China Gravy Boats | Repurpose Me

My china gravy boats tend to drift to the back of my china cabinet, and I’m betting that yours do, too. Meat gravy, to serve over potatoes, has gone the way of the meat and potatoes meal, less common than in past decades. Gravy boats are also called sauce boats or servers. The functionality of […]

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Blue and White Dinnerware | Perpetual Popularity

Blue is a restful color. Add white and look sharp! Blue and white dinnerware can go formal or casual, to convey a simple charm to your table setting: calm, cool and classic. Choose a dinnerware maker, and look for their patterns that incorporate blue. You’ll find hundreds of china patterns based on a blue, or […]

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Vintage china pale patterns

Light Color Vintage Dinnerware for Fall Table Setting

What if your fall tableware color scheme calls for light colors, instead of bold ones? Your lovely pale theme can work just as well for fall, using vintage dinnerware in light colors. Soft and delicate dinnerware colors will keep your table setting clean and crisp. Monochromatic color schemes built around white, off-white and gray convey […]

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Egg cup Chanticleer Zrike

Fall Dinnerware Colors – From Piece to Palette

Choose your fall dinnerware colors from a palette of traditional favorites, and you’ll easily create a harmonious table setting For example, just this little egg cup (Chanticleer pattern by Zrike) can provide lots of color inspiration. Three main colors to draw from as a focal point: a rich, warm terracotta in the brown to orange […]

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Mix and Match Your Big Bowls – Dudson China

When I’m out hunting for dinnerware, I find wonderful things that I’ve never seen, such as this Dudson china soup, salad or pasta bowl. Dudson is made in England, and available in the US, including products designed for the restaurant and hotel tableware industries. The name was new to me when I found these large […]

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Earth Day Baking Part 5: Yeast Breads

While they take longer to make than quick breads, yeast-raised breads are versatile and delicious. Great to eat by themselves, with soup, stew, or another meal – homemade breads can help you save money and eat healthier. Baking bread is also a great way to express your creativity in the kitchen. Yeast is a living […]

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Let Your Table Setting Sparkle with Glassware

Glass accessories like goblets, cake plates, salt and pepper shakers or jam jars are guaranteed to light up your table setting ideas. The shine and transparent qualities of glass are often complementary to your china dinnerware sets. Glass has been used since Roman times due to its beauty, transparency and color possibilities. In Medieval Venice, […]

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Plates in all sizes make table setting easy

Dinnerware sets include various plate sizes for various uses, taking their names from the foods they are commonly used to serve. Bread, salad or dinner plates are just some of the possibilities. Names for different sizes vary between manufacturers, or even within the product lines of a single manufacturer over time. Diameter alone will not […]

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Use vintage dishes to serve Halloween candy party at home

Select colors and themes for a spooky Halloween table setting

Orange and black, the traditional Halloween colors for decorations and tableware, have been joined in more recent years by purple and lime green. Halloween is second only to Christmas as the most-decorated-for holiday, so it’s not surprising that dishes and dinnerware dedicated specifically for October 31 are becoming easier to find. Some of your vintage […]

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