The Spode Woodland Collection is among the most beautiful patterns produced by Spode, the renowned English dinnerware company. The company was founded in 1770 by Josiah Spode who was famous for mastering transfer printing on dinnerware. The company is also credited for developing a formula for making English bone china which made Spode Fine China very popular world-wide.
The Woodland Collection was just introduced in the 1990s, but the patterns are based on traditional game patterns and feature a variety of animals within the frame of a well-liked border of British Flowers which has been around since the 1830s.
The use of this border is a good concept which makes it easy to mix and match the Woodland patterns. The British Flowers border also graces the Delamere pattern which coordinates nicely with this collection.
What I like about this collection is that it rides the line between rustic dinnerware and fine china. It is perfect for a family that enjoys hunting and wildlife, like mine, and it can be used for a table setting for formal entertaining.
The American Wildlife dinnerware series features the black bear, elk, moose, mule deer, and the snowshoe rabbit. Personally, I like these choices the best since my family is filled with avid hunters. Wildlife dinnerware just fits in with the home décor and lifestyle.
There is also a series of birds that make a good choice for bird hunters, and it coordinates well with the series of hunting dogs. These include game birds like the pheasant, quail, mallard duck, and such. Hunting dogs such as pointers, spaniels, golden retrievers, labradors, and beagles bring life to this series of Spode Woodland Dinnerware.
The Woodland Turkey pattern is a very popular pattern for Thanksgiving dinnerware and it is also usable for turkey dinnerware for a traditional American turkey dinner. The fact that you can mix and match this dinnerware makes it an awesome choice for year-round everyday dinnerware.
At any rate, Spode dinnerware is an awesome choice. Their patterns are lovely and the dinnerware itself is of high-quality.