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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Turkey Talk

I happened upon this Johnson Brothers Barnyard King plate at one of the local antique shops several months ago.
One plate all by itself, I could only imagine what an entire dinner service would have looked like.

I'm going to display it for the Thanksgiving season, the colors on this picture do not do the piece justice, they are all hand engraved and made in England.

Barnyard King, what could be a more fitting name.

18 comments:

Deb said...

That's a manly plate. Gorgeous!

Miriam said...

I've always thought turkeys were hopelessly weird looking, but this guy's handsome!

Denise said...

That's really beautiful Jo, you do find some pretty plates.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a coincidence, my Grandfather had this same plate!! I have great memories of it, and it was given to my sister. I seem to recall that the one we had was circa 1950's, but I know they were made in the 60's as well because at one point I had tried to find one for myself. I always loved the pattern with the squirrels and the ducks among the plants--Sorry to ramble, but I got so excited when I saw it...It's really a lovely piece and perfect for the holiday!!

Country Gal said...

A fantastic find it is lovely. Have a wonderful eve.

Mama-Bug said...

That plate is simply gorgeous Jo! It truly does deserve to be displayed during the holidays.

Terry said...

Such rich colors. Love it!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Jo!
What a beautiful plate...I love these farmyard tablesettings. I've got Johnson Bro's Blue Willow but it would be wonderful to have a full set similar to your plate/platter to bring out in November. Enjoy and good luck finding more pieces!
Maura :)

Sandra said...

beautiful detail

Susie said...

Dear Jo, I think your one beautiful plate can make a Happy Thanksgiving statement. I like it.Some times I look at an old melmac dish at my daughter's, that I use to have the whole set:) It takes me back to when my daughters were small and life was simple... compared to now. Smiles to you , Susie

John Gray said...

what a delightful plate

Babs said...

Great find! He's a handsome one. Perfect for Thanksgiving.

Star said...

Very pretty. Shall you look out for the others now? Perhaps you want to collect them?

Sharon said...

A very handsome plate for the holidays!

Jeri Landers said...

I can't believe it, I was on ebay last week looking at these! I chose another Johnson Brothers pattern, Friendly Village, but these turkey plates are marvelous as well. In fact, they would look great with the Friendly VillAGE. Guess I will get back on EBAY!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Jeri: I have the Friendly Village too, I just love those themes...
You will enjoy both sets :)
~Jo

Louise said...

Oh, it's beautiful!

L. D. Burgus said...

It is a gorgeous plate. They are like art works that you have to appreciate and just dream about having the whole set.