It took me quite a bit of time to come up with a Thanksgiving-themed post. I’m not too much for holiday decorations (ok, boo all you want!), but I do have one piece in particular that is spectacular for turkey day.
Yes, those are 12″ tiles behind an almost 2′ serving platter. Picked up at an enormous sale of my favorite shop owner, it cost only a few dollars. Immediately the geometric pattern pulled me in. Here’s a closer shot of the detail.
The backstamp tells the maker: J. & G. Meakin. The Meakin brothers produced domestic wares in England that were then shipped to the United States. After searching for the maker, I found a site that has every pattern catalogued with an image and description. I searched for “yellow” and “gold” and, wouldn’t you know it, my pattern was 661 out of 666. Creepy. It’s a pattern called “Worcester.” It’s from 1912. How this serving platter is in amazing condition is beyond me. Searching for these very specific details took a good half an hour, but now I know there are other pieces out there, including a cute gravy boat…Time to start looking!