A while back someone suggested I get smaller dinner plates since we were trying to cut back on our serving sizes. It didn’t seem like a good idea at the time because, as much as I love kitchen gadgets, things like plates and glasses are just necessary things and they don’t excite me. I guess because I would feel bad if I broke something I really like or something that was expensive . . plain Jane plates . . it doesn’t bother to me if one accidentally gets broken, though I can’t remember the last time we broke a plate.
I was tired of looking at my ancient white Corelle and decided to find some new smaller plates. I made the mistake of telling Vince I was looking for new smaller plates. Mr. Bargain Shopper took over and he found all kinds of discounted plates. NO! I know what I want and I’m not getting something just because it’s on sale.
I wanted Fiesta Luncheon Plates and I wanted them all to be different colors. Vince found some on sale . . four . . all the same color. NO! I don’t want all the same color. To save his life, he could not figure out why I had to have all different colors . . just because that’s what I wanted!
For about $5 more . . total, I was able to get what I wanted. That will bother him every time he uses one of these plates!
I’m betting that lime green one gets lots of use! 🙂
Shelly Leihy says
I love my Fiesta! I could open a china shop with the amount I have..It rivals my fabric and yarn stashes!
No! I’m too old to begin collecting something else but those five plates make me smile.
Nice! I am looking for them here… As a gift for a family member. I love the multiple colors!!! Great choice! Enjoy!
Nancy Phillips says
I just recently purchased Fiesta Ware in Yellow and Turquiose and I love
Cindy Davis says
I have a large family and when they all come home I had about 2 sets of plates that I could use. Tough stuff, ok, not exquisite that I got at the local grocery store. But I have been looking and last Nov I bought 12 plates at Macys, 2 of a color, but 6 colors in all. My husband added to them at Christmas. This July we were part of the Carlton Complex fire in Wa State and lost everything but a laptop and 3 sets of clothes.
When my kids came up one of them had bought me 6 plates all a differnent color. My husband had went out and bought 6 plates of Fiesta all different colors.
They are so cheery on the table, and I can set the table along with my mood. Love them. Their shallow cereal bowls are wonderful too.
I am addicted to fabric, poultry, paper, pens and color.
Enjoy them Judy. They are wonderful!
Sharon G says
My daughter and family “gifted” me the lemon grass (lime) Fiestaware for Christmas. I love it and I love the color – it’s my favorite. One day, it will join her dishes – she has orange, navy and Kelly green ones. The dishes make me happy every time I look at them
Poor Vince. Hasn’t he figured out yet that you want what you want, and it doesn’t have to be logical? I like the variety of colors. I don’t know if the dark one is blue or purple, (it’s hard to be sure in a photo) but I would use that one a lot (especially if it is purple…)
carol fun says
Love the Fiesta ware – I have at least 15 different colors in my kitchen cabinet! I’ve trained my boys that when they set the table the objective is to use as many different colors as possible! It kinda like a scrap quilt but you can eat off of it!
I’ve had my Fiesta ware for over 25 yrs. I didn’t know they also made a luncheon size plates. My sets are all different colors, and I have some of the older colors that are now collectible. While I love Fiesta, and I don’t think we have ever broken a plate in all this time—I do constantly battle the silverware marks that seem to happen with Fiesta over time. Even the newer plates get these marks, and I have had to discard a few of the white plates because even with BarKeeper scrubbing, I can’t get the dark marks off the finish. I’m sure you will collect more Fiestaware as time goes on. They keep hot food warmer, and they do create a festive table setting.
wanda j says
Try Mr Clean eraser on it . It will take black marks off.
Sharon Downey says
We’ve been using Salad plates for several years now. Seldom do we ever go to he big ones. We also made it a rule we don’t go back for seconds. I have everything that is not used in the first plate fill up, put in storage boxes and in the fridge before I leave the kitchen to eat. Enjoy your fiesta ware.
wanda j says
You and Vincent need to go to Canton, Tx for first Mondays. There is a lady there that sells Fiesta wear cheap there and I do mean cheap. She has all kinds and colors even some out of production. Platters, bowls, salt/pepper, serving dishes and more. I mean cheap it might make you a fiesta wear person.
Now there is loads more stuff to see. Fields and fields worth of stuff. Good for a weekend outing if you like old stuff and new stuff. You have to make arrangements way ahead of time due to how popular the place is.But since your a Texas girl now you’ve got to go to Trades Day/ First Mondays( starts the Sat before First Monday).
Cause we need more stuff right?
Wanda j Conroe
Judy L. says
I’ve been to Canto several times but that’s the last place I would take Vince. We’d have to rent a U-Haul if get went there. For the amount of dishes I plan to buy, I’m better off ordering them, by the time we pay for gas, hotel, chicken sitter and boarding Speck.
All my dishes are Fiestaware in all different colors. Opening my cupboards is like looking at my fabric stash. I have a rule, all clean plates must go on the bottom of the stack so that all the dishes get rotated and used the same amount. It drives my husband nuts.
I too LOVE my Fiesta dishes!! When we finished the house last November I wanted to replace all my dishes. Went with Lapis dinner plates and the green and turquoise square plates. The square plates get the most use by far now. And….. the lime green ones get used first 🙂
I still smile when I open the dishwasher and see all the pretty colors in there. Something that NEVER happened before!