Glass party set Orchard Crystal

Grandma’s Party Dishes – Making Memories

  When my grandmother’s estate was settled, I got her party dishes. That was what we called them: three boxes of glassware snack sets, in an unknown pattern by Orchard Crystal, a total of 12 sets. The plain boxes, somewhat the worse for wear, did not attract anyone’s eye, but I knew what they were. […]

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Happy Birthday, Diary of a Dishie

Diary of a Dishie just turned 2.  It’s not every blog gets to be 2 years old, and have a party to celebrate using beautiful dishes. This blog is for everyone who loves vintage dinnerware and china, glassware and related items. It is about the dishes, the thrill of the hunt, and how to use […]

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Use vintage dishes to serve Halloween candy party at home

Select colors and themes for a spooky Halloween table setting

Orange and black, the traditional Halloween colors for decorations and tableware, have been joined in more recent years by purple and lime green. Halloween is second only to Christmas as the most-decorated-for holiday, so it’s not surprising that dishes and dinnerware dedicated specifically for October 31 are becoming easier to find. Some of your vintage […]

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