Author Archives: dishcrazy

Gibson Botanical Charm Purple Dinnerware

By | August 27, 2012

Not long ago, I was looking for purple dinnerware as a gift. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find it anywhere, and I must have checked half a dozen stores and another dozen or more e-commerce sites. There were a few styles, but nothing with the deep purple color or fun but modern look I was after. Then […]

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Vida by Espana Jardine Place Settings

By | January 4, 2012

I absolutely adore bright colors, but sometimes they’re just a little too casual. For an evening dinner party with wine and friends, this Vida place setting by Espana would be absolutely perfect. It’s bright and modern, but not too garish. They’ve got the kind of look where they could fit into most homes  – all […]

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Choosing Dinnerware When You Can’t Afford the Whole Set

By | December 23, 2010

If you’re like a lot of people, you would love to have a nice set of dinnerware, but you may not be able to afford quite as many place settings as you would ultimately like to have. That can be especially true if you’re buying an expensive set like Fiesta Ware, but it can just […]

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Do Your Dishes Need to Match Your Kitchen?

By | September 26, 2010

There’s a lot of disagreement about whether your dishes need to match your kitchen or dining room. Some people say yes, of course they do – how else will your home look catalog perfect? Other people don’t even bother to make sure the dishes match each other, much less their surroundings. The answer to this […]

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Simple Holiday Sugar Cookies

By | August 27, 2009

If you’re going to own awe-inspiringly gorgeous dinnerware, it’s only proper that you make something spectacular to put on your new plates. That’s why we’re going to share one of our favorite sugar cookie recipes, just in time for the holidays. You won’t need any weird ingredients (cream cheese, anyone?), and they’re incredibly cheap to […]

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A Favorite Autumn Recipe: Fall Apple Salad

By | August 2, 2009

As the weather starts to cool off subtly here in the Midwest, I’m reminded of all my favorite fall recipes and I start checking out the farmers’ stands for great fall fruits and vegetables. Lately, I’ve been seeing amazing tart apples. This weekend, I picked up a bag and made my favorite Fall Apple Salad. […]

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Eco-Friendly Considerations for Dinnerware?

By | March 6, 2009

A lot of us don’t give much thought to what we eat on. We grab whatever’s available, whether that’s a paper plate, cheap plastic plate from Wal-Mart, or a high-end porcelain place setting. That’s unfortunate. There are a number of issues you should think about before you buy a set of plates or plop your […]

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