Enjoy Fruits of Fall Dinnerware Patterns

August is high time for fruits we love, and dinnerware patterns that feature these fall fruits are in season all year round. On my list of favorite fruits: apples, peaches, pears, grapes and plums. Dishes that feature these motifs catch my eye when I’m out scouting for dinnerware and glassware, just as their inspirations are […]

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Garden theme dishes

Garden Dinnerware | Green for Earth Day

Itchy for green outdoors? Start indoors, with a table setting of garden theme dishes! Earth Day is on Monday this year. That makes this weekend an ideal time to bring out the summer-y garden and floral dishes, to satisfy your need to enjoy growing things. Start with any green dishes or glassware you might already […]

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Vingate Royal Doulton cups Fireglow china

I Bought The Orphan Cups

Tips to use mismatched cups and saucers for an eclectic table setting If you shop thrift stores for dinnerware, you’ve probably done it, too. You just have to have those darling, charming, funky, lovely, delicate, classy, retro or just plain wonderful vintage cups in the store, even though the saucers are nowhere to be found. […]

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Birthday cake Diary of a Dishie

Diary of a Dishie Birthday 5 Years Old

Any reason for a birthday party, and a decorated birthday cake to go with it! The birthday blog gets a cake, even if we have to eat it on its behalf. Someone has to. I like to look for the plates that will go with this year’s birthday cake, and then get cake decorations to […]

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Hartstone Pottery Cheyenne stoneware

Found: Hartstone Pottery Dinnerware Accessory

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 […]

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Enjoy Traditional Blue and White Dinnerware

Blue and white dinnerware is popular for both traditional and causal table settings. These colors convey a crisp and calm vibe. Blue is a favorite color. Why not jump at the chance to use more of it when closing dinnerware for daily use and for entertaining. The world of traditional dinnerware has expanded beyond what […]

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Birthday cake vintage Noritake china

Happy 4th Birthday, Diary of a Dishie!

This birthday greeting post is a bit late. The real date is in February. But we DID eat cake, twice that month, and pie as well. The hunt for vintage dinnerware goes on, in many of the same places. Currently, I have no avenue to offer them for sale, but there is work going on […]

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Serving Thanksgiving Dinner | Repurpose Me

Are you making last minute preparations for upcoming Thanksgiving feast? Are you serving a big meal and found you need an extra, or different, serving piece? To solve this problem, you can often repurpose the china serving pieces that might be in the back of the cabinet, using what you have, to mix and match […]

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Breaking Dawn dinnerware

Twilight by Carmona | Dinnerware Lights Up Breaking Dawn

Dinnerware featured in a movie? Be still my heart! Twilight by Carmona is your key phrase, to see the wonderful bone china dinnerware that is featured in the latest film in the Twilight saga. As fans know, Bella Swan (human) and Edward Cullen (vampire) get married in the film version of Breaking Dawn, which opens […]

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Corning ware pie dish

Pie Serving Plates | Enjoy a Big Slice

Pie lovers are very loyal to their favorite flavors. Pie serving plates are made specifically to enjoy a large slice, especially served with ice cream. Some of them are flat like regular plates, generally in the 8 to 9 inch diameter size. I’ve written about a favorite pie plate made by Syracuse a while back. […]

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pasta dish in white bowl

White China Soup Bowls | Pasta With Bacon

White china soup bowls are versatile to use when serving chili, casseroles and other foods, too. Many cooks and chefs like white because they show off the food to good advantage. And as they say, we eat with our eyes. In the September 2011 issue of Everyday Food, I saw a recipe for Pasta and […]

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