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Fiesta China Color Fest For Table Setting

Lovers of Fiesta china color were getting their fix at the Homer Laughlin tent sale this past weekend. The company holds an annual tent sale at the factory in Newell, West Virginia. Fiesta collectors come from far and near to get pieces in their chosen colors. Table setting with Fiesta offers thousands of possibilities with […]

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Halloween dessert plates designed by Debbie Mumm

Halloween Dinnerware | Classic Black and Orange

Colorful Halloween dessert plates by Sakura are one example of the cutest Halloween dinnerware. Designed by Debbie Mumm, they have special, spooky charm. The Haunted House pattern dates from around 2000, before purple and lime green had gained so much popularity as colors for Halloween decorating. My favorite Poultrygeist mug was made more recently, and […]

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Retro Mikasa china Bokhara pattern

Bold Colorful Dinnerware | Mikasa Bokhara China

In one of the prior economic downturns, in the mid-1970s, bold colorful dinnerware was also in fashion. A friend gave me some old home decorating magazines from the 1960s and 1970s, days I remember well. It was fascinating going through them, looking at the designer rooms, tableware displays, and the advertising from those decades. I […]

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China Coffee Mugs | Java in Style

If you’re a coffee drinker, can you ever have too many china coffee mugs? I’m thinking about the stoneware kind, though there are lots of other kinds to use, to enjoy your cup of Joe. I like tea and coffee. It depends on the menu, and the situation. Yesterday was National Coffee Day, but who […]

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Missoni Dinnerware Table Setting | Colorful Ideas

You had to have it. Making a Missoni dinnerware table setting, how bold it that! This dinnerware is meant to make a statement. This dinnerware was designed exclusively for Target and was an immediate hit when it was launched on September 13. So popular, that it could be hard to get enough of any one […]

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Mix and Match Dinnerware | Cheer Up A Rainy Day

We get lots of gloomy days in Michigan. One way to brighten them, mix and match dinnerware pieces from the cupboards. Playing with dishes is always fun… I started with the smaller plate, Marion by Meyer. This is vintage restaurant ware. In weight it’s close to stoneware. This service-ready china is very practical, and this […]

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China Gravy Boats | Repurpose Me

My china gravy boats tend to drift to the back of my china cabinet, and I’m betting that yours do, too. Meat gravy, to serve over potatoes, has gone the way of the meat and potatoes meal, less common than in past decades. Gravy boats are also called sauce boats or servers. The functionality of […]

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Vintage Wedding Dinnerware | A New Tradition

When it comes to vintage wedding dinnerware, there are lots of ways to create a wedding using it, to incorporate this china into the plans surrounding your special day. I think that meaning is the single most important factor. How does the dinnerware fit with the theme, or even form the basis for the theme? […]

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Cloud Nine by Franciscan

Choosing Vintage Dinnerware | Cloud Nine

When choosing vintage dinnerware, it takes only one focal point for an idea to germinate. When I tried this using a real wedding from the Ruffled blog, it was a surprising element that provided my inspiration. I’ve been exploring the beautiful weddings featured on Ruffled, which I started writing about yesterday, in my post about […]

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