About Kimbesa

I love dishes, and I continue to haunt thrift stores, estate sales, and other places where vintage china, dinnerware and glassware are to be found.

I talk about Dishes

Made in the USA

Even dishes are Irish

Like food, china and dinnerware can take you places, too.

Take Noritake’s Keltcraft line, made in Ireland in the 1980s and 1990s. Soft, pale colors, as on this darling creamer, speak with charm about a vibrant land. Ireland in the spring is very green to us North Americans. In May and June it’s so green in can make your eyes water.

The Kilkee pattern from the Keltcraft line is pale tan with butterflies and pastel blue flowers. This brings up that Kilkee is a real place, in County Clare, on the west coast of Ireland. West Clare is known . . . → Read More: Even dishes are Irish

The Woman’s Club Tea

In February or March each year, my local woman’s club has a tea. The theme is Valentine’s Day, Easter or Alice in Wonderland.

Really, it’s an excuse for the members to get out their best dishes, invite their friends for an afternoon of conversation and treats…. and have some fun!

I confess. I’m a shameless dish flipper. I have to see who made them. I even flip the flatware.

I really enjoy the tea, and I like to come in the night before to savor the table settings at leisure.

The funky setting with the flamingo favors is my . . . → Read More: The Woman’s Club Tea

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