Lu-Ray Vintage Dinnerware

I’ve been fascinated with dinnerware ever since I was 5 years old.

I’m not sure why?

My mother had a set of Lu-Ray Pastel Dinnerware displayed in the hutch, in the dinning room. Back then, I didn’t know what they were called, I just knew that I was fascinated by them. I’d go in the dinning room (which was only used for special occasions), and stare at them. I’m not really sure what it was that fascinated me so much? Maybe it was because each one was a different color, or maybe it was the colors themselves? I wonder how many other little girls were fascinated by dinnerware? Probably not too many. 

Who knew…that one day I would be making dinnerware. I certainly didn’t. One of these days, I’ll make my own version of pastel dinnerware. I just have to find the perfect glazes first. I’m not sure if I should just make them for myself, or also put them into production? What do you think?

Would you buy pastel dinnerware?

12 thoughts on “Dinnerware

  1. Your mother’s dinnerware is absolutely divine. I look forward to the day when you produce your own – and yes, I do feel you should put it into production. Those pastel tones are so evocative of the 50s but with the right design, they can become utterly timeless – as many 50s classics have. Hope it goes well for you. D


    • I think so too! She still has them, and they’re practically brand new. I think she only used them twice. Thank you! I have to wait until my new workshop is all set up. I’m looking forward to making them, figuring out what design I’ll use and then testing glazes. Thanks so much D! 🙂


  2. I have some pastel dinnerware that I bought years before. It’s time to replace them, because they are dwindling. I love pastel dinnerware for everyday eating. It brightens the table!


  3. Alas, I would not buy pastel dinner ware (snicker). I do love the look of it though. We are more of a Frankoma family. The first time I had dinner at my husband’s (then new boyfriend) bachelor pad he served my Tai take-out on mixed matches dinnerware in a variety of shapes and earthy colors. I had no idea at that time it was collectable vintage dinnerware nor did I have a clue I was about to marry a man with a (dum dum dum) pottery addiction! 15 years later we 2 bright and talented children and cabinet upon cabinet of Frankoma pottery.


    • Hahaha…that’s awesome! Oh, nice! I’ve been a potter for almost 25 years, and I only have two shelves of my own pottery in one kitchen cabinet. I never seem to make any for myself. I always sell what I make or give it away to my kids and my mom. I think it’s about time I start making some for myself. Scarlet, are you doing the blog challenge? I can’t find your blog. Can you send me the link? Thanks so much! 🙂


  4. I’m not sure how I feel about pastel dinnerware- but I could probably be persuaded 😉 From the pictures that you have above I think I certainly would like to own a set!
    I loved your little post- it reminded me of my Grandma’s dinnerware- even as a small child I was obsessed with the design. It turned out my grandmother noticed because she left her entire blue willow set to me. Which was so amazing!! Anyway- just wanted to share lol.
    (visiting from A-Z challenge)


  5. Oh yes, I would buy blue or turquoise and have to buy a pink set for my daughter Annie! I inherited a beautiful set of pink and green china from my mother. The pink would be great for extra pieces! How about a lavender? My other daughter Ali loves that, as do I.

    My sister’s husband’s grandmother (get that?) actually made table designs for one of the posh magazines like Southern Living, before I was born. Therefore, my lucky sister has a zillion china settings! From the time her kids were little, she had cowboy plates, mardi gras plates, oh, just so nice! LOL

    My favorite blog that often features table settings, is called Between Naps on the Porch! I love it, Be sure you see her tablescapes for former posts if you are interested. Check it out at http://betweennapsontheporch.net/


    • Oh, that’s great! I actually found a new lavender glaze not that long ago. I’d have to test it first, and see how it works. Oh, that’s awesome! I’d love to check the blog out. I’m always looking for ways to photograph my pottery. Thanks so much Helen! 🙂


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