Thursday, November 12, 2009

Turkey Plates




Hi everyone! I've been fighting a cold and really haven't felt like doing much except laying in bed and watching old shows on Hulu! But we have relatives coming in from out of town on Monday so I'm plodding around trying to get things in order for that. This will be the first time they've seen the house and they are people who are very focused on the external, brand name only, shop at Neiman Marcus kind of people. So I have a teeny bit of anxiety about the whole thing! Anyway, I'm redoing my china cabinet for Christmas (it calms me to play with my dishes) and thought I'd bring a few turkey plates into the kitchen.






Those are vintage turkey salt-n-pepper shakers in the middle. The pumpkin ones are from the dollar spot at Target and the big acorn ones are from last year end of the season sale at Hobby Lobby. Click on the pictures to enlarge.






Because I know some of you will want the name of the pattern!






I spotted this pretty silver serving spoon while looking through the jumble of silverware at Goodwill a few weeks ago. It's really heavy (if that means anything)!






I added some black pom pom fringe to the white that was already there. Now it looks like black and white pom pom fringe! Love it!





I made the placemat the dishthingie is on. I just used a piece of brown and cream toile and because the material was soooo thin I used an old placemat to back it. I just sewed the new material on top (I guess it's reversible now).




Now back to my china cabinet (which I'll take pictures of next week and post). Thanks for stopping by!



53 comments:

Patti said...

I love your plate rack...is that an old piece or something new? The display looks so nie

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Patti - it's a fancy dish drainer that I got at TJ Maxx a few months ago. Best money I ever spent there since I have lots of dishes and am always looking for ways to enjoy them!

Manuela

Fonville Farm said...

Wow, it all looks great! I just love the plates!

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

I love the turkey dishes! I have admired them at TJ Maxx for a long time and I am going to get them one day ;-) I mean you can't never have too many dishes no matter what they say!!!

Don't you worry about the company not being impressed by your house, it is just lovely and they couldn't come up with your great style if they tried!!!!

Kathleen Grace said...

I like the spoon, I have dug through the silverware at the thrifts before but it's usually junk. Love the dishes too. I swear if I could have a dish room I would. I love putting different dishes together and the tablescapes people come up with. Some day I guess:>) Time to get my turkey stuff out!

Julie Harward said...

Those are the prettiest plates I've ever seen...what fun it would be to have those! Don't worry about those friends..they will be so impressed with you and all your talents and if they dare to not be...they are not true friends! Have fun! :D

Nadine said...

Your plates are beautiful! I wouldn't worry about impressing your company...you have a lovely home!

Hope you are feeling better soon - take some time to sip a cup of tea and relax!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Cathy said...

Love...love...love the dishes!!! They look perfect in your wonderful display...you have quite the knack...everything always looks so beautiful and inviting!!!

Love the spoon too...waht a great find!!!

I wanted to thank you also for your tip about the tablecloth...I orderd one and found a few other things as well...thanks again!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Anny said...

Those pompoms are adorable! I hope you feel better soon :)

Lorrie said...

The turkey dishes and the spoon are both lovely. And I really like the idea of using the fancy dish drainer to display your plates.

Lorrie

Mom on the Run said...

I went craaaaazy buying those turkey plates, soup dishes, etc. etc. the last couple of years at Homegoods, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Tuesday Morning and Old Time Pottery. Last year we were gone for Thanksgiving, so I didn't get to use them, but we have a gigantic extended family and eventually I'll have enough for everybody to eat off a turkey plate on Thanksgiving. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! I love them!

Annabelle said...

Oh my gosh, those turkey plates are gorgeous! You shouldn't worry at all. Hope you feel better soon. :)

Kim said...

@Cheap Chic Home. I wonder where you'd been. I hope you feel better for your company. Your dishes are lovely.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Hope you get well soon. What I have seen of your home that you have shared with us - Beautiful!

Ally0005 said...

