Vintage dinnerware retro style

Vintage Dishes – Seen in a Magazine

When I’m shopping for vintage dishes, I sometimes buy old magazines as well. Many home publications contain how-to articles that are just as “evergreen” as my favorite vintage dishes. I can see why writers, photographers and food stylists choose to use vintage classics to show off the food in a recipe story, or illustrate the […]

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Vintage dinnerware favorite patterns

7 Vintage Dinnerware Favorites

How to make a list of only a few special patterns? This is a challenge. I decided to review prior posts that have gotten the most comments so far, over the 8+ years that I’ve been writing on Diary of a Dishie.   I enjoyed this review of favorite wares. It was like stopping by […]

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Vintage glassware Swedish Modern

A Little Gold Bling for Your Vintage Table

Shiny glass in gold or amber is just right to give some extra pizzazz to your dinner table for the coming holiday season. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are not so far away on the calendar. If glassware in gold is not on your permanent shopping list, now is a good time to add […]

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birthday cake inspired by dinnerware

Happy 8th Birthday – Diary of a Dishie

  The cake is eaten, the dishes washed. It was a lovely birthday cake, and delicious, too. I asked the bakery to use the motif and colors of the dinnerware as inspiration for the cake, and they did a wonderful job (thanks, Adam’s Cake Shop!). The plate is from the Meadow pattern by Corelle, which […]

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California Poppy vintage Mikasa plate

Milk Cookies Mikasa

I’ve been collecting Mikasa stoneware from the 1970s. I love the designs. Only thing is, I don’t usually find more than a few pieces at a time. I like to use my dinnerware. Here’s another excuse to get more creative, and imagine a table setting using this beautiful dinnerware in different patterns. While I use […]

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Bohemian style vintage tableware

Vintage Tableware for Bohemian Style

Bohemian style features your collections and almost anything that you have an eye for. If you like it, and especially if you like to use it, just about any tableware or kitchen accessory, in many different kinds of materials, can be part of your eclectic stash for setting a bohemian style table. Some vintage tableware […]

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Vintage glass for bohemian style home decor

Vintage Glassware Bohemian Style

If you’re looking for vintage glassware with an eye to creating an awesome bohemian style collection, there are some really cool and funky patterns out there. I’ve seen several of them in my travels, and enjoy rescuing them from the abyss to come home with me. (Glass that doesn’t sell eventually gets smashed in a […]

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Bohemian style vintage dishes

Vintage Dinnerware for Bohemian Style

The first thing I noticed about bohemian style is how much it reminds me of the 1970s. This trend caught my eye the first time I saw it in a decorating magazine. Many of the photos highlighted “found” items or personal collections based on years of living and travel. Vintage dinnerware, found in many, many […]

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Vintage dinnerware Franciscan Maytime

How Much is Vintage Dinnerware Worth?

I get this question a lot: What is the value of a certain pattern of vintage china. The short answer is the same as for other antiques and collectibles: whatever someone will pay you for it. There are places to research the prices others have used when listing these dishes for sale. Sites like Replacements, […]

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Diary of a Dishie birthday glassware

Happy 7th Birthday – Diary of a Dishie

Time to wish my vintage china blog another happy birthday! For year No. 7, I decided to go with some vintage clear glass, a theme that’s a little more Big Girl than some of the prior, younger years. Just like you might have something new when your daughter reaches the seventh birthday milestone. I’ve got […]

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Pfaltzgraff Village vintage dinnerware

Vintage Pfaltzgraff Dinnerware New Old Friends

Old friends come in the form of vintage dinnerware, as well as people. They are the china and dishes that you remember from childhood, from grandma’s house, or those pieces and patterns that connect to happy memories from days gone by. Pfaltzgraff makes a number of patterns that have been made for more than 40 […]

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