vintage salad bowl trifle dessert

A Trifle Tweaked in a Vintage Glass Bowl

I have a trifle dish, but where? So I decided to make this fruity dessert in a vintage salad bowl. I think the bowl shows off the cool dessert, and is something of a conversation piece for those like me who are interested in vintage glassware. This bowl has a swirl edge and panels, and […]

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Back to school dishes

Best Vintage Dishes for Back to School

What vintage dishes would work well for a student going off to school? I was poking around a thrift store recently, in company of some folks who were looking to outfit a grandson for his first college apartment. They were shopping for cookware. Someone else had the dinnerware checklist. A lot of people are looking […]

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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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More Missoni Table Setting Ideas

I couldn’t stop playing with the dishes, so I came up with some more Missoni table setting ideas. Missoni for Target dinnerware provides lots and lots of table setting inspiration. I used a salad plate in the Passione pattern, purple family colors, big chunks of raspberry and white in between the center color bands. Continuing […]

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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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Harry Potter Party Dinnerware Colors

Fall is a great time for a Harry Potter party! This is a popular theme, with so many ways to express your creativity in dinnerware and dress. Halloween ties right in with the magical world as well. You can dress your table with the colors of the Hogwarts school houses (one or several) as one […]

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Farm Fresh Corelle Dinnerware – Sweet Country Charm

The Farm Fresh dinnerware pattern by Corelle retains its country charm and popularity for casual parties and everyday dining. Farm Fresh is decorated with red apples, green pears and grapes, and has a green checkerboard motif on many of the pieces. The background is almond beige. Some of the items, such as the bowls, have […]

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Blogging Fun and Dinnerware – Dishes Galore

I saw something today that caught my imagination A well-known professional blogger, Darren Rowse of ProBlogger, suggested writing a list post, a round up of selected previous posts. I’ve never done a story on Diary of a Dishie quite like this. So here goes. Diary of a Dishie – Memorable Posts My second post, back […]

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Detail Valley View Pfaltzgraff dinnerware

Pfaltzgraff Love: Tips to Complete Your Dinnerware Collection

Pfaltzgraff china fans are passionate. They love their dinnerware patterns. Dish lovers of all kinds understand when Pfaltzgraff owners change out their kitchen cabinets, bringing in their spring, summer, fall or winter china patterns when the season change, like the rest of us ordinary folks change our clothes closets. Dishies understand, too, about owning several […]

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Chickens, hens, roosters…more dishes

Over my kitchen cabinets, I have a display of chicken things. Mostly dishes, but a few other pieces as well. I have some other chicken-related things around the house as well. I’ve just chosen to collect because they’re fun, and then… My grandfather raised and showed bantam chickens for many years. He passed before I […]

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