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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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Halloween – Bones of a Table Setting

Halloween tableware

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 our dinnerware patterns is the graphic, black and white City Lines or City Block by Corelle. It’s dinnerware we use every day.

This pattern was introduced about 10 years ago, and is still available. We like it for its versatility and clean lines.

Black, white, or . . . → Read More: Halloween – Bones of a Table Setting

Halloween Dinnerware | Classic Black and Orange

Halloween dessert plates designed by Debbie Mumm

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 works in those colors.

When I found these plates this week, I knew what those guys feel like on Antiques Roadshow, when they get to see something live and in-person, that they might never see again.

The checkered pattern in the rims reminds me of . . . → Read More: Halloween Dinnerware | Classic Black and Orange

Select colors and themes for a spooky Halloween table setting

Use vintage dishes to serve Halloween candy party at home

Orange and black, the traditional Halloween colors for decorations and tableware, have been joined in more recent years by purple and lime green.

Halloween is second only to Christmas as the most-decorated-for holiday, so it’s not surprising that dishes and dinnerware dedicated specifically for October 31 are becoming easier to find.

Some of your vintage china favorites, especially dishes in colors that work for fall or Halloween (but not specifically produced for seasonal table settings) can also be repurposed. Your white or black dinnerware is also ideal to use.

Whatever your theme, October 31 (on Saturday in 2009) is . . . → Read More: Select colors and themes for a spooky Halloween table setting

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