Friday, November 26, 2010

Autumn Delights

November is quickly coming to a close, 

and I'm savoring some favorites of the season.

Pardoned Turkeys

Hooray for Apple and Cider!

Mini Pumpkins

Pecan Pie

Bowls of Horse Apples

And Bowls of 

Pumpkins and Acorns

Natural Horn Votives

A Favorite

Piece of Vintage Silver

Redware Pottery 

and a Vintage Candy Container

Shawnne Pottery Squirrel 

and Courtly Check Acorns

Pumpkin Pie

Familiar Faces

Tom Turkey from 

Midwest Importers, c. 1980s

Redware Turkey Platter

Another Favorite 

Vintage Turkey Candy Container

Rum Cake

Amber Turkey Dishes 

from William Sonoma

Turkey Tureen from Portugal

Honey Glazed Texas Pecans

Onion Walnut Muffins ~ Eatable Acorn Style ~

Folk Art Wooden Turkey

by Beaver Creek Woodworks, Beaman, Iowa

A Bountiful 

Thanksgiving Dinner 2010

Followed by 

Too Many Choices for Dessert

All Guarded by this 

Handsome Whimsical Critter!

Hope you enjoyed time 

spent with family and friends.

Linkiing to


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  1. Beautiful way to end the Thanksgiving season! Lovely photos.

  2. Sarah,
    Each picture is so pretty and interesting. What a great collection of fall pretties you have. Love the pardoned turkey! LOL. The food looked wonderful too!! Have a great weekend!!

    Miss Bloomers

  3. It's hard to believe it is time to put away all of our fall treasures and bring on Christmas! Time flies. This is a great way to say goodbye, Sarah!


  4. What a pretty collection - both the decorative and the tasty!

  5. What a nice farewell to Fall..I am so ready to put it behind, move on to Christmas and my beloved season, winter.
    And, have you noticed that the older one gets, the faster time flys? It is sooo zooming around here. :)

  6. The pardoned turkey is too cute!!!
    I really like the amber turkey too.
    All the food looks so delicious! Yum!


  7. I love the colors in your pictures and all of your fabulous things! This almost makes me want to do Thanksgiving all over again.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ladybug Creek

  8. Sarah, if you've posted that pardoned turkey before, I missed it. That is soooo cute! Now I want a pardoned turkey at my house too. Of course, I love your vintage candy containers, and that big (I think he's gray) turkey is wonderful. You always have such wonderful seasonal decor. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

  9. What wonderful images!! Wish we had leftovers! The turkey from Portugal is stunning!
    The indiv turkey tureens you asked about are from the WSonoma Outlet. At midnight last night they were 75 off!

  10. Oh just love those little turkeys!
    Thanks for stopping by. The WS dishes sell out fast around this time of year so hurry befire they're gone:) I have added to mine every year and never tire of them.
    Thanks for popping in!

  11. Dear Sarah,
    I cannot get enough from your posts. Each is nicer than the other. You collected so many adorable itmes. Love all the turkeys. How cute is the salter which demonstrate for thankfulness for salt. Made me smile. And surely the little silver squirrel catched imediately my eyes. A lot of German silver manufacturers produced them, some with silver bowls, some with wooden nut shaped bowls. I have never seen a silver one with stand. Looks so adorable. And I have to remember this gorgeous way to adorn a pumkin with a edge of cookies. Thats look really stunning. It looks as if you had a great Thanksgiving. Wis you a wonderful time.
    Greetings, Johanna

  12. What delightful signs of the season! Your pardoned turkey is too cute and your dessert table IS bountiful~ I'd be in a food coma for sure! Enjoy your last weekend of November :-)

  13. You've got quite the collection of turkeys-if that first one has pink on it-I need to get me one of those-never seen one like that!!! Happy Holidays!

  14. Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving Sarah, I would love a piece of pie right now! I put the tree up yesterday and on to the rest of the house today:@)

  15. Such beautiful decorations for Autumn, and that pie looks are pretty as it must taste. It's time to take down my Fall wreath from the front door, and I will miss it, Autumn is my favorite season.


  16. Every one of your vignettes is wonderful, plenty to be thankful for indeed.
    Hope your weekend is great.

  17. Hi Sarah!! Oh, what lovely photos of fall and Thanksgiving. Now on to Christmas.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  18. What fun favorite things! The honey glazed pecans look just yummy :)

  19. Hi Sarah..such a mega-gorgeous post...there is a magic touch in all you this festive spirit and the beuaty everywhere!

  20. Hi Sarah!

    Whata fun way to wrap up the Fall season!

  21. Sarah, I loved all your memories! :) We had too many desserts too but it sure was FUN! xoxo

  22. Did someone say, "Turkey Collection"?

    I'm falling in line with the comment about wanting a pardoned turkey. He's so darn cute. I want one too.

    What a nice way to end our fall festivities and easy our way into the Christmas season.

  23. Such pretty items! And a wonderful way to end the Fall and head into Winter. Blessings to you and your family!

  24. You have some absolutely beautiful fall and Thanksgiving pieces. I would have a hard time putting all of those away!
    I picked up some of those horse apples when I was visiting my Mom and Dad a couple of weekends ago. The color will be wonderful for Christmas.

  25. Love those metal turkey parts. They are quite different from mine. You have so many beautiful items for the season, it must be hard to get out the next set of decorations this quickly.

  26. Sarah, once again, your photos are mouth-watering! I'm a lover of rum cake and am wondering if you have a favorite recipe? (I saw that yummy photo!) :) mercedes

  27. Sarah your turkey collection is so wonderful! They all have such charm and personalities. Your Thanksgiving dinner looks delicious. I'm so glad you had a enjoyable Christmas will be here before we know it!

  28. Goodness Sarah, I get so enchanted when I visit your blog that time simply flies by... You are a wonder with your tablescapes and arrangements. And photos!! Very fun my friend!

  29. You have a terrific turkey collection! I think my favorite is the pardoned turkey. That made me grin.

    I also love your other displays. Ever since reading your post on those "horse apples" I have wanted some for decorating. They just look so cool.

  30. Hi Sarah,
    Wonderful images!
    I am all of a sudden starving!
    Such delicious looking food!
    Take care,

  31. I wish I could reach right through the screen and help myself to that yummy pie! What a delicious and wintery post Sarah!

    Best wishes,

  32. Thanksgiving is such a wonderous season. Thank you for sharing your glorious photos to illustrate the beauty of the season.

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  33. Wonderful November images...but now I want dessert. I love the horn votives, too...mind sharing your source?



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