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A Rafter of Turkeys – A Vintage Turkey Collection

Did you know a bunch of turkeys are called a rafter? I didn’t. Had to look it up. Apparently, “gang” is also acceptable. Anyway, that’s what the mantle has now. A rafter of turkeys. A vintage turkey collection. No single one is outstanding. Their appeal is in the group.

Thanksgiving turkey mantle - A rafter of turkeys

You can click on the picture to see a larger view.

The group… uh, I mean, rafter… includes a paper plate turkey and a pine cone turkey the kids made in grammar school. I don’t remember offhand who made what. There are turkey shakers, Gurley candles, planters and candle holders. But the star is the large turkey painting in the middle.

I’ve had it for several years, but would forget to put it out because it wasn’t stored with the little guys or I just didn’t decorate that year. This is it’s first year on display. I do so love it.

I know the mantle isn’t very imaginative, but that’s OK. At least it’s out there. Besides, if my new Silhouette blade will hurry up and get here, I’ve got a quick project I want to do. My old blade is tearing up the paper. Can’t wait to do that little project.


I’m ready to start making Christmas decorations! Are you? I’m feeling so creative and crafty right now. I for sure don’t want to be working the booths or Etsy. Just at the time I need to most. But that’s always the way it is with me. I’m never in the mood to do what needs doing the most.

I’ve also got some changes rolling around in my mind. Changes for the blog and the booths and maybe….. maybe even the b&m shop that is now the warehouse. I want to jump on these, but am scared to at the same time. Plus the timing isn’t right. But more about those later.

See y’all ’bout Wednesday.


4 thoughts on “A Rafter of Turkeys – A Vintage Turkey Collection

  1. Love this Wanda. Your rafter of turkeys on the mantle looks wonderful.

  2. I’m crazy about your turkeys- I never find old ones so I have mostly pheasants. Took a quick visit to Sylacauga today. She was not feeling well but had enough spirit to complain about TC’s retirement beard!

  3. We have many of the same turkeys, but you have been holding out on me w/ that awesome turkey painting! Love it… One phrase: that comes to me in your will – LOL! Keep Gobbling! Luv ya…

  4. So much festive fun here…and with such elegance too.

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