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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Fiesta China Color Fest For Table Setting

Fiesta china mugs Dancing jugs

Lovers of Fiesta china color were getting their fix at the Homer Laughlin tent sale this past weekend.

The company holds an annual tent sale at the factory in Newell, West Virginia. Fiesta collectors come from far and near to get pieces in their chosen colors.

Table setting with Fiesta offers thousands of possibilities with more than 12 colors in the “older” Fiesta rainbow and more than 25 in the “newer” color collection.

Peacock blue is one of the newer colors, like the mug I included in this post.

Most of the dinnerware is solid color, though there are examples . . . → Read More: Fiesta China Color Fest For Table Setting

Bold Colorful Dinnerware | Mikasa Bokhara China

Retro Mikasa china Bokhara pattern

In one of the prior economic downturns, in the mid-1970s, bold colorful dinnerware was also in fashion.

A friend gave me some old home decorating magazines from the 1960s and 1970s, days I remember well.

It was fascinating going through them, looking at the designer rooms, tableware displays, and the advertising from those decades.

I couldn’t help notice the similarities to some of the most modern dinnerware from the present, such as the Missoni for Target dinnerware that I wrote about recently.

Everything Old Is New Again

One vintage dinnerware pattern from the 1970s is Bokhara by Mikasa. This china . . . → Read More: Bold Colorful Dinnerware | Mikasa Bokhara China

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