Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Home for Thanksgiving

Halloween's over. I'm still munching on left over candy and thinking about Thanksgiving.
I was looking  to see what I might use for a Thanksgiving tablescape and pulled out my favorite serving piece...the turkey platter.



It's by Johnson Brothers, and the pattern is Historic America. The platter design is called Home for Thanksgiving and depicts a farm scene with guests arriving.



I never noticed before and had to laugh. All of you up North who just had snow-covered pumpkins, will see that the farm family had the same surprise.

The platter is quite large, and has so much detail...


...if you look closely, you can see a child ice skating...



...someone is doing chores in the barn...


...cows are headed to the barn, and chickens and birds are finding a meal at the feeding trough...


...a team of oxen is pulling a sled with logs.
You can see their breath in the cold air...



...and the turkey is still strutting around the barn yard. 
Hmmm. I wonder when Thanksgiving dinner is going to be served?


...surely the guests must be staying for several days.



Thanks for letting me share my favorite Thanksgiving turkey  platter.
Do you have a favorite dish with a turkey or Thanksgiving scene on it?  
I'd love to see your turkeys. 
Strut your stuff. :)

I'm thankful for everyone who's hosting a party and
I'm joining...

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here for Open House Party Thursdays
Honey @ 2805 for Potpourri Friday
The Tablescaper  for Seasonal Sundays
Emreen@ Liven Things Up for Itz' Festival Time

47 comments:

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Babs, Your platter is beautiful and perfect for Thanksgiving. It looks wonderful on the mantel with the pinecones and greenery. Thank you for joining the Open House Party this week.
Hugs,
Sherry

Ginger Zuck said...

Wow, your platter is beautiful and full of stories! I love Thanksgiving, it's such a non stressful loving, foodful (if that's a word)!!?? day!

Jo's This and That said...

Your platter is beautiful and I love the details in the designs.Thanks for sharing,JoAnn ps had to pitch out the GA acorns, they were starting to root!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

What a gorgeous platter! I love how you showed all the details which I may have overlooked. I'm going to be on the lookout for one of these.

Anita said...

A pattern I have not seen??? It can't be!! I LOVE this. I was thinking of using some of my mother's JB Friendly Village with my turkey plates. This is beautiful and I am off to look for it!!

A Vintage Green said...

Johnson Bros dinnerware can be so beautiful and your platter with the great detail is a great example. Wall art and useful as well.
- Joy

Haven Conner said...

Your turkey platter is just precious!!!! I may try to find one to take to Thanksgiving as a hostess gift.
Blessings,
Haven

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your platter is beautiful, great scene! I seem to love everything by Johnson Bros-Enjoy:@)

Emreen said...

wow.. What a beautiful platter with soo much detail in it... hope to see you at the blog party ;-) ;-)

Debbie said...

It's just beautiful! It looks like a scene from "Little House in the Big Woods".

Now, I'm headed out to gather big old pine cones for some November decorating.

Kelly said...

I never knew how many great details were on that platter until you zoomed in like that. That's really interesting to look at. I love platters like that. I like how you have it displayed too.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is a beautiful platter! It looks like a family heirloom! I love the detail and had to giggle over the snow on the pumpkins!

I have a simple but old platter with a turkey in the middle that I use to put the turkey on. I can't imagine Thanksgiving or Christmas without it!

XO,
Jane

SavannahGranny said...

OMG! What an awesome platter. Such attention to detail. I can certainly see why it is a favorite. Have a great day. Hugs, Ginger

Bella Vista said...

Babs, just gorgeous. The mere mention of Thanksgiving makes my heart beat faster. I adore this holiday.

Barb ♥

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
Strut your stuff...too cute!
I am intriqued with all the detail in one platter!!!Also, one doesn't notice the blue until you see the close~up photos. This is a gorgeous piece and the brick backdrop truly sets its color palette off beautifully! Keep strutting...
Fondly,
Pat

Mary said...

Babs~ I love your platter with all its cheery, farm life details! Rural transferware scenes are always comforting as well as beautiful to see & use!

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a gorgeous platter you have, I've not seen one with quite so much detail. Perfect for Thanksgiving, it tells the whole story.
Hugs,
Patti

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

what a great piece, thanks for showing us and the close up details. I love it!

classic • casual • home said...

That platter is gorgeous. And now you have me thinking about the leftover Halloween candy downstairs....hmmm...

Kathleen said...

That is a gorgeous platter.
Oh, yes, snow covered pumpkins and power outages ! Those are not a few of my favorite things !

I have a lovely LENOX cake stand with pumpkins on it,a treat to myself. I don't host Tgiving, so I cut back on the decor to steel myself for Cmas!

Tina said...

I love this turkey platter, it is so cute.

My mother gave me her turkey platter many years ago. It is solid white with a raised turkey motif. Nothing special but it does bring back wonderful memories.

Visiting from Potpourri Friday at 2805

Smiles

The Summer Porch said...

