Happy Thanksgiving and Turkey Plate Wreath


Happy Thanksgiving!



I hung a wreath in welcome to greet family for Thanksgiving, adding a turkey plate to the center of a fall wreath for a quick and easy embellishment!


Here is the before of my DIY Welcome Fall Wreath, that made the transition from discount to designer, with the addition of natural elements.

I like to enjoy my turkey plates beyond the table! My proud Tom turkey plate (Victorian English Pottery Turkey by Edward Challinor) is ready to greet family members for Thanksgiving! I found the plate at HomeGoods and you can see them at my Thanksgiving table here.

Here’s a view from the back:

I added a hanger to the plate and used a plain metal shower curtain ring to attach to the plate holder and to hang over the wreath hanger. The shower curtain ring clips closed so it’s a safe and secure to hold the plate.

I attached some clear adhesive bumpers to the back of the plate, to prevent it from banging against the door and to protect the plate as the door opens and closes. The bumpers absorb vibration and are removable.  I found the bumpers at Walmart but cork or felt disks/ pads that go on the bottom of furniture legs  to protect your floors would work too.


Do you have a recipe for a Happy Thanksgiving?

Wine Pie Repeat

Here’s mine and it’s easy. . .

Wine, Pie, Repeat :)

Chloe & Gracie wish you a Safe & Happy Thanksgiving!

Chloe & Gracie Turkey Treats

And all the turkey you can gobble ;)

Thank you for your visit, sharing with:

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  45 comments for “Happy Thanksgiving and Turkey Plate Wreath

  1. November 24, 2016 at 6:23 am

    Happy Turkey Day to you, too Mary! Very creative idea to add that pretty plate behind the wreath. I am going to try to remember to do that to one of my Christmas wreaths. I have LOTS of Christmas plates, as you well know. LOL
    Love the look of that yummy pie.
    First time in over 30 years that I don’t have to cook! DD has finally stepped up. Whew!

    Pat the poochies for me!!

    • November 24, 2016 at 7:33 am

      Enjoy your reprieve Rett and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! ♥

  2. Ellen Stillabower
    November 24, 2016 at 6:29 am

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TOO! All diets are off today!! Can’t wait to eat, eat, eat!! 🦃❤️🦃❤️🦃❤️

    • November 24, 2016 at 7:33 am

      Us too Ellen, Happy Thanksgiving!!

  3. emily
    November 24, 2016 at 7:05 am

    I have been trying to figure out how to use my Christmas plates in a wreath and haven’t been able to…..only you could come up with this! Thanks! Wake up every morning excited to see what you have shared! Thanks for sharing all your creative ideas with food, entertaining and décor. Happy Thanksgiving

    • November 24, 2016 at 7:31 am

      Thanks Emily! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  4. November 24, 2016 at 7:16 am

    happy Thanksgiving from home to yours, May you and your family have a blessed day.

    • November 24, 2016 at 7:31 am

      Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Barbie!

  5. Doreen
    November 24, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Mary. That is my favorite wreath ever. Thank you for all of the excellent Thanksgiving recipes and other table ideas.

    • November 24, 2016 at 7:31 am

      Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving Doreen!

  6. November 24, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Beautiful! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Mary.

    • November 24, 2016 at 7:56 am

      Happy Thanksgiving to you Rita!

  7. Diane
    November 24, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Love the wreath and love love love those bichoens! I have a cavashon,(cavalier&bicheon) her tongue is always out! She is looking forward to turkey day. Many blessings to you and your family.

    • November 24, 2016 at 8:59 am

      Happy Thanksgiving Diane to you and your fur baby too!

  8. Sherlie Magaret
    November 24, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Beautiful wreath, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, have a wonderful day.

    • November 24, 2016 at 8:59 am

      Happy Thanksgiving Sherlie!

