Yard sale signs are popping up faster than dandelions. Are you ready to start shopping for those vintage dishes that you’ve been looking for?
I’ve made lists before, though it may seem unnecessary. This is not the grocery store, where you can expect certain inventory to be in stock. Why write a list when you’re . . . → Read More: Vintage Dishes | Time for Shopping
How much fun it is to create a one-of-a-kind Easter basket for someone who loves vintage dinnerware!
If you frequent thrift stores, you know the feeling. How can you leave that one cute plate or glass behind? Now you can assemble them into something lovely for special occasions, as gifts or décor.
Once you collect . . . → Read More: Easter Basket For A Dish Lover
I added a candle holder in the Cheyenne pattern by Hartstone to my collection this week. I was almost jumping when I saw it on the thrift store shelf.
Hartstone Pottery is heavy, durable stoneware, made in the USA. You never know what you will find on a day of thrift store shopping.
I was . . . → Read More: Found: Hartstone Pottery Dinnerware Accessory
Lovers of Fiesta china color were getting their fix at the Homer Laughlin tent sale this past weekend.
The company holds an annual tent sale at the factory in Newell, West Virginia. Fiesta collectors come from far and near to get pieces in their chosen colors.
Table setting with Fiesta offers thousands of possibilities with . . . → Read More: Fiesta China Color Fest For Table Setting
Colorful Halloween dessert plates by Sakura are one example of the cutest Halloween dinnerware. Designed by Debbie Mumm, they have special, spooky charm.
The Haunted House pattern dates from around 2000, before purple and lime green had gained so much popularity as colors for Halloween decorating. My favorite Poultrygeist mug was made more recently, and . . . → Read More: Halloween Dinnerware | Classic Black and Orange
Vintage and new dinnerware sets show the long-term appeal of apple china patterns!
Some patterns go with red, as you’d expect. Others focus on green apples. And there are versions that have both red and green pieces to mix and match in your table setting.
One example, the Apple Pie pattern by Franciscan (see thumbnail . . . → Read More: Table Setting Charm in Apple China Patterns
Your china collection doesn’t have to be limited to pieces for the table top. Vintage kitchen prayer plates, designed for display on the wall, offer charm and inspiration.
These were made for decorating a kitchen or dining room, especially those in styles based on traditional or country themes.
Big ones, small ones, souvenir versions, with . . . → Read More: Vintage Kitchen Prayer Plates | Decorating Charm