Irish linen tea towel with vintage glass and china

Irish Linen And Vintage Dishes

Mix and match china, glass and linens on your table setting to create something original and unique. Bring the best of old and new together to delight your guests, even before they sit down to dinner. Painting with dinnerware, and accessories, too. A new Irish tea towel, in a linen and cotton blend, can work […]

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Vingate Royal Doulton cups Fireglow china

I Bought The Orphan Cups

Tips to use mismatched cups and saucers for an eclectic table setting If you shop thrift stores for dinnerware, you’ve probably done it, too. You just have to have those darling, charming, funky, lovely, delicate, classy, retro or just plain wonderful vintage cups in the store, even though the saucers are nowhere to be found. […]

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Creative Easter basket features vintage dinnerware

Easter Basket For A Dish Lover

How much fun it is to create a one-of-a-kind Easter basket for someone who loves vintage dinnerware! If you frequent thrift stores, you know the feeling. How can you leave that one cute plate or glass behind? Now you can assemble them into something lovely for special occasions, as gifts or décor. Once you collect […]

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Birthday cake Diary of a Dishie

Diary of a Dishie Birthday 5 Years Old

Any reason for a birthday party, and a decorated birthday cake to go with it! The birthday blog gets a cake, even if we have to eat it on its behalf. Someone has to. I like to look for the plates that will go with this year’s birthday cake, and then get cake decorations to […]

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Sears Federalist China – Is There a Replacement?

Someone asked me about a replacement pattern for Federalist china, produced by Sears in the late 1960s and 1970s. This traditional white dinnerware remains sought-after by its tenacious fans, all these years later. Specifically, the plain white Federalist, though this china was also produced in a few solid colors. I’ve been looking in all my […]

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Birthday cake vintage Noritake china

Happy 4th Birthday, Diary of a Dishie!

This birthday greeting post is a bit late. The real date is in February. But we DID eat cake, twice that month, and pie as well. The hunt for vintage dinnerware goes on, in many of the same places. Currently, I have no avenue to offer them for sale, but there is work going on […]

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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? […]

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vintage china for wedding style

Using Vintage Dinnerware for Your Vintage Wedding

When you begin to consider using vintage dinnerware as part of your vintage wedding celebration, where to start? Will it be too difficult to find enough china for all the people? Can you use it along with other dishes, or mix and match vintage china patterns, to get enough for everyone? Will your menu present […]

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Older Noritake China | Vintage Wedding Colors

This vintage Noritake china caught my eye the first time I saw it. The dinnerware decorated with a large floral motif in beautiful autumn colors and gold handles — so dramatic. I’m usually a fan of blue, green and silver dinnerware, but I could not leave this classy china on the shelf. This china has […]

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