Mikasa Desert Flower dinnerware

Mikasa Mediterrania Retro Classic

  Dinnerware that shouts Retro: china in the Mediterrania product line by Mikasa qualifies. Perhaps it even sets the standard. This salad plate in the Desert Flower pattern is a cheerful yellow, and bold. If you’re a fan of 1970s style, or mixing it up with a bohemian flair, this dinnerware is worth seeking out […]

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Peanut butter cookies on vintage Mikasa plate

Peanut Butter Cookies | Vintage Mikasa China

Holiday time means cookie time, and peanut butter cookies are a classic favorite. You may remember them, with the crisscross tops, made by a fork. They are featured here on a salad plate in the Buckskin pattern by Mikasa, from the Potters Art line. This china was made from the 1970s, into the 1980s. The […]

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Retro Mikasa china Bokhara pattern

Bold Colorful Dinnerware | Mikasa Bokhara China

In one of the prior economic downturns, in the mid-1970s, bold colorful dinnerware was also in fashion. A friend gave me some old home decorating magazines from the 1960s and 1970s, days I remember well. It was fascinating going through them, looking at the designer rooms, tableware displays, and the advertising from those decades. I […]

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vintage Mikasa Potters Art

Vintage Mikasa Serves Comfort Food

Retro style Mikasa dinnerware from the 1970s is another one of my favorites. particularly the Potters Art stoneware china line. I’ve written about Mikasa Potters Art before. This dinnerware line includes patterns that were designed by Ben Seibel, a well-known designer in the mid-20th century. Mikasa brought out these dishes in the 1970s and into […]

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More on Vintage Mikasa Halo Dinnerware

Rebecca was kind enough to send photos of her vintage Mikasa china in the Halo pattern, as a follow up to my recent post about this vintage dinnerware in the Cerastone line. (Sorry about the grainy quality. I had a snag with the download and had to go to Plan B.) I’ve never seen this […]

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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 […]

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Dishes for Your Map-Inspired Dining Room

Beautiful old maps – reproduced for home decorating on wallpaper, fabrics and other accessories – can bring richness to your dining room as well. What dinnerware can you select to create your table setting in a dining room based on an antique maps theme, without overpowering the look? We have several avenues to suggest: Use […]

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