Thursday, October 25, 2012


On Saturday, I delivered my Christmas creations to Dade City, in what will be the last Mugwump Woolies for 2012. The Christmas shopping season will begin in this little Southern town on Saturday, November 3rd when they hold the annual Christmas Tear Down...merchants close, and windows are covered on the Friday morning before as the shops are transformed into Christmas wonderlands. Come Saturday morning, the paper is torn down and the Christmas Season officially begins. It's a fun day!

I don't know about you, but around this time I'm ready to move on to Thanksgiving. I love Halloween, but it's been orange and black, and cats and witches around here for a very long time! Yesterday, a few of my German turkeys came out of their hiding places and began the annual line up on the sideboard in our dining room.

In no particular order...straight out of their wrappings...they gathered together. I have a "thing' for turkeys...especially these old, worn lovelies. The rest of our turkeys will appear after the 31st, but for now, these feathered fowl will stand guard right here.

This year, I am determined to relax and enjoy the holidays a bit more than usual. I say this every year , but this year I am actually doing it already! With everything delivered early, I've spent the evenings whipping the edges of my "Our House "rug...and pulling some wool for my Leo rug...two projects long neglected. 

We have lots of things on the calendar coming up in November and December, including the wedding of one of our thirteen nephews...we also have three December. We'll be seeing family members we have not seen in a long while and we are looking forward to it.

Then, there is the search for the perfect tree...the writing of the "List"...we still have a believer here...the decking of the's coming fast...are you ready?

It feels so good to not have a deadline!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend...and thanks for coming by and saying hello.

Enjoy the day,


  1. Good Day Robyn...Love the turkeys...I also have a thing for the oldie but goodie Gobbles.....You have a great collection of them.....Can`t believe the end of Oct. is near.... I still believe in the magic of Santa...Ho Ho Ho!!!! Blessings Francine.

  2. I really love your turkey collection. I am planning to attend Christmas open houses in my area, same time as yours. Your home is just beautiful!!

  3. Hi Robyn,
    Love all of your "turkey's in a row" displayed so beautifully!! Glad you are taking some time to just enjoy and relax with family during the holidays!! Thirteen nephews????? Wow! You have an instant team!! Wonderful!!!
    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog and for including me in your sidebar list! You are always such an encouragement!!
    Have a lovely day!!
    Warm Hugs~~

  4. Oh my! Love your turkeys! Fantastic! I'm having a hard time thinking it's almost Halloween much less thinking about Thanksgiving. lol!

  5. What a fun collection of turkeys. I can't believe that we are already at the end of October. The time is zooming by so fast. I'm not even ready for Halloween, much less for Christmas this year.

    Good for you for taking it easy and taking time to play with your hobbies rather than having to rush for deadlines.
    Enjoy your weekend and stay safe.


  6. Robyn ~
    LOVE your turkeys. I also have a few of them.
    I hope your less-stress holidays are a success. Every year I swear I will eliminate the stress and every year I fail!
    Pug hugs :)

  7. Those turkeys are wonderful, Robyn! I have a couple of little antique candle turkeys but they sure don't have the presence that yours do. I love how you have placed them all in a row...awesome!


  8. Those turkeys are fabulous!


  9. Oh I love the idea of a whole town covering their windows and preparing for a grand reveal of Christmas Season! :-) It sounds so much more romantic than "Black Friday"... blech... I've never shopped on Black Friday... Relaxing Holidays are the best... good friends & family, good food, some fresh evergreens, a slight covering of snow and some twinkle lights is all that's really necessary...

  10. Your fall decorations are wonderful! Christmas Tear Down sounds like a lot of fun!

  11. Holy turkeys.... I grew a bit green with your post above on the turkeys in the straw...but now I see you have a whole flock of them....Now, I'm greener.....! But....I'm not talking turkey now...that crow is SUUUWWWWEEET! When I lay down my head tonight (soon....), I'm gonna dream about shopping in your house. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin