Here’s a cool vintage find: a green glass honey dish by Tiara. This piece is studded on the outside with all kinds of bees and related motifs, such as the bee skeps on the sides.
It is designed to serve honey in the comb, which was more common in grocery stores in past times than it is now.
Both the dish and the comb honey are elusive to find, but if you’re determined, they are out there.
I stumbled on the glass dish at a thrift store. I was surprised and happy to find it had no nicks or . . . → Read More: Tiara Glass Honey Dish – Vintage Sweet
When I saw this teal green glass bon bon dish in the Whitehall pattern by Colony, I had to have it.
It was sitting on a glass shelf in a secondhand shop window, highlighted by the afternoon light coming through. I had already succumbed to weakness and bought the heart candy box for the BOX.
I was charmed by the colors.
The pattern of this glass dish is sometimes called American Whitehall due to its similarity to the American pattern by Fostoria. This rich teal color screams the retro 70s era to me, so I’m sure that Colony is . . . → Read More: Colorful Valentine American Whitehall
My permanent shopping list makes shopping for vintage dishes easy.
Shopping for vintage at the holiday season? Get organized to better enjoy the thrill of the hunt!
I have favorite vintage dishes and glass items I’m always searching for. And I keep a small notebook that’s my “permanent shopping list” to keep track of them.
The notebook helps me as a place to record what I have, and the particular piece types and patterns I want to collect.
My list is organized by pattern, but I can also see having it by piece type, depending on how many patterns . . . → Read More: Shop Vintage Dinnerware All Year Round
If you’re looking for vintage glassware with an eye to creating an awesome bohemian style collection, there are some really cool and funky vintage glassware patterns out there.
I’ve seen several of them in my travels, and enjoy rescuing them from the abyss to come home with me. (Glass that doesn’t sell eventually gets smashed in a barrel for recycling, in the thrift store world.)
Patterns like these are too cool not to bring home to use and enjoy!
Four Glassware Patterns for Vintage Bohemian Decor
Madeira by Franciscan, this time in glass, vs china. Like the . . . → Read More: Vintage Glassware Bohemian Style
I have a trifle dish, but where? So I decided to make this fruity dessert in a vintage salad bowl.
I think the bowl shows off the cool dessert, and is something of a conversation piece for those like me who are interested in vintage glassware.
This bowl has a swirl edge and panels, and overall is square shaped. It’s not marked, and so far has eluded identification of a pattern and maker.
Based on the color, I’ll place it in the 1970s. The shape could put it into a later decade. In any case, old enough to be . . . → Read More: A Trifle Tweaked in a Vintage Glass Bowl
Time to wish my vintage china blog another happy birthday!
For year No. 7, I decided to go with some vintage clear glass, a theme that’s a little more Big Girl than some of the prior, younger years. Just like you might have something new when your daughter reaches the seventh birthday milestone.
I’ve got a soft spot for glassware, especially the beautiful vintage pieces you can find in any thrift store or estate sale.
Glass is tough, because so much of it is not marked. I cannot tell you (yet) the names of the patterns for the pieces . . . → Read More: Happy 7th Birthday – Diary of a Dishie
Time to bring out the Thanksgiving dishes, like vintage amber glassware.
This Tiara amber 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 patterns.
And we love the bee motif, too.
One or a few pieces can add to your centerpiece or buffet decoration, for Thanksgiving or other winter holidays.
These Tiara glass serving pieces are not terribly common, but if you shop year round for your vintage dinnerware and glassware, they are available in . . . → Read More: Thanksgiving is Coming – Tiara Honey Box
When I see a glass pickle dish on the shelf, in a thrift store or perhaps at a sale, I have to look at it. I’m three-quarters of the way to buying it before I even pick it up.
I love these things, because I love to use them to serve pickles – for holiday parties, buffet dinners and other celebrations through the year.
Pickles take me back to times gone by. We would always have a relish tray for special events. Besides pickles, these would include some combination of deviled eggs, carrot and celery sticks, olives, radishes or . . . → Read More: A Weakness for Pickle Dishes
Whether you’re serving candy corn or pizza, some colorful dishes can bring sparkle to your table for Halloween, and for parties on the day or the weekend after.
It’s also an opportunity, once again, to play with mix and match table setting ideas.
Here I’ve brought in my very favorite Poultrygeist mug. He turns up around here in the strangest places, and not just on Halloween. Could there really be a ghost in the china?
The glass compote is vintage, in the King’s Crown or Thumbprint pattern, made by Indiana, Wright, US Glass and others. This example is plain . . . → Read More: Time to Enjoy a Halloween Table Setting
There are always new ways to celebrate, and mix the best of vintage dishes with current holidays. When I saw this pairing of two Swedish Modern vintage glass pieces, an idea dawned. Let me serve chips and salsa for Cinco de Mayo in this vintage glassware, design inspired by a colder part of the world.
Swedish Modern is a style that’s sleek and clean. It was very popular during the 1950s and 1960s, when this glassware was made. Like all things “modern” in style, this pattern has a classic appeal. It’s timeless and relaxed. It will hold its own in . . . → Read More: Cinco de Mayo Meets Swedish Modern
How much fun it is to create a one-of-a-kind Easter basket for someone who loves vintage dinnerware!
If you frequent thrift stores, you know the feeling. How can you leave that one cute plate or glass behind? Now you can assemble them into something lovely for special occasions, as gifts or décor.
Once you collect the dishes, glasses, flatware, napkins or place mats in favorite colors, or in patterns that feature Easter motifs, you can arrange them together into a memorable basket.
All the stores have their Easter goods in stock, and you can get plenty of ideas by browsing . . . → Read More: Easter Basket For A Dish Lover