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
Iridescent carnival glass is made by applying a finish while the pressed glass is still hot, then firing it one more time to bring out a rainbow of colors.
I got out my vintage Indiana Glass deviled egg plate, in the Hobnail pattern in green. It is a cute piece, and inspirational for an Easter table display.
This dish has the colorful, carnival finish, though this piece is a 70s version of the older glassware given away at carnivals, where the name stuck (even if most of the glass was bought by admirers to brighten their homes inexpensively).
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When it comes to St. Patrick Day’s (and other “green” holidays), if your dinner table is wearing green today, you have a lot of choices in vintage dinnerware and glassware. These are just a few examples.
Just choose your favorites. Greens are easy to mix and match.
Green also works for Easter, and for the spring season in general. If it’s your favorite color, so much the better!
(I just couldn’t resist the green Peep!)
In the photo, I have a Corelle salad plate in the Spring Blossom pattern, with a border of green flowers along the edge. This . . . → Read More: All About the Green – Vintage Tableware
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
Who would have thought, a National Deviled Egg Day, devoted to one of the most popular appetizers ever to make it to a Midwest holiday feast?
We always had deviled eggs at home, at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter especially, and for other special family gatherings, too. Couldn’t put them out too early, though, because they would start disappearing well before dinner time.
I never knew there weren’t special plates made to serve them, because this dish was so popular in my world growing up.
When it comes to the best deviled egg plates, the more spaces the better. My mother . . . → Read More: Deviled Egg Plates | Serve a Classic Dish
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 of different finger foods. The choices include pickles (sweet or dill, homemade or commercial) in all shapes and flavors. Then there’s pickled watermelon rind, cocktail onions, radishes, carrot and celery sticks, olives, dilly beans, pickled beets – you get the idea.
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Indiana Glass was made for so long that the available styles cover a number of timeless design trends.
While much of the glass produced by Indiana is now vintage, the styles are still relevant, making this glassware a good candidate for today’s table settings.
This beautiful glassware can fit into many table setting themes and color schemes, as styles come and go over time.
Just look at the modern and traditional contrast of only two patterns made during the 100-year life of this company.
The large piece is a salad serving bowl in the Luau pattern. This item is . . . → Read More: Indiana Glass | Style Old and New
The Depression glass pattern called Pyramid was produced by Indiana Glass in Dunkirk, Ind. From 1926 to 1932, in various colors, including green. Most are serving pieces, such as this creamer and sugar on a carrying stand.
I bought this set around 1980 at the Shipshewana flea market as a gift for my mother. She was collecting Depression glass at that time. (Those were the days, more like a giant garage sale with lots of people clearing out from homes and barns, and selling out of the backs of cars and pick-up trucks.)
In a wave of recent downsizing, . . . → Read More: Depression Glass – Pyramid Pattern Offers Sleek Style
We were out and about last week, and found this classy glass decanter and matching tray in the Bicentennial Blue color, Sandwich pattern, by Tiara.
Tiara was sold at home parties, and made by Indiana Glass in Dunkirk, Indiana. One of its most extensively made patterns was No. 170, called Sandwich or Early American.
This pattern harkens back to the early glass makers in Sandwich, Mass. The pattern has stylized flowers and swirls and is quite charming. The Tiara ware is properly called Sandwich Pattern, vs. Sandwich Glass, for the glassware made by companies in and around Sandwich, Mass.
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