if you'd like to decorate plain dishes with pen i recommend using pebeo porcelaine paint pens, after you've finished your work place the piece in room temp over and let it warm up with the oven, bake 30 min on max. temperature. painted and baked pieces are dishwasher safe!
Vintage Chintzware. If you have any, keep it. Hard to find and valuable, plus most importantly Chintzware is beautiful. Named after the chintz patterned aprons the factory women wore who painted the china. One company was making reproductions about 20 years ago through Victoria Magazine, don't know if they still are. Sincerely, JoAnne Craft