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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Depression Glass, Classic Style

This past weekend, the local Depression glass society had its spring show. Always a treat to see this beautiful glass, and the society members make it enjoyable. They run a table where you can get help with identifying your own glass (included in the cost of admission). They identified ruffled blue berry bowl in the […]

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Love casseroles!

We’d never heard of Merry Mushroom, though we must have walked by pieces in this pattern many, many times. This motif is the height of 1970s kitsch… There are lots and lots of items made in this pattern, right down to the napkin holder, wall clock and dishes for corn on the cob. Many of […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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