I adore dishes, always have. I started using/collecting Fiesta Dinnerware in the late fall of 2000 while we were stationed in Virginia. I was drawn to it's bright colors and the fact that new colors were always being introduced while others were being retired. I really liked that I could buy one entire place setting at a time and not have it cost me an arm and a leg (back then it was a whopping $20 per place setting). I could build up my collection (so to speak) over time. So when a new color came out, I'd go and buy a 5 piece place setting in that color.
I have my Spode Christmas Tree dishes and I love them dearly, and there's my Noritake Greenbrier pattern for formal dining occasions. But my Fiesta-ware is my every day stuff. I can't tell you how fun it is to mix and match and make the dinner table a happy place to be!
So there I was...at Herberger's department store yesterday in search for a Dutch Oven and I stumble across the Fiesta Dinnerware display. I was hoping that they would have the newest color available and they did! I came home with a 5 piece place setting of Heather for the low price of $24.99 (plus tax). It's a lovely shade of purple! And as you all know, Purple IS the new Black:) I also found a dutch oven (at a price that I was willing to pay) I bought my items, came home and did the happy dance in my kitchen. There's nothing that brings a bigger smile to my face then to open the cupboards up and see a rainbow, it's as if nature is smiling at me.
The colors that I own (some are retired*)
- Sea Mist*
- Fiesta Yellow*
Oh yeah it's safe to say that I have quite the collection of dinnerware going on. But me being who I am, I love to entertain and have all of my guests dining on dinnerware and not paper plates. So now we can entertain and have all of my husbands extended family over!