Tiara glass bowl serving cranberry sauce

Cranberries Served in Vintage Tiara Glass

One of our favorite holiday treats is cranberries served in vintage Tiara glass. A footed salad bowl like this is a good size, because it holds the right amount! And it’s stylish and well-made. I’ve played around with different cranberry recipes, but the dish I like to use to show it off on the dinner […]

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Vintage glassware pitcher for lemonade

Vintage Pitcher for Your Favorite Summer Drinks

I find vintage glass pitchers like this one pretty often in my travels. They come in handy on hot summer days, to serve some lemonade or iced tea. There are many sizes and styles to be found. For beverages, the larger ones are designed to hold enough of your favorite drink to serve several people. […]

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Glass party set Orchard Crystal

Grandma’s Party Dishes – Making Memories

  When my grandmother’s estate was settled, I got her party dishes. That was what we called them: three boxes of glassware snack sets, in an unknown pattern by Orchard Crystal, a total of 12 sets. The plain boxes, somewhat the worse for wear, did not attract anyone’s eye, but I knew what they were. […]

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Anchor Hocking glass chip and dip set

Vintage Glass Chip and Dip Set

  I love it when I find vintage glassware in the original box. This chip and dip set by Anchor Hocking was mine as soon as I saw it. Its first use at our house: a treat to use for serving some salsa and chips. The larger bowl is especially generous in size, to hold […]

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Green glass honey dish by Tiara

Tiara Glass Honey Dish – Vintage Sweet

  Here’s a cool vintage find: a green glass honey dish by Tiara. This piece is studded on the outside with all kinds of bees and related motifs, such as the bee skeps on the sides. It is designed to serve honey in the comb, which was more common in grocery stores in past times […]

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Indiana glass egg plate

Happy Easter – Carnival Color

  Iridescent carnival glass is made by applying a finish while the pressed glass is still hot, then firing it one more time to bring out a rainbow of colors. I’m using my vintage Indiana Glass deviled egg plate, in the Hobnail pattern in green. It is a beautiful piece, and inspirational for an Easter […]

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Whitehall by Colony candy dish

Colorful Valentine – American Whitehall

  When I saw this teal green glass bon bon dish in the Whitehall pattern by Colony, I had to have it. It was sitting on a glass shelf in a secondhand shop window, highlighted by the afternoon light coming through. I had already succumbed to weakness and bought the heart candy box for the […]

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vintage salad bowl trifle dessert

A Trifle Tweaked in a Vintage Glass Bowl

I have a trifle dish, but where? So I decided to make this fruity dessert in a vintage salad bowl. I think the bowl shows off the cool dessert, and is something of a conversation piece for those like me who are interested in vintage glassware. This bowl has a swirl edge and panels, and […]

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retro glassware and Corelle

All About the Green – Vintage Tableware

When it comes to St. Patrick Day’s (and other “green” holidays), if your dinner table is wearing green today, you have a lot of choices in vintage dinnerware and glassware. These are just a few examples. Just choose your favorites. Greens are easy to mix and match. Green also works for Easter, and for the […]

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Diary of a Dishie birthday glassware

Happy 7th Birthday – Diary of a Dishie

Time to wish my vintage china blog another happy birthday! For year No. 7, I decided to go with some vintage clear glass, a theme that’s a little more Big Girl than some of the prior, younger years. Just like you might have something new when your daughter reaches the seventh birthday milestone. I’ve got […]

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Tiara glass honey box Indiana

Thanksgiving is Coming – Tiara Honey Box

Time to bring out the Thanksgiving dishes, like your vintage amber glassware.   This Tiara honey box is from the 1970s, when Harvest Gold was a popular fashion color, in glassware, cookware and even appliances. In a modern table setting, the warm color complements more contemporary dinnerware and glassware patterns. And we love the bee […]

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