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

Old Country Roses – vintage and classic Royal Albert china

Quiche dish – Old Country Roses

The popular Royal Albert china pattern Old Country Roses came up, on a conference call with some Internet colleagues.

It is a classic pattern, made since 1962 in numerous versions, that is still going strong today. Old Country Roses has a fluted and non-fluted version, the holiday version, the garden and damask versions. And that’s not all.

Part of what makes it classic is the charm of the rose motif. It brings to mind relaxing teas and holiday dinners. The best of the old mingled with enjoyment of the new. And it’s been . . . → Read More: Old Country Roses – vintage and classic Royal Albert china

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