February is birthday month in my family: two of my sons and my granddaughter. We celebrate Jonas' birthday on the 8th, Maya's on the 15th, and David's on the 21st. We eat a lot of cake.
I thought this would be a good time to show you a few February transferware patterns.
|Here is a later rendition of the Wedgwood pattern seen above. Notice that the "tile" has disappeared from the center. Obviously, a different border was used too.|
|Scott (1800-1897) 6.5 inch child's plate with a molded daisy border. If you look carefully behind the man's left shoulder and to the right of his head, you will see the two fish that represent the Pisces astrological sign.|
The February birthdays need cake. I meant to take a photo of the chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and chocolate buttercream filling that took me more than two hours to make, but I forgot! Here is what's left. I made it for Jonas' birthday dinner.
|Here is what's left of Jonas' birthday cake. People liked the frosting best.|
One more thing. Is there a "Happy Birthday" transferware plate? Yes.
|William Hackwood (1827-1843) 7 inch child's plate made for the Dutch market. The words, translated from the Dutch, mean "Happy Day of your Birth or Happy Birthday." What a lovely gift for a child's birthday.|
We also have family birthdays in March (two), May, June (four), July, August, September, November (two), December, and January.