Collect china with intricate turkeys, and display them on the wall leading up to Thanksgiving, for a practical cottage décor that doubles as dishes for your Thanksgiving gathering.
With Thanksgiving dinners came, of course, an increase in demand for holiday-specific dishes from house-proud American women. And the potteries of Staffordshire, England, were happy to oblige. The turkey was ready for its American close-up. From the late 1800s until the 1950s heyday, waves of turkey-patterned transferware crossed the pond for our dining tables. Today, many of these collectible pieces are available through websites such as ebay.com and replacements.com, though you may already have some resting in your sideboard. Here are some of our favorite patterns.