Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday - Fiestaware

It's that time of the week again. Time for another installment of Vintage Thingies Thursday. Make sure you check out all the neat things everyone is sharing over at Suzanne's place.

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.


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23 comments:

Kelly said...

Bea - I love this idea! How clever you are. ~Kelly

Jewelgirl said...

Fiesta ware has such vibrant color!
I think it really gives the rooms
a fun color pop!

Coloradolady said...

This is a great idea, I like the display over the door. I am glad you did not leave them behind and brought them home, they look so cheery.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Aren't you a clever one. I saw some plate hangers at the thrift store today but didn't buy them - drat - I should go back and get them tomorrow - plates on the walls look so neat.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

aren't you a clever thing..they look FAB :)

Janet, said...

You were so lucky, I love Fiestaware. Where are the bowls and water pitcher, you gotta put them out, too.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

so colourful! great display.. and good idea! have a good day!

Susan said...

I love how creative you are. If I were to change my everyday dishes they would be Fiesta Ware. The colors are unbeatable. I would have brought these home too.

Smilingsal said...

They do add a nice touch of color! Thanks for sharing. Happy Vintage Thingy Thursday. Here's mine: http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/2009/03/grandpas-needle-and-safety-pin.html

Miri said...

I love how you've hung the plates...the colors are all wonderful!

ClassyChassy said...

Great decorating ideas!

bj said...

I love all the bright colors ...they look super good on your walls. I use plates a lot for wall decoration..I've been known to take them down, wash them and use them for dinner!! ;O)
xo bj

foxxy said...

Very pretty and colorful. Nice collection

SueLovesCherries said...

What a superb idea - yay Bea!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I love Fiesta ware. It's so bright and cheerful and displaying them for all to see is great. Enjoy them!

Sarah said...

What a wonderful way to use and enjoy your collection!

CC said...

Oooo, how I would love to find Fiestaware in a big box like this. It would have come home with me as well. I just love the colors and the way you have them displayed. Happy VTT..have a most lovely day.
p.s. I just love your pretty blog!!

Elizabeth said...

I love your wall groupings; great way to brighten things up. And that was a super deal on all of that Fiesta ware.

Amy said...

Fiestaware is awesome! Here in NZ they're called picnicware.

Jeanne said...

Great way to display your Fiesta Ware. My Mom still has 90% of the pieces, pitchers, platters, etc. I am hoping I get them some day. :)

Femin Susan said...

How wonderfully fabulous your blog with all those images that fade and appear.

mannequin said...

How wonderful for your craft room. A dollar apiece! I'm like you; I'd start collecting for that price.
It does make your room so festive!

T Lee said...

That was a perfect "lightbulb" moment! Very bright and cheery!