When I was growing up, my mother put two sets of turkey salt and pepper shakers on the Thanksgiving dinner table... and I continue the tradition.
I think of Mom when I pull these out and remember all the wonderful Thanksgivings of years past.
The turkeys are ceramic and had corks in the bottom to keep the salt and pepper in. Each year, there were discussions about which went where.... pepper in the tom and salt in the hen? Or vice versa?
The grandchildren are as enthralled with the turkeys as I was a child and I let them play with them on the table. I don't let them wander around with them because they are good at putting things in odd places and then can't remember where they are. You'd be surprised where I've found things months later!
It's about time to get Mr. Turkey into the oven and otherwise prepare the feast. I hope your Thanksgiving is a warm and happy time!