Sunday, November 8, 2009

Mosaic Monday - Turkey Photo Shoot

I've been wanting to share a thrift store find with everyone but because they were Thanksgiving Day decor I wanted to wait until it was closer to Thanksgiving and I actually had my few Thanksgiving decorations up. I'm joining in two separate sharing parties this week with this post.

The first is Mosaic Monday at Little Red House and then on Thrift Store Thursday with Homebody Holly.

Almost a month ago I went to one of my favorite thrift stores, the American Cancer Society Discovery Store. It was during our "Sister Friday Night" when my sis and I get together and have dinner, do some shopping or something else fun.

I was lucky enough to find three turkeys amongst all the Halloween decorations and today I spent time re-doing my fall decorations to include them. I hope you enjoy the following mosaics.

What I love best about these is the tail shot because I love the way that they included some Thanksgiving harvest items right below their little turkey butts! Isn't that cute? I love the attention to detail.

In this first one, the one at the bottom right is a different metal turkey, the other three shots are ceramic.

In this mosaic, I put that same metal shot in the top left. I love this little metal guy. I didn't take a picture of the back of him because there's a candle holder back there that would be impossible to use unless you bent the turkey forward and I think he would break then. I also included a shot of my cloche with a little pumpkin in it. These are all on my mantle.

And this plate collage was a gift from my daughter April. I had seen this at Bed, Bath and Beyond a long time ago and even took a picture of it with my cell phone hoping to find similar plates and put them in this same shape and design.

Then my daughter surprised me with these. This is how they are described on the Bed, Bath and Beyond website:

Plate Collage Wall Plaque This eclectic artwork featuring the rich look of embossed ceramic is sure to transform the aesthetic of any room. The array of colors ranging from golden amber to robin's egg blue will bring a feeling of warmth to its surroundings. Its glossy finish with exciting textures and designs makes this artful collection of plates complete. Equipped to hang either vertically or horizontally. Constructed of metal. Measures 25" x 46".

For now they are hanging over my stove in the kitchen, but that's not going to be their final home. I really want to put them behind the TV in the living room but just haven't had time to get my drill out and put up a sturdy hanger. Maybe after the holidays, but for now they add a lot of color to that white wall behind the stove.

Hope you enjoyed those and I want to be helpful to all the wonderful cooks and new cooks out there that will be preparing Thanksgiving Dinner. I want to share with you my seventeen steps to making a Turkey Dinner.

17 Steps To Cook A Turkey

  1. Go buy a turkey
  2. Take a drink of whiskey
  3. Put turkey in the oven
  4. Take another 2 drinks of whisky
  5. Set the degree at 375 ovens
  6. Take 3 more whiskys of drink
  7. Turk the bastey
  8. Whisky another bottle of get
  9. Ponder the meat thermometer
  10. Glass yourself a pour of whisky
  11. Bake the whisky for 4 hours
  12. Take the oven out of the turkey
  13. Floor the turkey up off of the pick
  14. Turk the carvey
  15. Get yourself another scottle of botch
  16. Tet the sable and pour yourself a glass of turkey
  17. Bless the dinner and pass out


  1. Wonderful mosaics and I love your turkeys. If I followed your steps to cook a turkey I ould be in bed before dinner.

  2. I can't believe Thanksgiving is almost upon us! Beautiful pieces!

  3. Very festive!!!! And you blog header is fabulous!!!!

    m ^..^

  4. LOL ~ those 17 steps are hilarious...
    Love the mosaics...

  5. Great finds and very colorful mosaic! Your 17- steps, it is so funny!

    Ebie's Mosaic.

  6. Quite a turkey collection you have! I just have to tell you how much I like your header too. It gorgeous! :)

  7. The trick is to serve the whiskey to your guests in the same quantity and you won't have to worry about how it tastes anyway :o)

  8. LOL, excellent recipe :)

    Great mosaics, very pretty Turkeys and the plate collage is so nice!

  9. Love your turkeys. I am still laughing at your instructions! Sharon

  10. Hey mosaic number 1! Love the turkeys. It's time to start thinking about that Thanksgiving menu.

  11. Here we've already had our turkey and packed away our Thanksgiving decor while you're getting ready to enjoy the big day.
    Nice mosaic and header.

  12. Love the mosaics! What great finds! We just went to a thrift store tonight, and I was looking for Thanksgiving stuff....all they had was Christmas! Oh well:)
    Nice Turkey recipe:)lol~!

  13. Haha!! What a great way to fix a turkey!! Im loving that.

    You mosaic is nice.

    If you have a moment I would love for you to stop by.

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

  14. There's been Thanksgiving dinners here that I should've followed those 17 steps!! Love you turkey guys!!

  15. What a wonderful blog! Love the mosaics, the plate collage, and your directions for cooking the turkey!


  16. Neat decor! Hey! I saw you were looking for "affordable" Thanksgiving decor including Pilgrims. Cracker Barrel! I got two cute things there yesterday at 40% off. Just thought I'd pass that along! I enjoyed your blog.

  17. I love your turkeys. They are too cute! Your steps to baking a turkey are hilarious, thanks for making me giggle!

  18. Oooo, Ooooo, OOOOOO!!! You just became my 91st follower!!! Thank you soooo much, and I shall try to NEVER lead you astray!


  19. OMG...this was hysterical! I'm getting ready to take notes on making the turkey...then, WHAM!!

    Love the metal turkey....I think it's my fav of the gobblers.


    I ADORE the, love, love. I should have known you'd gotten them from BB&B...I love that store in it's entirety. I think it's fabulous...and I'm jealous!

    Thanks for sharing-wonderful pics!


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