Friday, November 18, 2011

Let's talk turkey...

'Tis the season for turkeys and pilgrims, right?  How many turkeys are hiding out at your house?

Do you have any furry ones?
Calico printed ones?
How about a musical one that sings Turkey in the Straw?
One that is camera shy and turns his head away?
One with such skinny drumsticks, you definitely wouldn't want to roast him?
How about a small one that gobbles REALLY LOUDLY?
A demure one, embarrassed to be among the noisy ones?
One that is a sun catcher?
One that sits on a kitchen window sill issuing a reminder?
Maybe yours is a place mat, made by a friend?
Did Jim Shore make one you simply had to have?
Or did a Beanie Baby catch your eye?
How about a rustic one?
Or a turkey with a sassy attitude?
Ever see one try to hide his hand in the sand when there isn't any sand?
Here is another one with lousy drumsticks
And the skin on this one would probably hurt the roof of your mouth
This one is stuffed, but not with anything tasty, he's 100% fiberfill 
This pair isn't protesting Wall Street, but they are picketing with a sign
As is this one who appeals to teenagers

Let's not forget the people who brought us the first Thanksgiving feast, and no, I don't mean Mr Butterball and Sara Lee. I'm talking pilgrims now. 

There are young pilgrims bringing food to the harvest table
Innocent looking, nose-less pilgrims
Happy pilgrims with enough nose for the pair above as well as themselves
And smart turkeys disguised as pilgrims so that they stay seated at the table rather than plated!

Even one of the bears at my house gets festive for Thanksgiving. The other two are jealous. Or maybe they are cold because they don't have sweaters. Here they are cuddled together in a basket wondering if they'll be safe until the next visit by my grandson.

This has nothing to do with turkeys or pilgrims, but it was a new purchase this year. 
A little bling tied onto a shelving unit.
And lastly, sometimes my favorite Thanksgiving decoration of all, taken from a 
Mary Engelbreit Home Companion magazine

If you're shopping this weekend for Thursday's feast, cleaning like mad in case a relative decides to look behind the entertainment for cobwebs and dropped Easter candy, dieting to fit into your skinny jeans or binge eating to stretch your stomach so you'll have room for seconds of everything...whatever the heck you're doing, have fun with it!


SkippyMom said...

I cannot tell you how jealous I am [in a good way] of all your turkeys and pilgrims. What great decorations! I love them all. I wish I had them.

I guess I will just have to wait a week and pull out all my snowmen for Christmas.

Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

Thisisme. said...

Wow! What a selection of turkeys you have there. I loved seeing them. I hope your Thanksgiving will be very special.

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great collection! I take it you love Thanksgiving {or turkeys!}.

The countdown has begun!


Sewconsult said...

Seeing all your turkeys, I realize how poorly I am equipped for Thanksgiving. I haven't hosted Thanksgiving in 20+ yrs, so I have no need for decor. I am ready to jump into Christmas decoration as soon as we eat the last of the turkey leftovers.
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your time with your family.