Friday, November 04, 2011

The Queen's Love of Vintage Turkeys...Being Thankful for the Pilgrims & So Much More!

The Cranky Queen is a thankful lady...As she has grown older (and much wiser), she has learned that one should be thankful everyday...take nothing for granted. God, Freedom, Family, Friends.
Her love for turkeys started many years ago when her Nannie would place the turkey S&P shakers on the table for Thanksgiving dinner.
...and the collection started after she became an adult.  The orange wax candles were actually Nannie's... And the collection grew...& grew.
In the center of the dining room table, a collection of turkey S&P shakers surround horns of plenty, Fall leaves & an array of pumpkins and gourds.
All year, as I junk & antique, I'm always on the "look out" for vintage turkeys...the fun is in the search for the unique and one-of-a-kind...
 The turkey on the right is actually a napkin holder!
This platter was snagged for $2! Chips and a little crazing just show their past & makes me thankful of this bird that our country was founded upon.
 My dear friend Wanda saved this flock of unusual turkeys from an estate sale & gave them to me as a gift for helping her decorate her shop during the Fall season.
I also love these old postcards.  You can still snag these in shops for reasonable prices.  A flower frog poses as a display stand. Gobble~
This little planter is named after my son..."Little Logan"...aren't his freckles cute! If you become a follower of The Cranky Queen, you will see many "Little Logan's" in my collection, especially at Christmas.  My gal pals even search for various "Little Logan's" during their junking sprees! I am thankful for good friends & my son, Logan! Cranky King too...
Cranky Prince Logan's turkey hand print...many of these are scattered throughout the palace. These are my most "priceless" of all turkeys!
...and the old wax candles...how do they make it through the years without melting in a hot attics or burned as candles during the holidays???

Blue?!?  That's right...the Queen loves blue & has managed to find blue pilgrims & turkeys throughout the years! The navy & cream turkey planter is one of my oldest pieces.

Speaking of being thankful. Our adopted dog, Sassy, was featured on the blog From Alone to Home. Meet Kate & her stories of rescued pets. 


  1. Tiffany - Your vintage turkey collection is amazing. I'll be scrounging for Thanksgiving decor after all the Halloween tubs are packed up this weekend. I know which house I need to pilfer this November. Happy Friday!

  2. These kind of turkeys are the only ones I like because I am afraid of the real thing! This is a fantastic collection!


  3. Holy turkeys!!! That is one royal collection!!! I have to say, though, aside from Prince Logan's handprint turkey, my favorite is that navy and cream planter - can't say I've ever seen one even remotely like that....Gobble gobble....Smiles & Turkey Hugs ~ Robin

  4. That is a great turkey collection. Fun to show at Thanksgiving!

  5. The Cranky Queen and I have VERY similar tastes. I adore Adore ADORE all your turkeys!! Or is it turkies?!? I've got the exact same set of pilgrim candles as you ~ they were made by Gurley in the 50's and 60's. Love everything, but that last pic of the fur babies is just too cute!

    Happy PS!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  6. Well I have to say this ios the first collection of turkeys I ever seen and quite a collection it is! Eeminds me I need to get out my pylgrim and indian!

    Thanks for entering my giveaway and best of luck
    hugs Lynn

  7. I must have been really tired when I posted last night, wow talk about typos. LOl

    this is a test.

  8. What great vintage Thanksgiving treasures! Everything looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing with us at TTF and have a wonderful day!

  9. Hi Tiffany... you are adorable!!! Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and signing on as a follower... I am signing onto yours as well... I LOVE your profile description! I am a "self~appointed" Princess, not a Queen though (Queens have to do alot of work, Princesses get to be pampered more!)...also love your fur babies, you are a lady after my own heart!... your turkeys are precious, along with being filled with happy memories... so happy we met... xoxo Julie Marie

  10. Hi, I'm with an online vintage dress boutique called Shabby Apple (www.shabbyapple.com) and I adore your blog. Shabby Apple offers affordable, stylish attire perfect for a day at work or play, or a night on the town. We would love to partner with you and offer your readers a 10% off coupon as well as the opportunity to giveaway a piece of jewelry from our collection on your blog. Please check us out at www.shabbyapple.com and let me know if you are interested.

    I look forward to hearing back from you soon!


    Chelsea Wakley

    (this is only open to US residents, if this is not a possibility please let me know)

  11. Wow, great collection of turkeys! Love the turkey platter and the price, you just can't beat it.

  12. Love your turkeys! I have several of the same ones, but hadn't realized I actually have a collection of them....Dur! (as my daughter would say) Thanks for following my blog--I'm one of your royal followers now!