Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thanksgiving Turkeys to Look At, Not Eat




"What am I thankful for?,"  the little turtle asked himself.

Then he answered.  "I'm thankful I'm not a turkey."
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Speaking of turkeys, I recently found a really cute little one that was made in Mexico!

In Mexican markets, there are always little wooden animals that have a mechanism inside that makes their heads bob up and down or back and forth.

 Imagine my surprise when I found some of these "Made in Mexico" animals right here in the good ol' USA.




It was in the Berkshire Mountain Country Store in a small town called Lenox in Western Massachusetts.



I bought the little turkey with the wobbly head, just in time for the holidays. It was hard to get a clear photo of him because his head kept bobbing. Isn't he cute?



He joined his cousin, shown below, on a shelf in the bathroom.



Once, in a magazine, there was a photograph of a hutch filled with shelf after shelf of turkeys. It was the home owner's collection. 

Every kind of turkey imaginable was in there including big boys and little babes. There were cookie jar turkeys, soup tureen turkeys, and candles shaped like turkeys.

It was a great collection. (If I were to die and come back to earth in another life, that might be a good collection to begin. It would definitely be a collection to "gobble" about.)

DO YOU DECORATE WITH TURKEYS AT THANKSGIVING?

6 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

I like your two turkeys, Susan! I have two tealight turkey candleholders that I just brought out the other day. But that's about it as turkeys go. I don't eat turkey anymore, but might have to order one up for the kids for next week. Will definitely be making pumpkin pie. :) Hope your weekend is wonderful. Tammy

Bookie said...

Very interesting turkeys, Susan! I got a couple of new ones this year. DH brought one home from his parents attic...said it was used for years. It is a painted ceramic one with scratched and mottled paint. Not pretty but memorable so I set it out. And I found a small all white turkey to sit on a shelf at a flea market,

La Tea Dah said...

Loved your turkeys! They are so adorable!

When our children were small we had a turkey, raised from a chick, as a pet. We used to laugh about how safe he was when Thanksgiving came around, because we are a vegetarian family and Tofurkey (made from tofu and VERY delicious) always graces our dinner table instead of "Mr. Tom".

On another note, flocks of wild turkeys entertain us at our cabin --- they look so pretty strutting through the meadow.

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful week-end, Susan! It's snowing here --- white and wonderful --- well, at least white. :D

Journeyin' Lady... said...

I don't decorate with turkeys but love your colorful turkey finds. My decor consists mostly of pumkins, gourds, and candles. Happy Thanksgiving!

Kit said...

I just love your turkeys and yes I do decorate with turkeys. I collect vintage glass turkeys in either planter form or salt and pepper shakers. Whenever I yard sale or antique shop, I am on the lookout. I love them! Kit

Chatty Crone said...

Love your turkeys for Thanksgiving. Some years I decorate and some years I don;t. sandie

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