My new happy-maker item?
They are the new Fiestaware dishes I ordered online and that came in last night!
I've always been attracted to Fiestaware at antique stores/flea markets, but never could quite make the decision to just buy them. I don't know why, really. I think it mostly had to do with not knowing what kind of dishes I wanted and I didn't want to commit - and I felt like once you went Fiesta there was no going back.
I was right.
My new Fiesta dishes bring me so much happiness every time I pass my cupboards I wonder how I ever ate off anything else!
Though I've now become a raging fan of Fiesta, I'm not (yet, anyway) the person that has to have the latest color they come out with. And...I may love the way it looks when folks have lots of different colors of Fiesta stacked together, but I've decided not to make that leap either...at least for now.
Instead, I'm going to stick with one color: turquoise. One of the things we got from the previous owners of our house was a set of super cute, yellow-handled silverware (displayed above). I thought turquoise Fiesta would look so good with those and, man, was I right! (If I do say so.)
So, now I'm slightly obsessed. I want - actually need - more sets of the turquoise so I can have place settings for all the dinner parties and guests I plan to entertain. And I'm really intrigued by the different baking dishes and casseroles there are and have been looking at different colors in these. (I don't want everything in turquoise - just the eating dishes for now.)
Another thing I love? They've been made in the U.S.A. since 1936.
God bless America!