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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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

For more ideas see Antique Thingies Thursday ( I know this post is probably not quite antique maybe more vintage ๐Ÿ™‚ ) and Show and Tell Friday.

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. I would love to start a Fiesta ware collection of the dark colors. I just can’t justify it, but if I run across an amazing bargain maybe I’ll start.

  2. Threeundertwo says

    These are my fiestaware colors! And we use them every day, boy-child included.

    What a great collection.

  3. Penless Thoughts says

    What a wonderful find you were blessed with!

  4. ~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ says

    Great find!! I mix and match my fiesta ware with my unikat polish pottery and it works really well. I’m with you on the dark colors, things like heather, peacock, turquoise, juniper…

  5. These are the same Fiesta colors I have. They were purchased new sometime in the last 12 years. (I remember the house we were in when I got them, and we moved there in 1996.)

    Sounds like you got a great deal!

  6. What a great find!

    I need to send my son to play with yours. The girls always want our pink cereal bowl, so he thinks it is the most desirable one & asks for it as well.

  7. Betty Beguiles says

    Beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Don’t ya love when that happens? These are very pretty! Tell your son that pink is must red and white mixed together-lol

  9. I love the pastel color Fiestaware..they shouldd be versatile to use with other patterns.

  10. Anne Fannie says

    I love all your colors of Fiestaware! I have a dark blue set at one of my vacation homes, I just love it!

  11. I love Fiestaware, especially the pitchers and the fact that a mix of colors go together. Great collection of dinnerware, Lynn!

  12. Hootin' Anni says

    I remember an article I read just recently that the eclectic look and colors like this are the “in thing” for today!

    My show n tell this week is all Thanksgiving —come by if you can find time…won’t you?

    Happy weekend!

  13. Melissa Wertz says

    Nice nice collection. I love those colors.

  14. Lady Katherine says

    The Fiesta ware is great, you really got a lot, how wonderful! I know its back in for a while. A lot of brides are registering for it.

  15. I’ve always thought fiestaware was beautiful. what a nice set you have – and it must give you pleasure each time you eat from it!

    Thanks for sharing today

  16. Great colors! I love mixing and matching like this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Wow, way to go, I love fiestaware also!

  18. What a find! I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun using them (choc cake on pink plate is a cool idea!)

  19. Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ says

    OmGosh! What a terrific find! I love it too. How great that you can enjoy so many pieces and I’m so with you. I think your son may very well eat off the pink plate if it was chocolate cake he was eating. lol!

  20. Susie Homemaker says

    Very nice…don’t you just love a great find…It’s the thrill of the hunt!


  21. Awesome! You and I have the same idea when it comes to our dishes. I looked for years after we got married until I found similar dishes as yours. I love them. The mix-and-match thing is awesome for us, because we tend to break on occasion and it is easier to fill in with other pieces we find along the way, than trying to find the exact piece. Great post!

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  22. FYI–this is my first attempt at Blogging & I couldn't figure out how to open a Google account, so not sure how this will appear.

    Beautiful photo of the Fiestaware, Lynn–I love it, too. When I was a small child, my grandmother had Fiestaware in a variety of bright colors. When visiting her, it was always fun for me to choose which color dish I wanted to use. Much more interesting than my mother's traditional white & gray table ware!

    As a bride, when I chose my dishes, I followed my mother's recommendation and chose lightweight Corelle. After my children were grown & gone, I treated myself to Fiestaware. I have service for nine (3 each turquoise, rose and periwinkle) plus many extra pieces in those colors. They matched my decor when I bought them, but not now, unfortunately. Any suggestions on finding a new home for them? Are there any Fiestaware collector sites where I could sell them? Replacements offered me about $1 per piece and I would have to cover shipping. Would like to find a good home for the pieces, but I can't afford to give them away. Any suggestions would be most appreciated! Ruth M

  23. Since I am not big on the collector part of fiestaware, I am not sure about selling it. I just like it, so I use it. I am sure you can get more then a $1 a piece though. Ebay has some of the pieces for quite a bit so you might try that. You could sell it piece by piece or as like 4 place settings. Also maybe try craigslist in your area. Someone may be like me and just wanting to add some to a collection. I hope that helps. Thanks for stopping by.

  24. Just so you know…if your thinking about adding the 9″ plate to your collection, the one sold at Kohls is an exclusive and the style doesn’t match.

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