Love the turkey plates!!!
Good luck with your company they don't know what they are missing at GW!


Ally

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What terrific turkey plates! I know you visitors are going to be wowed by your beautiful home!
Hugs,
Penny

Debra from Bungalow said...

I Love your turkey plates! They are perfect for thanksgiving.

Your dish drainer display is a great idea. Love the toile...well, just love it all.


Have you entered my giveaway? There's still time.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Don't you worry now. You have one of the loveliest homes in Blog Land. You just know a bargain when you see it. And common sense. We applaud you for that! And truly admire it!
Brenda

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

You have the neatest dish collections! I don't have a collection, only an everyday dish and my wedding china (that is plain white - by choice). But you SO inspire me to have a dish collection and I find myself eyeing dishes everywhere I go. I keep having to tell myself I HAVE NO PLACE TO STORE THEM!!! wonder if my husband would mind if I get rid of his clothes and start stacking dishes on his side of the closet!! hehe, oh, and that serving spoon is GORGEOUS!!! I need to look for some of that stuff at my GW.

The Thrifty Countrywoman said...

Manuela

That would have to be awfully fussy relatives to find any fault in your decor!

Jane

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Manuela, if somebody doesn't fall totally in love with your home, then there's got to be something wrong with them. Your turkey plates and fall s/p shakers are so pretty. I do hope you'll start to feel much better. laurie

matty said...

So pretty! I hope you feel better before "the folks" come!

Darlene said...

Everything looks WONDERFUL. LOVE those turkey dishes!

southerninspiration said...

I can't imagine someone coming to your home and not seeing the beauty of all that is there...both in the physical things as well as the whole attitude and environment of your home. It just spills forth beauty! I hope you can enjoy it...and I"m sorry you're feeling puny.

Suzanne

Oliva said...

You've got style dahling that money can't buy!!! I have to hit GW until I find treasures like yours! Hope you feel better soon!

glorv1 said...

Manuela, forget about Neiman Marcus or whatever it's called. You are you and that's all there is to that. You are the best, if they can't see that, pooooh hooooh. That's all I have to say. Anyway, have a good one.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Manuela, love your turkey plates....so, so pretty.

Hope you are feeling better really soon.

Barb ♥

The Decorated House said...

I can believe it when you say you love playing with dishes. There are so many fabulous ones to find, it's tough not to keep getting more.
The turkey ones are quite pretty.
Relax, your home is wonderful!
Donna

Lisa said...

I wrote about and used your Pumpkin Krunch recpie, THANK YOU ...hope you are feeling better and 'ready' for company!

Natural Mama said...

Love your home...I'm sure your guests will think nothing but lovely thoughts about your home. If not, they are crazy! :):) Nice touches you did there with your kitchen display. You are inspiring!

jenjen said...

Good luck with your house guest Manuela. They will be wowed - your home is SOOO beautiful!

XOXO
Jen

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Sorry that you haven't been feeling well. I have those same turkey plates, but mine are red/pink. I have service for 24. That is why I tell everyone that is the reason we always have Thanksgiving at our house. I'm the one with the turkey plates!! I do have one salad plate in the multi color as yours that I hang on my wall. Don't worry about your company. I'm sure they will love your house. If they don't, they are crazy.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I hope you're feeling better. I've been fighting a bug all week too, but I think I'm over the worst of it, and at least it wasn't the flu. I love the turkey dishes. I've always wanted to get some of those. Everything looks great, I hope you can relax with your relative and just have fun. You're so talented, and a blessing to all of us.
Blessings,
Marcia

Gracie said...

Don't worry about the relatives visit, your home is just lovely, and anyone can see it's so much loved too!
Gracie at http://mylittleplace.blog.com

Richella said...

Love those plates! Thanks for showing them to us.

And girl, I defy anyone--Needless Markup shopper or otherwise--to be anything other than CHARMED by your house!

Take care of yourself. Bless you!

Wendy said...

