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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Found: Hartstone Pottery Dinnerware Accessory

Hartstone Pottery Cheyenne stoneware

I added a candle holder in the Cheyenne pattern by Hartstone to my collection this week. I was almost jumping when I saw it on the thrift store shelf.

Hartstone Pottery is heavy, durable stoneware, made in the USA. You never know what you will find on a day of thrift store shopping.

I was glad to be able to rescue this piece before they came through with the recycle barrel.

Hartstone markings are not always obvious to those who are not familiar with this dinnerware. I’ve bought their stoneware for many years now, and I’ve taken the factory tour. . . . → Read More: Found: Hartstone Pottery Dinnerware Accessory

Think Pink for a Stylish Table Setting

Pink dinnerware and glassware are in style for 2011 table settings.

The color specialists at Pantone have chosen Honeysuckle Pink as Color of the Year for 2011, as part of provide their color consulting to industry.

Vibrant pink: this is another color that has cycled in and out of fashion. This color designation is born from, and will influence design and fashion in all kinds of products.

When it comes to dinnerware, china and table setting fashion, go ahead and head for pink! Whether you’re looking for a feminine pink table setting, a charming cottage version, or a modern and . . . → Read More: Think Pink for a Stylish Table Setting

Plates in all sizes make table setting easy

Dinnerware sets include various plate sizes for various uses, taking their names from the foods they are commonly used to serve. Bread, salad or dinner plates are just some of the possibilities.

Names for different sizes vary between manufacturers, or even within the product lines of a single manufacturer over time. Diameter alone will not tell for sure what name a particular manufacturer is using for a specific piece in a particular pattern or product line.

Bread plates are usually the smallest size. These are used for dinner rolls or pieces of bread at the place setting. Diners can . . . → Read More: Plates in all sizes make table setting easy

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