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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Vintage Noritake China | Old Fashioned Hermit Cookies

Hermit cookies recipe and vintage Noritake china

I think it is fun to serve cookies on a plate that goes with them. Vintage Noritake china often makes that easy, with so many beautiful patterns to choose from.

I know that Cookie Monster would not be so picky. Probably wouldn’t even bother with a plate, let alone choose one that makes the cookies look especially tasty. But when you have the choice of so many pretty china patterns, why not?

The vintage Mardi Gras pattern by Noritake has great warm colors, on white, in late 1960s to 1970s vintage style. This dinnerware features design that is just as . . . → Read More: Vintage Noritake China | Old Fashioned Hermit Cookies

Go Green…Broccoli Salad in retro glass

Some years ago, at a carry-in lunch, a colleague brought a great Broccoli Salad.

I liked the interplay of the crunchy, raw broccoli with the zingy sweet and sour dressing. But the recipe was missing in action.

So I went home and developed my own version. It’s great in the summer, when cool salads are refreshing. And a great way to get some vegetables. Lots of good-looking broccoli is coming into our markets in late summer.

We also like serving it in the retro glass bowl, Soreno by Anchor Hocking. This version is the avocado green color. Another cool way . . . → Read More: Go Green…Broccoli Salad in retro glass

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 the items were made for and sold by Sears.

This 4-quart casserole was made by Corning. Note the different style of the glass top, with the indents. The center knob is indented in the center, though the item is weighty nevertheless.

Reminds me of . . . → Read More: Love casseroles!

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