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Judy and I have decided to have a Christmas / Antique update that will be just before Thanksgiving……on Monday, November 20th @ 7:00 PM **Eastern Standard Time**, ~4:00 PM Pacific Time~. One of a kind Christmas offerings which include fabulous decorated trees as well as an early German feather tree with German Indent ornaments, a handmade log cabin that lights up, handmade Christmas whimsies and fun surprises we know you will enjoy……..posted in the "New Offerings" section. We will also be listing some wonderful Childs antiques such as an early dresser with folk art appeal, darling 1930's black doll wearing a red, white and blue dress along with other antiques like samplers sporting magnificent grain painted frames that you don't want to miss! We hope you can join us here Monday evening and if you have any questions we will be available either via E-Mail or by phone. Thank you!
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May your farmhouse table be overflowing with well ~ seasoned victuals, your hearts gay and a family that volunteers to help clean up the dishes come this Thanksgiving eve!
Early Settlers Seeking Provisions this Thanksgiving Day!
Over the river, and through the wood,
To Grandfather's house we go;
the horse knows the way to carry the sleigh
through the white and drifted snow.
Over the river, and through the wood,
trot fast, my dapple-gray!
Spring over the ground like a hunting-hound!
For 'tis Thanksgiving Day.
Over the river, and through the wood—
now Grandmother's cap I spy!
Hurrah for the fun! Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!
A sampling of a Thanksgiving song written originally as a poem entitled, "A Boy's Thanksgiving Day", by Lydia Maria Child back in 1844. Delightful!
The first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the pilgrims in 1621 after the harvest was brought in. This feast lasted three days and was attended by 53 pilgrims and 90 Indians. It was actually a celebration of the successful crops grown by the colonists as well as the Indians. Stew was the entree, so to speak, as it was cooked in a kettle hanging over the fire. Root vegetables from the garden were an absolute staple and if lucky, fish, fowl or game including venison were added to the pot. Forks were not used for this meal but linen napkins were and the cranberry sauce, potatoes, apple pie as well as pumpkin pie were non existent. Water was the only beverage of choice because there was nothing else to drink. What a drastic change from the Thanksgiving holiday we celebrate today!
Thanksgiving Proclamation ruled by King George on November 6th, 1723.
Plymouth Plantation staff preparing mussels and other victuals to re~create a 17th century style meal.
This steamed Pumpkin Pudding recipe though not served in 1621, was among the first Colonial Desserts the pilgrims enjoyed. Available for download and looks delicious!
~Steamed Pumpkin Pudding Recipe~
~ 6 tablespoon butter
~ 3/4 cup brown sugar
~ 2 eggs
~ 11/2 cups all-purpose flour
~ 1/2 teaspoon salt
~ 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
~ 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
~ 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
~ 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
~ 3/4 cup mashed cooked pumpkin (or canned pumpkin)
~ 1/2 cup buttermilk
Cream butter and sugar together until light. Beat in eggs. Stir together flour, salt, soda cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Mix pumpkin and buttermilk. Add to creamed mixture. Spoon into greased and floured 6 1/2 cup ring mold. Cover tightly with foil. Bake 350 for one hour. Let stand 10 minutes. Unmold. Today, you can serve it with Whipped cream, In colonial days, it was often served with fresh heavy cream drizzled over top.
Early stepback holds a nice pewter collection dressed with greens, pumpkins, Indian corn and a jolly chalkware turkey. The early lantern brings light to this space and seems to whisper a warm welcome to all this Thanksgiving eve.
I found this darling story that is guaranteed to fill you with laughter, honest, entitled, "How to Cook A Husband" from the Yankee Kitchen Cookbook circa early 1800's, that I thought would be appropriate for Thanksgiving! Please click on link below to view entire story and this is also available for download because you absolutely want to share it with friends and family. Who knows?....... It may even find it's way on your holiday table, right where your husband sits! LOL! Enjoy!
Beautiful and inviting room boasts a farmhouse table that awaits a Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings. A lit fire warms the hearts and souls of family and friends! There is much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day!
The harvest was good this year as the jars reflect the bounty lined neatly in a row on the Pantry shelves. Come winter we will surely enjoy the fruits of our labor as well as Mother Nature's.
The sawbuck table in this large kitchen holds a wonderful meal prepared for Thanksgiving that awaits the hungry guests.
I sure hope your day is going better than this poor Hen's!
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