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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Easter Eggs – Vintage China

Easter eggs in vintage china

Well, mostly vintage. The Fiesta mug in the upper left is about 10 years old. The beauty of this dinnerware is its vintage look, but you can buy them in quantity.

This peacock blue would be great on your Easter dinner table. And there are lots of other colors in Fiesta that work for a beautiful and colorful table setting for Easter, spring and summer holidays and other kinds of parties.

The cup and saucer is true vintage: the Vision pattern by Iroquois, designed by Ben Seibel. What a cute place setting for a Mid-Century Modern fan. Wrap up . . . → Read More: Easter Eggs – Vintage China

Vintage Mikasa Serves Comfort Food

vintage Mikasa Potters Art

Retro style Mikasa dinnerware from the 1970s is another one of my favorites. particularly the Potters Art stoneware china line.

I’ve written about Mikasa Potters Art before. This dinnerware line includes patterns that were designed by Ben Seibel, a well-known designer in the mid-20th century.

Mikasa brought out these dishes in the 1970s and into the 1980s. It is heavy, substantial stoneware, and was made in Japan.

It harmonized well with the handmade/handcrafted home design trend that was popular then — a trend that is coming back now in a different way.

By the mid-1980s, glaze designs on Potters . . . → Read More: Vintage Mikasa Serves Comfort Food

Ben Around Every Corner

Iroquois china vintage cup saucer Vision Ben Seibel

Ben Seibel, that is.

Small towns in the American Midwest might not be the first place you’d think of to find modern design classics. But Ben Seibel Design dinnerware has been around for more than 50 years, and you never know…

On the dish trail last week, we found a bit of Ben in one of those unexpected places. It had “good dirt” on it, which means to me it was stored in newspapers, out of harm’s way, in a garage or attic for many years.

Iroquois (of Syracuse, New York) produced some Ben Seibel designs in the 1950s, like . . . → Read More: Ben Around Every Corner

Mikasa Potters Art – classic vintage china

After visiting the cider mill (see last post) I went out and found a favorite dinnerware line, Mikasa Potters Art.

Thirty years ago, there was another “green” trend in the marketplace. One of the results was the Potters Art line by Mikasa. This is heavy dinnerware with a handmade look and feel. The dinnerplates, for example, are almost 11 inches in diameter, with rims that help keep the food, especially dishes with sauces or dressings, where want them… on the plate!

Ben Seibel, well-known mid-20th century designer, has his name on this ware. The shapes of pieces like sugar . . . → Read More: Mikasa Potters Art – classic vintage china

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