Come and Get It!
The Saga of Western Dinnerware
Corinne Joy Brown
Published by Johnson Books
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"The first complete archive of vintage and contemporary western dinnerware."
Signed by the Author
From our Purveyor of Books:
This book is a MUST HAVE! Whether you are a collector of anything Western, an armchair historian, an enthusiast of ceramics, or a follower of popular culture this book has it all. Gorgeously designed and featuring terrific photographs, author Corinne Joy Brown takes us on a journey through the history of Western dinnerware- its inspiration, designers, makers, and artists. She shares her deeply researched historical record with such joy and love that the page-turning journey becomes a romp. I've listed the Table of Contents so that you, Our Reader, can see how broadly and deeply she covers this unique Western story.
Thank you, Corinne, for sharing this important story with us in such a delightful way. Upon reading this, I was inspired to rework our china cabinet bringing out our Westward Ho! dinner pattern and using it, again, as our daily bread server!
From the Publisher
Author Corinne Joy Brown first became interested in the West through glimpses of famous cowgirls when she was growing up. Her interest led to her love of things Western. In a sense, it was only natural that she began collecting Western dinnerware. In Come and Get It!,
she shares her enthusiasm and knowledge of the subject, exploring the history of dinnerware in theWest, as well as the history of Western dinnerware manufacturing. Along the way, she shares a host of gorgeous images garnered through her investigation, priceless collector's items presented in full, striking color.
Table of Contents:
1 Introduction: It is Art or is it Kitsch
2 "I Can See by Your Dinnerware that You are a Cowboy"
3 Form Follows Function: Dinnerware and Food
4 The Roots of Western Dinnerware
5 "Head'Em Off at the Pass..." From Tabletop to Movie Screen and Back Again
6 Wearing the Brand: Dinnerware as an Advertising or Promotional Medium
7 Dude Ranches
8 Restaurant Ware Then and Now: Custom Branded China
9 The Revival: Everyone Loves a Comeback
10 Children's Western Dinnerware
11 Paper and Plastic
12 Motifs: The Stories that Shape Us
13 A Manufacturer's Guide to Dinnerware Types
14 Collectors and Collecting
15 Collector Plates
16 Dinnerware Manufactoring Today: A Day in the Life of a Dinner Plate
17 Manufacturers by the Decade
18 Life After the First Crack or Chip: Western Vintage Revival
19 The Future of Western Dinnerware
About the Author:
Colorado native Corinne Joy Brown is a freelance writer and novelist who has devoted fifteen years exploring the American West through words. On staff of three Western magazines, she's committed to the Western lifestyle, urban and real. The discovery of Western dinnerware gave her a new medium by which she could plumb the region's depths, themes, and landscapes. Corinne is the author of MacGregor's Lantern and Sanctuary Ranch.
268 pp. Hundreds of color photographs. Index. Bibliography. Ships from OutWest USPS First Class or Priority Mail. International shipping available.
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