Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Celebrating Thanksgiving with Fall Feathered Friends

Hello Everyone, Welcome to the Fall With Feathered Friends Blog Hop! It's November, and time for our annual celebration of Thanksgiving. For the last 5 years Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home has hosted a Hop where we can share our Thanksgiving decor and any and all ways we enjoy our gatherings for the holiday. If you're coming from  Amber's place, I'm so glad you're here and following the Hop. I hope you are enjoying a little taste of how we each prepare for Thanksgiving. 

This year we're sharing our Feathered Friends that help us decorate and celebrate this wonderful season of Gratitude and Thanksgiving. Turkeys are the star of the show, but we're also including pheasants, grouse, quail and ducks; any wild bird that appears this late Fall time of year. I have a small cast of characters that migrate around the house and show up in different places and vignettes each year. 

These pics are from last year in the Garden Room where most of the wildlife congregates. I have a small collection of vintage turkey salt and pepper shakers and planters that I really enjoy displaying in small vignettes during the Thanksgiving Season.

Each year they make an appearance in a different spot.
But what's so fun about the small vintage turkeys is that
they are easily tucked into crates, trays, baskets and
 cupboard shelves to add that special little holiday touch.

Here's one now hiding out in the fall foliage in an old crate
on the farm table in the Garden Room.

This big guy used to be really colorful, 
but as I gravitated to a more neutral decor palette,
 I realized he needed a paint makeover. 
So now he coordinates with other pieces a little better.

Another favorite spot is the Holiday Cupboard.
If you know me well, you know I love to decorate 
this old pie safe for all the seasons and holidays.
Thanksgiving is such a fun time as all the vintage pieces congregate.

The Garden Room always reflects the colors of the season, 
and now is layered in browns, golds, and the deep hues of nature.

My little homemade bench/coffee table is a great spot 
for a few vignettes celebrating Fall. 

This medium size white ironstone Turkey covered vegetable tureen
usually finds a spot here. It's not vintage but perfect for a crate or tray display.

The fellow below is my oldest (new) turkey 
as I made him back in the ceramic craze of the 80's.

I've had this baker's rack since the early 90's,
and it's always been a fun place to decorate for each holiday.
It was also the spot of "the Great Turkey Disaster" of 2014.
We had just moved to our previous home 
and I had a Thanksgiving display in the kitchen sitting area.
I hadn't secured the turkey platter well, so it all came crashing down.
A few of my flock bit the dust.
I was able to salvage a few, but they're a little worse for wear.

I have the baker's rack out here in the Garden Room at this house.
And it's constantly changing as the calendar does.

I'm using one of them here for a Thanksgiving vignette,
and of course a couple of little vintage turkeys had to join in.

Last year I created a Thanksgiving mantel with old vintage and antique frames. Of course a few pheasants, quail and turkeys showed up along with some vintage Thanksgiving postcards.

Back in 2013 I put together a fun nature themed 
Thanksgiving tablescape, in our then (2 houses ago) home.
Here are a few pics with a centerpiece created with natural elements,
and a sweet little quail showcased in the window box.

Thanks so much for coming by today, You'll find the rest of the Hoppers in the link-up below. I hope you'll continue the Hop, and I know you'll find some fun inspiration for Thanksgiving. Head on over and visit Marty's house at A Stroll Thru Life for some gorgeous fall decor.

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  1. Such a fabulous collection Debra! I love the turkey planters. Happy Tuesday!

  2. Your Thanksgiving decor is so beautiful! I've always admired the way you keep your background and base pieces white but add color through seasonal accessories. Gorgeous! Great to hop with you again!

  3. What a nice blog hop Debra. I do not decorate for Thanksgiving since my daughter hosts but I love to see all the pretty decor that everyone is doing. You have such beautiful Thanksgiving decor. Have a great new week Debra. xoxo Kris

  4. Oh I love that amazing turkey in your tablesetting. Such an amazing collection of birds.

  5. I love your style and your whites and creams with pops of color! Your hutch is so beautiful! I love your home in every season and this Fall is amazing! ~ Kristin | White Arrows Home

  6. This post is sure to put even the earliest of Christmas decorators in the mood to savor November and Thanksgiving a while longer! I am going to be a lazy commenter and just say I love it all...truly! I want it all too, haha! Every picture is perfect with the most wonderful attention to detail. Wonderful Thanksgivng vibes!

    Thanks for joining the hop!

  7. I am so sad I don't have a bird, a turkey, feathers, nothing. Not even a cornucopia! What is wrong with me?! I'm going to put turkeys and birds on my list of things to find this year. Hope I'm successful because every one of your cozy spots are perfect for the season of thankfulness and oh-so-beautiful! I had a good stare at your cupboard and tables because I didn't want to miss a thing! Love it all. pinned

  8. There isn't a single image in this post that doesn't capture my heart and make it want to sing. (Or gobble!) It's really beautiful and I am so glad you are continuing Thanksgiving and harvest for a bit before bringing out Christmas. I see you and I have the same "His Majesty" turkey china and it's a reminder for me to bring mine up nw that we are well into November. Your garden room is lovely and I love all your wee turkeys.

  9. You have such a way of arrangining your pieces! Even though that turkey dish isn't vintage, I love it! So festive!

  10. What a beautiful space you've put together! Looks great! Thanks for sharing!


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