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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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Vintage Kitchen Prayer Plates | Decorating Charm

Your china collection doesn’t have to be limited to pieces for the table top. Vintage kitchen prayer plates, designed for display on the wall, offer charm and inspiration.

These were made for decorating a kitchen or dining room, especially those in styles based on traditional or country themes.

Big ones, small ones, souvenir versions, with all kinds of kitchen images, these plates were intended only for hanging on the wall, never for serving food.

Even so, table settings can also be based on the colors and motifs found in these captivating china plates, if you wish.

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Pasta Bowls Made for Casual Dinner

Large china pasta bowls are perfect to serve a big Saturday night spaghetti dinner.

If not spaghetti, then mostacholli, ravioli, even macaroni and cheese. Any pasta dish that makes a meal by itself, or perhaps served along with a salad or crusty bread.

Bowls like these were designed to hold a good-sized serving of your favorite pasta recipe, sauce and all.

Many standard dinnerware patterns of the 1980s and 1990s included a pasta bowl as one of the available piece types. These bowls are generally about 8 or 9 inches in diameter, and at least 2 1/2 inches deep.

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Noritake Buttercup Features Big Vintage Color

Buttercups are bold? They are when they are featured on dinnerware from the vintage Craftone line by Noritake. Many of the patterns in this product line are decorated with big, dramatic flowers.

Many dinnerware patterns from the 1970s have something bold about them. Many of those are classic retro in shape or color, like another Noritake product line Primastone, which is made in stoneware. These pieces have chunky handles and rich glaze colors.

Craftone is a lighter china with a glassy, shiny glaze. Most patterns in this line were produced in the mid to late 1970s. These are the . . . → Read More: Noritake Buttercup Features Big Vintage Color

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