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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Brown Vintage Glassware | Retro Style

Vintage Libbey glassware Impromptu and Accent in tawny brown

Out scouting today, I found some brown vintage glassware, the kind I especially look for. I love the sleek shapes of this glass, as do people who are looking to set a retro-style dinner table.

Brown is a great color for fall, and it trends in and out of fashion in general. Now it is on the “in” swing.

This color was also prominent in the 1970s, and the retro glassware in the photo is from that era.

A soft nut brown color, dark or light, is sometimes called “tawny.”

Note the similarity and differences in the shapes, as well . . . → Read More: Brown Vintage Glassware | Retro Style

Federal Glass, charming vintage barware

Okay, so I’ve never been a big drinker, and never even tasted most of the recipes on this glass.

Vintage Federal Glass

Still, so cool…. Federal made glass in Columbus, Ohio, from about 1900 until the late 1970s. We get excited when we see the shield and F mark on things, though not everything made by Federal was marked.

The recipes can take you back in time. They’re from the cocktails at 5:00 generation, the 1950s and 1960s. Like the people on the cable series Mad Men, about the advertising business of that era. No chocolate martinis here. Straight . . . → Read More: Federal Glass, charming vintage barware

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