If You're a Collector, DiSH the Shop Will Blow Your Mind! And Chocolate Lovers...Come On Over, too! Story & Photos by Barbara L. Steinberg©
In a small, old-fashioned, out-of-the way shopping district in Sacramento's Land Park neighborhood, DiSH the Shop is Disneyland for anyone who collects vintage kitchenware and accessories of any kind from the 1930s to the 1960s. It's a colorful array of everything from complete sets of dinnerware and cut crystal to showroom-new chrome toasters, waffle irons, aprons, tablecloths, and radios -- that's just for starters.
When you walk through the door you will be asking yourself, "Is this for real? Or are they reproductions?" It's that fantastic. The owners, Cecilia Gray and Lee Anderson, former professors at Sac State, opened DiSH in early December 2007. Their former lives had them both working at CSU Sacramento and the contents of DiSH the Shop is a lifetime of collecting. More recent acquisitions continue to fill the shelves and corners of this tiny space. All of the displays -- carefully thought out -- are dizzying; you just don't know where to look first.
Bauer, Fiesta, Catalina, Franciscan, Redwing China, Russel Wright, Vernon...you will find yourself walking in circles. This is one of those things that must you must see to believe and experience first hand.
As if all of this weren't enough, they also carry what some consider to be the finest handmade chocolate truffles this side of...well almost anywhere, or in this case, San Francisco which is where they are made. The XOX Truffles are tucked away behind the counter. If you can resist the temptation to indulge, they are a most special gift for the chocolate lovers in your life. If you're looking for an unusual wedding gift or a gift of any kind, DiSH the Shop is calling your name.
DiSH the Shop
2747 Riverside Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95818
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11-6pm