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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Vintage Mikasa china meets macaroni salad – cool for summer

Mikasa meets macaroni

Cool summer salads can hit the spot on these hot, dog days, and all year round. And it’s especially fun to eat from a charming vintage bowl — in this case, a macaroni salad in a cereal bowl by Mikasa, Sumay pattern, Eclipse line.

This ware looks like it’s from the 1960s or 1970s. The colors are cute, and so is the motif.

The macaroni salad is something that we had at home, simple to make, zingy with pickles and great to use up leftover ham.

Macaroni salad recipe

2 c. elbow macaroni 1 c. mayonnaise . . . → Read More: Vintage Mikasa china meets macaroni salad – cool for summer

Repurpose Me: Glass mixing bowl shows off red, white and blue July 4th salad

retro Jello salad July 4

Glass has so many uses for food, especially clear glass, when you want to make something special for a holiday treat.

This red, white and blue gelatin recipe has been around for many years in different versions. I thought a vintage glass mixing bowl would really show it off, and take up less space in the refrigerator.

The gelatin will be made differently than package directions. The dish to display it in will be, too. Use a 3 quart glass baking dish to be more conventional.

4th of July Jell-O salad

2 pkg (3 oz) Blackberry Fusion Jell-O 1 . . . → Read More: Repurpose Me: Glass mixing bowl shows off red, white and blue July 4th salad

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