Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Repost...Life is a Fiesta!

Getting back my blogging mojo...
I guess it's my turn to have Blogger be a pain in the upload pictures department.  I sure hope this isn't going to be a continuing problem, since I haven't posted since December.  I feel like I'm losing my blogging mojo.   I haven't anything new to blog about...but I have visited several blogs where my friends have mentioned how much they hate the lack of color in their homes after putting Christmas away.   My answer is to share an old post from September of 2011 called "Life is a Fiesta."  Fiesta Dinnerware is so fun and colorful in my kitchen that I almost don't miss the Gingerbread Fantasy thing I had going on!

Life is a Fiesta...
We all have a little collector bug living inside us. What do you collect? My sister Patti, collects vintage tablecloths, "Crap I've Made" blogger Char, collects Pyrex bowls and casseroles http://crapi'vemade.com/, and my daughter Sascha collects "Alice in Wonderland" themed dolls. I collect too many things, but my all- time favorite is Fiesta dinnerware.


Fun, colorful Fiesta has been charming homemakers since 1936 when it was introduced by Homer Laughlin Pottery at the Pottery and Glass Show in Pittsburg. It was cheerful, inexpensive and came with almost unlimited accessories and "go alongs" like glassware, flatware, and serving pieces. Just the thing to help brighten the gloom of the Great Depression. One of the things that makes me extremely loyal to the brand is that they are now, and have always been, "Made in the U.S.A!" I started collecting Fiesta more than a decade ago. I love how they come out with a new color a couple of times a year. My favorite color...of course...is Scarlet! =D


These are my everyday dishes. Most of what you see is Fiesta.

This hutch features vintage Fiesta pieces, with a few modern plates.
Some of the cream, patterned china was designed by other companies to "go along" with Fiesta

Fiesta is available at Macys, Kohls, and other major department stores. If you are interested in collecting vintage Fiesta, The Collector's Encyclopedia of Fiesta can be found on Amazon.com. Maybe your library will have a copy. O-Lay!

I hope you enjoyed this blast from the 2011 past!


 
Yikes!  I can't even download any thing from my my signatures file.  I do hope things are better the next time I try to post!


14 comments:

Creative Breathing said...

Shirley, This is my kind of post! Dishes heaven! Thank you for sharing again! Elizabeth

Speedy Lady (Tresa) said...

Fiesta dinnerware, old or new, is so pretty, bright and cheery. I don't own any but I always admire it when I see in the stores or at flea markets. Happy, happy dishes!

Patti M said...

This Saturday I'm going to Mt Dora, Fl were 3times a year they have this ginormous out door flea market of @ 1400 booths of vintage & antique treasures. There is always this one booth that you would swoon over...it only has Fiesta. They usually have 4 or 5 tables stacked & this trailer you can walk through. They have every color & pieces I think ever made. I'll take a picture of it & send it to you.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've missed you! I know a lot of bloggers are having problems...I hope someone can help you. I do all of my posts with Windows Live writer and I think that makes a difference. Love your Fiesta! Sweet hugs!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I just saw Patti's comment above mine. I wonder if she lives in Florida...near me?

Tammy's in Love said...

Shirley, you can go to the HTML box on the left side of New Post and it will let you look at My Pictures on your PC and upload. I lost the UPLOAD button in New Post and couldn't figure it out till I read Linda Ruthie's post on how to do it.

vintage grey said...

Such pretty and colorful dishes!! Thanks for sharing! Wishing you a sweet week!! xo Heather

Perfectly Printed said...

I agree Shirley, I love Fiesta!! I don't have a ton of cupboard space and I worry I won't have enough room! And then what color to collect? So glad you reposted this!!

chris

Lynn said...

Hi Shirley,
hubby and I still regret passing on a box of vintage fiestaware for a mere 19.00 at an estate auction back in the mid-90s!! I am not a dish person!! Shh, don't tell anyone!LOL but I have been given or inherited 3 full sets of vintage china! All from my precious BIL! We inherited his home and all the dishes! For him to have been a bachlor, he had a huge collection of dishes, china, and glasses! Also, some very nice Silver pieces.
Thanks for sharing. I can't even figure out how to upload pics anymore!! Why do they have to keep changing things? What happen to if it isn't broke, leave it along!
Hugs,
Lynn

DearHelenHartman said...

I LOVED the blast from the past. Hope Blogger straightens up and flies right soon for you. We can't have you losing your mojo! (Also love the new header and Zetta in her apron!)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Happy dishes at your home. Do click on HMLT and then upload your photos and then click to COMPOSE to write your blog and then post as before..blogger isn't playing nice and I have no idea why....
Hope you are feeling great! I'm feeling much better, not quite 100%
Warmly,
deb

TammysVintage Finds said...

Hi Shirley! Glad to see you posting after your holiday hiatus. I started picking up Fiesta pieces at the Goodwill to put in my booth, but then I became attached to it and decided to start picking it up for myself. I do not regret switching my red-banded Corelle for the Fiesta. I love the Fiesta! Scarlet is my favorite color too!

Patti M said...

I live in Jacksonville

Heidi@TheMerryMagpieVintage said...

You know, I have been getting the bug to get new dishes--I've had mine for 11 years and they are plain white Pfaltzgraf but they are just covered with grey utensil marks and look yucky. :( I'm sure I could attack the marks with some Bar Keeper's Friend but I think I'd rather just go and buy new dishes, LOL. I do love the bright colors of Fiesta--those might be where I turn when I finally take the plunge! I love that photo where all of your plates are lined up in the plate rack in rainbow order. That would make me so happy to look at every day!