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

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Soup mug or sundae dish – repurpose me

When the weather turns colder, I get a hankering for ice cream. Go figure. Then I found a funky, 1970s soup mug and inspiration arrived.

The dish is probably USA or Japan made, but there is no maker’s mark. It just screams retro, both from the motif and the colors. I was in a home just this week where, when you walked into the family room, you went back about 35 years. It was a wonderful experience.

The sundae is banana and pineapple, with dark chocolate sauce and a maraschino cherry for color. No strawberries, or it could have been . . . → Read More: Soup mug or sundae dish – repurpose me

Old Country Roses – vintage and classic Royal Albert china

Quiche dish – Old Country Roses

The popular Royal Albert china pattern Old Country Roses came up, on a conference call with some Internet colleagues.

It is a classic pattern, made since 1962 in numerous versions, that is still going strong today. Old Country Roses has a fluted and non-fluted version, the holiday version, the garden and damask versions. And that’s not all.

Part of what makes it classic is the charm of the rose motif. It brings to mind relaxing teas and holiday dinners. The best of the old mingled with enjoyment of the new. And it’s been . . . → Read More: Old Country Roses – vintage and classic Royal Albert china

Bake a cake in vintage Pyrex

Pyrex made these round baking dishes, for layer cakes and similar desserts, in the 1950s and 1960s. We eat more pie than cake at our house, but these dishes work quite well for upside down cakes, coffee cake and similar, single layer cakes that are handy for snacks and quick lunch accompaniments.

And they are deep enough to use for a deep-dish pie if you like. This baking dish would also be handy for roasting vegetables in pinch, if you’re only doing a small quantity and want to make best use of your oven space.

We’ve seen them in . . . → Read More: Bake a cake in vintage Pyrex

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