Deviled eggs on Hartstone egg plate Rustic Apple

Deviled Egg Plates | Serve a Classic Dish

Who would have thought, a National Deviled Egg Day, devoted to one of the most popular appetizers ever to make it to a Midwest holiday feast? We always had deviled eggs at home, at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter especially, and for other special family gatherings, too. Couldn’t put them out too early, though, because they […]

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Serve Jam in Style | Mustard, Too

This harvest season, serve jam in style, whether you made it yourself, found it at a local farm market, or enjoy the products of your favorite commercial maker. Glass jam jars are pretty to use for serving jelly and honey, too. These are making a comeback on home breakfast and dinner tables, as people do […]

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Tremar Pottery Cider Mug | Vintage Cornwall

Tremar Pottery was made in Cornwall, and this cider mug is returning home! A kind customer clued me in about this distinctive vintage pottery and the name Tremar, because on this piece the impressed stamp was near the edge. It had lost its second “r” and read Trema. I looked at several websites that had […]

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Cheese and detail of dish Hacienda Gold Franciscan

Cinco de Mayo Dinnerware | Bright Summer Party Dishes

Cinco de Mayo is today, May 5, a time to party in Mexican style. Casual dinnerware goes with the festive atmosphere of Cinco de Mayo parties, complementary to the lively colors and simple goodness of the salsa, tortillas, enchiladas, Margaritas and other foods you might be serving. I selected a divided vegetable dish in the […]

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Irish Pottery Mugs for Cocoa, Tea and Memories

Souvenirs can come from many places, and be just about anything that brings back sweet memories from our travels. I’ve got some Irish pottery mugs that do that for me. I like to get out my collectibles and enjoy them. Mugs are practical, small to pack, and easy to use. In 2005, I made my […]

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Hartstone Pottery – Sweet!

This quality pottery is handmade in Zanesville, Ohio, by “the original” Hartstone. This company has roots back to the 1970s. It went through a period of corporate ownership, and was closed. But in a town of 25,000, the loss of 400 jobs was painful, not to mention the loss of a piece of history. Southeastern […]

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Pfaltzgraff Jamberry butter dish

Yummy dish for a yummy dish

Pfaltzgraff has a discontinued pattern called Jamberry. It makes my list of dinnerware patterns that are sweet for this time of year, when my craving for fresh fruit pops up as quickly as daffodils on a warm spring day… The Jamberry pattern of stoneware china includes dessert bowls (the small ones for applesauce or fruit), […]

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