Corning Ware Daisies, Vintage Centura 1960s

Springhill is the pattern name. This vintage dinnerware from Corning is decorated with charming daisies: white-on-white daisies, yellow centered, in turn adorned with green ribbons. Centura is the brand name of the dinnerware made by Corning, before it turned to Corelle. The substance is called “pyroceram,” which started life as a material to use for […]

Read More »

Vintage Noritake relish dish

Vintage Noritake… So Charming

The thrill of the hunt never seems to go away. And I found some beautiful vintage Noritake that I’d first noticed a few weeks ago. Since it was still around when I went back, it needed to come home with me. At least, temporarily. The relish dish caught my eye first, because relish dishes do, […]

Read More »

Churchill china, English tea

So….the cooler weather puts us in mind for a cup of hot tea. When the neighborhood is fragrant with woodsmoke to take off the September-like chill, a mug of steaming tea goes down nicely! My British brother-in-law showed me the way to make a good cup. First, fill the cup about 2/3 full with freshly […]

Read More »

Restaurant ware, vintage and modern

Remember the days of swivel bar stools covered in red Naugahyde, Dixie cups and burgers in a basket? That’s where restaurant wares take us, whether modern or vintage. Back to Happy Days… Syracuse China has been known for many years, for restaurant ware china in the vintage market, and for its modern cousins. Many people […]

Read More »

Syracuse china Polaris vintage dinnerware

Polaris Vintage Syracuse China

Hard to believe it’s been so long since my last post, but it has been a busy shopping season. You could almost feel the pent-up garage sales…. waiting for the snow to go and nice weather to arrive. One of the best things we found in our travels so far (and the summer’s not over […]

Read More »

Earth Day – Vintage is Green

I’m glad to see Earth Day expanded to Earth Week. It got me thinking about vintage dishes, and why vintage is green. Vintage is recycled by nature. It’s been discontinued by the manufacturer. Most pieces some from the secondary market and were previously owned. Dishes with a history. They’ve been around once and are ready […]

Read More »

Pfaltzgraff Jamberry butter dish

Yummy dish for a yummy dish

Pfaltzgraff has a discontinued pattern called Jamberry. It makes my list of dinnerware patterns that are sweet for this time of year, when my craving for fresh fruit pops up as quickly as daffodils on a warm spring day… The Jamberry pattern of stoneware china includes dessert bowls (the small ones for applesauce or fruit), […]

Read More »

Even dishes are Irish

Like food, china and dinnerware can take you places, too. Take Noritake’s Keltcraft line, made in Ireland in the 1980s and 1990s. Soft, pale colors, as on this darling creamer, speak with charm about a vibrant land. Ireland in the spring is very green to us North Americans. In May and June it’s so green […]

Read More »

The Woman’s Club Tea

In February or March each year, my local woman’s club has a tea. The theme is Valentine’s Day, Easter or Alice in Wonderland. Really, it’s an excuse for the members to get out their best dishes, invite their friends for an afternoon of conversation and treats…. and have some fun! I confess. I’m a shameless […]

Read More »

Happy Anniversary, Tea in Ireland

A year ago, I was having afternoon tea with my friend Siobhan in a castle in Ireland — at Adare, in the west near the River Shannon. It was a wonderful treat. Of course, I had to flip the china, and saw that it was Villeroy & Boch. Elegant white china. We enjoyed the dishes […]

Read More »

Vintage dinnerware finds

Finally….time for vintage dishes

Been talking about a blog forever….finally did it! I’ve been having fun finding dishes for many months, and I have a lot to say on the subject. If there can be foodies — people who love food — why not dishies — people who love dishes. The way some people love shoes… What do you […]

Blog Widget by LinkWithin

Read More »