Dear Eddie,

I am currently looking for a set of brown transferware to be used at Thanksgiving. Can you help?


Dear Steve,

I too love brown transferware at Thanksgiving. If you have the time, my first suggestion would be to find a pattern you love, either at an antique store or flea market, then search Ebay and Replacements for more. If you’re in a rush, one of my favorite patterns is called Delamere, which you can buy new from Spode.


It looks especially good paired with, say, a salad plate, in another of their patterns called Woodland Turkey.


And don’t be afraid to mix old and new! It makes the table more eclectic and a lot more interesting. Thanks for reading, and good luck!

Any other entertaining or decorating dilemmas? Just leave me a comment, and I’ll do my best!