The Plumed Nest
• Two plates displaying original monster characters were created by crafting blogger Christine Dinsmore, who describes her plate-decorating project on the blog “The Plumed Nest,” in Portland, Ore.
Tea Times Creations
• This is the final product of an upcycled-vintage-china project sold at the Etsy store “Tea Times Creations.” The online store is run by Marceli Botticelli of Franklin, Mass.
Ashley Hackshaw/ LilBlueBoo.com
• This photo shows the final result of making a keychain out of broken china displayed for the blog “Lil Blue Boo,” run by Ashley Hackshaw, in Palm Desert, Calif.
Vintage dishware doesn’t have to gather dust in the china cabinet.
Outdated table settings, such as a stack of your grandmother’s old plates or a bundle of used mugs you scooped up at Salvation Army, can find fresh life with a little TLC. All it takes is a marker or a dri...