November 2, 2012

Napcoware Turkeys

Wow, what's with it being November already? Where did the first 10/12th's of the year go?

However it got here, November means Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving means turkeys and turkeys means overeating and overeating means dieting and dieting means . . .

Well, you get it.

The minute my son went to bed on Halloween, I said bye-bye to all the orange and black and started pulling out some of my Thanksgiving tchotchkes.

These are vintage Napcoware candle holders. I have them in both the dark meat


and white meat variety.


The white turkey in the middle is a matching planter-like thing. Napcoware made salt and pepper shakers, napkin holders, soup tureens and sugar and creamers all in this same pattern. You could have your own little posse of turkeys on the table if you wanted.

I've seem more modern Thanksgiving table accessories at Home Goods and such, but I'm sort of partial to these old ones that have gone through 1/2 a century of bone dry turkey, cold mashed potatoes and Uncle Sal spilling wine on the tablecloth.

OK, I never thought of it before, but these poor turkeys are forced to watch you devour their kin. It's sort of like their own private turkey hell.


I would give them a pardon this year, but they look so darn festive on the table.



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23 comments:

  1. These are so adorable! I'm going to add them to my list of things to look for!
    Nancy

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  2. Oh- I love those old turkeys, too...including the one I live with-shhhhhh

    I really like the old "dark meat" ones the best..they look like they were loved through generational dinners.

    Have a great day...and uh...10/12= 5/6....my father always made me take things to the lowest common denominator...just thought I would share that burden with you-!>:) xo Diana

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  3. I love those! Going to keep an eye out and for me they have to be vintage, there is something so special about those old charming pieces!

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  4. Very pretty Pam. And I'm so impressed that you had the energy to start pulling things out after bedtime! I'm useless late at night.
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

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  5. They are adorable. I love the white ones. I think I have caught the neutral bug. I drive the wee car on purpose lovey:}

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  6. I need to add some turkeys to my pilgrim decor. Happy November!! It's going to take weeks to put away our Halloween festivities. The party just continues until each tub is put away. Cheers!

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  7. Look at your new header!
    Love it..dark and white meat, too cute!

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  8. Oh my gosh...you just made me burst out laughing...maybe you could blindfold them or something! LOVE your collection!

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  9. Napco Turkeys are delightful. I have my mothers set that she used every Thanksgiving. I have acquired the napkin holder and planter that I use for serving homemade breadsticks. Still looking for a pair of candlesticks.

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  10. pennywisecottage.blogspot.comNovember 2, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    I love your turkeys..You have a fun way with words..I'm still laughing about the white meat and dark meat..LOL Oh and turkey hell day....Thank you for visiting my place .joining you now as a member.

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  11. Dark meat and white meat... too funny! I love the dark meat ones. So special too, to have witnessed a half-century of food and family.

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  12. Love your vintage turkeys, the patina is soft and pretty. I wish I had a flock of them!!! Thanks so much for stopping by, Laura

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  13. Those new young thangs don't have a thing on your vintage turkey collection! I have to score me a few of those, because much to my family's dismay I'm the cook this year! The meal won't compare to my mother's, but at least the table can look cute, right?

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  14. I was so excited about these, I found some on eBay! Can't wait to receive them. Thank you so much for posting this!!!!
    Nancy

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  15. I didn't know there was a white meat version of these. Where have I been?! I have a little collection of the vintage turkey
    s-&-p shakers that decorate my holiday table but they're empty so it's always fun to watch dinner guests turn them upside down and shake. And shake. It helps distract them from the 'cooking'...

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  16. Your turkeys are so cute!! I have a pair of turkeys sort of similar that are salt and pepper shakers. I also started decorating for Thanksgiving today- I can't believe it's November already!

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  17. Love them! That's one thing I do not collect anything Thanksgiving.
    Have a great Sunday!
    xxx Liz

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  18. I have one of the dark meat turkeys. It is one of the planter? ones. I did not know that it was made by Napco. It has an old feel to it. Something about the finish on it and weight of the pottery. But by the way it is painted, it must be a Napco, it is so similar to yours. Loved seeing your turkey collection. So nice to have for Thanksgiving decoration.

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  19. No turkeys here. That's one thing I do not collect. I like your vintage ones though!

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  20. I'm guilty, I love these crazy little things! what a great post, their own private turkey hell. never thought of it that way but so true. LOL!!! I'll be featuring this post, cause I can't get enough of them!!

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  21. ha ha! white meat and dark meat....love it! you are a good writer and have a fun sense of humor. and is that how you spell chatchkeys?!?!?! notice how I spell it!! and I was a spelling bee champ back in the day!! LOL

    love your collection Pam!!

    Polly

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  22. Normally I take white meat, but I'll take dark here. LOL
    These are really great. I like vintage, have a few "old" turkeys around here. Thanks for sharing yours. I'll have to look for some of these........Sarah

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  23. I have a whole set of these turkey decorations given me by my sister-in-law when she gave up her home. They are lovely on the table for the whole month of November. I feel lucky to have them as they are getting rarer and harder to find. Have seen a few of them in a local antique shop.

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