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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Ben Around Every Corner

Iroquois china vintage cup saucer Vision Ben Seibel

Ben Seibel, that is.

Small towns in the American Midwest might not be the first place you’d think of to find modern design classics. But Ben Seibel Design dinnerware has been around for more than 50 years, and you never know…

On the dish trail last week, we found a bit of Ben in one of those unexpected places. It had “good dirt” on it, which means to me it was stored in newspapers, out of harm’s way, in a garage or attic for many years.

Iroquois (of Syracuse, New York) produced some Ben Seibel designs in the 1950s, like . . . → Read More: Ben Around Every Corner

Ben Seibel, Lazy Daisy, vintage charm

Vintage china creamer Lazy Daisy Ben Seibel

There’s always more to love when it comes to dinnerware designed by Ben Seibel. One of those patterns is Lazy Daisy, from Iroquois China Co. of Syracuse, New York. The Iroquois “Informal” line is just that, both in shape and decor.

Lazy Daisy was one of the first patterns made in this funky, 1950s dinnerware.

The others are Harvest time (earth colors with large leaves), Blue Diamonds, Vision and Rosemary. Both the motifs and shapes are distinctive, once you develop an eye for them, and so retro…

Sculptural, sassy, and still available in the secondary marketplace, if you aspire to . . . → Read More: Ben Seibel, Lazy Daisy, vintage charm

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