Thursday, November 18, 2010

~ HAPPY THANKSGIVING ~

Wishing all our friends and family out there in blog land a HAPPY THANKSGIVING Today we wanted to share with all our friends out there. Our antique turkey candy containers and other Thanksgiving related collectibles with you all. We have a small collection of turkey candy containers from the late 19Th century to about the 1930's. I believe these treasures were filled with candy and given to children for our American holiday. The head and neck comes off on the more detailed ones and are filled with goodies. The one on the far left side is filled from the bottom. We have four or five of the Tom turkeys and one hen which was very hard to find but thanks to e-bay it makes it much easier to find goodies like this. The flow blue plate was a garage sale find Ray had spotted for a bargain.
They are all made with paper mache and a couple have glass eyes and are hand painted. They come from Germany and are getting harder to find. So if you decide to start a collection always be on the hunt for a white Tom turkey they are pretty rare. Maybe I can join in for White Wednesday with the blue & white turkey plate for show and tell today. We also have a collection of antique postcards with the children and turkeys with the American Flag. They all date from 1906 -1912 and were found at shops and flea markets.


We would like to wish all our friends a Happy Thanksgiving with their family and friends as we will be looking forward to going to my mothers for the holiday. I will be linking up to a couple of parties today so I hope you will have fun checking them out. Have a safe Thanksgiving .......Julian & Ray Theses are a couple of the fun parties I will be linking up to for some fun. ~Nifty Thrifty Tuesday ~ which is hosted by Linda and also for ~ White Wednesday ~ which is hosted by Kathleen over at Faded Charm and also for ~ Vintage Thingie Thursday ~

44 comments:

  1. Hi Julian, Those are great candy containers, I never would have guessed!! What a score on the flow blue!! The victrola came with alot of fun music and I bought a couple Billie Holiday too fun to play... haven't done it for awhile, it doesn't sound as good as it used to, need to figure out why..
    Bella

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  2. OH, I LOVE these! What a wonderful collection! Hopped over from Vintage Inspiration Friday!

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  3. Hi Julian and Ray,
    You guys have some amazing collections. How do you manage them all?
    I'm busy too with Christmas fairs and haven't been posting,
    Have a great holiday, as you may know it's not a holiday here in England but I will quietly celebrate along with my blog friends.
    Warm Hugs, Angela.

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  4. Dear Julian and Ray, I have never heard of Turkey shaped sweet containers and have found your account of them most intriguing. As you say, the perfect collectible for this holiday season. I shall now be on the look-out!!

    Wishing you both a lovely Thanksgiving holiday.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by! I had to pop over and see what you brought to the party! What a cool and unusual collection. Never heard of 'em! I don't think I have a single gobbler on the premises! Have a wonderful holiday! Jacqueline

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  6. Hi Julian - love, love, love your turkey collection and of course, I've always been a huge fan of your vintage cards.

    Happy weekend...stopping by from Feathered Nest Friday!
    -marie

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  7. Julian, wonderful collection. I had never heard of these before, either, but how neat. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  8. Julian, You and Ray have some of the most fabulous collections! I have never seen these turkey containers. They are absolutely wonderful.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  9. Wow! Another great collection!! I love the blue transferware ~ all your turkeys are delightful- Happy Thanksgiving!! Thank you for sharing at my party!! :)

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  10. I love the turkey candy containers, I've seen them for Easter and Christmas but never for Thanksgiving, wonderful collection. Have a great weekend.

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  11. Julian,
    What a truly marvelous and fascinating collection. I will now have to keep my eye out for these treasures. - G

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  12. Hi Julian! This is so funny, yesterday I was at a friends house and she has some wonderful old turkey planters (I have a few but hers had blue on them and were much older) we were laughing and saying isn't it funny to love a bird that is hardly pretty and put it on the mantel! I love your collection, I have never seen them as candy containers... you guys have the best collections! I wish you and Ray a wonderful Thanksgiving! Theresa xoxo

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  13. Youe collection is so gorgeous!! I went to an estate sale and saw some beautiful glass turkey candy dishes.They wanted $25.00 for each one. They were beautiful.

