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Whitehall by Colony candy dish

Colorful Valentine – American Whitehall

February 7, 2016 | No Comments

  When I saw this teal green glass bon bon dish in the Whitehall pattern by Colony, I had to have it. It was sitting on a glass shelf in a secondhand shop window, highlighted by the afternoon light coming through. I had already succumbed to weakness and bought the heart candy box for the […]

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Meadow by Corelle vintage dishes

Vintage Corelle Dinnerware Old Friend

January 17, 2016 | 4 Comments

  I’m reaching for my Meadow pattern by Corelle most often these days, when I go to my dish cabinet and pull out a vintage dish to use. It’s a pretty spring pattern with pastel colors and bright green details. It was one of the early Corelle patterns in the 1970s, and it was my […]

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Christmas platter natural elements

Have a Vintage and Natural Christmas

December 22, 2015 | No Comments

Grandma’s vintage Christmas platter can do extra duty as holiday décor, if you don’t need to use it to serve your special dinner. This platter by Fine China of Japan (circa 1980s) can be the basis for a centerpiece using natural elements, like greenery, ornaments made from walnuts, and frosted tree pretzels. The platter pattern […]

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shop for vintage dinnerware

Shop Vintage Dinnerware All Year Round

November 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

  My permanent shopping list makes shopping for vintage dishes easy. Shopping for vintage at the holiday season? Get organized to better enjoy the thrill of the hunt! I have favorite vintage dishes and glass items I’m always searching for. And I keep a small notebook that’s my “permanent shopping list” to keep track of […]

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Pairs of vintage dinnerware pieces

Vintage Dishes – Just Two – What To Do?

October 11, 2015 | 2 Comments

I like to use my vintage china. One challenge: setting a table for a group, when I only have a few of the piece types I want to use to serve the foods I’ve cooked. What can you do, when you have only two? Secondary marketplaces are spotty in their detailed offerings. Yes, there’s lots […]

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California Poppy vintage Mikasa plate

Milk Cookies Mikasa

August 30, 2015 | No Comments

I’ve been collecting Mikasa stoneware from the 1970s. I love the designs. Only thing is, I don’t usually find more than a few pieces at a time. I like to use my dinnerware. Here’s another excuse to get more creative, and imagine a table setting using this beautiful dinnerware in different patterns. While I use […]

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Bohemian style vintage tableware

Vintage Tableware for Bohemian Style

August 5, 2015 | 2 Comments

Bohemian style features your collections and almost anything that you have an eye for. If you like it, and especially if you like to use it, just about any tableware or kitchen accessory, in many different kinds of materials, can be part of your eclectic stash for setting a bohemian style table. Some vintage tableware […]

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Vintage glass for bohemian style home decor

Vintage Glassware Bohemian Style

August 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

If you’re looking for vintage glassware with an eye to creating an awesome bohemian style collection, there are some really cool and funky patterns out there. I’ve seen several of them in my travels, and enjoy rescuing them from the abyss to come home with me. (Glass that doesn’t sell eventually gets smashed in a […]

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Bohemian style vintage dishes

Vintage Dinnerware for Bohemian Style

July 25, 2015 | No Comments

The first thing I noticed about bohemian style is how much it reminds me of the 1970s. This trend caught my eye the first time I saw it in a decorating magazine. Many of the photos highlighted “found” items or personal collections based on years of living and travel. Vintage dinnerware, found in many, many […]

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Scones vintage Syracuse china

Blueberry Scones Vintage Syracuse China

July 21, 2015 | 4 Comments

Why should pie have all the fun? Blueberries are in season, and these scones are easy to make. Quick to bake, too, so the house doesn’t heat up. And, I get a chance to use one of my vintage favorites: a pie plate in the Lancaster pattern by Syracuse, vintage china from the 1950s. If […]

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Canyon Ridge Cappuccino Pfaltzgraff dinnreware

Pfaltzgraff Dinnerware Color Band Patterns

July 14, 2015 | No Comments

A reader asked me about one of the Pfaltzgraff china patterns that I showed in a prior post. Thanks, Annie! I hope you found the color match you were looking for. Here’s the prior post: Complete Your Pfaltzgraff Dinnerware Collection. If a sleek, round and simple dinnerware fits your style, you might enjoy some of […]

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