This is not the post I had hoped to make this week, but due some technical difficulties with my IT Dept., I'm missing some pictures. My apologies.
Last summer, I bought 30 pieces of vintage Fiestaware at an auction for $1 a piece. WOW! I'm not a Fiestaware collector, but no one was buying it so it came home with me.
In this box lot, there were several luncheon plates, a couple dinner plates, six saucers, three or four cups, two different style bowls, a water pitcher, a creamer and a sugar bowl minus the lid, all in various colors. Most of the pieces had a chip or two. Several of the plates were badly scratched or stained. Once home, I put them in storage thinking I would find something to do with them one day.
Recently, I have been redecorating my studio. My special place to sew, paint and craft. I've been gathering many of my favorite things that really don't fit in any other room. While sewing my window treatments, it occurred to me that the colors in the fabric were colors of the Fiestaware. I had a "lightbulb" moment. A trip to Lowe's for several plate hangers and I now have Fiestaware wall groupings.
Saucers hang over two of the three doors.
Here is a grouping of dinner and luncheon plates. The yellow and orange plates are hung so the Fiestaware label on the bottom can be seen. Not to prove they are Fiestaware, but because the front side of these plates are really scratched and stained. Three cups are displayed on the shelf below.
I'm so glad I found a use for these colorful plates.