image Courtesy Maisondestencils
3B:  Vintage 1920s Sweet Potato Can Label Image Courtesy 32NorthSupplies
3C:  1894 Pilgrim's Progress Hardcover Book Image Courtesy GraniteMan59
3D:  German Pumpkin Salt and Pepper Shakers Image Courtesy ScribbleFitz

Pilgrim's Progress is the book Jo and her sisters are obsessed with in Little Women.  I read a lot as a kid and Little Women was one of those books I seemed to want to re-read over and over.  I also loved the movie version that came out when I was younger with Winona Ryder and a young Christian Bale as Laurie (/swoon).  Anyway, there is such a Thanksgiving feel to both Pilgrim's Progress and Little Women.  They're full of reverence for the ideal of family, of giving, and of gratitude.

4A:  Acorn Burlap Pillow Cover Image Courtesy YellowBugBoutique
4B:  Honeycomb Table Topper for Thanksgiving or Harvest Image Courtesy Meeshy
4C:  Butterfly Brand Golden Pumpkin Label Image Courtesy papervignette

I just think this acorn pillow in 4A is beautiful.  I love that there's a hint of burlap for an aged look, but it's not the chief material.  The chair is gorgeous too!

That's it for this week, got a splendid feature for you on Friday!

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