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Charming Vintage Bread Servers to Delight Your Guests

November 18, 2017 | No Comments

Once you start looking, there are lots of charming vintage bread servers to delight your guests in secondary marketplaces. I went shopping and found three in short order. When you go out, be sure to look at the bottom shelves at the secondhand store, where platters, chop plates and trays tend to collect. (If you’re […]

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Tiara glass bowl serving cranberry sauce

Cranberries Served in Vintage Tiara Glass

October 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

One of our favorite holiday treats is cranberries served in vintage Tiara glass. A footed salad bowl like this is a good size, because it holds the right amount! And it’s stylish and well-made. I’ve played around with different cranberry recipes, but the dish I like to use to show it off on the dinner […]

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Farmhouse style complementary vintage dishes

Vintage Dishes – Farmhouse Style

September 30, 2017 | No Comments

Look through any decorating magazine these days and you’ll probably see what I’ve seen: articles and product showcases to help you create farmhouse style in your home.   Many of these spreads feature a lot of white, cream and wood tones. The cabinets and table clothes are white, sometimes the painted chairs and upholstered furniture, […]

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Vintage dinnerware retro style

Vintage Dishes – Seen in a Magazine

August 20, 2017 | No Comments

When I’m shopping for vintage dishes, I sometimes buy old magazines as well. Many home publications contain how-to articles that are just as “evergreen” as my favorite vintage dishes. I can see why writers, photographers and food stylists choose to use vintage classics to show off the food in a recipe story, or illustrate the […]

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Christmas Tree dessert tray by Spode

I Shop Vintage Christmas in July

July 29, 2017 | No Comments

Vintage shopping for Christmas in July? No problem! I had a great time visiting just three of my favorite thrift stores to see what I could find to add to my collection of holiday dinnerware. Why should new goods shoppers have Christmas in July all to themselves? I have noticed that some thrift stores create […]

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Vintage glassware pitcher for lemonade

Vintage Pitcher for Your Favorite Summer Drinks

July 28, 2017 | No Comments

I find vintage glass pitchers like this one pretty often in my travels. They come in handy on hot summer days, to serve some lemonade or iced tea. There are many sizes and styles to be found. For beverages, the larger ones are designed to hold enough of your favorite drink to serve several people. […]

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Retro china and stoneware

More Pleasure – Vintage Dish Shopping

June 30, 2017 | 2 Comments

Any time is a good time to shop for vintage dishes, and especially now, when there seems to be more and more available in secondhand marketplaces. Where I live, there are new stores that have opened, and the regular thrift shops are often stuffed to the max with vintage wares. I handle my shopping via […]

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Birthday cake and vintage china plates

Vintage Violets and Birthday Cake

March 1, 2017 | 2 Comments

Another year older: Happy Birthday, Diary of a Dishie! I found these pretty dessert plates with violets on them, February’s birthday flower. Looks like a few white primroses, too, on a white background with gold rims. This pattern is called Beverly and was made by Aichi China in Japan. I’m not familiar with this maker, […]

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Mikasa platter with Valentine treats

Chop Platters Round and Sweet

February 4, 2017 | No Comments

It’s so much fun to use vintage dishes for display pieces to show off some special holiday treats. I went straight to my collection to find a sleek, modern plate to show some pretty Valentine goodies. I love to use my vintage favorites, like these platters. They are beautiful, and really personalize a creative table […]

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Corningware snack bowl and plate

Grab a Snack in Vintage Style

January 15, 2017 | No Comments

Having an old-fashioned grilled cheese sandwich, or that favorite chicken noodle soup? Summer or winter, these foods are simple and easy, snacks you may remember from childhood. And if you are in a certain age bracket, you might remember the Grab It bowl or Snack It plate shown here. Velveeta cheese or Campbell’s soup: Do […]

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Christmas Roses – Sweet Briar and Cheesecake

December 14, 2016 | No Comments

Vintage china featuring a rose motif is a classic choice for Christmas and wintertime entertaining. The colors are traditional. Designs that feature shiny metallic rims add bling, as do the gold rim and verge line on this petite dessert plate. The Sweet Briar pattern by Princess makes dessert even sweeter. This is a vintage pattern […]

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