Saturday, April 11, 2015

No more turkey tails (or tales) needed

My side of the room is prettier...



Keep your fingers crossed for the turkeys today, and all next week. It's turkey season! Poppy is in the woods, as we speak, nothing showing but the whites of his eyes...turkey hunting.

We do not need another turkey tail on the wall...







Our living room, dining room, and kitchen are all one room. I simply have to have a feminine touch here and there.

Seriously, living in a 'hunting lodge' these many years has been fun, but again I say thank goodness for the teeny tiny sewing room...




and the teeny tiny dining area...


Getting back to work now. Thank you for stopping by. I will let you know how the big hunt goes. Have not heard a gun shot anywhere yet. Big sigh of relief!

Love,
Henny

26 comments:

  1. Those turkey tails look like they would make a good fan on a hot day! Kind of wondering why so many on the walls.....? Speaking as a non-hunting family here......:) I like your part of the house best ;-)

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    1. PS I've got to say that the arrowheads look interesting though. Were those all found in your area, maybe by Poppy while he is out hunting....:)?

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    2. Oh the arrowheads! We used to walk in fields and on dirt roads years ago searching for arrowheads. This was mostly down home and when we were dating. We haven't found too many here. We have lots more than you see in the picture. It was so exciting to find them.

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  2. Oh, I seriously love your areas of the house best. I'm not much for animals on the wall, though I understand it (having hunters in the family) I fought a war with a dead fish on a plaque until I sneaked it out to the shed and you know..it took the dh a few months before he even noticed...but really...a dead fish? LOL I can now say I have seen turkey feathers on the wall...I didn't even know they did that! Your sewing room is adorable.

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    1. That is so funny about the dead fish. We have three on the opposite wall from the deer and turkeys. :)

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  3. We have hunters in the family too, NOT me ;)
    It gets expensive having all the pieces mounted, but I understand it's part of the experience to display the trophy.
    I like the bonnets and aprons displayed, so pretty.
    Love the arrowhead collections, quite the collection !
    ~Jo

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    1. It is expensive to get animals mounted. I doubt Poppy will be getting any more mounted, unless he brings home something extra special. I'm hoping there won't be more! :)

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  4. Hi Henny - I barely got past your first photo......I LOVE china cabinets. It`s where we girls keep many beautiful treasures. I seriously cannot walk past one when visiting a home without taking a peak. Maybe sometime you can show us some of your favorite pieces of china. I see turkeys around here all the time and prefer to see them on the ground with their tails intact. Don`t tell Poppy but I`m rootin`for the turkey. Hugs

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    1. Oh, I'm always rooting for the deer and turkeys! :) I think of you now anytime I see a cabinet with pretty dishes.

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  5. I'm rooting for the turkeys to keep their tails! Do you eat the turkeys that are killed?

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    1. Me too Cynthia! He does clean and dress the turkeys and we cook the breast.

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  6. Well, I learned something new from your blog today - turkey trophies! I had no idea that was a thing. and are those turkey beards hanging from the tail feathers?
    Your side is definitely prettier.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, those are beards. The length of the beard is important when bragging about the turkey you killed. : (

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  7. Yep your side is the best by far!! :O)... I must admit I did not know people made trophies from Turkeys like they do Deer heads. I hate to wish a dry run on Poppy but I am rooting for the Turkeys on on this deal! :O)

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    1. Yes, turkey hunting is a big sport around here. Poppy wants a full turkey mount...but where would we put it! I'm rooting for the turkeys too!

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  8. PS Your sewing room is simply stunning!

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    1. Thank you. It is a fun place to get away. :)

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  9. Well I have got to say I love his turkey mounts! I just told Frank that I love how poppy did the beards and spurs on the strip! We have 4 on our walls and I love them. I love the deer heads to!. But I do have to say I love your side to. It makes your home perfect!
    Love you!

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    1. Thank you Vicki. The guy that mounts them told Poppy about the strip. We are out of space to put more tails.

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  10. Like several others have said, I didn't know turkey tails were ever displayed on a wall as a trophy. But why not? Wouldn't be my thing though. I love your more "feminine" rooms and wouldn't mind more photos of them!!

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    1. Thank you. Sometimes I do get tired of seeing the animals on the wall. To me, they are prettier in the woods...alive!

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  11. That is fascinating. I had no idea people mounted turkey tails. I do know my sister-in-law is married to a hunter, and has had to decorate around deer heads and taxidermied small animals. Quite the challenge. You need every bit of your lace at the windows.

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    1. Thank you! I agree about the lace. It is hard decorating around deer heads, squirrels, and fish. You should see the opposite wall. : )

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  12. Those are some impressive tails and I like that he is collecting the beards too! He would have good luck hunting here! :)

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    1. Oh, I've told Poppy about all the turkeys around your place and have shown him some of the pictures you post. Can you imagine turning him loose with all those turkeys!

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  13. Well after reading all this I had to google turkey beards, as I didn't know anything about them. Now I do! But displaying them and the spurs or feet just seems too weird to me. I think you need to show us the opposite wall!:)

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