Farmhouse style complementary vintage dishes

Vintage Dishes – Farmhouse Style

Look through any decorating magazine these days and you’ll probably see what I’ve seen: articles and product showcases to help you create farmhouse style in your home.   Many of these spreads feature a lot of white, cream and wood tones. The cabinets and table clothes are white, sometimes the painted chairs and upholstered furniture, […]

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Retro china and stoneware

More Pleasure – Vintage Dish Shopping

Any time is a good time to shop for vintage dishes, and especially now, when there seems to be more and more available in secondhand marketplaces. Where I live, there are new stores that have opened, and the regular thrift shops are often stuffed to the max with vintage wares. I handle my shopping via […]

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Vintage glassware Swedish Modern

A Little Gold Bling for Your Vintage Table

Shiny glass in gold or amber is just right to give some extra pizzazz to your dinner table for the coming holiday season. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are not so far away on the calendar. If glassware in gold is not on your permanent shopping list, now is a good time to add […]

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Meadow by Corelle vintage dishes

Vintage Corelle Dinnerware Old Friend

  I’m reaching for my Meadow pattern by Corelle most often these days, when I go to my dish cabinet and pull out a vintage dish to use. It’s a pretty spring pattern with pastel colors and bright green details. It was one of the early Corelle patterns in the 1970s, and it was my […]

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Shop Vintage Dinnerware All Year Round

  My permanent shopping list makes shopping for vintage dishes easy. Shopping for vintage at the holiday season? Get organized to better enjoy the thrill of the hunt! I have favorite vintage dishes and glass items I’m always searching for. And I keep a small notebook that’s my “permanent shopping list” to keep track of […]

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Bohemian style vintage tableware

Vintage Tableware for Bohemian Style

Bohemian style features your collections and almost anything that you have an eye for. If you like it, and especially if you like to use it, just about any tableware or kitchen accessory, in many different kinds of materials, can be part of your eclectic stash for setting a bohemian style table. Some vintage tableware […]

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Vintage glass for bohemian style home decor

Vintage Glassware Bohemian Style

If you’re looking for vintage glassware with an eye to creating an awesome bohemian style collection, there are some really cool and funky patterns out there. I’ve seen several of them in my travels, and enjoy rescuing them from the abyss to come home with me. (Glass that doesn’t sell eventually gets smashed in a […]

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Bohemian style vintage dishes

Vintage Dinnerware for Bohemian Style

The first thing I noticed about bohemian style is how much it reminds me of the 1970s. This trend caught my eye the first time I saw it in a decorating magazine. Many of the photos highlighted “found” items or personal collections based on years of living and travel. Vintage dinnerware, found in many, many […]

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vintage Mikasa china

Confessions of a Dish Flipper

I’m a dish flipper, no doubt about it. Dinnerware is my weakness. My collection of plates, glasses and mugs has outgrown the kitchen cabinet space, moved into other rooms, and headed off toward the hoarders end of the spectrum. Since you’re here, you know that I’ve been writing about, and for a few years selling, […]

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Enjoy Fruits of Fall Dinnerware Patterns

August is high time for fruits we love, and dinnerware patterns that feature these fall fruits are in season all year round. On my list of favorite fruits: apples, peaches, pears, grapes and plums. Dishes that feature these motifs catch my eye when I’m out scouting for dinnerware and glassware, just as their inspirations are […]

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Bone china mug Studio Nova golf

Vintage Dishes – Time for Shopping

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 […]

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