Monday, November 19, 2018

Turkey Talk

I came across this Johnson Brothers Barnyard King plate at one of the local antique shops several years ago.
One plate all by itself, I could only imagine what an entire dinner service would have looked like.
Each Thanksgiving it takes center-stage on my buffet, the colors on this picture do not do the piece justice, all hand-engraved and made in England.
Barnyard King, what could be a more fitting name.

From our home to yours.....A Happy Thanksgiving.



14 comments:

Lilbitbrit said...

That is a beautiful plate. Yes a dinner service would be magnificent, but even one is great.

Phyllis Brandon said...

Hi,

I just read your previous post about the British shows on PBS. These days I mainly watch PBS (or YouTube quilting videos). I love the British and Australian shows and wish some of them would come back. I'm hooked on Poldark and the Durrells of Corfu. Both episodes last night made me cry. They are SO good!

Love your blog and the pretty pictures. I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving in your TN home.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Phyllis: I cried after watching both shows also, they really hit home :(
Thank you for your sweet comment, I am humbled.
Hugs,
~Jo

DJan said...

Oh! He's beautiful! :-)

Kathy said...

I am in love with that plate. He is magnificent and just perfect for Thanksgiving.

NanaDiana said...

I love that plate. Can you imagine having a whole set of it? Dishes are my biggest weakness. xo Diana

WILLIE........! =^..^= said...

JOHNSON BROS "BARNYARD KING" TURKEY 27cm DINNER PLATE....
And..just that one plate is worth...£24:99..($32)..

I must confess, l'm not keen on pattern plates, to eat off of..
As they say, fish should always be served on plain plates!
Mind you, it tastes even better out of newspaper, with a few
chips..! :O).

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Willie: Thank you for that piece of information, I just like to display it for the Thanksgiving Season, it seems I have scored a bargain....
Yes, fish and chips wrapped in newspaper, I doubt if that would even be allowed any longer ;)
Jo

Far Ago Farm said...

Beautiful plate! Jane

Heritage Hall said...

The serving platter now at $280. Heavens to Elizabeth !!

L. D. said...

It is a beautiful plate. Some day when you are not looking you will find a pile of them. Enjoy your Thanksgiving day.

Louca por porcelana said...

Gorgeous plate!Happy Thanks giving!I also love your new post but I could't comment for some reason.Hugs!

Henny Penny said...

It is a beautiful plate! Hope your Thanksgiving day was wonderful.

Curtains in My Tree said...


Oh yes that is such an attractive turkey plate
It would be lovely to have a complete set which I have never seen of this pattern