Welcome to Day 17 of the 30 Days of Thanksgiving! I collect rusty junk all year long but in the fall everything starts to look like pumpkins. Today I’ll share with you some great ideas to turn your thrift store and flea market finds into repurposed junk pumpkins. Then scroll down to read a fun poem about pumpkins and get your #30DoT verse for today.
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Repurposed Junk Pumpkins
More repurposed junk pumpkins:
- 5 Minute Rope Pumpkin
- Alcohol Ink Glass Pumpkins
- Cake Pan Junk Pumpkins
- Monkey Pod Tray Pumpkins
- Straw Tote Pumpkin Planter
- Salad Bowl Pumpkins
- Light Fixture Pumpkin
“Give thanks to the Lord of hosts, For the Lord is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting” Jeremiah 33:11b (NASB)
The Pumpkin, by J. G. Whittier
Ah! On Thanksgiving Day, when from East and from West,
From North and from South come the pilgrim and guest,
When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his board
The old broken links of affection restored,
When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,
And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before,
What moistens the lip, and what brightens the eye?
What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie?
O, fruit loved of boyhood! the old days recalling;
When wood-grapes were purpling and brown nuts were falling!
When wild, ugly faces were carved in its skin,
Glaring out through the dark with a candle within!
When we laughed round the corn heap, with hearts all in tune,
Our chair a broad pumpkin, our lantern the moon,
Telling tales of the fairy who traveled like steam
In a pumpkin-shell coach, with two rats for her team!
Then, thanks for thy present! – none sweeter or better
E’er smoked from an oven or circled a platter!
Fairer hands never wrought at a pastry more fine,
Brighter eyes never watched o’er its baking than thine!
And the prayer, which my mouth is too full to express,
Swells my heart that thy shadow may never be less,
That the days of thy lot may be lengthened below,
And the fame of thy worth like a pumpkin-vine grow,
And thy life be as sweet, and its last sunset sky
Gold-tinted and fair as thine own pumpkin-pie!
- Write 5 things you’re thankful for in your journal.
- Share them with someone.
- Turn some of your junk into a pumpkin and share it in our Facebook group!
Thanks for reading!