Blue and White Dinnerware | Perpetual Popularity

Blue is a restful color. Add white and look sharp! Blue and white dinnerware can go formal or casual, to convey a simple charm to your table setting: calm, cool and classic. Choose a dinnerware maker, and look for their patterns that incorporate blue. You’ll find hundreds of china patterns based on a blue, or […]

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Glass Relish Dishes and China for Serving Pickles

Glass relish dishes, and china ones, too, have been a mainstay of holiday dinner tables for many years. Because, you need them to serve the pickles! At home, we always had a relish tray for any holiday or special occasion. Pickles and deviled eggs were favorites on the menu. A relish tray can include lots […]

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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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Fall Dinnerware Colors | A Contemporary Spin

How to get a fresh face for your selection of fall dinnerware colors? How to use vintage dishes, yet maintain a contemporary color palette for your table setting? I’ll bring a couple of idea threads together here, and let them blend. First, a friend of mine told me about a wonderful wedding blog called Ruffled. […]

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Halloween colors in dishes and glassware

Halloween Dinnerware Colors | Poultrygeist Returns

When it comes to Halloween dinnerware colors, the selection is broader than you may think. The plan usually starts with traditional orange and black, of course. Pumpkins and bats — it wouldn’t be Halloween without them. In more recent years, purple and lime green have been added to the palette. Fall dinnerware colors in the […]

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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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Vintage Glassware | Fall Colors

When I’m scouting for vintage glassware, the retro green and golden amber colors stand out strong on the shelf. They are distinctive and bold, and work well with contemporary table settings based on an autumn color palette, as well as those built around other vivid colors. Some of the vintage glassware patterns that were made […]

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Egg cup Chanticleer Zrike

Fall Dinnerware Colors – From Piece to Palette

Choose your fall dinnerware colors from a palette of traditional favorites, and you’ll easily create a harmonious table setting For example, just this little egg cup (Chanticleer pattern by Zrike) can provide lots of color inspiration. Three main colors to draw from as a focal point: a rich, warm terracotta in the brown to orange […]

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Using Vintage Dinnerware for Your Vintage Wedding

When you begin to consider using vintage dinnerware as part of your vintage wedding celebration, where to start? Will it be too difficult to find enough china for all the people? Can you use it along with other dishes, or mix and match vintage china patterns, to get enough for everyone? Will your menu present […]

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Older Noritake China | Vintage Wedding Colors

This vintage Noritake china caught my eye the first time I saw it. The dinnerware decorated with a large floral motif in beautiful autumn colors and gold handles — so dramatic. I’m usually a fan of blue, green and silver dinnerware, but I could not leave this classy china on the shelf. This china has […]

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