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Friday, November 4, 2011

A Rafter of Turkeys

Terms of venery were used historically to describe groups of various beasts and fowl for hunting purposes. You are all familiar with a "litter of puppies" a "pride of lions" and "school of fish". Well ,the proper term for a group of turkeys is "rafter". 

So now that Halloween is over and the witches and jack o'lanterns are put away, enjoy my Rafter of Turkeys.  

 My table is set with a hand blocked print tablecloth that I bought in India. I leave all of the pumpkins out and just bring in the turkeys too.

 The dishes are Wedgwood Old Chelsea. I like using them for Thanksgiving because of the rich colors and the bird perched in the tree.

 You gotta have the pilgrims and their friends the Indians on the table!

 Remember the fabulous turkey platter I found last month at the Goodwill? It's ready and waiting for the Thanksgiving feast!

 Isn't this a great turkey carving board? I found it a couple of years ago antiquing.

 Just a few of the turkeys...

They come in all shapes and sizes.

I love these Pilgrim spreaders I recently found on clearance.

I just love Thanksgiving. It's all about gratitude, country, family, and food! 
And I am so blessed to have much to be thankful for.

I'll be joining the following parties
Open House Party
Wow Us Wednesday
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
Tabletop Tuesday
Masterpiece Monday
Vintage Inspiration Friday


  1. Gorgeous dishes! Love the Wedgewood Old Chelsea. So pretty and classic!

  2. I love your dishes! Beautiful! Joann

  3. I think it's unique that you used the collective noun, "rafter" vs. the typical "flock" that is usually used to describe turkeys! I really like that Wedgewood china pattern and looks quite nice on the Indian tablecloth. You've certainly set a lovely table! ~ Sue