Swoon over Indigo Moon

Indigo Moon has been on our radar screen ever since the first time we saw it. One, because it’s blue. Two, because it’s so cool. It’s an occupational hazard of life on the dish trail: Sometimes you want to keep your finds. As soon as I see blue, the cart turns in that direction. If […]

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Mikasa Potters Art – classic vintage china

After visiting the cider mill (see last post) I went out and found a favorite dinnerware line, Mikasa Potters Art. Thirty years ago, there was another “green” trend in the marketplace. One of the results was the Potters Art line by Mikasa. This is heavy dinnerware with a handmade look and feel. The dinnerplates, for […]

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Set a Snazzy Table

One thing leads to another…saw an item from the Food Network about table setting this week… ….well, that link is gone but if you go to Food Network’s site and search under “table setting” you’ll see the current versions of table settings…. I think this vintage and new concept still has a lot to offer. […]

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Hartstone Pottery – Sweet!

This quality pottery is handmade in Zanesville, Ohio, by “the original” Hartstone. This company has roots back to the 1970s. It went through a period of corporate ownership, and was closed. But in a town of 25,000, the loss of 400 jobs was painful, not to mention the loss of a piece of history. Southeastern […]

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Restaurant ware, vintage and modern

Remember the days of swivel bar stools covered in red Naugahyde, Dixie cups and burgers in a basket? That’s where restaurant wares take us, whether modern or vintage. Back to Happy Days… Syracuse China has been known for many years, for restaurant ware china in the vintage market, and for its modern cousins. Many people […]

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Earth Day – Vintage is Green

I’m glad to see Earth Day expanded to Earth Week. It got me thinking about vintage dishes, and why vintage is green. Vintage is recycled by nature. It’s been discontinued by the manufacturer. Most pieces some from the secondary market and were previously owned. Dishes with a history. They’ve been around once and are ready […]

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Even dishes are Irish

Like food, china and dinnerware can take you places, too. Take Noritake’s Keltcraft line, made in Ireland in the 1980s and 1990s. Soft, pale colors, as on this darling creamer, speak with charm about a vibrant land. Ireland in the spring is very green to us North Americans. In May and June it’s so green […]

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The Woman’s Club Tea

In February or March each year, my local woman’s club has a tea. The theme is Valentine’s Day, Easter or Alice in Wonderland. Really, it’s an excuse for the members to get out their best dishes, invite their friends for an afternoon of conversation and treats…. and have some fun! I confess. I’m a shameless […]

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Happy Anniversary, Tea in Ireland

A year ago, I was having afternoon tea with my friend Siobhan in a castle in Ireland — at Adare, in the west near the River Shannon. It was a wonderful treat. Of course, I had to flip the china, and saw that it was Villeroy & Boch. Elegant white china. We enjoyed the dishes […]

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Vintage dinnerware finds

Finally….time for vintage dishes

Been talking about a blog forever….finally did it! I’ve been having fun finding dishes for many months, and I have a lot to say on the subject. If there can be foodies — people who love food — why not dishies — people who love dishes. The way some people love shoes… What do you […]

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