Thursday, November 12, 2009

I am Thankful for Vintage Turkeys

In honor of Vintage Thingies Thursday over at Colorado Lady, here are some shots of the explosion of poultry that happens every November on our mantel.




My favorite is the roasted one in the first photo ~ a gift from my sister Kathy. Which one do you like the best?

24 comments:

Joan@anthinggoeshere said...

I like the funky little pine cone guy!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Pam, love all your turkeys, yep, I'm the same, poultry everywhere. I was reading Trash's comments a minute ago, and you mentioned your Dad was on the USS Essex. small world, my Daddy was also, in the Korean War, he was a gunner, and had some incredible stories. He's been gone 10 years this Thanksgiving. Thanks for the remembrance.
Blessings,
Debra

SueLovesCherries said...

Wonderful collection! I think my fave is the Gurley pilgrims - my mom always had Gurleys out for the holidays!

CC said...

I love all your turkeys, and like you..my favorite is the roasted one in it's little pan. I've never seen one like it before. Happy VTT..have a lovely day.

trash talk said...

Besides the one that will be on the table carved, I'd have to pick the beaded one. Love beaded things!
Debbie

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

I have to admit that when I first saw your title ``vintage turkey`` I thought, mon dieu, are we talking leftoevers?
However you have a lovely collection after all.
Evelyn in Montreal

Postcardy said...

I have a bunch of turkey salt & pepper shakers so I like those, but my favorite is the plate.

flyingbeader said...

LOL. Thanks for the vintage turkey shot. I think merchandising forget there is a holiday between Halloween & Christmas!

Fancy Fodder said...

Your "poultry explosion" makes me giddy! :+) The turkey in the pan is so cute! I love Thanksgiving xoxoxo

marian said...

ooooh i LOVE the plate!

Robin Ennis Willson said...

Everything is precious, but I have a set of pilgrim candles like that. My Mom gave them to me when I was in my own (married) home. I never burned them...and still have them!

~~Carol~~ said...

Great collection! After seeing yours, I think I need more. My favorite would be that gorgeous plate. Gobble Gobble!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Maureen said...

THe roast turkey is cute but the plate is beautiful.

Lisa said...

Turkey in the pan but I also love the little ear of corn behind it!

Have a great weekend!

Coloradolady said...

Well, I love them all, but I adore that plate...you would think in all my looking I would have found one within my budget....but not yet! I too like the one in the first picture - the roasted one....makes me hungry! Have a great VTT!

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Oh my! That's a lot of turkeys!

I think the collective noun for turkeys should be 'explosion' in your honour.

You know, "a school of fish", "an unkindness of ravens" and "an explosion of turkeys"!

Manang Kim said...

More turkeys ^_^ awesome collection.


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Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very cute!! Love the little pilgrims.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Vintage Christine said...

My niece's dad raises turkeys and for a REAL turkey explosion, just go into one of their three barns. Wall-to-wall gobblers!!! I think your display is wonderful--I've visited 3 blogs just this morning who are featuring those little Thanksgiving people candles (of course Laurie, being Laurie, has a HUGE number of them!)--I'm sure we had them, too, once upon a time.

concretenprimroses said...

I love the roast too. What a great collection. Reminds me to get out my Turkey teacups and saucers. I like the plate best I think! But its hard to choose.
Kathy

Sammy Girl said...

Hey, girl! The roasted one IS such a sweetie! I have to say, though, that I think I have a secret crush on turkey plates and platters. GOBBLE GOBBLE!
Hugs, Betty :)
ps .. like you and Debra, my dad was also in Korea ... Marines ... Chosin Resevoir ... he depended on air and ship support ... came home on a naval hospital ship, but most of his unit didn't make it back. Our dads did so much for so many ... glad I still have mine to pester!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

gobble, gobble, gobble.. hehehe.. so many turkeys and I like them all.. and I can only think roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and potato salads.. yummmy!.. have a good weekend!

EverydayMe said...

love all those turkeys.. very fun!!
{{HUGS}} Michelle

Felicia said...

LMAO...I haven't commented on your blog in some time (please forgive me!) but I CANNOT resist saying something about the cooked turkey figurine among the other "live" ones.

I was SO tickled over this from your mantel display pictures last year. It's just so fits with my (dark) humor and I love that it's sitting up there scaring the other turkeys.

Happy Thanksgiving, Pam! =c)