Chuck Wagon Platter

Submitted by Michael Ely June 29th, 2011
Certifikitsch Winner

This platter is another piece from my vintage restaurant cowboy dinnerware collection. The name of the pattern is “Chuck Wagon,” and it was produced by the Wallace China Company of Los Angeles, Ca. It is a beautiful and detailed pattern (showing cowboys gathered around a chuck wagon for a meal). Many of these pieces were stamped for and distributed by the El Paso Hotel Supply Co. of El Paso, Texas back in the 1950’s and 60’s.

3 Responses to “Chuck Wagon Platter”

  1. Allee Willis

    Magnificent platter. This is definitely one of my favorite ones in your collection.

    I know you’re a dedicated vegetarian but this platter is a meat lover’s delight. If I ever find one of these for myself the first thing I’m doing is slapping a big fat T-bone down on it. I know the taste will be enhanced by what’s under it.

  2. Mark Milligan

    Michael this is so cool. I can see great big warm and yeasty cinnamon rolls on this, slathered with frosting dripping down the sides. A big cup of cowboy coffee and friends laughing and good naturedly poking fun at one another.
    Then it gets very quiet when I lick the platter. Hope you’re doing well my friend!

    • Michael Ely

      You’e my kind of guy, Mark.

      I usually use this platter to serve up a stack of corn bread to go with my drunken cowboy beans.

      Yes, I’m a vegetarian, and I care about animal rights, and I would never go to a rodeo, yet I collect stuff depicting cowboys branding and rounding up cattle and scenes from rodeos. Go figure!