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Thanksgiving Hutch with Red Turkey Transferware & Giveaway Ends Tomorrow!

  You don't see much in the way of red at Thanksgiving but I wanted my hutch to have a little bit of a Fall feeling even though I'm not hosting Thanksgiving this year.  I swapped out a few pieces of my usual display for some pieces of red, Thanksgiving themed ones.  This is the first year, definitely since being a Mom, that I can remember not putting any Halloween decor out and very little decor for Fall.   This is it about it.   With the whole Etsy filming I just did not find the time to do much Fall decorating.

The platter is a huge, 20 or 21" whopper big enough for a 20-24 lb turkey,  by Wood and Sons dating to the 1930's.  I displayed it last year on another table HERE, where I also told about the history of the turkey themed English wares.


It's surrounded by some bundles of wheat, my favorite little facorns, some pinecones and this trio of chipmunks.

So that's about all I have for my Fall decor! 
What are your plans for Thanksgiving this year?  We are going to one of my brothers homes and I am taking my corn and onion casserole that I shared here last year, a new dessert that I have yet to ever make but I have it planned out in my mind...so if it turns out good I will share, and hmmm...not sure what else I'm going to take just yet.

One quick reminder...tonight is the last night to enter the giveaway for this circa 1830's blue transferware plate. 

 Just leave a comment, which I would very much appreciate,  on the Etsy blog post and you're automatically entered to win.  Thank you to everyone who watched the video and who has left a comment on the post.   





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Comments

  1. Love the turkey transfer ware!

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  2. Well, a little bit of Fall decor is better than none! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your special casserole and your "new" dessert- xo Diana

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  3. I love seasonal tableware! I'm not good at displaying them however. I hope to learn a lot from your blog!

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  4. Of course I'm leaving a comment since blue plates are the accents in my kitchen! ~ Maureen

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  5. Have a great Thanksgiving. I love the dishes and the squirrels are darling.

    Cynthia

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  6. That big red platter is gorgeous. The happy trio of chipmonks is charming Nancy. Happy Thanksgiving, Olive

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  7. The platter is just beautiful!!! I've been having some computer problems and was unable to leave any comments on the Etsy site......so will leave them here for you. The film was absolutely awesome!!!! It was so nice to see your friendly face and hear your voice, you were confident and very natural!!! We are all so proud of you!!! And all the transferware was astounding, especially the garage!!! Hope this film brings you tons of business and all kinds of new contacts!!! Happy turkey day...Cleo

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  8. Love the giveaway and design!

    shankyouverymuch11 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  9. I did enjoy the video this weekend. Am so glad you wrote about it on your blog because the video was short so thank you for helping me know about the process of filming it and the difficult events leading up to you creating your Etsy business. The history lessons you often include on the dishes is one of my favorite things about how you write your posts. I hope you have a wonderful holiday this year and that the video will increase your business greatly.

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  10. Nancy, you would have been busy filming for the Etsy site! congrats! I love this red turkey plate, it is so unusual! The little chipmunks are so cute! Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. Joni

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  11. I love that red platter! I have never seen a turkey on red ware before. I have started a collection of red and white, but it is hard to find around here.

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  12. I have never won anything but if I could choose - it would be any of your transfer pieces! I LOVE each and every one - Happy Thanksgiving!

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  13. I wonder why we don't see much red around Thanksgiving. You would think we would as it is a deep, rich color found in leaves, etc. I like to mix red and brown with shades of creamy ivory around Thanksgiving. That platter is absolutely gorgeous, and I love the way the turkey is positioned on it! He looks serious!!! :-) Happy Thanksgiving, Nancy! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!

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  14. So beautiful! I love red during the holidays.......really adore seasonal china, makes a table so special! Wishing you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

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  15. This red turkey platter sure steals the show! Are they rare? And we're really into chipmunks around here, both the real ones and not so real. I'm going to write down your onion-corn recipe. I think it would be good any time of the year.

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  16. Oh my gosh! That plate is amazing! I would so love to win it! I'm off to check out that post. :)

    I love the wheat idea. I might just have to copy you on that one. :)

    ~Liz

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  17. Nancy, the red turkey plater deserves to be center stage on your hutch. It is gorgeous and different from most other turkey platters. You have the most wonderful pieces! What a visual treat for all of us.
    All the best for a festive Thanksgiving. I'm most thankful for your sweet friendship, Nancy...........Sarah

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  18. I have never seen so much "turkey transferware"! So happy I found your blog!!!

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  19. The red transferware platter is stunning. I've been adding to my Thanksgiving dishes over the past few years - it's one of m favorite holidays!

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  20. Your turkey platter looks beautiful there, Nancy, and I love the wheat, squirrels and acorns. I'm so disappointed to have missed so many giveaways. That blue plate is just lovely. I hope you had a wonderful and warm thanksgiving with your family and were able to RELAX!

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