Tag Archive: Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving 2014


We have so much to be grateful for and we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.  To all my young peeps, safe travels.  We miss you and will be thinking of you today.

Love as always,  Mom

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Happy Thanksgiving



We have much to be thankful for.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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Countdown Turkey Time








Who knew?  That when I talked my husband into going down to the Randolph Holiday Market today that we would find 16 turkey cups and saucers plus an additional 9 plates to go with our vintage Maruta Ware Turkey place settings.  They are already washed, dried and out on the table waiting for our guests to arrive.  It was meant to be, another great Sunday at the flea market.

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Turkey Time


It’s that time of year again, and I’m so looking forward to seeing all of my family.

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Yellow Ware


I plan on spending the day putting away the Halloween and looking for those turkey boxes, ’tis the season.  Also thinking I may just have to keep my yellow ware bowls.  They may just come in handy this year.

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Turkey Plates Pink and Green


This set just walked into The Courtyard today.  Be still my turkey heart.

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Happy Thanksgiving

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Keeping Thanksgiving



Unlike every store in America, I am trying to hold off on the Christmas decor and enjoy one holiday at a time.  It’s Thanksgiving, not Christmas.  I just want to savor the moments and spend this time with my family before all the Christmas craziness begins.  We have much to be thankful for.

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The Turkeys Have Arrived



Now, just waiting for the kids to come home.

Linking to:  Vintage Inspiration Friday

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Turkey & Transferware





Holiday flea markets are the best time to search for vintage turkey transferware platters and large serving platters in general.  This is a sampling of what I found today at the Grayslake Flea Market.  I would have bought the blue turkey platter in a heartbeat but, unfortunately, it had some major damage that wouldn’t have held up with my dishwashers here.

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Turkey Display

I didn’t get a chance to go out to Kane County this weekend and only had time for a quick trip to Jackson Square Mall in LaGrange.  Sitting in booth #111 downstairs was a very clever idea for the use of a vintage suitcase.  I love the collection of vintage turkey planters along with the turkey salt and peppers.  Doesn’t this look fabulous?  I may just have to do something different with my turkeys this year.

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Leaving Thanksgiving….

It’s time to put the Turkeys away and head over to the One of a Kind Show in downtown Chicago.  Before I go, I wanted to show you what you can do with a vintage postcard collection.  You make things!  I photocopied, enlarged and laminated my Thanksgiving postcards.  They are fun to have on the kitchen table throughout the holiday season and clean up is a quick wipe down.  I love to make and give these placemat sets as gifts to special friends.  So, now you know what to ask for this Christmas……….a laminator!

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