Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Vintage Thingie Thursday: Vintage Restaurant Ware

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I have been working on rearranging some things around here lately and thought it was a good opportunity to show you a few of my well loved restaurant ware I have in my collection.

I just love this mug with all of its red floral design that just makes me smile. This Syracuse cup is heavy and reminds me of cups used in diners long ago.

I wish I could remember where I picked this plate up from, but I can  not. I do wish I would have found more than one, but one was all I found that day. This is another great restaurant plate that is really heavy. Funny thing is, when I find these restaurant ware plates, the first thing I notice is the size of these compared to the size of dinner plates today. These vintage ones are much smaller than the oversize ones we fill up wonder we ( I ) have a weight problem. I have decided to start using these vintage plates and no refills!!

I love this old beat up platter. The navy floral design is just stunning. The pattern is called Daisy. I know it has a lot of wear and tear but that only adds to its charm for me.

I wonder, if I am the only one with a passion for old restaurant dishes??? Surely, I could not be alone!!

Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday!!! Have a great week ahead!!


  1. Lovely dishes, Suzanne! I remember fondly the white Pyrex ware (and other utilitarian stuff) in the old diners. Mm, I can almost smell the coffee and grease fryers!

  2. Such pretty pieces!! I have noticed that vintage dinner plates are much smaller than new ones!!


    Thanks for hosting!!


  3. I love restaurant ware especially the weight. They are so much heavier than 'normal' dishes.

  4. Oh yes Suzanne, I am a big fan of Restaurant dishes. I love all the USA made dishes. They have been around for such a long time and seem to last and last :-)

    Jocelyn @

  5. You have such a pretty collection. Those plates were sure made well to stand up to all the wear. I'm all for using these smaller plates. Doesn't food taste better on them?

  6. I love restaurant ware! I sometimes have to make myself stop buying pieces. Just no room for them. I love the red cup, what a wonderful pattern. Can you imagine eating off those dishes at a diner? Yes I agree the plates are much smaller...good idea to start using them! I think I've gained weight this summer...ugh!

  7. Lovely pieces, I love the blue flowers on the vintage platter, the red cup's gorgeous, what a pattern! Hotel ware is so great!... and everything else, just beautiful finds. Thank you for hosting. Lots of hugs. FABBY

  8. Your blue platter is fabulous. I especially love the aged edges.

  9. Beautiful vintage collection, Suzanne.....Christine

  10. I love the navy floral platter! Such character.

  11. Hello Suzanne, I do love restaurant dishes. They are fun to find and the designs are so different. I used to sell them when I was in the antique business. There are lots of collectors out there. Good luck finding more. I like the idea of using smaller plates. Anything that helps us eat a bit less. Smile.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  12. Love your dishes I have noticed the size differencr too! I'm gradually changing over to the smaller ones....with 2 boys in the house if I do it slowly they will never know...hopefully! LOL
    Chippyness doesn't bother me it!

  13. Suzanne, I did it! Sorry to get so excited but face it, you've not got some rocket scientist here, just me. Not only did I get my vintage thingy's picture on your wonderful blog - I put your button on mine. Gloating... Thanks for your instructions - now that I've learned a bit, they make sense. Love the white cup with red - I also like the heaviness - the feel - of restaurant dishes.

  14. Such beautiful pieces!!!

    I have something I need to send you because everytime I see it I think of you. It was my grandmothers, who was a collector of everything! It's nothing that I can't part with so I'd love to send it your way. :-) It's very old - or at least I think it is. :-)

    I'll send you an email.


  15. I don't have any, but I love the look of them and the how great they hold up. Happy VTT!

  16. I love you a chance to look and handle favorite dishes! I love the nice heavy mugs from restaurants! I'm linked up this week! THANKS! ♥

  17. Hi Suzanne! Yes, I love restaurant ware, too! I have that same mug, along with some other red ones.

  18. I LOVE your restaurant ware!!! Especially the daisy plate! My niece has collected a few pieces too. It's so fun to search for it at antique and vintage shops!

  19. Hello Suzanne! It's my first time to join :) I'm glad I'm here and I'll be blog hopping later


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