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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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Cinco de Mayo Meets Swedish Modern

Swedish Modern glass with salsa and chips

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

Cinco de Mayo Dinnerware | Bright Summer Party Dishes

Cheese and detail of dish Hacienda Gold Franciscan

Cinco de Mayo is today, May 5, a time to party in Mexican style.

Casual dinnerware goes with the festive atmosphere of Cinco de Mayo parties, complementary to the lively colors and simple goodness of the salsa, tortillas, enchiladas, Margaritas and other foods you might be serving.

I selected a divided vegetable dish in the Hacienda Gold pattern by Franciscan for special use today. I put regular salsa in one side (actually the Black Bean and Roasted Corn Salsa by Pace), and cheese dip (Queso by Taco Bell) on the other.

Served with blue corn chips, and regular corn chips, . . . → Read More: Cinco de Mayo Dinnerware | Bright Summer Party Dishes

Fiesta for Cinco de Mayo – Dinnerware That Is

Fiesta by Homer Laughlin: What better dinnerware can you bring out to use for your Cinco de Mayo party? Or any party, for that matter.

Fiesta means party in Spanish.

Introduced in 1936, this dinnerware is a perennial favorite, with many fans and collectors. It was grandma’s china, or even great grandma’s china.

When it first came into the marketplace, it was very modern, with an Art Deco sensibility in shape and glazed in solid colors. This was a big departure from the frilly Edwardian and Victorian era wares that were prevalent before that time.

Fiesta was always affordable, . . . → Read More: Fiesta for Cinco de Mayo – Dinnerware That Is

Cinco de Mayo – Serve with Vintage China

Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is only a few days away, and it’s time to get ready for your parties or special events to celebrate.

There are plenty of ways to use your colorful dinnerware to help serve corn chips, salsa, tacos, guacamole or many, many other foods you might be eating to mark this special day in the history and culture of Mexico.

We repurposed a chop platter in the Mayan pattern by Harmony House to use as the large under plate, and a matching soup bowl to give some room for salsa.

Instant dish, ready for the . . . → Read More: Cinco de Mayo – Serve with Vintage China

Cinco de Mayo: Set Your Table with Vintage China

Cinco de Mayo, May 5, is a holiday to celebrate the history and culture of Mexico. It’s a great time to have a lively party. How can you use your vintage dishes for this celebration?

Mayan vintage china

Fiesta! This colorful Homer Laughlin china is tailor-made for Cinco de Mayo with its bold colors and heavier weight. Play up the history. Use vintage dinnerware with elements that echo the heritage of Mexico. For example, Mayan is one vintage ironstone pattern that will coordinate well other wares. Go rustic. Pottery made in Mexico is available, and rustic pottery from other . . . → Read More: Cinco de Mayo: Set Your Table with Vintage China

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