Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Giving Thanks

I interup this quilt show report to wish everyone (in the USA) a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Some random photos of my stuffed turkeys and other decorations--


The turkey on the right started it all...I made it about 15 years ago.


For years I have collected vintage postcards.  My rule for Thanksgiving was it had to have a turkey.


I found this spun copper colored, glittered metal nest at Homegoods this year.  I have big Homegoods love.


I've been collecting Fair Winds china for years.  I also pick up the occasional non-matching brown transferware.  The George Washington covered sugar bowl is a favorite.


Homegoods, again....Spode Thanksgiving transferware and other misc.


This is my family room mantel.  I feel bad that I don't have an Native American couples, must work on that.    Aren't those portraits kitch-alicious?  They are painted on plywood.  I got them at a garage sale years ago.


These turkeys are only temporary by the hearth.  coco would have them gutted in 2 seconds.


This year we will have a one child returning to the nest, and the other on the wing.

Whether your celebration is large or small, I wish you a festive and Blessed Thanksgiving.

I'm giving thanks to all the nice friends I've met through this blog.  Every comment encourages me to keep posting.  So Thank You all!

28 comments:

Angie said...

I also collect vintage postcards - love the turkey illustrations!

I've also recently developed a fondness for brown transferware/toile china. I had not heard of Fair Winds, so I thank you (I think!) for a new "hunting" avenue.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Susie said...

Great pictures. I love Thanksgiving decorations.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Your home looks all cozy and warm, perfect for a Thanksgiving day! Lovely turkeys. Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and your family!!!

Lori said...

You always have the sweetest decorations for every holiday!! Love it!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Barb. Small celebration at my house too.

beth said...

Oooh! Your home looks lovely! Wish I had your flair for decorating! ;)

Nifty Quilts said...

What a fun visit to your beautiful home. Love all of your decorations, especially those stuffed turkeys!

regan said...

I love your stuffed turkeys.....sweet! And you have a lovely collection of dishes! Beautiful! I love going into HomeGoods too.....you just never know what you'll find, and it's so reasonable!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

MEK said...

This year I give thanks for your blog- You brighten my days with your Beautiful quilts and adventures. Thank you Barb!

Ann Champion said...

I love the new header..and those stuffed Turkeys..and all your decorations. The post cards are such warm touches too.
Hands down though..your china pieces grabbed my heart the most!
Your house looks beautiful. So sorry to hear that you won't have a full nest though.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love the holiday decorations. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Dawn said...

Beautiful decorations and home ;-)
Have a great Thanksgiving.
Thank you for all of your sharing.

Rachaeldaisy said...

You really know how to decorate for the holidays! The stuffed turkeys are so much fun! Have a wonderful, happy Thanksgiving holiday!

Jacqui said...

Great holiday decorations. Enjoy your day. We are a large group of 25 but always fun!
Happy Thanksgiving.

Kyle said...

Your holiday decorations are great. It's fun to have traditions. Happy Thanksgiving.

Meredith said...

Happy thanksgiving, i am glad you are blogging. I enjoyed the quilt show photos you shared. I was too sick to go and bummed about it. So it was nice to see them on your blog

Ann said...

I made that same stuffed turkey as your "started it all" turkey at about the same time. It's nice to know he has a cousin in NJ. It was great to see you at the quilt show. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours too!

Belinda said...

OK...is there a box somewhere to put my 5 dollars for the house tour???
I really loved the tour but I must confess I thought surely there would be some refreshments at the end!
hhhmmmm, I guess there could have been crumbs and spills involved!

Happy Turkey/Thanksgiving Day Barb!!

Sandra Henderson said...

Very pretty!
I know you love George Washington, love the tableware. Hey, are you going to read "Being George Washington" by Glenn Beck??!!?! I AM!~ :)
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

YankeeQuilter said...

Love the decorations! About all I do is take out the turkey shaped salt and pepper shakers....

Sue-Anne said...

i love all your turkeys and wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving.

Sujata said...

Hey Barb!
All the decorations look so festive! I love Homegoods too. Have found really fun things for my home! Love those stuffed turkeys on the hearth!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Dixie said...

I'm thankful for your wonderful, inspiring blog posts. Love your decorations, and hope you and your family have a lovely Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

Yes! Keep posting! Your blog is one I visit regularly. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Blessings...
Joyce in MI

Tonya Ricucci said...

beautiful. love those portraits! Happy Thanksgiving and I'm thankful for blog friends too!

Ruth said...

I love your decorations! I only have a few small Thanksgiving decorations. Maybe I should make more!

Chris said...

Love all of your Thanksgiving decorations! I hardly have any - think I need to make a trip to Homegoods! :) Also enjoyed your quilt show pics, what a talented group!! Thanks for sharing, and Happy Thanksgiving!

taylorsoutback said...

Your gathering of turkeys are charming...each one unique.

Hope your Thanksgiving was filled with blessings.

Karen said...

The Spode dishes got my attention! A number of years ago, I was going to buy a set of Spode dishes (not that pattern or color) but just could not make up my mind about doing it.
Your displays for Thanksgiving time are unique and I love them!