I’m ready for all things turkey with Thanksgiving around the corner!
I gathered my collection of turkey plates for a little tabletop fun and seasonal display in the Potting Shed.
It will soon be time trade in turkey and pumpkins for boughs of holly and jingle bells and until then, I’m enjoying November as ‘Thanksgiving season’.
I shared my love of brown transferware recently and Spode Celebration Thanksgiving Turkey is one of my favorite gobblers and patterns.
I like to enjoy my turkey plates beyond the table, as a decorative accent in a basket filled with gourds, pumpkins and leaves. . .
Or to embellish a wreath.
I had several comments and emails about my collection of turkey plates. Raise your hand if you need a 12-step program for your HomeGoods addiction and pull up a chair next to me. ;) Here’s a fun fact: Did you know a group of turkeys is called a ‘rafter’, not flock? My ‘rafter’ is made of an assortment of dinner plates with a few salad plates in the mix and a couple of mugs. I don’t have a complete set of any pattern.
If you’re looking for some affordable turkey plates for your Thanksgiving feast, you can almost always find some at HomeGoods or T.J. Maxx in late summer or early fall, for around $4.00 a dinner plate. . .a price that makes it easy to gobble them up!
Victorian English Pottery Turkey by Edward Challinor has an acorn and oak leaf border. I found a set of four proudly strutting their stuff at HomeGoods last year.
You can see it here, with a natural pumpkin-oak leaf runner and easy 5-minute centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table.
This platter was a favorite antique mall find last year. It’s unmarked but was a bargain price of $12 with pretty engraving details and a fruit and floral border.
Autumn Monarch by Johnson Brothers Turkey mugs and plates, are rimmed with a decorative fruit and vegetable border.
You can see them at an alfresco Thanksgiving table from 2014 here, with a turkey tureen centerpiece.
Queen’s Myott by Churchill Thanksgiving Turkey has a peach floral and soft green leaf border.
You can see them at a Thanksgiving table from 2011 with a pumpkin vase centerpiece and mini pumpkin vases at each place setting, here.
I added four proud Tom turkey plates to my collection this year, Queen’s by Churchill ‘Majestic Beauty’ turkey dinner plates, found for about the same price as a Pumpkin Spice Latte at $4.99 at Tuesday Morning back in August.
A price that may have you rethinking your Starbucks addiction and trading it for a dish addiction instead. ;)
A turkey platter, unmarked, with crazing and a few blemishes was harvested from my favorite antique mall for $8 several years ago.
I enjoyed this free-range ;) turkey, roosting in my window box among the pumpkins, gourds and ornamental kale on my Potting Shed porch.
Turkey napkins were purchased on clearance at the end of the season from Williams-Sonoma a couple of years ago. I always like to check what’s on clearance when they’re moving out the turkeys to make way for Santa and his reindeer.
Johnson Brothers ‘His Majesty’ salad plate features scallop-shaped rims with fruits, berries and vegetables.
Royal Stafford Turkey plates are my most colorful Thanksgiving plates, with accents of blue and warm peach-rust tones on the fruit, flowers and wheat along the border of the plates.
You can see them at a Thanksgiving Table With a Touch of Blue, from 2012 here.
A mini ear of Indian corn, adds a harvest season note, flanking bone handled flatware at each place setting.
Tree slice chargers add some rustic charm in addition to adding some texture and warmth to harvest or Thanksgiving table.
Assorted turkey plates above / HomeGoods, T.J. Maxx, and Tuesday Morning
Turkey platters, unmarked / antique mall
White turkey plate / Pottery Barn, several years ago
Mini turkey tureens / World Market, several years ago
Turkey napkins / Williams-Sonoma, several years ago
Flatware / Towle Seville
Amber Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside
Tree slice chargers / Bed, Bath & Beyond, several years ago
I pulled together a round-up of recipes for your Thanksgiving feast to help you Keep Calm and Gobble On!
Find Thanksgiving recipes you’ll want to Gobble here.
Feast your eyes on this ‘rafter’ of turkeys and beautiful transferware collection available from Nancy’s Daily Dish, here.
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