vintage salad bowl trifle dessert

A Trifle Tweaked in a Vintage Glass Bowl

I have a trifle dish, but where? So I decided to make this fruity dessert in a vintage salad bowl. I think the bowl shows off the cool dessert, and is something of a conversation piece for those like me who are interested in vintage glassware. This bowl has a swirl edge and panels, and […]

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Swedish Modern glass with salsa and chips

Cinco de Mayo Meets Swedish Modern

There are always new ways to celebrate, and mix the best of vintage dishes with current holidays. When I saw this pairing of two Swedish Modern vintage glass pieces, an idea dawned. Let me serve chips and salsa for Cinco de Mayo in this vintage glassware, design inspired by a colder part of the world. […]

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Peanut butter cookies on vintage Mikasa plate

Peanut Butter Cookies | Vintage Mikasa China

Holiday time means cookie time, and peanut butter cookies are a classic favorite. You may remember them, with the crisscross tops, made by a fork. They are featured here on a salad plate in the Buckskin pattern by Mikasa, from the Potters Art line. This china was made from the 1970s, into the 1980s. The […]

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Glasswre 3-part server Georgian

Gold Vintage Glassware | Bling for Thanksgiving Table Setting

Shiny bright glass, and gold vintage glassware in particular, offers a special opportunity for your Thanksgiving and fall table settings. Warmer than amber, bright gold glasses and other serving pieces can give extra spark to complement your china. Finding Vintage Gold Glassware Check the secondary marketplace. This is a color from the late 1960s to […]

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Corning ware pie dish

Pie Serving Plates | Enjoy a Big Slice

Pie lovers are very loyal to their favorite flavors. Pie serving plates are made specifically to enjoy a large slice, especially served with ice cream. Some of them are flat like regular plates, generally in the 8 to 9 inch diameter size. I’ve written about a favorite pie plate made by Syracuse a while back. […]

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Vintage Kitchen Prayer Plates | Decorating Charm

Your china collection doesn’t have to be limited to pieces for the table top. Vintage kitchen prayer plates, designed for display on the wall, offer charm and inspiration. These were made for decorating a kitchen or dining room, especially those in styles based on traditional or country themes. Big ones, small ones, souvenir versions, with […]

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China Coffee Mugs | Java in Style

If you’re a coffee drinker, can you ever have too many china coffee mugs? I’m thinking about the stoneware kind, though there are lots of other kinds to use, to enjoy your cup of Joe. I like tea and coffee. It depends on the menu, and the situation. Yesterday was National Coffee Day, but who […]

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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 […]

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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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vintage Indiana glass

Indiana Glass | Style Old and New

Indiana Glass was made for so long that the available styles cover a number of timeless design trends. While much of the glass produced by Indiana is now vintage, the styles are still relevant, making this glassware a good candidate for today’s table settings. This beautiful glassware can fit into many table setting themes and […]

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Loganberry bowl Indiana Glass

Indiana Glass | Loganberry

Indiana Glass made a number of patterns that I’m especially fond of in glassware. These pieces are based on nature, with motifs that include leaves, fruit, berries and flowers. When I look for vintage glassware from the 1970s, color is one of my guidelines. Colors like golden amber and olive green are a telltale sign. […]

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