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.
These made my Thanksgiving because I’m sure we won’t have the same plates here no matter how nice they’ll be. We rented a private garden room for dinner to keep the noise level in the family! Having a great time. Happy table setting
Somewhat bizarrely, five of these plates came from the UK! I got them all on eBay, but from various vendors. I am guessing they didn’t have much call for them over the pond… Have a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with your noisy family. Xoxox
Lovely table. I’m not crazy about turkey plates in general but I like these that feature wild birds. Candlelight was superb!
Thank you so much, Sandra. Turkey plates can indeed be gimmicky, but I’m glad you liked these. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
A lovely collection and a beautiful tablescape. Thank you for inviting us for a peek. CherryKay
Hi Cherry Kay! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Thank you for your kind words. It’s always fun setting tables and even more fun sharing them with other tableware fans. Have a good weekend and safe shopping!
A very lovely table. I love all of your choices.
Thanks so much, Martha! I hope you and yours had a lovely Thanksgiving.
Not sure if you monitor old entries for new comments, but as I stumbled across this while searching for this pattern, it’s worth a shot. I inherited a set of 12 turkey dinner plates in the two hens pattern but one plate is cracked. Hard to track down replacements, thought I hit pay dirt but turned out to be green instead of brown. Any chance you have a lead for me on where to look for these? I live in Waterdown, ON. Thanks!
I have a couple of suggestions (and you may well have already done both, but it’s worth a shot).
First, register a “find this for me” with Replacements.com https://www.replacements.com/china-johnson-brothers-woodland-wild-turkeys-brown-multicolor-dinner-plate/p/2857011
Second, register a search on eBay. I noticed one vendor has six of them for sale, along with six in another pattern. I also saw the one that claims to be brown but looks green to me…
Good luck! And please keep in touch—we are practically neighbours in Canada. 🙂