  9. Linda
    November 24, 2016 at 9:32 am

    My favorite design idea is to place an item in the center of wreaths. This is a great idea!!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family 🍂🍁🌻

    • November 24, 2016 at 11:07 am

      Happy Thanksgiving to you Linda!

  10. November 24, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Oh boy, another excuse to buy a plate :) This is ADORABLE Mary, and what a clever way to hang it! I like your formula for a happy Thanksgiving, wine-pie-repeat! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your fluffy white turkeys, gobble gobble!

    • November 24, 2016 at 11:05 am

      Happy Turkey Day Jenna!!

  11. Granny Gay
    November 24, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Beautiful and clever wreath, Mary. No cooking for me, either, as my home is still under reconstruction from the “Great Flood of 2016” here in S. Louisiana. Still looking forward to being with family…..enjoy your day on that lovely lake…

    • November 24, 2016 at 11:05 am

      Oh no…I’m so sorry to hear that! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I hope your reconstruction goes smoothly!

  12. Cyndi Raines
    November 24, 2016 at 10:08 am

    LOVE the plate/ wreath idea Mary – will try this for sure! Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Hug the babies for me – their coats are just darling!

    • November 24, 2016 at 11:01 am

      Happy Thanksgiving Cindy! Thinking of you. ♥

  13. Karen
    November 24, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Another genius idea! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

    • November 24, 2016 at 10:53 am

      Happy Thanksgiving Karen!

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    • November 24, 2016 at 12:15 pm

      Happy Thanksgiving Cheryl! Thank you for your visits and enjoy your lake time :)

  15. Chloe
    November 24, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you Mary. Your posts are one of the things for which I’m thankful! Give Chloe and Gracie an extra hug today from me.

    • November 24, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Chloe!

  16. November 24, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Love your wreath with the plate! Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃

    • November 24, 2016 at 12:12 pm

      Happy Thanksgiving Tracy!

  17. Mindy Zimmerman
    November 24, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to my talented friend. I’m looking forward to seeing you over the holidays.

    • November 24, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      Happy Thanksgiving to you, Nate & the girls, Mindy! Looking forward to seeing you too :)

  18. Laura T.
    November 24, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving! My Tofurkey is cooking right now!
    Thank you for sharing all of your lovely posts during the year!
    We have a lake house that we mostly use in the summer but I’m thinking of doing my Christmas baking there this year. I make tons of cookies, fudge, & caramel corn!

  19. Marilyn
    November 24, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

    • November 24, 2016 at 7:46 pm

      Happy Thanksgiving Marilyn!

  20. Paula
    November 24, 2016 at 7:32 pm


    Happy Thanksgiving !! Counting my blessings, and its a blessing to have you share all your talents with us ladies that love seeing everything you make !!

    • November 24, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Paula!

  21. Debbie Holman
    November 24, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    I follow 2 blogs, yours and Naps on the porch. When I say follow, I mean steal! I always find great ideas! We celebrated Thanksgiving with the kids last weekend in the mountains up at the lake and I could not wait til it was over to announce we are going to do a fishing tree for Christmas! We found so many things to put on it. I collect all these things and display them above my double doors so what a great idea! I have a new appreciation for our pontoon and now have pillows and blankets to go with it. The recipes are great as well and I am a true gardener and envy your potting shed. You have such incredible ideas and I bet I try half of them!!! When I saw the wreath today I thought I just had to write and let you know how much I love your Blog. Thank you for making my day!

    • November 24, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      Thanks your sweet comment Debbie and Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy decorating your tree :)

  22. Ellen
    November 24, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Gorgeous wreath, only made more gorgeous with the addition of the turkey plate! I hope your Thanksgiving was as spectacular as all of your divine posts. You are such an inspiration, I am in awe of your talents. Thank-you for taking time to share on Thanksgiving Day too!

    • November 24, 2016 at 9:58 pm

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment and visits Ellen! Happy Thanksgiving :)

  23. November 26, 2016 at 12:58 am

    Great idea!

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