Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Turkeys Come Home to Roost

These two little ceramic turkeys -- the first bought years and years ago -- actually, the second November after our wedding while his matching brother was bought after we moved to Linderhof. I like things in pairs!

And although as a new bride, hosting Thanksgiving was something I didn't even think about, I knew someday that the turkey would be perfect for the Thanksgiving table!

And he was!!! So much so, that I decided that I needed two!!!!

It's November and so the turkeys came home to roost. Nestled next to the bowl of pumpkins and bittersweet, filled with garden marigolds (and after the frost gets those, grocery store mums).

A bit of a change from an October table to a November one.

The turkeys will reside on the table until all of the fall finery is put away to be replaced by Christmas.

It's nice to have keep traditions -- even some as silly as these turkeys.

It's also Tuesday which means that Marty at A Stroll Thru Life is hosting Tabletop Tuesday. What better tabletop for the first day of November that turkeys!!!! Join her and see what is on everyone's tabletop this Tuesday!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love your turkeys. I don't have a single one, can you imagine. lol They are lovely with the flowers and the bowl with your beautiful berries and gourds is stunning. A perfect centerpiece. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

I like turkeys too. Real and decorative. I raised turkeys one year as a child. First, in a small box in the house. Then, in a pen on the lawn with a shelter box; and eventually to roam the farm and roost in the barn at night. They thought I was their mother. When I went outside, I could "call" them and they'd follow me everywhere. My mom said if she wanted to find me that summer, she only had to look for the turkeys! Right after we were married, we lived in a tiny town near a creek and wild turkeys roosted in the evergreens behind our house. I think they just knew I liked turkeys. These days, I stick to decorative ones. You're are adorable.

Rose H (UK) said...

Love them!

Unknown said...

Cute! I just got out my pilgrims. Gotta love this time of year.

Pondside said...

We've put all our Thanksgiving things away and you're taking yours out. Well, it extends the season for all of us, doesn't it?!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Traditions are very nice. Helps keep us grounded, I think. Love your turkeys!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

wonderful little turkeys. Your table is beautiful... The centerpiece is certainly an eyecatcher. Just lovely....

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Your table and mums are just so I need a turkey girl the only one I have here is my Husband ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martha...

Ahhh...your turkeys are sooo pretty and they look lovely with your large blue and white bowl full of autumn goodness! Such a pretty table centerpiece, my friend! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Lynn said...

It's so nice to bring out pieces that hold special memories! I love your turkeys and I'm glad you found the second one, happy fall:@)

Southerncook said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your turkey's Martha and how wonderful that you found a pair. I just added in to my Fall things several Turkey's as well. This was my chore for yesterday. Taking down Halloween and replacing with Thanksgiving.


On Crooked Creek said...

Lovely little turkeys gracing your table top today! Love the richness of the Autumn colors against your blue! You are always a joy to visit!

Blondie's Journal said...

The turkeys are wonderful~what sweet memories they hold every year when you bring them out. Also love the mums...your whole table.

Happy Tabletop Tuesday, Martha!