Thanksgiving is one of my absolute favorite holidays, probably second only to Christmas. I love cooking (and eating 😉 ), and tablescaping, so it’s custom made for me! But what I love most is that it’s our only truly American holiday. And because it’s not religious, nearly everyone celebrates it. It’s unifying spirit, as well as the pause it gives us to say thank you for all we have… well, it has my heart.
I don’t know when I fell in love with the idea of turkey patterns, specifically vintage turkey plates and platters, but probably somewhere around the time I got into collecting different plates for the holidays. I love how sweet and old-fashioned they are. And really, there isn’t much “decor” to be found for Thanksgiving, and this gives me something to display that I love!
They’re fun to collect, and utterly charming, which is why I find I buy a few more each year. But I figure that’s good, right? Eventually when I have children who have spouses and maybe even grandchildren, I’ll have enough so that we can all use them around a huge Thanksgiving dinner table 🙂
This year I displayed my Williams Sonoma turkey platter on the kitchen mantel. This platter is not vintage, but it does have a vintage feel and it was on sale, so I couldn’t resist! I linked some similar ones below since this is now sold out.