This, thank goodness, is no longer the case. Westernware is committed to displaying 19th century imagery of this period on really quite hip plates and trays that lend a sense of modernity to the photos by way of the plates' design simplicity.
The company was started by a New Yorker who fell in love with Montana and the American West once she married a third generation Montanan art dealer with a penchant for western art and ephemera.
I can't think of a more relevant addition to a Thanksgiving table.
After starting in design journalism at House & Garden and CNN, Jamie runs the International Design Awards festival, which rewards visionary international design. One University of Southern California MFA later, she maintains a steady fiction and dramatic writing habit.