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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Happy Easter Carnival Color

Indiana glass egg plate

Iridescent carnival glass is made by applying a finish while the pressed glass is still hot, then firing it one more time to bring out a rainbow of colors.

I got out my vintage Indiana Glass deviled egg plate, in the Hobnail pattern in green. It is a cute piece, and inspirational for an Easter table display.

This dish has the colorful, carnival finish, though this piece is a 70s version of the older glassware given away at carnivals, where the name stuck (even if most of the glass was bought by admirers to brighten their homes inexpensively).

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Easter Eggs – Vintage China

Easter eggs in vintage china

Well, mostly vintage. The Fiesta mug in the upper left is about 10 years old. The beauty of this dinnerware is its vintage look, but you can buy them in quantity.

This peacock blue would be great on your Easter dinner table. And there are lots of other colors in Fiesta that work for a beautiful and colorful table setting for Easter, spring and summer holidays and other kinds of parties.

The cup and saucer is true vintage: the Vision pattern by Iroquois, designed by Ben Seibel. What a cute place setting for a Mid-Century Modern fan. Wrap up . . . → Read More: Easter Eggs – Vintage China

All About the Green – Vintage Tableware

retro glassware and Corelle

When it comes to St. Patrick Day’s (and other “green” holidays), if your dinner table is wearing green today, you have a lot of choices in vintage dinnerware and glassware. These are just a few examples.

Just choose your favorites. Greens are easy to mix and match.

Green also works for Easter, and for the spring season in general. If it’s your favorite color, so much the better!

(I just couldn’t resist the green Peep!)

In the photo, I have a Corelle salad plate in the Spring Blossom pattern, with a border of green flowers along the edge. This . . . → Read More: All About the Green – Vintage Tableware

Table Setting for Easter – Let the Food and Dishes Work Together

Easter colors of yellow and green, pink and blue are enough to get your table setting ideas flowing. Add in the motifs, such as baby chicks and eggs, bunnies and spring flowers, and you can get your Easter tabletop and entertaining plan off to a great start.

And then there’s the food.

Since I met Chef Lynn Miller, author of Flavor Secrets: Back to the Basics, and a fellow dish lover, we’ve shared some “dish and dish” chats about food and dinnerware. We both enjoy dishes and food.

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Get Ready for Easter with Vintage Dinnerware

Charming vintage dinnerware can make your holiday gatherings even more special. Pretty pale colors, shiny glassware, and bold clear accents are reminiscent of the colored Easter eggs, jelly beans, marshmallow chicks and other treats that many of us remember from our childhood Easter baskets.

Easter was one of the big holidays at our house. Ham, mashed potatoes and pie were sure to be on the menu. And colored Easter eggs, of course, to eat plain or turn into deviled eggs.

To serve the afternoon dinner, Mom pulled out lots of platters, big serving bowls, pie plates and other dishes that . . . → Read More: Get Ready for Easter with Vintage Dinnerware

Egg plates for Easter

Beautiful plates to display and serve your deviled eggs, or colored, hard-boiled Easter eggs, have been available for many years. They’re popular in the spring and summer for holiday gatherings and outdoor parties, or any time of year.

Egg plates come in glass, plastic or ceramic versions. The best ones for you are those suited to the type of egg, and the venue. A fancy one can be used on a festive Christmas table. The plastic ones are for picnics and other outdoor events.

Which ever you use, your family and guests will enjoy the view, and the eating!

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