glass and china pickle or relish dishes

Glass Relish Dishes and China for Serving Pickles

Glass relish dishes, and china ones, too, have been a mainstay of holiday dinner tables for many years. Because, you need them to serve the pickles! At home, we always had a relish tray for any holiday or special occasion. Pickles and deviled eggs were favorites on the menu. A relish tray can include lots […]

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Halloween colors in dishes and glassware

Halloween Dinnerware Colors | Poultrygeist Returns

When it comes to Halloween dinnerware colors, the selection is broader than you may think. The plan usually starts with traditional orange and black, of course. Pumpkins and bats — it wouldn’t be Halloween without them. In more recent years, purple and lime green have been added to the palette. Fall dinnerware colors in the […]

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Harry Potter Party Dinnerware Colors

Fall is a great time for a Harry Potter party! This is a popular theme, with so many ways to express your creativity in dinnerware and dress. Halloween ties right in with the magical world as well. You can dress your table with the colors of the Hogwarts school houses (one or several) as one […]

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Mikasa Angelica dinnerware Christmas angels

Christmas Dinnerware | 3 Top Tips

  It’s never too early to get your Christmas dinnerware ready. Fall and winter holidays are coming fast. Have your preparations ready ahead of time, and you’ll have more time to relax and enjoy the parties and celebrations. For example, this Mikasa china dinnerware in the Angelica pattern is colorful, casual, and charming with its […]

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Cheese and detail of dish Hacienda Gold Franciscan

Cinco de Mayo Dinnerware | Bright Summer Party Dishes

Cinco de Mayo is today, May 5, a time to party in Mexican style. Casual dinnerware goes with the festive atmosphere of Cinco de Mayo parties, complementary to the lively colors and simple goodness of the salsa, tortillas, enchiladas, Margaritas and other foods you might be serving. I selected a divided vegetable dish in the […]

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English China Tea Party | Summer Chintz

  Pretty view: a charming afternoon tea, using Summer Chintz dinnerware by Johnson Brothers. My sister sent me a postcard from her recent vacation in Cornwall, in the west of Britain. I can see why she chose this card, apart from my interest in tea parties and table settings. The tea table setting features Summer […]

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Diary of a Dishie | 3rd Birthday

Happy Birthday again for my blog, Diary of a Dishie! To celebrate, we’ve been eating birthday cake for nearly a week. (Well, the blog hasn’t been, just waiting for me to take the photos and post…) Birthday parties are a great time to get out your most charming dishes, and to mix and match your […]

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Using Your Turkey Platter – Thanksgiving Dinner

Many turkey platters are so beautiful that they can hang on the wall when not being used to serve your Thanksgiving dinner. Most standard, oval-shape china platters produced to match your dinnerware set are in the 12 to 16 inch range in length. Turkey platters, as their name may lead you to conclude, are bigger. […]

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Serve Your Holiday Foods in Style

As we head quickly into fall, I’m planning for the holiday recipes I will be making for guests and gifts. One more list to make and check twice. And I’m looking for new foods to try as well. I found a recipe for cooking thick pork chops on the Cook’s Country television show. As soon […]

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Tips to Mix and Match Your Snack Set Dishes

Combing the dish aisle, looking for vintage snack sets, it is very common to find the plates without cups, or perhaps without enough cups to have a complete matched set. Or the cups are too small to serve the coffee or tea that you want to have with your desserts. Yet you want to use […]

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Snack Sets or Party Dishes – What Are They?

My grandmother had a set of rectangular glass plates with small punch cups. We always called them party dishes The plates had a little indent to fit the foot of the cup, to help keep it on the plate. The cups were small, about 4 ounces, because they were intended only for punch. The plates […]

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