I usually try and find a beautiful American quilt to greet you on this day! However, because I'm under the influence of my visit to Stoke on Trent, which I have yet to tell you about, I am sending you instead, a Turkey platter made in that city!
This beauty was made by Spode who manufactured in it's vast factory in Stoke from 1774 to 2008, when it finally closed. The brand was subsequently purchased by Portmeirion, who continue to make Spode branded wares at their own factory in Stoke.
A sad and familiar tale, but at least the name continues albeit in a somewhat diminished form!