Fall Celebrations Part 2: Thanksgiving
COLLECTING TRENDS EXCLUSIVELY FOR RANDOLPH STREET MARKET BY NENA IVON, nenasnotes
We all know by now that the “first” Thanksgiving wasn’t what we learned in school but we do know that it is a very special time to be with family and friends to share a peaceful day of love, relaxing and whatever great food we look forward to each year. Mine is spent with dear friends who have become family and we have a cooking marathon. I am beyond thankful for their love and the delicious feast we share.
The images above by the beloved American artist, Norman Rockwell, who always captured the wonderful spirit of a gentler time….let’s try to recapture that this year and every year!!
I have had an obsession with serving platters forever so my thoughts turned to collectible turkey platters (and a couple other themes). What better place to find collectibles than at the Randolph Street Market, nowhere!
Here are some examples I found on Pinterest (no photo credits available).
Probably my most favorite….isn’t it breathtakingly beautiful!
The two above are perfect for collectors of blue and white.
As you can see there are so many to choose from every China company seems to have gotten in the “game” whether antique, vintage or contemporary, in other words a turkey platter just for you!! Or you can choose a pheasant or just a decorative piece or perhaps a plain white Ironstone…the choices are, most certainly, endless!!
A stunning way to display your collection, Holiday or not, isn’t this stunning against the smoky brown wall. It appears to be a set but think of it as a guide to how to display treasured serving pieces and place settings. When doing this take a piece with you to either match or blend your new acquisitions, particularly true with transfer ware. Then decide on your theme…floral, animals/birds, people, landscapes, etc. can you combine, of course, but I find keeping to a common theme makes your collection more cohesive whether on a wall, in a breakfront or on your table.
I want to be at any of these tables, don’t you!!!! Inviting, mix of casual and formal, new and vintage…perfection!! More collecting opportunities at RSM!
Let’s include crackers for Thanksgiving as well as Christmas and then again for New Years they are so festive and create a “popping” good time (sorry, I had to say it!) Or a turkey ornament, or turkey candles. Go all out, why not it’s only once a year.
Illustration by JC Leyendecker of the first Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving 2019. Enjoy your day, be thankful for what you have.
by Nena Ivon
All photos from Pinterest photo credits unknown.