Woodland Wild Turkeys by Johnson Brothers is an iconic brown transferware pattern featuring lovely depictions of the noble bird. 

Could anything say “Thanksgiving” better than these beautifully illustrated wild turkeys?


The wealth of detail and gentle colouring of the birds in the centre of the plate warms the heart.

The rim of the plate features beautiful illustrations of flowers and birds in the medallions around the edge.

A quietly elegant and homey pattern, it’s a perfect setting for the special occasion of Thanksgiving.

I styled it with neutrally coloured linens from Williams Sonoma several years ago. Their jacquard patterns wear like iron and always come up fresh and crisp, even with frequent laundering. This particular pattern is discontinued, but they have similar ones every year.

Soft rust, taupe and green complement each other well.

The greyish green colour of the Cameo glasses by Fostoria picked up the green detail in the linens.

The acorn salt & pepper on an oak leaf by Kaldun & Bogle was an eBay find. 

This particular set was from 2007, I believe.

The Annabelle hydrangea were at their peak for harvesting, having reached that luscious green apple stage of colouring, with the slightly papery dryness that yells “pick me!!!”.

I followed the “grab and grip” method of arranging them, securing the bundle with an elastic band and clipping the stems so the bouquet would sit firmly in the footed wooden bowl from Pier 1 this year (now out of stock). Green pods from Save-on-Crafts (also now out of stock, apparently) served as vase fillers. Don’t they look like little green pumpkins?

The table glowed at night with the soft lighting and subdued colouring of the place settings.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all my loyal readers for joining me in tableware adventures throughout the year, and wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!  May your turkeys be moist, your relatives well-behaved and your journeys to and from your celebrations be drama-free. Cheers!

I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch.