Monday, November 22, 2010

Turkey Day and Give Away

 Turkey feathers!

These were found in an old tin can
on the top shelf of a junk shop this summer.

Such a beautiful rich brown color along with the black and white and such distinctive and striking patterns!

There really isn't anything more beautiful than the natural world.

So, today while we continue with our

I am thankful for the beauty all around us...
...for Mother Nature.

We give thanks for all of God's creations.

 Adding to the white Victorian nightgown and the 4 vintage photographs of Aunt Nancy in our Gratitude Give-Back are these
3 rusty skeleton keys
 I think they will clean up nice but some of you like them rough and rusty so I have left them as is.

 Let's also add this old lace collar...

 ...and a few rhinestone buttons
and vintage earring clips

...and a few old doilies and some blue trim

...and some pink trim and a few fabric yoyos and
two wooden package holders

 ...and some more cheery and colorful trim left over from
Silver Bella swaps and projects

...and these two sweet little vintage
handmade pot holders

...and a pretty hankie or two and several rosaries.

If you haven't entered for a chance to win the 
600th Post Gratitude Give-Back

please click here!

It is wonderful to read all that you have been sharing about
the things that you are grateful for too!

Back to digging in my piles for a few more prizes
that will be added to this Give Back
each day until Thanksgiving.

The winner will be announced on Friday evening!

Good Luck friends!
Thank you!


Jem said...

Keys are something of a lifelong love of mine - my sister and I both used to be fascinated by them as children and I'm still unable to resist picking them up at car boot sales and on eBay in my 20s! Funny the things we retain a fascination for!

Your shots of the Turkey feathers are exquisite :-)

Jem xXx

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Love your blog. I am grateful for having 2 children who I know I can always count on. I believe God gave me them to take care of me when I no longer can. It would be so sad not having anyone in our lives. They are a gift. judy

mary beth said...

As always, your post is so pretty! It makes me want to get out and scour the woods for some feathers, but I'm afraid I might get shot by an eager deer hunter! I'll just enjoy yours! Love the giveaway treasures you are finding to add!

@nne said...

Pretty post. Have a nice day! @nne said...

Hi Laura! Im your newest follower! I JUST found you while roaming Blogland (im new here)
Everything is Beautiful and welcoming! Going to enter your Giveaway!!!
I have an interior design business and blog..Doing 14 days of christmas trees...would love you to visit!
I have a GIVEAWAY too



The French Bear said...

Gorgeous!!! I can't believe all the goodies you have added!!! Of course I really can, you are so sweet, but this are truly gifts from the heart!!!
Hope your Thanksgiving is a blessed one!
Margaret B

Evi said...

Laura, I don't know how you do this, but it gets better and better !!!!!!!!!
Love the feathers and the lace colar most, I think you know I would.
Gosh, to win all these goodies !
I am not getting the error page by the way.
Would you be able to go to Paula's on the
17th? Let me know today!
Thanks for putting the picture on,
Love you lots,

La Dolfina said...

What a fabulous giveaway based on gratitude!
I've always believed the key to happiness lay in an attitude of gratitude myself and so embrace it everyday! My wonderful and wise Grandmother always told me "Health is Wealth" and so one of the things I've always been grateful for in life is my health. I've been a follower of yours for a very long time and would like to invite you to come by my blog sometime for a visit. I believe we are kindred spirits of the treasure hunting kind!!
Enjoy your birthday week and have a blessed Thanksgiving!
La Dolfina

trash talk said...

Talk about sharing your bountiful harvest at Thanksgiving...the pilgrims ain't got nothin' on you!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Loving all your additions today!!

Libbie said...

Ooooo Very generous! Thanks for giving us the chance at all these treasures!!! the winner will be one lucky girl!!1

Andi's English Attic said...

Keys. Why do we love them? There's something romantic and fairytale about them. Fantastic that you've included it in your giveaway.
On the subject of nature, I think I'm thankful that nature can fight back against mankind's mistakes. xx

Blessed Serendipity said...

Such fun goodies you have gathered for one lucky winner. I love those turkey feathers. Who knew turkey feathers could look so elegant?


Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Nice photos of the turkey feathers! Thanks for sharing....TALLULAH'S

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said... have a kind heart and good soul..your something else...someone will be very happy! x0

Rose Garden Malevik said...

So Many Beautiful things,,,,,,
Hugs fron Håkan ( The Roseman)

Unknown said...

I read every post, you are on my sidebar blog list.
I am thankful for 2 years cancer free, not to mention my great kids , beautiful granddaughters and of course my husband.

time worn interiors said...

I am loving those turkey feathers! I am a lover of all kinds of feathers and those are great! If you ever decide to get rid of them, please let me know!

Amy Kinser said...

Wonderful goodies that you are offering!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gert said...

Oh you are so thoughtful and giving. Love all your finds! And yes your feathers are so beautiful!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
xoxo Gert

Sommers Breeze Antiques said...

Iam thankful for my grandchildren and how they make me smile every day!

Jenni said...

You are so incredibly generous - in this world now that is such a rare thing. I am thankful for people like you. I was reading this as one of my ESL students, a refugee from Burma, looked on and she pointed at your images and talked about her experiences and memories of feathers and family and friends in the camps in Thailand. I did not think a blog I love would generate so much talk for her. Thanks again.

Lululiz said...

I love those two little pot holders, arent they just the cutest little things?