Deviled eggs on Hartstone egg plate Rustic Apple

Deviled Egg Plates | Serve a Classic Dish

Who would have thought, a National Deviled Egg Day, devoted to one of the most popular appetizers ever to make it to a Midwest holiday feast? We always had deviled eggs at home, at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter especially, and for other special family gatherings, too. Couldn’t put them out too early, though, because they […]

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Hartstone Pottery – Sweet!

This quality pottery is handmade in Zanesville, Ohio, by “the original” Hartstone. This company has roots back to the 1970s. It went through a period of corporate ownership, and was closed. But in a town of 25,000, the loss of 400 jobs was painful, not to mention the loss of a piece of history. Southeastern […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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