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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Table Setting Charm in Apple China Patterns

Franciscan Apple Pie bowl

Vintage and new dinnerware sets show the long-term appeal of apple china patterns!

Some patterns go with red, as you’d expect. Others focus on green apples. And there are versions that have both red and green pieces to mix and match in your table setting.

One example, the Apple Pie pattern by Franciscan (see thumbnail photo below).

Apples on dishes make a perfect motif to use as the centerpiece of a fall harvest party or Sunday dinner.

Dishes with this design mix together with other fruit-pattern dinnerware sets for a pretty and colorful table setting any time of year.

Compare . . . → Read More: Table Setting Charm in Apple China Patterns

Green and Yellow Vintage Dinnerware | Cheerful Wedding Colors

There are lots of choices when it comes to green and yellow vintage dinnerware sets.

Floral motifs, abstract and geometric patterns – with so many pleasing tones in these colors, dish designers have made them long-time favorites.

So, it was no surprise when looking through the real weddings on the vintage wedding blog Ruffled, I saw a lot of occasions where green and yellow figured into the color scheme.

Check these links for a few examples:

Romantic Chic Atlanta Wedding Yellow New Mexico Wedding Green and Yellow Rustic Wedding from California

Those bright and sunny colors provide lots of options . . . → Read More: Green and Yellow Vintage Dinnerware | Cheerful Wedding Colors

Choosing Vintage Dinnerware | Cloud Nine

Cloud Nine by Franciscan

When choosing vintage dinnerware, it takes only one focal point for an idea to germinate. When I tried this using a real wedding from the Ruffled blog, it was a surprising element that provided my inspiration.

I’ve been exploring the beautiful weddings featured on Ruffled, which I started writing about yesterday, in my post about fall dinnerware colors.

Another of the real weddings particularly caught my eye, the Port Huron Handcrafted wedding.

First, it was in Michigan. Second, the story was posted last month, around the time of the annual Woodward Dream Cruise, a vintage car lover’s dream.

And then, . . . → Read More: Choosing Vintage Dinnerware | Cloud Nine

Fall Dinnerware Colors | A Contemporary Spin

Franciscan dinnerware vintage patterns

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. (Okay, in full disclosure, it’s a relative of hers. I’ve checked it out thoroughly and it is a gorgeous site, highly polished, with lots of juicy content.)

Ruffled states that it is a wedding blog for vintage brides. It has lots of beautiful photos . . . → Read More: Fall Dinnerware Colors | A Contemporary Spin

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