I was looking through my copy of Nancy Lancaster: English Country House Style a few days ago, and I was reminded of how much I admire Lancaster's blue and white plates that hung above her fireplace at the Coach House, her last home. You can see a detail shot of the plates, above. I wonder if Lancaster's plates were antique Delft plates that depicted the months? I can't confirm this; it's only a hunch. But I also have a hunch that quite a few of you do know something more about these plates, and if so, feel free to drop me an email or comment below.
In the meantime, I did find a few plates that have a similar look to Lancaster's plates. Certainly these examples are all charming, but they would be even more beguiling in a home decorated like that of Lancaster.
A set of seven Dutch Delft month plates, 18th c.
A pair of Delft plates that are currently being auctioned off on ebay.
A set of reproduction 18th c. Delft plates that depict each month.
An 18th c. antique Delft plate available on ebay.