Thursday, November 10, 2022

Vintage Cottage Thanksgiving in the Holiday Cupboard

Hello friends, welcome to the Garden Room and the Thanksgiving Holiday Cupboard. This November I've been trying to simplify my decor a bit and make it an easier transition to the Christmas Season. We have a grandbaby (THE first and only) on the way, so I want to be prepared to slide into Christmas decorating without a lot of time and stress. Not sure when she will be arriving on the scene so I'm trying to keep things more "cottagey" with less fuss. 

Basically, I kept the bones of the Fall Cupboard and added turkeys where the pumpkins and sheep had been. My brown transferware is here in the Thanksgiving Cupboard but is being changed out for my red pieces for Christmas. Christmas in the Holiday Cupboard is coming together a bit differently this year, so I'm excited to share it with you. 

All my little vintage turkey flock is gathered here in the cupboard instead of being spread around the house. Many of them are salt and pepper shakers from the 60's and 70's.

Speaking of a flock... I guess this would be a "gaggle". This was last week. I'm ashamed to show my yard. The grass and shrubs took a heavy hit this year with the 100 degree temps and drought. That's why the geese are here, slim pickins from the grassy areas of the lakes. There were around 40 in the yard at one point.

My transferware pieces are mostly mix and match orphans that I've picked up at fleas and vintage markets over this last ten years. But that's what I love about transferware, you can group them together because of the uniting colors for an interesting and unique table setting.

The little glass jar that the turkey is sitting on is a Kerr Jelly Glass.

My little vintage stepladder has a large textured pumpkin, a mini veggie tureen, 
and some mini vintage clay pots.

Here on the wicker, I'm using my very old "Flying Geese" pattern quilt in golds and Fall colors. Plaid and brown floral pillows coordinate with a rug hooked pumpkin and crow pillow. 

I have a lot more "Thanksgiving" to come, but I'm also working on "Christmas". I was overwhelmed thinking about Christmas decorating until I got started thinking of ideas, then it's sort of come together organically. I love fall and Thanksgiving, so it's hard for me to put things away.

You might enjoy peeking at the cupboard for the last 2 years...

Thanks for coming by friends!

Hope you'll come by the link party on Monday evenings.

joining in here:

The House on Silverado,  Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
 Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch 
  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life  Home Imagined at the Antique Journey
Wednesday Link Party at Our Tiny Nest
 Wonderful Wednesday at Eclectic Red Barn
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage
Share Your Style at French Ethereal,  Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home,  
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Farmhouse Friday at  County Road 407  Fabulous Friday at WM Design House 


  1. I just love your vintage turkey flock! You have some wonderful pieces and they work so well in your darling cupboard. And you're so right about the transferware mix-and-match. It just seems like that's the way it should be! Loving your cupboard and all the beautiful vignettes throughout. I got my Halloween down, limited TG is mostly up and once I get the art sale set up done later day will have a wee bit of time that I can do some homely things between sale shifts. I'll be so eager to see what comes next for you!

  2. Always love your cupboard and how you decorate it. All your transfer ware is so beautiful. Hugs. Kris

  3. Always get inspired by your cupboard. I like that you link previous years too since they are all different.

  4. Look at all those geese! I see lots of them at the river trails where I walk. It is always a pleasure to see how you decorate your holiday cupboard and your Thanksgiving styling is beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  5. This was such a fun post to read. I love your holiday cupboard and the thought you put into decorating it. Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!


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