California Poppy vintage Mikasa plate

Milk Cookies Mikasa

I’ve been collecting Mikasa stoneware from the 1970s. I love the designs. Only thing is, I don’t usually find more than a few pieces at a time. I like to use my dinnerware. Here’s another excuse to get more creative, and imagine a table setting using this beautiful dinnerware in different patterns. While I use […]

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Vintage china pale patterns

Light Color Vintage Dinnerware for Fall Table Setting

What if your fall tableware color scheme calls for light colors, instead of bold ones? Your lovely pale theme can work just as well for fall, using vintage dinnerware in light colors. Soft and delicate dinnerware colors will keep your table setting clean and crisp. Monochromatic color schemes built around white, off-white and gray convey […]

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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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Think Pink for a Stylish Table Setting

Pink dinnerware and glassware are in style for 2011 table settings. The color specialists at Pantone have chosen Honeysuckle Pink as Color of the Year for 2011, as part of provide their color consulting to industry. Vibrant pink: this is another color that has cycled in and out of fashion. This color designation is born […]

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake With Cherries: Sweet!

Today is National Pineapple Upside Down Cake day, an unexpected addition to our Earth Week series on baking. I made mine with leftover crushed pineapple, and added dried Michigan cherries for color and extra sweet-tart flavor. I discovered these round Pyrex glass baking dishes, which work great for this kind of recipe. A favorite Mikasa […]

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Mikasa Potters Art – classic vintage china

After visiting the cider mill (see last post) I went out and found a favorite dinnerware line, Mikasa Potters Art. Thirty years ago, there was another “green” trend in the marketplace. One of the results was the Potters Art line by Mikasa. This is heavy dinnerware with a handmade look and feel. The dinnerplates, for […]

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