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! So glad to see your post. Love the plate!

Angie said...

Sure hope you feel better and that things go well with your company that's coming. Love those plates and I've already told you how I want one of those dish racks too!

PAT said...

Hope you feel better, soon, Manuela!

The plates are beautiful and I love your placemat recycling idea!!

Tanya said...

Those turkey plates are AWESOME. Don't worry one little bit about your visitors. A home that reflects the owner's personality and creativity can't be bought at Neiman Marcus!

Becky K. said...

Just be yourself ... have no worries about expectations. I know, easier said than done. However, you are a gifted and creative decorator who has a style beyond any canned store!

Enjoy your weekend.

By the way, the black and white pom poms made me smile!

Becky K.

Sue said...

Hi Manuela....I have those turkey plates...or something very similiar...got them at Old Time Pottery last year...then the husband promptly packed them away in the gargae and i have no way of getting to them for dinner this year....gotta love husbands that are neat and tidy....Have a great weekend and don't stress over the company..they will love your house...and we are due for really beautiful weather...if they fuss take them outside!! Sue.

Camille said...

Everything is so lovely and "eye appealing"...hang in there and don't worry about a thing...your home is LOVELY!! Enjoy every minute of your visit with your out of town guests...they will remember your kind hospitality more than anything else. Sorry you have been feeling under the weather...try to rest a bit in the midst of all your preparations!

Blessings,
Camille

Nerm said...

Just discovered your blog and love it and all the Thanksgiving goodies. I truly love Thanksgiving and wish it got more appreciation.
Retail is too busy pushing us into Christmas! Also love your artichokes-Goodwill indeed! you lucky duck. Nerm

Amanda @ Morning Glory Cottage said...

Manuela,
It was so nice to be able to catch up with you. You're busy as always. I love your turkey dishes and your posts are magnificent as usual. I just love the stuff you find at Goodwill. Hope your company goes okay. Have a great Thanksgiving, if I don't make it back in time.

Adrienne said...

Hi, Manuela -
I hope you are feeling better and that you are ready to greet your guests when they arrive. You have nothing to fear - your home is lovely and you should be at ease and just be yourself! I love that spoon. I recently found three old teaspoons at Goodwill. Think I'll polish them up and tie a pretty ribbon around them for display. And maybe while I'm at it I'll get out the gorgeous old silver pieces that belonged to my dear, dear friend who is no longer with us. She gave them to me with such love and joy. Your home is always an inspiration to me! Relax and enjoy every minute with your company. ~Adrienne~

Lyn said...

I'm sorry to hear you are sick and hope you feel better soon.

The turkey plates are so pretty. I love the design.

Take care of yourself and get as much rest as you can.

Miss Janice said...

Love it...turkey plates and toile and silver with a ribbon bow! Just my style:)

BellaBliss said...

It's the dish thingy that's blowing my socks off! Really great find.
Well don't stress about the relatives. They will probably go back home and copy something you've done ;)

Sharon said...

Oh Manuela,

Those are so beautiful! I love them :) Thanks you for sharing!

Sharon

6p00d834524f6f69e2 said...

I can't imagine that your visitors will think that your home is anything but lovely & inviting.

Your display is beautiful. I always love to see your different pieces.
Kim
www.vintagepretties.typepad.com

Jean said...

Love this display! Can't imagine you would worry about your home, it looks perfect to me. You should be very proud of all your wonderful 'frugal' ideas. People with no imagination need to shop high end stores. Jean

Manuela said...

Oh Manuela, I hope you're feeling better. I've been dealing with the same stuff around here.
Good luck with your guests. I'm sure they will Oooo and Aaaaa over everything in your home. I know I would!! ;)
Your turkey plates are lovely. I really enjoy looking at the beautiful items in your home.
Take care.

Storybook Woods said...

I have a large plater in the same pattern. I just love it. I am pryaing you feel sunny again soon xoxox Clarice