I don't have a lot of these, but they become very special at a certain time of year, and leave their normal shelves where they mingle with the rest of the herd and assume places of distinct importance.

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This beautiful pitcher of “Eight Maids a’ Milking” comes from Fitz and Floyd’s Circa 2000 collection, “Twelve Days of Christmas". It often becomes the centerpieces on our Christmas table.

Christmas set by Otagiri marked for F. Stokes Taiwan

This cute set is from Otagiri and is marked for F. Stokes, Taiwan. I had the teapot for decades before the creamer and sugar (minus its lid) came along.

The Otagiri kneeling Santa cow is joined by various other Christmas teapots, mostly featuring Cows in the role of reindeer.

Santa carrying chicken cow teapot 6 teated udder of Santa cow teapot

This one puzzles me…why would Santa be carrying a chicken?  And why might his fat steed have 6 teats?  Somebody had fun dreaming this one up.

Christmas cow tea set

Here’s a cheerful Christmas tea set, complete with salt and pepper shakers.

White cow creamer with wreath

This little cow started life as a plain white creamer, then the seller had fun adding the holly.

Christmas and News Years cow marked for 1978-9 Christmas and News Years cow marked for 1978-9

This one also has had some home-made treatments, and no need to guess how old it is. It's marked on on side "Merry Christmas 1978", and on the other "Happy New Year 1979." Cute idea.

Lenox 2014 Christmas cow creamer Christmas cow from Paula

Here are a simple but sweet Christmas 2014 contribution from Lenox, and a 2019 Father's Day gift from my daughter-in-law webmaster that is marked for Arlington Designs, that does tabletop and kitchenware products for major retailers.

Polish Christmas cow creamer

Here’s a Polish “Manufaktura w Bolestawcu” contribution to the Christmas cow collection.  At least Christmas was how it was advertised and I guess the garland and little stars are sort of holiday-ish.  Starting around 2014 these Polish cows became quite readily available in the US in a wide range of decorations, along with a lot of other Polish ceramics. There are more on page 3 of Modern Variations, as well as in Places.