Creative Easter basket features vintage dinnerware

Easter Basket For A Dish Lover

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 […]

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Hartstone Pottery Cheyenne stoneware

Found: Hartstone Pottery Dinnerware Accessory

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 […]

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Fiesta china mugs Dancing jugs

Fiesta China Color Fest For Table Setting

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 […]

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Halloween dessert plates designed by Debbie Mumm

Halloween Dinnerware | Classic Black and Orange

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 […]

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Franciscan Apple Pie bowl

Table Setting Charm in Apple China Patterns

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 […]

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Vintage Kitchen Prayer Plates | Decorating Charm

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 […]

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China Coffee Mugs | Java in Style

If you’re a coffee drinker, can you ever have too many china coffee mugs? I’m thinking about the stoneware kind, though there are lots of other kinds to use, to enjoy your cup of Joe. I like tea and coffee. It depends on the menu, and the situation. Yesterday was National Coffee Day, but who […]

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Serve Jam in Style | Mustard, Too

This harvest season, serve jam in style, whether you made it yourself, found it at a local farm market, or enjoy the products of your favorite commercial maker. Glass jam jars are pretty to use for serving jelly and honey, too. These are making a comeback on home breakfast and dinner tables, as people do […]

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Cranberry Glass | Berry Red

Cranberry glass has a lively berry-red color that has fascinated collectors since Victorian times. This color remains popular today, due to its distinctive beauty and clarity. The cranberry I’m looking for is a cheerful claret or burgundy red, as compared to rich ruby red glassware, though they both have gold in common. It takes a […]

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Tremar Pottery Cider Mug | Vintage Cornwall

Tremar Pottery was made in Cornwall, and this cider mug is returning home! A kind customer clued me in about this distinctive vintage pottery and the name Tremar, because on this piece the impressed stamp was near the edge. It had lost its second “r” and read Trema. I looked at several websites that had […]

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