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 is part of the Fire King line by Anchor Hocking. These dishes can go in the oven, but not the microwave, due to the metallic decoration. The edges are highlighted by 22 Karat gold.
This is classic 1950s dinnerware.
I was happy to find . . . → Read More: Fire King Swirl – Vintage Classic
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 it as you hunt for other vintage items, online and in secondhand stores.
I like glass myself, because it’s easy to find (at least, as vintage items go) and flexible to use along with plates, bowls and other dinnerware pieces. It is also generally . . . → Read More: A Little Gold Bling for Your Vintage Table
When it comes to St. Patrick Day’s (and other “green” holidays), if your dinner table is wearing green today, you have a lot of choices in vintage dinnerware and glassware. These are just a few examples.
Just choose your favorites. Greens are easy to mix and match.
Green also works for Easter, and for the spring season in general. If it’s your favorite color, so much the better!
(I just couldn’t resist the green Peep!)
In the photo, I have a Corelle salad plate in the Spring Blossom pattern, with a border of green flowers along the edge. This . . . → Read More: All About the Green – Vintage Tableware
There are always new ways to celebrate, and mix the best of vintage dishes with current holidays. When I saw this pairing of two Swedish Modern vintage glass pieces, an idea dawned. Let me serve chips and salsa for Cinco de Mayo in this vintage glassware, design inspired by a colder part of the world.
Swedish Modern is a style that’s sleek and clean. It was very popular during the 1950s and 1960s, when this glassware was made. Like all things “modern” in style, this pattern has a classic appeal. It’s timeless and relaxed. It will hold its own in . . . → Read More: Cinco de Mayo Meets Swedish Modern
Shiny bright glass, and gold vintage glassware in particular, offers a special opportunity for your Thanksgiving and fall table settings.
Warmer than amber, bright gold glasses and other serving pieces can give extra spark to complement your china.
Finding Vintage Gold Glassware
Check the secondary marketplace. This is a color from the late 1960s to early 1970s, as you may remember if you’re in the right age bracket. Remember those Harvest Gold refrigerators and stoves? Cookware was also made in this color. Learn the patterns and choose the one(s) you like best. Some of the patterns: Georgian, Swedish Modern, Fairfield . . . → Read More: Gold Vintage Glassware | Bling for Thanksgiving Table Setting
Green glassware can mix and match with lots of different tableware patterns, both glass and china. Vintage glass in the Soreno Green pattern by Anchor Hocking was created in the late 1960s and has classic retro style that is still relevant to today’s table settings.
This pattern was made in multiple colors, in addition to the avocado or olive green. These include clear glass, clear iridescent, aquamarine and amber gold. These colors can mix with each other as well.
The line also included a number of piece types. Standard drinking glassware such as tumblers, juice and old fashioned shapes and . . . → Read More: Vintage Glass Retro Style | Soreno Green
Another one of those orphan glasses… This time, it’s an 8 oz flat tumber by Anchor Hocking, aqua blue, in the Milano pattern. By flat, they mean that there’s no foot or stem on the glass.
Milano in aqua
Milano has a bark-like texture on the outside. The color really drew us in on this one.
Now that I know the pattern, I’ll have an eye peeled for more of this. The pattern was made in aqua, green and honey gold, and perhaps clear. More search and research to come, because we really like this vintage 1970s class, and . . . → Read More: Snazzy glass: Milano flat tumbler
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