But I do use them a lot in November -- whenever I have company for it is November and November is Thanksgiving. The plates, therefore, don't sit in the cabinet -- unused!
I still don't have the turkey platter or the gravy boat -- but since we weren't home for Thanksgiving in 2009 and won't be home for Thanksgiving for 2010, it doesn't really matter. However, I have moved those two items to the top of my want list! Perhaps if I get them, we will have Thanksgiving Dinner 2011 at Linderhof!
I'm joining Chari at Happy to Design for Sunday Favorites!
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.