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.

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Ben Seibel, Lazy Daisy, vintage charm

Iroquoise china creamer Lazy Daisy Ben Seibel

There’s always more to love when it comes to dinnerware designed by Ben Seibel. One of those patterns is Lazy Daisy, from Iroquois China Co. of Syracuse, New York. The Iroquois “Informal” line is just that, both in shape and decor.

Lazy Daisy was one of the first patterns made in this funky, 1950s dinnerware.

The others are Harvest time (earth colors with large leaves), Blue Diamonds, Vision and Rosemary. Both the motifs and shapes are distinctive, once you develop an eye for them, and so retro…

Sculptural, sassy, and still available in the secondary marketplace, if you aspire . . . → Read More: Ben Seibel, Lazy Daisy, vintage charm

Mikasa Potters Art – classic vintage china

After visiting the cider mill (see last post) I went out and found a favorite dinnerware line, Mikasa Potters Art.

Thirty years ago, there was another “green” trend in the marketplace. One of the results was the Potters Art line by Mikasa. This is heavy dinnerware with a handmade look and feel. The dinnerplates, for example, are almost 11 inches in diameter, with rims that help keep the food, especially dishes with sauces or dressings, where want them… on the plate!

Ben Seibel, well-known mid-20th century designer, has his name on this ware. The shapes of pieces like sugar . . . → Read More: Mikasa Potters Art – classic vintage china

Cider mill time in Michigan

Michigan cider and doughnuts

October is special in Michigan. We get to enjoy the changing leaves, and it’s time to visit the local cider mill.

Cider and doughnuts

There’s an old mill in Franklin, which is a village in the metro Detroit area. You wouldn’t know you’re in a citified area. There are trees all around, and a stream running by.

Five minutes away, there’s an eight-lane highway. But at the mill, you can enjoy your cool cider and warm applesauce doughnuts in peace. Stroll through the pumpkins and eating apples, munching while you decide what to take home.

The doughnuts aren’t going . . . → Read More: Cider mill time in Michigan

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