I love Thanksgiving. It is definitely my all-time favorite holiday, even though it is usually just me and the kids anymore. Most years, I get up early, put the turkey in the oven, and settle down to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade by myself. You have no idea how much it pained me the six years I had to miss it when we lived in England! I even have a favorite float, Tom the Turkey.
I don't know what it is about it, but it just makes me smile... and started yet another collection of mine. Perhaps the collection was also influenced by the Steiff turkey that my mom had when I was growing up.
I sure would love to have one like it now! I know it is kinda ugly, but it takes me right back to when I was little. Instead, I have several Jim Shore Heartwood Creek turkeys that I love almost as much.
I also have a couple of random turkeys, such as this glass candy dish and a set of Christmas ornaments/placecard holders.
My favorite has to be the turkey that my mom and I painted in 1996 while they were visiting us in Oklahoma. We were looking for something to do (we lived in a very small town), and found the paper mache forms at Walmart. She was nervous about painting one, but I think they both turned out great. I keep mine out all year (on a ceramic lettuce leaf plate).
It figures that I prefer ham over turkey though, eh?
I hope you all have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!