Normally I wouldn't say much, if anything, about my birthday but this time I'm making an exception. My birthday was yesterday and I got a very special gift, being a 3 page article in Romantic Homes magazine.
I had not heard much else but knew that the article was to be published in Romantic Homes November 2011 issue.
Shawn has gone to the store every morning and evening for several days waiting for the distributor to re-stock the shelves with current issues. He's been like a little boy waiting for Christmas regarding this article.
Yesterday evening, as we were headed out for one of the boys soccer games and some yummy street tacos I decided to grab the mail. Upon seeing the rolled up magazine in the mailbox, I knew immediately that it was the November issue because I could see the pinks and purples of the cover wreath and I'd seen the cover online a couple of days ago. I had no idea I'd get this in the mail so it was completely unexpected and made my birthday even better...although it was pretty amazing anyway!
I was so thrilled to open Romantic Homes magazine and see that I was featured in a 3 page article! Meryl literally published the full interview with all of the information I had written to her.
Several of my photos were used in the article to.
Now, you might have noticed above that I took a photo of the magazine atop a blue transfer ware Turkey platter.
This platter dates to the 1930's and was produced by Crown Ducal in the Colonial Times series. England began targeting the American market with the production of historical related transfer printed wares almost a hundred years before this piece was produced. Turkey themed items were produced by the British, for the Americans, around 1870.
The Colonial Times pieces have a large array of historical scenes and depictions and can be used or displayed throughout the year. You may remember that I featured this pattern a few months ago for my Fourth of July table. The luncheon plates were the star of this table featuring 'The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere'.
The Colonial Times back stamp is a big one with three Pilgrims. It's one of my favorites.
This pattern has a set of four, plumed cartouche's evenly spaced around the plates or in this case, placed at an angle on each corner of the platter.
Each one has a different, historical depiction.
Let's take a look at them, close up.
1- The Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor
2 - The American Indian on Horseback with bow and arrow
4- Pocahontas saving the life of John Smith
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