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Turkey Plate Displays and a SALE!

I'm sharing a few displays with turkey themed plates and platters.  And, did I mention they are all on sale in my shop right now?  It's time to gobble up the savings! Click HERE to visit my shop, and SAVE 20% when you use the code TURKEY at checkout!  
I took this pic below last year.  The things we do to get a picture!  I carried several big stacks of turkey plates and platters out to my front yard and laid them out on the fallen leaves (not yet raked, or when I'm real lucky blown down the street...hehe..).  I dragged a ladder out there and climbed upon it with camera in hand and after several goings up and down the ladder and to and from my computer to download images I finally got a decent pic.  The older I get the more scared of climbing a ladder I get!  I can tell you I got some real strange looks from the passers by!  Anyway, some of these have sold but there are lots more and many of the same ones in my shop.


This was a display with a Clarice Cliff turkey platter I d…
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Nancy's Artichoke Chicken (or Veal) Piccata

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Halloween Dinner Party Tablescape

I'm feeling a bit nostalgic today and was going through some of my past posts.  I decided to share an old post today as Halloween is just a couple of days away.  

On Halloween the thing you must do
Is pretend that nothing can frighten you
And if something scares you and you want to run
 Just let on like it's Halloween fun.
 ~Author Unknown~



Dinner will be served in the dining room this evening by my friend, Bonehead Bob.  Come on in, pull up a chair and dig right in...if you dare.

On the menu we'll be having Cranial Crunch, Bob's specialty stew he simmers for two weeks in a Cauldron of fresh let blood given to him by his Grandmother back in 1644. 






Bonehead Bob helped me set the table.  We began with these black Heritage Lace placemats. We layered them over white dinner napkins, placed at an angle, so the scene on them would really stand out.
As Bob has carefully planned our evening, he has opted for non traditional flatware at each setting.   He says skewers will be needed for …