Christmas Tree dessert tray by Spode

I Shop Vintage Christmas in July

Vintage shopping for Christmas in July? No problem! I had a great time visiting just three of my favorite thrift stores to see what I could find to add to my collection of holiday dinnerware. Why should new goods shoppers have Christmas in July all to themselves? I have noticed that some thrift stores create […]

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Christmas Roses – Sweet Briar and Cheesecake

Vintage china featuring a rose motif is a classic choice for Christmas and wintertime entertaining. The colors are traditional. Designs that feature shiny metallic rims add bling, as do the gold rim and verge line on this petite dessert plate. The Sweet Briar pattern by Princess makes dessert even sweeter. This is a vintage pattern […]

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Vintage Salem china candle holders

Vintage Dinnerware Christmas Toys

  It’s time to plan for holiday dinnerware, especially if you’re using vintage patterns. The special pieces you want to use for your menu, and to enhance your table setting, can take time to find. These candle holders in the Noel pattern by Salem (made in Japan) are the kind of sweet little addition to […]

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Vintage dinnerware for holiday table setting

Vintage China Goes Blue, Silver and Gold for Christmas

Two of my favorite vintage china patterns are based on calm and classic color palettes that work well for a holiday table setting. Why? Because blue, silver and gold – on a white background – work so well with the monochromatic color palettes that are popular for the holiday season. If you like to base […]

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