Earth Day is every day when you continue using your vintage china and glassware!
Most dinnerware is not recyclable, nor is broken glass or Pyrex.
Yet you can keep using those old dishes and glasses in different ways to jazz up your table setting, made up eclectic table settings, or just enjoy the style of something from decades past.
Of course, if you’re using vintage dishes to serve food, choose only those pieces that are in good condition. The cracked, crazed or chipped pieces (in most cases) can be garden ornaments, planters or the container for a floral arrangement . . . → Read More: Vintage Dinnerware Repurposed for Earth Day
I have a trifle dish, but where? So I decided to make this fruity dessert in a vintage salad bowl.
I think the bowl shows off the cool dessert, and is something of a conversation piece for those like me who are interested in vintage glassware.
This bowl has a swirl edge and panels, and overall is square shaped. It’s not marked, and so far has eluded identification of a pattern and maker.
Based on the color, I’ll place it in the 1970s. The shape could put it into a later decade. In any case, old enough to be . . . → Read More: A Trifle Tweaked in a Vintage Glass Bowl
When the weather turns colder, I get a hankering for ice cream. Go figure. Then I found a funky, 1970s soup mug and inspiration arrived.
The dish is probably USA or Japan made, but there is no maker’s mark. It just screams retro, both from the motif and the colors. I was in a home just this week where, when you walked into the family room, you went back about 35 years. It was a wonderful experience.
The sundae is banana and pineapple, with dark chocolate sauce and a maraschino cherry for color. No strawberries, or it could have been . . . → Read More: Soup mug or sundae dish – repurpose me