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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Halloween Dinnerware Tips and Tricks

Rooster mug Halloween Poultrygeist

Dare I say it…tricks to serve your treats for Halloween!

Halloween is here, and it’s time to get out the china and dinnerware with motifs that feature spooks, spiders, ghosts, goblins and other spooky creatures.

Some tea from the cauldron will go great in a mug like my favorite Poultrygeist scary rooster mug.

There is a surprising variety of dishes, china and dinnerware available that features popular Halloween motifs.

And the number of animated candy bowls that make noise, or even grab little hands, expands every year as well.

Even ordinary dinnerware can be used for your Halloween party tableware.

. . . → Read More: Halloween Dinnerware Tips and Tricks

Enjoy Baking Holiday Cookies – Favorite Recipes

Cup Of Tea and a Cookie

October may be Cookie Month, but to my mind, it’s just the start of the holiday baking season.

Time to make the list of cookie recipients, ingredients to stock up on, and the dinnerware and china needed to serve these treats.

Who is on your cookie list?

Time to Plan for Cookie Baking

Get out the recipe box and choose which cookies to make this year. Mix of old favorites and one or two new ones Determine the number of cookies to make from each recipe. Review the pantry to see what ingredients are in house Make a grocery . . . → Read More: Enjoy Baking Holiday Cookies – Favorite Recipes

Tips to Help Find Elusive Dinnerware – Mikasa Halo

Mikasa Cerastone Tiki dinnerware

A question from a reader, Rebecca, started me on a search for the Halo pattern by Mikasa, part of the vintage Cerastone line. She found some pieces, and wants to add to her set.

What to do, when you’re looking for missing pieces in a vintage dinnerware pattern?

The hunt starts with finding out as much as you can about the china. Cerastone is vintage Mikasa. Many of these patterns have a decidedly retro look of the 1970s, especially those with pattern numbers in the 3000 series. Halo is No. 3190.

Cerastone is similar to English ironstone we’re familiar . . . → Read More: Tips to Help Find Elusive Dinnerware – Mikasa Halo

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