Tiara glass honey box Indiana

Thanksgiving is Coming – Tiara Honey Box

Time to bring out the Thanksgiving dishes, like your vintage amber glassware.   This Tiara honey box is from the 1970s, when Harvest Gold was a popular fashion color, in glassware, cookware and even appliances. In a modern table setting, the warm color complements more contemporary dinnerware and glassware patterns. And we love the bee […]

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Halloween tableware

Halloween – Bones of a Table Setting

Halloween is near, and it’s time to raid the cupboards for some dishes to use as the “bones” of your table setting, whether for a dinner, a party, or a casual snack.   The bulk of your table setting – the plates, cups and bowls – can be as close as your kitchen. One of […]

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fall dinnerware vintage new

Warm Dinnerware for Cool Entertaining

Vintage dinnerware mixes with new china just fine, when it comes to setting your table for the fall season. Homecoming by Noritake is one of my favorite vintage patterns, and the new pumpkin plate by Better Homes & Gardens works so well with it. I could bring in some colorful leaves, to add to a […]

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Irish linen tea towel with vintage glass and china

Irish Linen And Vintage Dishes

Mix and match china, glass and linens on your table setting to create something original and unique. Bring the best of old and new together to delight your guests, even before they sit down to dinner. Painting with dinnerware, and accessories, too. A new Irish tea towel, in a linen and cotton blend, can work […]

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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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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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No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars | Sweet Vintage Treat

Get out the cookie jar, and make some easy, no-bake peanut butter bars for quick snacks. Not that they’ll last long. If you’re of a certain age, you’ll remember Rice Krispie Bars made with marshmallows, or the version with chocolate tops. This one is something of a hybrid, to my mind. It has peanut butter […]

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Deviled eggs on Hartstone egg plate Rustic Apple

Deviled Egg Plates | Serve a Classic Dish

Who would have thought, a National Deviled Egg Day, devoted to one of the most popular appetizers ever to make it to a Midwest holiday feast? We always had deviled eggs at home, at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter especially, and for other special family gatherings, too. Couldn’t put them out too early, though, because they […]

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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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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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