Well friends it seems like time is flying by faster than ever and Thanksgiving will be here and gone before we know it. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and I have so many ideas to share, and so little time! Today I would like to introduce you to an adorable pair of primitive style pilgrims I found in October at a consignment shop. *This post contains affiliate links.
This adorable pair of stuffed prim pilgrims “shelf sitters” are nestled perfectly together in my small whitewashed dough bowl along with a few faux pheasant feathers, a rustic acorn, pinecones and cotton bolls (my imaginary snowballs).
We had our first snowfall overnight and the whole day has had that “Thanksgivingy”
“Over the River and Through the Wood” kind of vibe. If you look out the window in this photo you can see the snow on the branches of the towering pines. It’s very gray, but it’s still a pleasant and cozy kind of pre-holiday day.
This vintage book with a cover image of pilgrims in the snow seemed like an appropriate addition to my little breakfast nook table vignette. The book was a gift from my son’s school librarian who knows I love vintage items. Whenever they are discarding old books at the school library, I get the hand me downs!
I just love the “grungy” primitive style of these pilgrims (perhaps they just arrived after months on the Mayflower…) Most of my readers know that I adore French vintage, shabby chic and French farmhouse decor, but I also truly love primitives too, especially handmade or authentic primitives. I am not ashamed to admit that I still like some of the old “country decor” of the 80’s and 90’s either!
For example, take a look at this 1980 Country Living Magazine “Keeping Room.” I really don’t think there is one thing in this picture that I dislike! I would style things differently, but the vintage country collectibles are timeless. Do you like some primitive and country decor too?
If you saw my recent Thanksgiving Tablescape Sneak Peek by Cozy Candlelight then you recognized my tried and true approach of combining vintage and thrifted items with rustic elements to create elegant looks (with a touch of French vintage style). It is quite a different look from my prim pilgrims vignette, but there are still primitive elements, like the dough bowl centerpiece filled with dried fruits and other natural items.
Wouldn’t you agree that a lot of what is called “farmhouse” style today is really just a refreshed country-primitive look? Anyway, I don’t mind mixing and matching styles. Here I used a French script burlap sack to add texture to the table, and my French grains pillow on the banquette bench. It all works! (Hey, maybe these pilgrims speak French too!)
You will always find some primitive touches around our home for all the major holidays, like this cute bunny I shared last Easter.
Here you can see how I mixed primitive vintage and farmhouse style in my “Cozy Cottage Farmhouse Style Christmas Corner” at our previous cottage back in 2014.
If an item is vintage or vintage style and I like it, I can find a way to make it work harmoniously with the other decor in our home. I guess my overall style is really an eclectic vintage mix of what I love. I don’t have the super grungy primitive Santa anymore, but he was a favorite at the time.
Okay enough about Santa…let’s not skip Thanksgiving and the wonder of November (my favorite month!) Here in Kentucky November can be crisp and sunny, allowing you to revel in the last of autumn’s splendor, or snowy and cozy, which stirs up all the excitement of Thanksgiving and the official beginning of the holiday season! It won’t be long until these prim pilgrims are packed away and a few primitive Santas and snowmen start making their yearly appearances. If it keeps snowing, the snowmen might show up sooner than later!
No matter the weather, let us “Give Thanks” for all we have, and in all circumstances. (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my pair of prim pilgrims and a few other vintage and thrifted finds I slipped into this post. Next Tuesday I will be sharing more Thanksgiving decor for the “We Gather Together” Thanksgiving Blog Hop. I would love for you to stop back by to join me and 20 blogging friends as we celebrate Thanksgiving with all different kinds of inspiration. It is sure to put you in a mood for turkey day!
Thank you so much for visiting today. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
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