Sears Federalist China – Is There a Replacement?

Someone asked me about a replacement pattern for Federalist china, produced by Sears in the late 1960s and 1970s. This traditional white dinnerware remains sought-after by its tenacious fans, all these years later. Specifically, the plain white Federalist, though this china was also produced in a few solid colors. I’ve been looking in all my […]

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Breaking Dawn dinnerware

Twilight by Carmona | Dinnerware Lights Up Breaking Dawn

Dinnerware featured in a movie? Be still my heart! Twilight by Carmona is your key phrase, to see the wonderful bone china dinnerware that is featured in the latest film in the Twilight saga. As fans know, Bella Swan (human) and Edward Cullen (vampire) get married in the film version of Breaking Dawn, which opens […]

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pasta dish in white bowl

White China Soup Bowls | Pasta With Bacon

White china soup bowls are versatile to use when serving chili, casseroles and other foods, too. Many cooks and chefs like white because they show off the food to good advantage. And as they say, we eat with our eyes. In the September 2011 issue of Everyday Food, I saw a recipe for Pasta and […]

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Cloud Nine by Franciscan

Choosing Vintage Dinnerware | Cloud Nine

When choosing vintage dinnerware, it takes only one focal point for an idea to germinate. When I tried this using a real wedding from the Ruffled blog, it was a surprising element that provided my inspiration. I’ve been exploring the beautiful weddings featured on Ruffled, which I started writing about yesterday, in my post about […]

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Pasta Bowls Made for Casual Dinner

Large china pasta bowls are perfect to serve a big Saturday night spaghetti dinner. If not spaghetti, then mostacholli, ravioli, even macaroni and cheese. Any pasta dish that makes a meal by itself, or perhaps served along with a salad or crusty bread. Bowls like these were designed to hold a good-sized serving of your […]

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vintage Mikasa Potters Art

Vintage Mikasa Serves Comfort Food

Retro style Mikasa dinnerware from the 1970s is another one of my favorites. particularly the Potters Art stoneware china line. I’ve written about Mikasa Potters Art before. This dinnerware line includes patterns that were designed by Ben Seibel, a well-known designer in the mid-20th century. Mikasa brought out these dishes in the 1970s and into […]

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Farm Fresh Corelle Dinnerware – Sweet Country Charm

The Farm Fresh dinnerware pattern by Corelle retains its country charm and popularity for casual parties and everyday dining. Farm Fresh is decorated with red apples, green pears and grapes, and has a green checkerboard motif on many of the pieces. The background is almond beige. Some of the items, such as the bowls, have […]

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Think Pink for a Stylish Table Setting

Pink dinnerware and glassware are in style for 2011 table settings. The color specialists at Pantone have chosen Honeysuckle Pink as Color of the Year for 2011, as part of provide their color consulting to industry. Vibrant pink: this is another color that has cycled in and out of fashion. This color designation is born […]

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Thanksgiving Dinnerware – Plymouth by Pfaltzgraff

Pfaltzgraff has been making a beautiful dinnerware pattern called Plymouth for a few years now. The acorns, pumpkins, corn and other fall motifs, as well as the warm fall colors, make this an ideal dinnerware choice for Thanksgiving dinner and other autumn celebrations. I’ve had my eye on this one for a while, and am […]

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Luscious bowl Savoir Vivre china

Use Luscious China for Apple Crisp

Luscious is the name of this china pattern by Savoir Vivre, made in Japan. Here the soup bowl includes a serving of warm apple crisp and vanilla ice cream. The fresh apples came straight from a local produce market. I used Paula Red, an early variety. The Luscious pattern includes apples in the motif, as […]

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Three French Hens Mumm dinnerware

Shop for Christmas China All Year Round

My Christmas shopping goes all year round. When the summer garage sale “hunting season” comes around, it’s time to check my list for the things I’ll need for the fall and winter holidays. One of those items on the shopping list is the 12 Days of Christmas dinnerware set, designed by Debbie Mumm for Sakura. […]

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