This post started out to be a tutorial about how you can make your own vintage Thanksgiving decor, because, for me, finding the real thing has been pretty elusive. A few Gurley turkeys here and there, some honeycomb turkeys, but not much more.
And then, you know what happened? Yes, the same thrift store folks who hoard the vintage Christmas must also hoard the vintage Thanksgiving, because I stumbled on a few things. More about that later. First, my version of vintage Thanksgiving decor.
Because I'm always looking for new things that look vintage, I was immediately taken with these paper plates that I saw at the grocery store. I just couldn't figure out how to use them. And then, I thought about pleating some good old crepe paper (gosh, I love that stuff) all around. The result? The perfect accent for the pine cone garland and wreath that I hang above the kitchen sink.
So onto to the real vintage stuff.
A Gurley pilgrim gal and a Gurley pilgrim guy. Completely out of proportion, I know, but for 69 cents each, I'm not complaining.
A rafter of feathered turkeys, as Barbara says. All three were 50 cents at a church rummage shop.
And that's it, except to wish you and yours a happy and safe Thanksgiving. The VS household is hitting the road soon to see family and friends. And I'm going to try and sneak in a stop or two at an Ohio thrift store just to see if they also hoard all the holiday vintage stuff too.