In one of the prior economic downturns, in the mid-1970s, bold colorful dinnerware was also in fashion.
A friend gave me some old home decorating magazines from the 1960s and 1970s, days I remember well.
It was fascinating going through them, looking at the designer rooms, tableware displays, and the advertising from those decades.
I couldn’t help notice the similarities to some of the most modern dinnerware from the present, such as the Missoni for Target dinnerware that I wrote about recently.
Everything Old Is New Again
One vintage dinnerware pattern from the 1970s is Bokhara by Mikasa. This china . . . → Read More: Bold Colorful Dinnerware | Mikasa Bokhara China
Retro style Mikasa dinnerware from the 1970s is another one of my favorites. particularly the Potters Art stoneware china line.
I’ve written about Mikasa Potters Art before. This dinnerware line includes patterns that were designed by Ben Seibel, a well-known designer in the mid-20th century.
Mikasa brought out these dishes in the 1970s and into the 1980s. It is heavy, substantial stoneware, and was made in Japan.
It harmonized well with the handmade/handcrafted home design trend that was popular then — a trend that is coming back now in a different way.
By the mid-1980s, glaze designs on Potters . . . → Read More: Vintage Mikasa Serves Comfort Food