Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Thanksgiving Dinnerware to Grace Any Table

Southern Living recently published an article entitled "Turkey Plate Special" chronicling the origins of certain patterns.  Who knew that when Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, we would end up with beautiful transferware patterns honoring the official bird of Thanksgiving?  I was excited to see my pattern, "His Majesty" by Johnson Brothers in the article.  We lovingly call these our Traveling Turkey Dishes.  Click here to find out why!

I set our Reading Room table with His Majesty for a quick peek at this beautiful pattern.  I love my "Traveling Turkey Dishes".  It is a joy to get them out and use them throughout November.  I also love this old table.  It has the scars of a well lived life and reminds me so much of my sweet grandmother who loved it as much as I do.
A close up of His Majesty shows the lovely colors of the season.  I don't own the turkey platter, but it is on my wish list!
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Another Johnson Brothers pattern is called Woodland Turkey.
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If you love blue, you will adore this gorgeous plate by Royal Dalton known as Watteau.
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Rowland and Marsellus (1893-1938) was a New York based company; however, their china was produced in Staffordshire, England.  This pattern features quite an array of colors.
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Royal Stafford created this neutral pattern.
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If you like a little more color, they created another version!
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Here is a simple pattern called Woodlands from Spode.
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Another blue pattern is Turkey (Flow Blue) by Ridgeway.  I must tell you that these will cost you a pretty penny.  One plate listed for $349.95.  Imagine coming across a set of these at a yard sale! What a find that would be!
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I need to add a few of these beautiful plates produced by Wedgwood to my red transferware set called Memory Lane. I love transferware patterns.  I think the two patterns would mingle nicely on a Thanksgiving table.  I am afraid Mr Still Woods Farmhouse would put his foot down to any additions to my patterns!
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I thought I'd end with an unusual pattern. The label is "Turkey by Winkle, F".  A plate sells for $159.99.  The company began making pottery in 1885 and was owned by an individual named F. Winkle.
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Do you have a special china pattern for Thanksgiving?  Please leave a comment and tell me about your pattern or maybe one you would like to begin collecting.
Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse
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12 comments:

  1. Lynda, I love this post! Your transferware is gorgeous and I loved seeing all of the various patterns. Wow, are some pricey? I have two red turkey transferware plates, but they are reproductions that I bought quite a few years ago at T.J. Maxx. They still have a price tag on the back of $3.99. I have them displayed in a plate holder in the entryway. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Hi Jann,
      Yeah, can you believe the blue pattern from Ridgeway? Maybe your Ridgeway pieces are just as pricey! Wouldn't that be nice? T/J. Maxx has some great finds. I bought a pretty pumpkin plate there not long ago. It's on display now!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  2. I love transfer ware and the turkey platters you shared are all so pretty! This time of year is probably the best time of year to find some.

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    1. Hi Kelly. I love transferware too. I had no idea there were so many patterns until I started researching for this post. They all make a pretty, festive table. Thanks for stopping by!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  3. So many beautiful patterns! You make me want to go shopping!
    Shelley

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    1. Good thing is you can shop on the internet for most of these patterns. Bad thing is you can shop on the internet for many of these patterns! Shipping on dinnerware is awful. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  4. Lynda, your transferware is gorgeous! Popping in to let you know you are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/11/make-it-pretty-monday-week-157.html Hope to see you again at the party. Have a happy week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Kathryn, thank you so much for featuring these beautiful transferware patterns! I am glad you liked them and I hope your readers do as well.
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  5. What a lovely tablescape! I adore transferware and this is just stunning! Blessings, Cecilia

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    1. Thank you Cecilia. My love of transferware began with one plate of Memory Lane which my grandmother allowed me to eat all my meals on. When I started collecting His Majesty, I didn't realize the numerous Thanksgiving themed patterns available. Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  6. Hi Lynda, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC today.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Hi Jann! I am so excited! Thank you for sharing my Thanksgiving transferware post. I hope your readers will enjoy all the gorgeous patterns to grace a Thanksgiving table..
      Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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