It’s Time for Turkeys!

I was lazy this year and skipped decorating for Halloween.  Decorating motivation kicked in once the calendar changed to November giving me an opportunity to pull out one of my favorite collections, my turkeys.

Come on in and take a look at my collection!  Turkeys greet guests on the porch.
Turkeys on the Porch

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I’ve had the three on the left since the early 90’s.  The basket was a gift from my in-laws and was filled with goodies from Illinois.
Turkeys on the Porch2

This old advertisement platter is displayed with Byers pilgrims that Mama bought for me long ago.  I especially like the male pilgrim holding the turkey.
Turkeys in the Dining Room

The buffet in the dining room sports Indian corn and beeswax turkeys that are locally made.
Turkeys in the Dining Room2

Pilgrims and faux fall foliage help to decorate the living room.
Pilgrims in the Living Room

I would have liked to have changed my mantle display to a Thanksgiving one, but I didn’t have the heart to remove my vintage football themed mantel just yet.
Pilgrims in the Living Room2

The turkey figurine was purchased in downtown Staunton and the plate was a thrift shop find.
Turkeys in the Living Room

Handmade cornhusk dolls decorate one side of the dresser in the living room.
Corn Husk Dolls

The other side sports real Vermont maple leaves made into ornaments.
Maple Leaf Ornaments

The kitchen is also filled with turkeys.
Turkeys in the Kitchen2

These two platters are exactly alike except for the color.  I found the pink one last weekend in an estate shop in Norfolk.
Turkey Platters in the Kitchen

Mama gave me the turkey platter and the turkeys that surround it.
Turkeys in the Kitchen

I really like this sweet planter.
Turkey Planter in the Kitchen

The dining area in the kitchen is the last place that is decked out in turkeys.
Turkeys in Dining Area

I love all of my turkeys but I think these three antique turkey candles are the favorite of my collection.
Turkeys in Dining Area - Cornucopia and Candles

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Can you believe that Thanksgiving is a little over two weeks away?   Time has flown by this fall.



  1. Since there’s always football on Thanksgiving, there’s no reason to take down your mantle. I’m surprised you can even claim a favorite piece in your collection.

  2. I had no idea your Turkey collection was that large Paula, its just fantastic. I have never seen the Thanksgiving Byers pilgrims and I think they are fabulous. Enjoy this holiday season and thanks for sharing.

  3. How funny, I did the same thing this year, skipped right over Halloween decorating and went straight to my fall decor instead! Love all of your turkeys, they are so fun 🙂

  4. Everything looks so pretty and festive, ready for Thanksgiving! Love the wall arrangements by your door!

  5. Aw, I love your turkeys, Paula! Your home is all set for Thanksgiving. Confession: I have some Halloween stuff up still that I need to get down!!

  6. Such a fun time of year! Your turkey collection is adorable! Absolutely love it! I’m the same way but at Christmas time, I collect Moose but just started a few years ago so my collection isn’t as extravagant as your turkey collection. Your home looks so warm and festive. Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. What a sweet collection, Paula! I really love the wicker guy on your porch!

    Yes, the time is flying by! 🙂


  8. You have such a lovely collection of turkeys and pilgrims, Paula! The leaves from Vermont are gorgeous. Love all of the Fall touches that you’ve spread throughout your home. Thank you so much for linking up to the Better Late Than Never Thanksgiving bloghop!

  9. Hi Paula and you have lots of great pilgrims and pumpkins! I picked up that same turkey platter this summer at a garage sale – the turquoise one but it doesn’t have any writing on it.
    Then you have a blue and pink trimmed ones. Those look great Your home looks wonderful and I love your pretty kitchen.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  10. My boys keep asking me now that we’ve put Halloween away to get out our Thanksgiving decorations. I don’t have much, though, so I don’t know what to tell them. Looks like I need to borrow some of your turkeys! So fun!

  11. Paula, I love your turkeys. I also have a turkey and pilgrim collection but I haven’t put them out yet. you are way ahead of me. we have just moved to a condo after 36 years in a big house……………you have given me the inspiration yo get them all out! thank you

  12. I do not have one single turkey. I love all of yours, how fun and so many beautiful platters too. Great vignettes. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  13. Love your decorations! I just did an Iwanna Wednesday post about Pilgrims, they are really difficult to find and I love the ones that you have.

    My favorite would have to be those Vermont maple leaves, those are gorgeous!

  14. Is Thanksgiving by chance your favorite holiday? I love all your turkeys.

    And I don’t blame you for changing out that vintage football mantel. It’s so pretty, and so creative.

    Thank you so much for sharing and for inspiring me.

  15. Great collection Paula! I saw some turkeys at Home goods that I almost bought but decided I better watch my budget! 🙂 Nicely done. Sharing!

  16. Hi Paula, love all those gorgeous vintage turkeys! the pastel turkey plates are wonderful!! thanks so much for sharing them with us at Vintage Inspiration!

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