Category Archives: Vintage Mid-century dishes

Mimicking nature in your cup

Sometimes I notice how colors and textures to which I am drawn are the same as those that draw my attention in nature. While making tea this morning, I decided on Himalayan Golden Tips, and chose the Peach Lustre tea … Continue reading

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Ceylon Smoke: “Sri Lankan version of a Chinese lapsang souchong”

Ceylon Smoke is the newest offering from Rakkasan Tea Company. They described it as “…our savory Sri Lankan version of a Chinese lapsang souchong–a smoked black tea.” It is smoked with cinnamon sticks that are freshly harvested. I love a … Continue reading

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Made in Occupied Japan: 1947-1952

The first year Randy and I were married, his mother gave me this platter for Christmas. She knew I collected and enjoyed vintage dishes. Every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas, this platter held our turkey. I have used it a … Continue reading

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Got Milkglass? Or Platonite?

In the “life-long learning” category, I recently learned about Platonite…a patented glass making process from Hazel Atlas Glass. Hazel Atlas was the first glass company in the United States to produce colored transparent dinnerware for “the common housewife” and everyday … Continue reading

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Sherbet anyone?

In preparing for the kitchen re-do, I have been cleaning out the china cabinet. These ice cream/sherbet dishes, manufactured by the Libbey Glass Company, had been a staple in the soda fountain business of yesteryear. Obviously, Grandma wished she had … Continue reading

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What’s in your kitchen cabinets?

It has been a wild week of purging closets, cabinets, the china hutch, the file cabinet…ad nauseam. Although the cabinets were not scheduled to be delivered until the third week of July, we received notice that some of them were … Continue reading

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Riding with the Horsemen

Today, I am riding with the Mughal Horsemen again, using Edwin M. Knowles Sylvan, a pussy willow and yellow pods design from 1934. Since the real Horsemen originated in the 15th century, I thought the least I could do was … Continue reading

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Andean Black + Cacao

Thursday my latest batch of tea from Rakkasan arrived, and since this is Sunday, I have now tasted all three of the new types.  Today’s tea hails from the Andes in Colombia, near Bitaco.   I can describe the Andean Black … Continue reading

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Rakkasan Nam Viet Earl Grey

Nam Viêt Earl Grey is our own take on the world famous and always popular Earl Grey tea.  The wild black tea and bergamot combination offers an amazing experience where the character of the tea is enhanced by an orange, … Continue reading

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Royal China Company: Sebring, Ohio

Beatrice Miller established Royal China Company in Sebring, Ohio in 1934–a bold move for a single woman and her 2 male business partners during the Great Depression.  In 1950, she still held the singular distinction of being “the only woman … Continue reading

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