Thrift stores keep calling me. I guess they know that dinnerware is my weakness. Glassware, too. Especially the vintage pieces. There is a lot of good stuff out there to find, to play with table setting and party décor..
Some of my favorites include retro pieces from the 1970s. Those were new back in my day. Then there are the charming china patterns, like the Laura Ashley. I don’t go for fussy, but I like detail and cottage style.
I’m also fond of the vintage American dinnerware makers, like Homer Laughlin. I’m still developing my Fiesta fondness, but there are plenty of other vintage patterns made in the USA. That doesn’t mean I don’t have my eye on some new dinnerware lines, such as Kate Spade and Sophie Conran.
And for everyday use, I gotta love Corelle.
And I’m a sucker for blue. Combine a blue and white china pattern with a chicken motif, I’m lost.
That’s in between visiting some of the local beauty spots and historical museums. I’ve never been a lounging on the beach type.
Give me a display case of artifacts, or some nature. (The train museum has rolling stock, and a lot of railroad dinnerware, too, so I get to mix my interests.)
Blogging gives me an excuse to indulge, which brings up … writing and photography