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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Vintage Noritake Relish Dish – Easter or Anytime

vintage Noritake relish dish

China serving dishes made specifically to serve relish trays are not as common today as they were in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. If you are looking for the fine china and glass versions of this dinnerware, many times you will be heading for the secondary marketplace.

Many relish dishes were made as an oval shaped plate with barely raised sides. This is the single-compartment “plain” relish dish. Some of these relish dishes doubled as an under plate for the gravy or sauce boat in the dinnerware set.

Then there are the fancier relish dishes made two, three, four, . . . → Read More: Vintage Noritake Relish Dish – Easter or Anytime

Buffet Table Setting Tips – Setting Up The Room

By Karen L. Talavera

Our first guest post by a fellow Ezinearticles author, Karen Talavera, who has a website devoted to holiday and dinner parties.

Easter, Mother’s Day and other spring events are coming. You’ve chosen your menu and the beautiful dishes, glassware and flatware you will use for the meal. Setting up the room for your buffet is crucial for an enjoyable event. These tips will help you…

There’s just a ton of buffet table setting advice on the web. All you have to do is a quick search — soon you’ll be overrun with advice . . . → Read More: Buffet Table Setting Tips – Setting Up The Room

Table Setting for Easter – Let the Food and Dishes Work Together

Easter colors of yellow and green, pink and blue are enough to get your table setting ideas flowing. Add in the motifs, such as baby chicks and eggs, bunnies and spring flowers, and you can get your Easter tabletop and entertaining plan off to a great start.

And then there’s the food.

Since I met Chef Lynn Miller, author of Flavor Secrets: Back to the Basics, and a fellow dish lover, we’ve shared some “dish and dish” chats about food and dinnerware. We both enjoy dishes and food.

This is so much fun, and it has got me thinking . . . → Read More: Table Setting for Easter – Let the Food and Dishes Work Together

Vintage Noritake Meets Jell-O, Makes Retro Style

Vintage Noritake china Stephanie Marguerite Jello

When my sister visited recently from the UK, I made several of our old family favorite foods, including orange gelatin dessert. Some products that we take for granted here, like fruit flavored gelatin, are difficult to obtain in other countries.

And it’s the food that sometimes makes a place feel like home.

Of course, we had to get into the pretty dishes as well, and two vintage Noritake patterns came to mind as cute fruit bowls to serve this food.

Stephanie is a blue and white pattern in Noritake’s Progression line. To my mind, it is based on the . . . → Read More: Vintage Noritake Meets Jell-O, Makes Retro Style

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