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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Use Pfaltzgraff Dinnerware for Traditional Table Setting Ideas

Pfaltzgraff Tea Rose canister

Think of New England, Early American or traditional design, and your mind can easily conjure an image of a comfortable home with rooms filled with folk art and rustic antiques from more than 200 years ago.

This look is not for everyone, but for those who own homes that fit this style, setting a traditional table with the right china and stoneware can add a special touch to your family get-togethers and events.

Pfaltzgraff has been called “America’s potter” because the company has a long history. Five generations of family ownership over more than 150 years saw the company . . . → Read More: Use Pfaltzgraff Dinnerware for Traditional Table Setting Ideas

Eating homemade pie – use vintage china plates

Syracuse china Lancaster strawberry pie

Pie, the most comforting of the comfort foods that we remember from childhood. At our house, cherry and pumpkin were often on the menu for family gatherings. My mother made her crust with lard, and it was very tender.

There’s a cute song about pie in the movie Michael. Part of it goes like this, “Apple, pumpkin, mince and black bottom. I’ll come to your place every day if you’ve got ‘em.” Pie means that all’s right with the world. I’d have to agree.

When it comes to eating pie, it’s simple after you get that pesky first piece . . . → Read More: Eating homemade pie – use vintage china plates

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