My friend found this super kawaii diner style dishware by Peter Terris at a local yard sale. She bought them for me knowing I'm always in search of small lots for props and also becasue of my fascination with restaurant ware.
These were made by the Shenango Pottery Company that produced much of the diner china in the U.S. in the 50s and 60s.
"Diner" style dishes have a distinctive style and density. They can sometimes include the name of the establishment they were originally made for.
They appeal for me is not only for the vintage design but the little bit of history they represent.
I picked up this fun little dish at Kudzu Antiques.
The extra heavy weight made them more durable and is a distinctive trait for spotting true restaurant pieces. If you want a complete set but don't want to hunt for them, check out these fun reproductions by Pendleton.
This was part of a set sold by Fishs Eddy, which specializes in discontinued lines and restaurant salvage.
With Fall finally here, this might be a good weekend to go looking for your own!
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