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.

I talk about Dishes

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Restaurant ware – a retro classic to collect

Restaurant ware collection

 

You know the kind of local restaurant I’m talking about. Mom and Pop. Everybody knows your name. Not a cookie cutter, nor a cliché. A neighborhood one-of-a-kind. The orders are called out loud to the short order cooks, and the clatter of china is common.

A waitress carrying three, four, or more full meals balanced carefully up her arm darts between tables. Heavy china serves a wide array of comfort food, like steaming coffee, luscious stacks of pancakes, massive salads, substandial steaks and hand-formed burgers with grill-toasted buns.

The hardworking china they use is called restaurant ware. It . . . → Read More: Restaurant ware – a retro classic to collect

Ah, garden fresh tomatoes – a simple vintage dish

Fresh tomatoes vintage dinnerware

Twenty-four hours before this photo, these beautiful red tomatoes were still on the vine in a friend’s garden. Gotta love Early Girl. There is nothing like the flavor of vine ripened, fresh sliced tomatoes.

Years ago at home, we served ours sliced on a plate with just a bit of sugar. Gourmet recipes with 30 ingredients are wonderful, but simple dishes also hit the spot, especially when the ingredients are this fresh.

My dad loved every kind of vegetable that was said to grow big, whether they were hefty tomatoes, tall corn or huge melons. What came out of . . . → Read More: Ah, garden fresh tomatoes – a simple vintage dish

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