Thanksgiving. I think of simplicity and the beginnings of our great nation during this Fall festival. Therefore, my thimbles for Thanksgiving reflect that. Pilgrims and Indians adorn most of the house.
Thimbles are scattered amid the collections. Most of them in this depiction are of animals such as chickens and woodland animals. However, there is a totem pole of thimbles I ordered from England.
The Pilgrim's side is very simple. The barn is actually a candle holder, but I am afraid to burn anything in it for fear it would break. I don't think I could replace it (or any of the other pieces, for that matter).
I don't know why I like this arrangement, but I do. The only thimble here is the acorn next to the pumpkin.
As I said, Indians and Pilgrims take the stage for Thanksgiving. This is my Thanksgiving Thimble Community with a colonial setting in the back and Indian setups in front. As you may recall from last year, I made the large teepee and the scarecrow tree (on top).
New for this year is my Pilgrim House setting. I bought the house by mistake (damn ebay!) and didn't know what to do with it. It didn't fit into my Christmas or Halloween stuff, so it sat around for a while. But, I bought the pilgrims thimble (toward the back, center) and after decorating the base to match a cow and donkey thimble I had, I found that everything fit together quite well.
Not much ado about Thanksgiving, but there is always 2014!