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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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Arabia China – Love to Find This Dinnerware

Arabia China made in Finland

Arabia is made in Finland...go figure. And whether you pronounce it ah-RAY-be-ah - or ah-RAB-e-ah - it is beautiful stoneware, often with a retro look and feel.

The first time I saw this china, I'd never heard of it, but liked it. I found the blue striped Uhtua pattern. It was so unfamiliar that I could not be sure which of the marks was the pattern name, and which was the maker name. But any china that has blue on it gets my attention. How can you go wrong with blue dinnerware?

Whenever I find Arabia in my travels, I have to say "you are mine," at least temporarily. Once you become familiar with some of the patterns, the colors of the glazes and the distinctive shapes will catch your eye in any pile of dishes. Arabia stands out from the crowd.

The Arabia factory has been around since the 1870s and this ware continues to delight anyone who likes a creative table setting. People continue to love it for its classy and clean Scandinavian lines, bold colors, and durable beauty.

About the dishes. Clockwise from upper left: Cup and saucer in the Ruija pattern, coffee pot in the Faenza Blue pattern, pitcher with stenciled floral motif, cup and saucer in the Uhtua pattern, Arabia mark.

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    […] Arabia China – Love to Find This Dinnerware diaryofadishie.com/arabia-china-love-to-find-this-dinnerware – view page – cached Stories about vintage china and dinnerware, as well as table setting ideas to mix and match different dinnerware patterns and styles to create eclectic, creative tabletop settings. Also recipes, cooking and food, and tales about hunting and finding special dishes by Sally Kimbel of Kimbesa’s Closet. Tweets about this link Topsy.Data.Twitter.User[‘kimbesa’] = {“location”:”Michigan”,”photo”:”http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/717002641/Picture_13_normal.jpg”,”name”:”Kimbesa”,”url”:”http://twitter.com/kimbesa”,”nick”:”kimbesa”,”description”:”Owner of Kimbesa’s Closet and blog at Diary of a Dishie”,”influence”:””}; kimbesa: “Arabia dishes…no. 4 post #blog30 … http://bit.ly/9Xo1hq A special favorite in the dinnerware world…@conniegreen ” 15 minutes ago view tweet retweet Filter tweets […]

  • Kimbesa

    Must get out and do some more hunting. I hear the sales were great last week.

    There is more beautiful china out there to be found!

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