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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Chop Platters Round and Sweet

Mikasa platter with Valentine treats

It’s so much fun to use vintage dishes for display pieces to show off some special holiday treats.

I went straight to my collection to find a sleek, modern plate to show some pretty Valentine goodies. I love to use my vintage favorites, like these platters. They are beautiful, and really personalize a creative table setting.

I wanted to use this particular chop platter to go with the pink Valentine’s Day cookies.

This Mikasa platter, in the vintage Tivoli pattern, is a simple, sleek style, and the china has a nice weight for its size. The blue and avocado . . . → Read More: Chop Platters Round and Sweet

Serve Homemade Brownies on Mikasa China

I like a good brownie, like most people. I favor the fudgy and chewy end of the spectrum as compared to the cake-like brownies. Just personal preference.

I also like dark chocolate, and when Hershey’s Special Dark came out with cocoa in the baking section, I grabbed it.

Now I’m planning for holiday baking and gifts later in the year, and testing some recipes. A good brownie recipe meets dark cocoa: someone had to taste test this!

As for serving a brownie, especially with a side of ice cream, plates for salad or dessert work well. I chose a vintage . . . → Read More: Serve Homemade Brownies on Mikasa China

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