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Anchor Glass 22K gold

Fire King Swirl – Vintage Classic

November 12, 2016 | No Comments

This white glass dinnerware with golden edges is my newest collection. I found several pieces within days of each other, in thrift shops in the area. Was it a sign? This Swirl pattern reminds me of days long ago, eating egg sandwiches around the kitchen table. I liked the pieces, and the memories. This dinnerware […]

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Vintage dinnerware favorite patterns

7 Vintage Dinnerware Favorites

August 9, 2016 | 2 Comments

How to make a list of only a few special patterns? This is a challenge. I decided to review prior posts that have gotten the most comments so far, over the 8+ years that I’ve been writing on Diary of a Dishie.   I enjoyed this review of favorite wares. It was like stopping by […]

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Glass party set Orchard Crystal

Grandma’s Party Dishes – Making Memories

August 7, 2016 | No Comments

  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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Corelle plate Country Morn

7 Reasons Why Corelle Keeps Its Popularity

August 7, 2016 | No Comments

Corelle dinnerware has been popular since its early days in 1970. At our house, Corelle is the workhorse dinnerware we use first every day, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We use it to serve food just cooked, as well as warming leftovers in the microwave. We like the Country Morn pattern. Corelle is practical, hands […]

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Vintage glassware Swedish Modern

A Little Gold Bling for Your Vintage Table

August 2, 2016 | 2 Comments

Shiny glass in gold or amber is just right to give some extra pizzazz to your dinner table for the coming holiday season. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are not so far away on the calendar. If glassware in gold is not on your permanent shopping list, now is a good time to add […]

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Vintage Salem china candle holders

Vintage Dinnerware Christmas Toys

July 30, 2016 | No Comments

  It’s time to plan for holiday dinnerware, especially if you’re using vintage patterns. The special pieces you want to use for your menu, and to enhance your table setting, can take time to find. These candle holders in the Noel pattern by Salem (made in Japan) are the kind of sweet little addition to […]

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Anchor Hocking glass chip and dip set

Vintage Glass Chip and Dip Set

June 26, 2016 | 2 Comments

  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

June 8, 2016 | No Comments

  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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Mikasa Desert Flower dinnerware

Mikasa Mediterrania Retro Classic

April 9, 2016 | 2 Comments

  Dinnerware that shouts Retro: china in the Mediterrania product line by Mikasa qualifies. Perhaps it even sets the standard. This salad plate in the Desert Flower pattern is a cheerful yellow, and bold. If you’re a fan of 1970s style, or mixing it up with a bohemian flair, this dinnerware is worth seeking out […]

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Indiana glass egg plate

Happy Easter – Carnival Color

March 27, 2016 | No Comments

  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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birthday cake inspired by dinnerware

Happy 8th Birthday – Diary of a Dishie

March 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

  The cake is eaten, the dishes washed. It was a lovely birthday cake, and delicious, too. I asked the bakery to use the motif and colors of the dinnerware as inspiration for the cake, and they did a wonderful job (thanks, Adam’s Cake Shop!). The plate is from the Meadow pattern by Corelle, which […]

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