You all know by now that we love to enjoy our vintage and antique items by displaying them AND actually using them.. including our dishes. Why keep things tucked away for fear they will break? Fun Fact: When we lived in our tiny house, we used these antique Mason Vista dishes as our everyday dinnerware. And I LOVED it. I recently bought a few new pieces that went with this set at Replacements, Ltd., and decided to pull these beauties back out and start using them again. Seeing these dishes brought back a lot of good feelings of that little tiny house we lived in for over a year.
Replacements, Ltd. If you’ve never heard of this brand, they offer the world’s largest variety of vintage pieces, including tableware and collectibles. To be exact, Replacements, Ltd. has over 11 million pieces of china, crystal, estate jewelry, silver, and more in their warehouse. You can search by a specific name brand you are looking for or by a specific piece you are needing. I was so happy when I saw my antique dishes on their website.
When I have my antique dishes actually displayed on our table, kitchen island, or a buffet, I am more likely to use them. I never worry about breaking one, because more than likely, I will be able to find another piece on Replacements, Ltd. And, again, why have them if you aren’t going to use them.
I love to add tea light candles in teacups and other pieces while setting the table. It gives the entire space a cozy vibe. And it’s unexpected. I also like to use plain pillar candles in salad bowls or little teacup saucers.
Use a plate rack to display your dinner plates.
Use larger pieces in your collection as a centerpiece.
I decided that I needed a few flowers for the centerpiece on our table and thought this soup tureen worked perfect. I used artificial sprigs but you could easily add some water to one of your bigger bowls or pitchers and display some fresh flowers.
Add a stack of dishes to a cake stand for interest.
This is one of my favorite ways to display my antique dishes and also give them some height. Add a stack of them to an old cake stand. Replacements, Ltd. have several white cake pedestals that I have my eyes on.
Deb and I recently had a nice dinner and used these antique dishes again. Like I said above, these dishes brought back some great memories when we lived in the tiny house. And we are now making new memories with them. I am so glad I saw them on Replacements, Ltd.
Again… if you have antique dishes you love, USE THEM! They aren’t doing any good sitting in a cabinet. I love to browse Replacements, Ltd. and I’m sure you will, also.