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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Holiday table setting: have fun with vintage dishes and candy

Candy and cookies are the best holiday treats. Your vintage dishes can star in the show when you mix and match them in your table setting, and use them to keep the candy handy for guests of all ages.

Just like you can repurpose a special canister as a cookie jar, you can repurpose salad bowls, soup or cereal bowls, and just about any dish to make it the candy dish. Choose a color or theme that works with your holiday d├ęcor, and there you are!

Back in the day, us kids when down the road to . . . → Read More: Holiday table setting: have fun with vintage dishes and candy

Thanksgiving table setting – add zing with OOAK vintage dishes

Okay, OOAK – one of a kind – might be a bit obscure. But not if you’re into vintage dinnerware and china, and love to use those unusual pieces, as well as just looking at them.

It is not necessary to have a complete set of matching tableware to have a great time setting the table or buffet, using your rare, out-of-the-ordinary vintage china.

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah or other holidays are an easy excuse to bring out those cherished dishes for entertaining. Let them be your special pieces for serving appetizers, desserts and other foods you’ve made special for . . . → Read More: Thanksgiving table setting – add zing with OOAK vintage dishes

New cookbook and German china – fun with classic dinnerware and modern American cooking

Lunch at Chef Lynn Miller’s house is all about great dishes, both tasty food and classy tableware.

We met recently, and our conversation began with her new cookbook, Flavor Secrets: Back to the Basics, A professional Chef’s guide to delicious home cooking. We talked about the food, and we talked about the china and flatware.

I’m a confessed dish flipper, sometimes to the embarrassment of my friends, whether visiting private homes or dining out. Curiosity reigns. I want to know who made the china.

Chef Lynn is also a dish lover after my own heart. As a serious cook . . . → Read More: New cookbook and German china – fun with classic dinnerware and modern American cooking

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