Turkey Love

I finally had a little time to pull out my beloved turkey decorations for Thanksgiving.  I’m always on the lookout for turkey things when I’m in an antique, gift, or thrift shop.  When I find something special, I’m delighted to add it to my collection.

This big, blue platter was my special find from last year.  I went antiquing on my lunch break on a teacher workday and found this in a shop close to my school.
I adore these antique candles and I rarely see them for sale in antique shops.  There’s always room for more at my house!
One cornhusk doll was my grandmother’s and the other was given to me by my late mother in law who purchased it in Illinois. 
The dried gourds in the bowl were volunteers in my garden one year.  They are some sort of hybrid whose seeds were mixed in with the compost that I added from my pile to the garden.

I glittered these gourds last year.  The really sparkle when it’s a sunny day.

I’ve enjoyed this display since September.  I had one of my last year’s pumpkins on the scale until it finally decided to rot.  I couldn’t believe that it lasted that long.  A beeswax turkey candle took its place.

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just a week away??  My turkeys will stay out until Thanksgiving, but I just may decorate my tree before Thanksgiving.  If I do, we can enjoy it for a longer time period.  What about you?  When will you start your Christmas decorating?


  1. I am envious! Of all the holidays, I have nothing turkey related. I realized I wanted a plate to put in my kitchen last week, but alas, too late to go looking. It will be on my 2011 Bucket List!

  2. Hey Paula–I love your turkeys! You have quite a collection!

    Christmas decorating begins in earnest for me on Thanksgiving weekend. For the past several years we’ve bought our tree on the Saturday after Thanksgiving; I think it’s one of our traditions now!

  3. I love that blue platter! I had big plans to decorate the house before we went to Maui (except for the one real tree) but of course didn’t get it done. I may pull it back this year with the decorations since I talked Favorite SIL into having Christmas at her house!

  4. What a great collection! I have a turkey teapot that would look great with your stuff! I love the white dish with the embosses turkey on it. GORGEOUS!

  5. Love all your Thanksgiving decor. I don’t have that much except pumpkins for Thanksgiving. I need to go out the day after and pick a few things up to add to my stuff. I deck out for Halloween but just leave pumpkins out after it is over.

    Yes, I am ready to put my tree up and I will probably do it this weekend. I have boxes in my dining room so I need to get a jump start on it.

    Gotta try your tater soup…looks yummy!

    Congrats on your marathon you ran…my daughter also did her first one not long ago in Nashville.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Paula and to Mr. SP. Also wish your mother a happy one also…I feel like I know her since I get to visit Walnut Ave.

  6. I love your turkeys, Paula! 🙂 You have a great collection. I decided to haul all the Christmas stuff down on Black Friday. 🙂

    Come by and enter my RJ Charms Giveaway if you have a chance! 🙂

  7. I love your Thanksgiving decorations. They are just lovely. I usually start decorating for Christmas on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I just love this time of year. Carla

  8. Love your Thanksgiving treasures Paula. Your platters are beautiful and you know how much a certain group of friends loves platters. I’ve decided to try and collect a little more for Thanksgiving, its just such a joyous time of year. Yesterday I was in the Amana Colonies and I picked up a cute little pair of Turkey S&P, its a start. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I don’t have any turkey stuff. I just decorate (a little bit) for fall. That blue platter is so pretty! It’s interesting that the platters have the exact same picture.

  10. Love all your Thanksgiving decorations. As you could tell by my post for mosaic monday with my halloween pumpkins I’m way behind with my decoration…lol. So it was nice to enjoy yours. Those platters are gorgeous! I’ve looked high and low for platters like that. I can find them brand new, but I would love to come across one while thrifting or antiquing…you just seem to appreciate them more that way don’t you? Plus you wonder how many others enjoyed them prior to you. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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