Since moving into the mountains almost 8 years ago, I have collected vintage turkey tchotchkes to decorate with in November. I like them either on the kitschy side or super high end. Well, I doubt I’ll ever even see any of the super high end ones in person let alone own any, so kitschy it is! I also like to decorate with copper tones in November.
This guy was just a little too nice, but not super duper nice. Also, it didn’t have that vintage vibe that I Iove in a turkey tchotchke, but I got him for a gobble/song as an estate sale company was packing up after a 2-day sale last winter.
So, I gave him a good scrub with some steel wool and then a thorough wash & dry to get off any oily residue and dust. Next I primed and painted him with ye olde rattle cans that I had on hand.
While I still have plenty of time before November rolls around and a few more Halloween projects in mind, I realized that my “painting booth” would soon revert its full capacity back to it’s primary purpose: being a wood shed, so I decided to hop to on this turkey.
Speaking of turkey, here is our personal flock enjoying a warm autumn afternoon.