This month, we offer a set of 6 canape plates in the Friendly Village 50th Anniversary dinnerware collection from Johnson Brothers. This limited-edition dinnerware was introduced in 2003 to commemorate the introduction of the original "Friendly Village" design, which made its debut in 1953. Friendly Village is a multi-motif pattern best known for its center design of various intricately rendered village scenes on an earthenware body. The border has a swirl and floral design that is further accentuated by brown trim and a scalloped edge. For a limited time, we offer a set of 6 canape plates in Friendly Village 50th Anniversary. Start at the link below to browse and order in a great selection of place setting, serving, and accessory pieces in this historic pattern!
As with the tradition of Thanksgiving turkey, the tradition of Johnson Brothers is rich, as well. In 1882 brothers Alfred, Fredrick, and Henry Johnson, grandsons of the famous Meakin dinnerware family, purchased in a bankruptcy sale the Charles Street Works at Stoke-on-Trent in the legendary china-producing region of Staffordshire, England. Building a reputation on basic whiteware known as "semi-porcelain," the Johnson Brothers company created dinnerware that had the delicate characteristics of fine china, but the durability of ironstone. In 1900 a fourth brother, Robert, relocated to the United States and established a presence for the company in North America. Customers on both sides of the Atlantic have enjoyed the quality and durability of Johnson Brothers china for more than a century.
To order and browse in Friendly Village 50th Anniversary, follow the link below. If you already own this pattern, now is a great time to augment your set. These canape plates also make exceptional accent pieces for the kitchen or for china cabinets, and unique gifts as well!