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 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 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…


More Fiesta..


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!!..

Joining the following link parties:

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  1. Oh, so cute. I love your red retro table and stools. Great vintage things.

  2. What a wonderful collection you have!! Love all the red and vintage pieces. The pub table and stools are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
    Miss Bloomers

  3. So colorful! What a fun table. When we bought our summer cottage i cleaned out closets full of Fiesta. But I didnt know what it was, and got rid of it! 🙁
    I have the basket on top! I got it with green stamps when I was first married. I like vintage rather than old.
    I have a needlepoint pillow that says, Grandma’s are Antique Little Girls! 🙂
    Enjoy your Sunday. We had snow today, Spring is a long way off here.

  4. I sure do like all of your items. It is like walking into my favorite antique shop. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love the diner look you’ve set up here, Shirley! That blue is so striking ~ isn’t it funny how it is such a popular color again. You’ve got a lovely collection here and they look like a fun set to use here.

  6. That is a very cheerful kitchen eating area~and it is just like a diner!!

  7. Your Fiestaware tablescape is so perfect for a winter day…warm and cheeerful. Of course it’s great any time of year, too.. 🙂 Love the embroidered day-of-the-week tea towels that you used as napkins. Your Tom’s and Lance cracker jars are such great pieces, both for practicality and vintage look. I have a Gordon’s jar in my kitchen. It was in my mom and dad’s grocery store when I was growing up. I looked at some in an antique store the other day and nearly fell over at the price they were asking. Yikes!
    Thanks for showing your neat vintage collections.

  8. Linda Miller says

    Love the colorful tablescape and it warms my heart on this cold morning. It’s nice to see so many vintage pieces on display in such a tasteful arrangement. I usually set my table with my Fiesta ware in summer but maybe I should reconsider my thinking and do it in winter to warm things up! It’s so funny my friend that I just brought my Lance and Tom’s jars down to our media room yesterday to fill with snacks. Great minds think alike.

  9. What are you serving to match this inspired table-setting? What time shall we come over?
    The embroidered dish clothes are the perfect touch.

  10. What fun, Shirley, to share all your vintage pieces, just perfect for Fiestaware. I have 10 plates I bought at a garage sale years ago for $5. I often wish for more pieces but am not willing to pay current prices. Good job creating a very happy setting.

  11. I love it all! Thanks for sharing joann

  12. Debbie@Mountain Breaths says

    I love your Fiestaware! I have a few pieces that friends gave me, and I love the colors. Visiting from Seasonal Sundays 😉

  13. You’ve got a great collection of very original pieces and everything looks fabulous in your downstairs diner. Love three stacked picnic baskets, it brings such a homey feel to the room.

  14. What an absolutely adorable table! I’m so happy that you decided to join Seasonal Sundays. Hope you’ll be here next week too!

    – The Tablescaper

  15. What beatiful fiestaware! I love your bright colors….perfect for a cloudy Monday morning!


  16. Hi Shirley, What a wondefful collection of Fiesta ware! I escpecially love the turquoise. I have one turquoise pitcher that I picked up at a thrift store for 1.50. It was marked $42. I think it is a repro not an original , but i still love it. You have such a wonderful collection of treasures in your home. The framed advertisement with your maiden name is a real find! I also love your table and chair set. I am a lover of red so naturally it caught my eye. Your days of the week towels were a cute addition to your table. What a bright and cheery post!

  17. HI, Shirley, what a colorful table, I love Fiestaware too. Beautiful collection you have. I’m so glad you & other friends will be coming to Haven. It’s going to be such a diverse group & we will have a ball.

  18. What fun to see all your fantastic Fiestaware and linens so beautifully displayed in “The Diner”! I loved it! Your vintage collections are really great! Loved the Valentines too!
    I have a sister named Shirley! I’m glad you stopped by my blog so I could find you! I’m joining your site, as soon as I figure out Linky.
    Happy Valentine’s Day! Linda @ Grandmalay’s Daydreams

  19. Your diner looks like such a fun place! All of your vintage pieces are just great. I’ve had a long love affair with Fiestaware. I think it’s one of the most versatile types of casual dinnerware around.

  20. I love all the vintage touches in this room!

  21. I love the colors so much!! Ironically, my sister was given Fiestaware in these exact colors for her wedding…I love it!! Your diner is awesome too with all the vintage throughout the room. Hang on to those things because they are so neat!

  22. Thanks for sharing your fun fiestaware at Show & Tell! It’s a privilege to have you join in the party!

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  23. Wonderful vibrant fiesta of colors! Love it all Hugs!

  24. Beautiful colors! Everything looks fabulous as always!! Shirley, you always put together amazing tablescapes and so much fun:) Love every vintage detail. Where did you get those kitty towels..they are so cute! And love your pie safe.

  25. I’m not quite sure where to start! I had no idea Fiestaware was actually affordable at one time! The price has just skyrocketed!!!!!! You have a lot of really, really cool stuff, Shirley! I understand about the seller’s remorse. I had it (and still painfully do!) when I sold so much of my stuff a couple of years ago when I retired. I am afraid to even have a garage sale now because I’m afraid I’ll get caught up i the moment again! 🙂 The tea towels are just the cutest! I remember my Mom having some of those. She doesn’t keep much of anything, so I’m sure they’re goners. 🙁 I LOVE the lemon & cherry glasses! Makes me crave cherry lemonade…maybe with a splash of a little something-something! 😉 I’ve never seen such a small butter churn! I always thought they were those big honkin’ things that took the strength of Hercules to turn! As for your “diner”…COOL IDEA!!! It’s really unique, it has a bit of nostalgia, and it’s just downright fun! Your pie safe is gorgeous!!! I stupidly sold mine a few years back when we moved. Dumb, dumb, dumb!!! We have to stop kicking ourselves, though. What’s done is done. Time to make some new memories!

  26. OH how I love bright colors and Fiesta Ware! This is such a great tablescape and makes me happy just looking at it! Thanks for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday and sharing all your goodness!


  27. Hi Shirley,

    I’m a Shirley too. I don’t meet many people with our name. The table is lovely. It reminds me of mine under Southwestern Glory. I love all the color. It makes the meal happy even before you sit down.

  28. I love your Fiesta diner! Hubby and I are Fiesta addicts….the happy, festive colors are addictive aren’t they? Thanks for sharing.

  29. My best friend has these dishes….she’d be sooooo jealous that you got such an awesome deal! Thanks for linking up!

  30. I’m so happy you chose this post to link to Thursday Favorite Things linky party. HUGS!

  31. What great treasures you have! Your kitchen is a feast for the eyes! Thanks so much for sharing with us at WIW. We can’t wait to see what you share next.

  32. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog, I will keep visiting this blog very often.

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