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It’s Peach Cobbler Season

July 23, 2008 | No Comments

It’s that time of year. Peaches are on. And they’re soooo good from the farmer’s market. You can smell them as you walk the aisles… I have a special casserole dish that I love to use for cobbler – vintage Corning Pyrex, in the distinctive ribbed berries and twining vines of the Gooseberry pattern, in […]

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Mosser Glass is Luscious

July 20, 2008 | No Comments

Recently, we made an opportunity to visit Mosser Glass in Cambridge, Ohio. We’d already seen the factory on Made in America on the Travel Channel, but there’s nothing like a personal visit. It really was like being a kid in a candy store. Only you can handle the goods if you’re careful! We arrived in […]

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Hartstone Pottery – Sweet!

July 16, 2008 | 1 Comment

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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Restaurant ware, vintage and modern

July 13, 2008 | No Comments

Remember the days of swivel bar stools covered in red Naugahyde, Dixie cups and burgers in a basket? That’s where restaurant wares take us, whether modern or vintage. Back to Happy Days… Syracuse China has been known for many years, for restaurant ware china in the vintage market, and for its modern cousins. Many people […]

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Syracuse china Polaris vintage dinnerware

Polaris Vintage Syracuse China

July 5, 2008 | 8 Comments

Hard to believe it’s been so long since my last post, but it has been a busy shopping season. You could almost feel the pent-up garage sales…. waiting for the snow to go and nice weather to arrive. One of the best things we found in our travels so far (and the summer’s not over […]

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Earth Day – Vintage is Green

April 28, 2008 | No Comments

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

April 22, 2008 | No Comments

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!

April 15, 2008 | No Comments

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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Pfaltzgraff Jamberry butter dish

Yummy dish for a yummy dish

April 1, 2008 | 1 Comment

Pfaltzgraff has a discontinued pattern called Jamberry. It makes my list of dinnerware patterns that are sweet for this time of year, when my craving for fresh fruit pops up as quickly as daffodils on a warm spring day… The Jamberry pattern of stoneware china includes dessert bowls (the small ones for applesauce or fruit), […]

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Even dishes are Irish

March 18, 2008 | 2 Comments

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

March 15, 2008 | No Comments

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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