Friday, November 1, 2019

Turkey Inspiration

Hello to November! 
We have gone from summer to winter in North Texas. 
Our first frost appeared the morning of Halloween. 
A little early but not too early. 
Usually the first frost came a few days before my mom arrived for Thanksgiving. I was always scrambling to fill my flower pots and get ready for Turkey Day all at the same time. 
My flower pots on the front porch survived because I covered them with blankets. 
I am itching for pansies though. 

As soon as the tricker treaters are history, the orange has to go. 
All that means is that the scarecrows, crows and ceramic pumpkins are all packed away until next year. 

I'm off on Fridays, so I've had a grand ole time pulling out my vintage and new turkey collection. 
I picked up my first set of turkeys at the thrift store for only $2.99. 

The cream, black and brown pair came from an antique store. I paid more for those. 

Here are ways that I've styled them in the past. 
I'll let the pictures do all the talking. 

The turkey saucer came from a thrift store for $1.99. 

The velvet fruit is so beautiful. 

Vintage Napco cornucopia. I adore this thing. 

Usually, I decorate for Christmas around the 18th of the month. This year we are hosting Thanksgiving so I'm thinking of doing a lodgy look that will transition right into Christmas. 
A red and black buffalo check valance that we've had for ages is now hanging in the laundry room. 
It is adorable! I'll try to get a picture later once the sun moves to the west. 
Do you decorate for Thanksgiving? When do you decorate for Christmas? 
Have a great day and a great weekend. 


  1. Love your Turkey items. HAPPY NOVEMBER

  2. Pretty turkeys Katie. You have some that I have. I just found out my kids are coming to our house for Thanksgiving, which I love, so am playing around with the table but they are going home on the day after, which I love because I can't wait to start on Christmas..Because of the power I couldn't join in the party last week. Hopefully it will be on this next week..Happy Weekend..Judy

  3. It's so lovely, Katie. Really like your turkey collection -- those are really fun. (Do you have a Trader Joe near you? They have these chocolate turkeys in a pack of 4 that are about 3" tall. Party favors in my future!) I keep the pumpkins, even if they are orange till TG and add in gourds and my few turkey bits. Lots of dried hydrangeas and such. I won't do Christmas decorating till the morning of the day after TG. I'll start as soon as I'm up and go for as long as it takes!

  4. hi katie, thank you for the party! Love the turkeys! gobble gobble! laura