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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Swoon over Indigo Moon

Indigo Moon has been on our radar screen ever since the first time we saw it. One, because it’s blue. Two, because it’s so cool.

It’s an occupational hazard of life on the dish trail: Sometimes you want to keep your finds.

As soon as I see blue, the cart turns in that direction. If I put on a bumper sticker for thrift store shopping, it would read “Caution: I Brake for Blue.”

This plate is also an example of something that came from an unexpected place, like the Ben Seibel china designed for Iroquois that we . . . → Read More: Swoon over Indigo Moon

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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