Mix and Match Dinnerware | Cheer Up A Rainy Day

We get lots of gloomy days in Michigan. One way to brighten them, mix and match dinnerware pieces from the cupboards. Playing with dishes is always fun… I started with the smaller plate, Marion by Meyer. This is vintage restaurant ware. In weight it’s close to stoneware. This service-ready china is very practical, and this […]

Read More »

China Gravy Boats | Repurpose Me

My china gravy boats tend to drift to the back of my china cabinet, and I’m betting that yours do, too. Meat gravy, to serve over potatoes, has gone the way of the meat and potatoes meal, less common than in past decades. Gravy boats are also called sauce boats or servers. The functionality of […]

Read More »

Blue and White Dinnerware | Perpetual Popularity

Blue is a restful color. Add white and look sharp! Blue and white dinnerware can go formal or casual, to convey a simple charm to your table setting: calm, cool and classic. Choose a dinnerware maker, and look for their patterns that incorporate blue. You’ll find hundreds of china patterns based on a blue, or […]

Read More »

glass and china pickle or relish dishes

Glass Relish Dishes and China for Serving Pickles

Glass relish dishes, and china ones, too, have been a mainstay of holiday dinner tables for many years. Because, you need them to serve the pickles! At home, we always had a relish tray for any holiday or special occasion. Pickles and deviled eggs were favorites on the menu. A relish tray can include lots […]

Read More »

Vintage Wedding Dinnerware | A New Tradition

When it comes to vintage wedding dinnerware, there are lots of ways to create a wedding using it, to incorporate this china into the plans surrounding your special day. I think that meaning is the single most important factor. How does the dinnerware fit with the theme, or even form the basis for the theme? […]

Read More »

Franciscan dinnerware vintage patterns

Fall Dinnerware Colors | A Contemporary Spin

How to get a fresh face for your selection of fall dinnerware colors? How to use vintage dishes, yet maintain a contemporary color palette for your table setting? I’ll bring a couple of idea threads together here, and let them blend. First, a friend of mine told me about a wonderful wedding blog called Ruffled. […]

Read More »

Harry Potter Party Dinnerware Colors

Fall is a great time for a Harry Potter party! This is a popular theme, with so many ways to express your creativity in dinnerware and dress. Halloween ties right in with the magical world as well. You can dress your table with the colors of the Hogwarts school houses (one or several) as one […]

Read More »

Vintage china pale patterns

Light Color Vintage Dinnerware for Fall Table Setting

What if your fall tableware color scheme calls for light colors, instead of bold ones? Your lovely pale theme can work just as well for fall, using vintage dinnerware in light colors. Soft and delicate dinnerware colors will keep your table setting clean and crisp. Monochromatic color schemes built around white, off-white and gray convey […]

Read More »

vintage glassware in bold colors

Vintage Glassware | Fall Colors

When I’m scouting for vintage glassware, the retro green and golden amber colors stand out strong on the shelf. They are distinctive and bold, and work well with contemporary table settings based on an autumn color palette, as well as those built around other vivid colors. Some of the vintage glassware patterns that were made […]

Read More »

Egg cup Chanticleer Zrike

Fall Dinnerware Colors – From Piece to Palette

Choose your fall dinnerware colors from a palette of traditional favorites, and you’ll easily create a harmonious table setting For example, just this little egg cup (Chanticleer pattern by Zrike) can provide lots of color inspiration. Three main colors to draw from as a focal point: a rich, warm terracotta in the brown to orange […]

Blog Widget by LinkWithin

Read More »