I really like the look of stoneware style dishes. I especially like Fiestaware, I have for a long time. I just like the look. I love all the colors and options you can do by mixing and matching them.
I own a lot of different stoneware style pieces, most of which are inexpensive pieces that I have picked up here and there over the years. Last week though I found a group of used Fiestaware for a really good price. I was thrilled. I really do not think the lady knew what she had. I found them for a lot more online than I paid.
Now, these would not have been my first choice for Fiestaware. I like the dark colors since they match more with my house and style. But these were a great deal for what they were so I decided to buy them.
All of these colors are retired from what I can tell. I think they must be about twenty years old but I am just guessing on that. So, here is what I got.
I love it. I love the extras I was able to get like the serving bowls, pitcher, and gravy boat. I don’t plan on using these for everyday dishes. I prefer plain dishes, like white or ivory, for my main set. However, this will give me plenty of dishes for when we have company. My kids like having the option of eating off the colored dishes.
However, my son will not eat off a pink plate, he says a boy should not eat on something pink. Maybe, I should try serving him chocolate cake on a pink plate. He might just eat that off of a pink dish. My girls though love all the colors. I think the extra serving pieces will also get a lot of use.
I displayed some of them in my hutch that is in my dinning room. I like the color it added to the room. One of the things I like about Fiestaware is that you can keep adding to the set. I look forward to doing that over time. I doubt I will find as good of a deal as I did this time though.