What a lovely platter Babs!
The detail is incredible and I especially love the snow covered pumpkins...
Have a great weekend,
Hugs Rosemary...x

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a lovely big platter. I have one but put it away for the summer. Now to go find it...and put it back out. YOU inspired me!! :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a lovely big platter. I have one but put it away for the summer. Now to go find it...and put it back out. YOU inspired me!! :)

Meredith said...

Thank you for your sweet comments. I love that I have 'inherited' some great recipes and I'm happy to share. Your platter is beautiful. I love Johnson brothers. The details in the scene and the border are lovely.

Southern Lady said...

Thanks so much for you kind comment on my blog. I thought I would pop over and meet you. I love your blog. I can't wait to see more. Carla

Jacqueline said...

What a fantastic piece! I am so glad you shared all of the minute details! Truly an heirloom and a choice piece to get to bring out and show off. I love that you have it displayed! We are supposed to get snow on our pumpkins tonight!

Honey at 2805 said...

Hi Babs! Your platter is a stunning piece and the pictures of it render it's beautiful details!

Thanks for sharing this special treasure at Potpourri Friday!

Curtains In My Tree said...

I was thinking the same thing today

I really like your platter and need to get my turkey dishes out for show

d e l i g h t said...

Your platter is so lovely for Thanksgiving and it brings back many happy memories for me as I always visited my grandparents on their farm for the holidays!

Marigene said...

Gorgeous platter for that Thanksgiving turkey!

Jojo said...

I feel that we have all gotten to know and now LOVE your turkey platter. What a wonderful Thanksgiving treasure.

Cindy said...

What a delightful Thanksgiving platter! Thanks for showing the close-ups with all the details!
Cindy

Rettabug said...

I'd love an entire set of those beautiful dishes, Babs! They're beautiful with such heart warming scenes.
Thanks for showing them to us close up, as I didn't realize all that they had on them.

I'm your newest follower, too!

fondly,
Rett

Shelia said...

Hi Babs! What wonderful lovely dishes! I love the rich colors and all of the scenes are just precious!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Hi Babs, I am back from my travels and now busily trying to catch up with all my favourite bloggers. you all seem to have been very productive while I was away so loads for me to read. What a lovely welcome back to your blog this post about your platter has been.

Denise said...

Hi Babs,

I really LOVE your turkey platter! Yours is the third post (including mine) that I've seen this week with Johnson Brothers dishes. I really love Johnson Brothers. That is a wonderful platter; it reminds me a little of a Currier & Ives scene. It looks especially nice the way you have it arranged with the pine cones, magnolia leaves, and goldenrod.

I don't have a turkey platter (it's on my wish list), but I did just receive some of "His Majesty" dishes, again by Johnson Brothers. :) I'll do a tablescape with those in a few weeks.

Thanks for visiting my blog and taking time to leave a comment. I'm your newest follower; don't know if I'll show up on your follower section. Mine are going in and out right now. I'd love you to be a follower on my blog, if you're interested. We have an older house, too (1972). I love it (mostly), but it presents its own set of decorating challenges. Happy Seasonal Sunday!

Denise at Forest Manor

Tanya@takesix said...

Babs, your platter is gorgeous! I love the scene on it. Visiting from SS.

Nancy's Notes said...

Babs, that is just beautiful, the colors are brilliant! I'm so happy you shared your turkey platter with us!

Hope you are having a great Sunday!

Nancy

The Tablescaper said...

What an incredibly beautiful platter. I love how you made us focus each little detail of your amazing platter.

Happy to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Pat said...

Your platter is beautiful Babs! I love all the detail!

Geneva said...

Your platter is so pretty...I loved seeing each and every detail. It's like reading a story! I'm afraid I have nothing nearly that elegant, so it was extra nice seeing yours. Thank You!

Sarah said...

Babs, the scene on the platter brought a smile when I thought about my recent weekend in Baltimore with the snowballing outside the window. ;-)
Glad we aren't having snow here in Austin.
Your platter is beautiful! Thanks for sharing each of the details.
I'll share my favorite turkey platter soon. ~ Sarah

Mona said...

Babs, I am so happy to see your platter. I have this set of thanksgiving dishes and I hardly ever see it anywhere...so hard to find. I grew up with these dishes on our holiday tables and now I am continuing the tradition..thanks for a wonderful post about some wonderful dishes....

Queenie said...

I have been dreaming of Thanksgiving too Babs! I love your platter and it was such fun seeing all of the little scenes in each photo.... it's so pretty featured in your vignette too...Happy Thanksgiving to you :)
Big hugs,
Queenie
P.S. Love your newest finds...that lamp and green tinged glass cloche...I love it sitting atop of the tole tray and the little fall scene you put underneath it too :)

Queenie said...

P.S. Been munching on candy too lol! Too hard to resist this time of the year...after Halloween :)

Emreen said...

Thank You so much for linking to the party (http://liventhingsup.blogspot.com/2011/10/itz-festival-time-2011.html) ... Hope to see you in with more and more entries... The party is open upto 5th Jan 2012...so that you can link in your christmas and New Year posts too... ;-) ;-)