Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Tale of Two Plates

Thanksgiving plates came to Linderhof about 5 years ago when I found these Spode ones on ebay. I have Spode Blue Room and thuse my serving pieces would fit well with these plates so to have a Thanksgiving service, I reasoned, all I needed was the plates.

And . . . since the Blue Room were various patterns, I could use these turkey plates any time of the year if I needed more plates than the Blue Room provided.

There were 8 plates in the auction and once I had those 8 I was happy for I also reasoned that if I had more for Thanksgiving than 8 I could fill in with my Blue Room plates.

But 8 is not normal for Thanksgiving -- 10 or more is and I thought perhaps those NOT having a turkey plate would feel left out.
At TJ Maxx this fall, I found these plates by Myott. They're English made, they're blue and white and they were $15 for 4 of them -- so I bought two boxes!

Now I have 16 plates and if we have more than that for Thanksgiving, I still have my Blue Room Plates to fill in.

But like we do with the Christmas china, I have been using these turkey plates all of November -- instead of saving them ONLY for Thanksgiving Day. They have been setting a beautiful table for luncheons all month long.

I am a firm believer that the blue and white English patterns are mix and match and I think these two fine turkey plates look well together on the same table.

Now, the Spode pattern (the one on the left) has a platter and a gravy boat . . . .which I think I NEED. I think, perhaps, that it will be a purchase for next year's Thanksgiving.

Today, all of our guests, will have a turkey plate on which to pile the turkey, the dressing, the cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans.

It shall be a day of true Thanksgiving at Linderhof as we are thankful for all that we have.


Mary Bergfeld said...

I can just imagine how beautiful your table will look today. Happy Thanksgiving, Martha. Hugs...Mary

Anonymous said...

Hi Martha.....Love those plates.... going today to see if I can find them in another store today.

Don't forget to post pics of your table for Thanksgiving.
Wishing you and your family a great Thanksgiving!.


Southerncook said...

LOVE your plates. I bet your Thanksgiving table was KILLER!!!