Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gobble, gobble, gobble.

Before I took my blogging break, I took pictures of some of my turkeys. Then I never used them in a post. My friend Paula, who blogs at Sweet Pea, also wrote a post on her turkeys.
http://www.virginiasweetpea.com/2011/11/turkey-time.html
She asked me to share mine, so I thought I'd better do it before the Thanks-giving timeline was over.


Before I talk about the turkeys, I have to tell you about this shelf.
My son made it for me when he was in high school.
This is where I keep my collection, year-round.
The VT stands for Virginia Tech.

I took these pictures in September, and I never edited them. I'm just going to show them from left to right across the shelf.
The turkey on the left has a partner that you'll see at the end. They have really neat feet claws that I didn't photograph. They're candle holders, although I've never used them like that.
The turkey on the right reminds me of carnival glass and has a deep opening. What do you think it was used for?



The turkey on the left is made of wood and is very lightweight.
The one on the right is my oldest turkey. If you look closely, you can see the letters VA. It actually says VA TECH across its back. I saw its twin at a local antique store. It's a bank, maybe for tuition to Tech. hahaha



I love the turkey on the left. Its feathers are so colorful. It has a hook and sometimes I hang it on my window latch.
The turkey on the right is solely decorative. I like its color, too.

Here is the mate to the one I started with. I looked at them again while I was writing this, and now I know why I don't have a picture of its feet claws.  I'm too short.

I also saw some turkeys that I set out for Thanksgiving. I'll show you those next year.


 I'm linking here:http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/2011/11/wow-us-wednesdays-41.html

Happy Thanksgiving.
Enjoy your special time with family and friends.

10 comments:

Paula said...

Love your turkeys and don't think I can pick a favorite out of your collection. Is the glass one a creamer?? The VT bank turkey must be a collectable and I'll bet quite valuable. I've never seen one like it.

Your shelf is great and I'm sure that your son loves that you still proudly have it on display in your home. I wish more kids could take woodshop class to learn those important skills.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Melissa said...

Lovely collection of turkeys! My dog Etta sneaked a car ride with me the other day, and we had to stop to let a flock of wild turkeys cross the road. Etta barked at them - YIKES! Her bark is LOUD in the confines of the car! LOL
OK, I realize that little story has nothing to do with your collection of turkeys. It's just the first thing that popped into my coffee-buzzed mind when I saw your turkeys. ;)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Grammy,

What a wonderful collection! Love the shelf too. Hope that you have a very blessed Thanksgiving this year.

Hugs,

Kathy M.

Diana Joy said...

Cute collection, thanks for sharing...and I love the shelf your son made. Happy T-day.

Rosy said...

Nice little Turkey collection I don't think I ever seen anyone collect turkeys before, usually I just see one or no turkeys at friends houses on Thanksgiving day.

My guess that the glass turkey was either used for mens cologne or perhaps a vase, that is my guess.

Alex Butts said...

So cool - I want that shelf! But with a longhorn :D

Mongs said...

oh I missed this post,,, you have a cute turkey collection. Hope you're well and having a nice time with your family!

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Liesl said...

Love, love, loving all your Thanksgiving decorations! I hope your holiday was full of family and food! Off to check out Paula's turkeys too...so fun! Hope you are having a Terrific Thursday and doing well!

Liesl :)

Debby said...

Where are you Grammy Goodwill. I am missing your posts. I hope you are just on a mini blogging vacation and not down with a bug of some sort. Hurry back to us. ((((((HUGS))))0

Lana K. W. Austin said...

Love your turkeys...and I LOVE the shelf your son made in high school! Go Hoakies! (I got that right...didn't I???)
Hugs/blessings,
Lana