12 Days of (Vintage) Christmas, Day 9 – The Non-Christmas Stuff

Maybe you don’t celebrate Christmas. Or maybe you just want a different festive look for your New Year’s Eve gatherings, or prefer something not so theme-y, something that definitely works for the winter holidays, but for other festivities as well?

Well, as it turns out, there’s a lot of dinnerware, serveware, beverageware, and the like that are perfect for Christmas – and other holidays – or ANY day as well. Some will work better than others. You’ll see.

Jadeite/Jadite:

If you’re really looking to boost your vintage dish collection, I can’t recommend Jadeite enough. There are vintage pieces to be found in your local thrifts and flea markets occasionally, and in antique stores. But there are also some really good non-vintage reproductions (Martha Stewart, The Pioneer Woman). They have cake plates, pie plates, dinnerware, and beverage sets which work so well with other colors and patterns for mixing and creating unique tablescapes. The minty green color is perfect for spring and summer gatherings, AND for Christmas:




Royal Paisley’s “Star Glow” is perfect for any winter holiday:


Harmony House’s “Snowflake” pattern will do as well:


And for dinnerware patterns that work year-round, but especially well for winter:

Corelle’s “Snowflake Blue”


Franciscan’s “Silver Pine:

Muirfield’s “Royal Paisley”


And virtually any tartan-patterned (vintage or not) works really well with Christmas and other holiday and winter themes.

For drinks, you can’t go wrong with atomic-patterned drinkware. It’ll work for any season in just about any setting, but lends and extra swank vibe to holiday gatherings!

Here are two unknown-to-me starburst-patterned glassware sets:


Wouldn’t these darling Libbey Prado glasses be a fantastic match with a rustic setting?



(psst….I’m listing some like these in my shop in the coming year, so keep a look out for them if you like them!)

And don’t the jewel tones of this gorgeous multicolored Viking Glass set just scream “winter”?

Also, for baking and serving, don’t forget Vintage Pyrex! These pieces in starburst and snowflake patterns are sure to bring cheer to any kind of holiday table.


And that concludes this post for me. I really could have kept going and going and going with this, but I think what I’ve posted covers quite a lot.

Do you use a pattern, or mix of patterns that aren’t specifically holiday-related, but work really well as holiday dishes?

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