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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Mother’s Day is Coming – Use Your Pretty China

Brigadoon by Royal Albert is a Scotland-inspired pattern with the thistle motif in blue, pink and leaves in tones of green. Gold rims and details just add to the classic, fancy appeal of this fine bone china dinnerware.

Beautiful china like this is also the perfect kind of dinnerware for your special Mother’s Day lunch or dinner. In 2010, that’s May 9, which is only a month away.

A simple tea service with tiny sandwiches, savory treats and sweet desserts creates an intimate and restful even for Mom and a few friends.

Or bring out the platters and serving . . . → Read More: Mother’s Day is Coming – Use Your Pretty China

Mother’s Day: Top 5 Gifts for Moms Who Love Vintage

What to get for your vintage-loving Mom for Mother’s Day ? It can be a challenge, but here are some ideas:

Use her kitchen theme as a starting point. Does she have a flower, a color or an animal as her common thread? If she likes chickens, for example, look for a cookie jar, mugs or dinnerware with a chicken motif. If she favors tulips, go with china that echoes that motif. Add to her existing china. Look for the gravy boat, large oval platter, or extra pieces of her favorite dishes. A well-used set often suffers damage or loss . . . → Read More: Mother’s Day: Top 5 Gifts for Moms Who Love Vintage

Get Creative for Mother’s Day with Vintage China

Now that Easter is over, time to get ready for Mother’s Day (second Sunday in May).

By adding some vintage charm to your table setting, you can impress your mother, family and friends with a table setting that is creative and shows off your china to enjoyable effect.

Feature Mom’s favorite flower – such as roses, daisies or forget-me-nots – to enhance your dinnerware patterns. There are china patterns galore that feature these specific flowers. Pick her favorite color – such as pink, blue, yellow or green – and build the table setting around that theme. White china and . . . → Read More: Get Creative for Mother’s Day with Vintage China

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