    Kathy

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  14. Love all your great collections! Thanks for your encouraging comments. It means alot.
    XoXo
    Sandra

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  15. These are great decorations! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  16. Hi: I love your turkey decorations. I collect turkeys too. Yours are so much prettier. I just love them. You always have such beautiful things to share. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Blessings, Martha

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  17. Your blog is so beatiful! We do like Saturday Show Off:)

    Helena

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  18. You have an amazing collection. I've never seen these candy containers before, Love that flow blue platter, and a great display. Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  19. Your collection is fab.!!! The display looks great!! Thanks for sharing! in the spirit of Thanksgiving!
    Wishes & Kisses
    Eloise
    Happy turkey day! and love your pooches!! so daring!!!!!

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  20. What a fabulous collection, so much fun to look at. Thank you so much for sharing and please have a happy and safe Thanksgiving;-)

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  21. Love the blue and white turkey platter. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great Thanksgiving!!

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  22. What a wonderful, fun collection. I used to raise turkeys, so I always dreaded this time of year cause I knew one of the boys would be in the kettle...but he did his momma proud...YUMMM...have a safe and fun Thanksgiving!

    sharon

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  23. Very pretty... thanks for bringing us here by participating in our "SOYCM"... A "special" SOYCM is coming up soon, so come back to hear all about it! ;)

    Cielo

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  24. What beautiful collections...love the flow blue plate! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  25. Great postcards. I've never understood the flag and turkey theme, but it sure seemed popular during that time period.

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  26. Hi Julian, I love flow blue! Your plate is really unique and quite rare. But you probably know that... The Thanksgiving vintage decore is hard to come by. It looks great. *hugs*

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  27. I've never seen the turkey candy dishes before. These are fantastic, especially the way you've grouped them together. The blue turkey plate really is a great backdrop for them and makes it all pop! Love the whole vignette.

    Have a happy Thanksgiving,

    Nancy

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  28. This really is a wonderful collection! I love the postcards. Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

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  29. Happy Thanksgiving to you too Julian!!!
    -marie

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  30. Hello Julian and Ray! You have the most unique collections. I've never heard of or seen anything like those turkeys! They're lovely and so are your vintage cards:)

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

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  31. What a wonderful collection of turkeys you have. I have never seen any just like that. A great vintage post for today.

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  32. What a great collection-most people don't many thanksgiving items-makes it extra special!

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  33. I've never seen any Turkey candy containers before. I collect Thanksgiving postcards with children--with or without turkeys and flags.

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  34. That is a wonderful collection... SO Different!
    and I LOVE your display of them...
    "Happy Thanksgiving to you two"!!! Have a wonderful Holiday!!!
    Donna

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  35. Hi=
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. My mom collects turkeys too...mostly old candles. I know she would love to have one of yours... pretty cool. :)
    Jana

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  36. That's a great collection of turkeys and postcards! I've never seen turkey candy containers before.
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you Julian and Ray!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  37. Why I never heard of such a thing. The containers that is. I was familiar with the bunny shaped treat holders but I don't think that I have ever come across either in any of my treasure hunting. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  38. Wonderful Thanksgiving display... love the postcards.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  39. I have to say that plate is amazing and I truly love it!! What a great find. Lucky Girl!!! Happy VTT!

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  40. Julian, this is a wonderful collection of Thanksgiving goodness! Let me tell you I just caught a glimpse of your last post and OH MY HEAVENS! You have been hiding this from me!!!!!! I am a fiend for old hats and wedding pics and this ladies sitin room is breathtaking and I mean it! If I had a magazine you would be on the front page with this goodness!!!!!! Love it and thank you so much for sharing it! I am on my way to look at it again! Happy Thanksgiving~
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  41. Amazing finds, you really have amazing collections. Fabulous postcards!

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  42. Oh my, I don't know where to begin, so I will just say, EVERYTHING is amazing.

    My Show n Tell Link---where it's kinda fodder for the National Enquirer Tabloids. Do stop by if you can, I'd love your opinion.

    Happy New Year

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