About Kimbesa

I love dishes, and I continue to haunt thrift stores, estate sales, and other places where vintage china, dinnerware and glassware are to be found.

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Swoon over Indigo Moon

Indigo Moon has been on our radar screen ever since the first time we saw it. One, because it’s blue. Two, because it’s so cool.

It’s an occupational hazard of life on the dish trail: Sometimes you want to keep your finds.

As soon as I see blue, the cart turns in that direction. If I put on a bumper sticker for thrift store shopping, it would read “Caution: I Brake for Blue.”

This plate is also an example of something that came from an unexpected place, like the Ben Seibel china designed for Iroquois that we . . . → Read More: Swoon over Indigo Moon

Corning Ware Daisies, Vintage Centura 1960s

Springhill is the pattern name. This vintage dinnerware from Corning is decorated with charming daisies: white-on-white daisies, yellow centered, in turn adorned with green ribbons.

Centura is the brand name of the dinnerware made by Corning, before it turned to Corelle. The substance is called “pyroceram,” which started life as a material to use for the nose cones of space capsules. This material has its origins in two worlds, glass and ceramics, a natural choice to use for tableware.

In my view, Centura is one of those sleeper collectibles. People love it and use it, because it’s durable, sleek and . . . → Read More: Corning Ware Daisies, Vintage Centura 1960s

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