Many years ago, while browsing in an antique shop with my sister, I came across a set of very colorful, happy
dishes…I was immediately drawn to the bright colors..The store owner told me that they were Fiestaware.
…….Fiestaware?…that certainly is a great name for them as they were so “festive”!!!
The store owner had a place setting of 4 in the various colors of yellow, light green, turquoise and ivory and
the price was right…$20 for the entire set (dinner plate, bread plate, cup and saucer, a total of 16
pieces)….At that time, I figured, what the heck, for $20, I will buy them..
…….WELL…soon after I purchased them, they appeared on the cover of Country Living Magazine…needless to
say..no longer are the sets of 4 for $20…Then came my quest to complete the collection of the 5 original colors
and the red (actually orange) that came into production 2 years after the original 5 colors.
…….So today, I am setting my dinette table in our “diner” that is located in our media room.
………………………..HOPE YOU ENJOY A BLAST FROM THE PAST!!…………………………………….
I am using the yellow and turquoise today..the bowls were a gift from my sister. Fiestaware was introduced in 1936 by the Homer Laughlin Pottery Company. They introduced 5 original colors of blue (cobalt), turquoise, yellow, light green, and ivory. Two years later, they introduced the red, which really is orange…
I placed my cute kitty “days of the week” tea towels under each place setting…
I thought for a moment the white dots were chips!..Whew, they are just the light reflecting off the dishes!
These cute frosted vintage glasses belonged to my mother-in-law.
I placed an African Violet in a small pitcher
Creamer and sugar bowl in yellow..The teapot is Lipton Tea…antique tin of Lipton Tea
The Lipton tea sugar bowl and creamer..in the background is a Fiestaware yellow platter…
Diner table necessities..straws, napkins, Fiestaware yellow salt and pepper, and mustard jar by Hall.
Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner..I placed a vintage stand up Valentine given to me by my sister..Don’t they look like the Campbell Soup Kids?
Covered butter dish by McCoy…
The “Diner”..we originally were planning to build a bar on the right side of this area..but it morphed into a Diner of sorts, allowing me to place my vintage pieces in that area…I sold many of my antiques prior to moving. I think I am having some seller’s remorse on some things…
My pie safe..a gift from my hubby, MANY years ago!!
My old Pepsi wooden 6 bottle carrier..with my Shirley Temple Royal Crown fan..
My Dazey Butter Churn..a vintage Campbell Soup Ad..cheese box with jello recipe books..
My Lance cracker and Tom’s Peanut Jars..Notice the Jelly Belly dispenser is empty!
And across the way are my vintage picnic baskets..
I love collecting old Salesman calling cards..I especially love this one as it has my maiden name on it…How great a find was that?!!
This is one of my favorite vintage Valentine post cards…HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!
Hope you enjoyed my “Diner”…Also known as “Graylyn’s Diner”..she loves it…I see a sign coming in the future..
Please feel free to leave me a comment. Would love to hear from you!!..
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