8/29/11

Happy things

I think it's crucial to surround yourself with things that make you smile inside your home. So I thought over the next few weeks I'd share a few of the things I have that just make me happy whenever I notice them.

This summer I decided it was time to replace the Hubsters long lasting reliable Corelle tableware with something that would bring me pleasure whenever I used it. So I used birthday money to start off a collection of ..... Fiestaware.


If you were to come into my home you'd guess pretty quickly that I love colour and use it liberally everywhere. When we bought our home it was a standard cream throughout, but now every room is a different color and I mean colour not some faint touch of colour. I can admire the cool creamy perfection of monochrome homes from a distance, but I wouldn't want to live in it, it's just too bland for me personally.


So Fiestaware was just a natural choice for me, I adore the vibrancy of the colours available and the different effects you can create with all the combinations. If you are also a fan of Fiestaware or just beautiful tableware, then you NEED to go HERE for some major inspiration on table settings from a fabulous blog.


Some collectors of Fiestaware stick with one or two colours and get a full dinner service that all matches, but that wasn't for me, I like to mix and match to my hearts content.


So now when I open the cupboard doors to reach for a dish, this is the joyful splash of colour that just makes me smile everytime.


And the big added bonus - MADE IN THE USA.

11 comments:

Kathy G said...

When you set you table, do you make sure that each of the place settings are the same, or take whatever colors are on top of the stack?

Star said...

and I bet you loved your paintbox when you were a little girl too, didn't you Sarah! I love colour too, very much especially lime green and orange (at the moment). How WONDERFUL that the china ware was made in the U.S.A. Where did you get it from?

Daryl said...

I've always been a fan of Fiestaware .. Toonman calls my love of color 'PeeWee's Playhouse' ..

Expat mum said...

Ha, I'm doing the opposite of you with regard to room paint. When we moved in here 8 years ago, I wanted every room a different (but subtle) colour. Now, I've gone off some of them but have painted myself into a corner, (so to speak) as the room decor all goes with the paint. I have to almost redecorate a whole room if I want to repaint!
Love the Fiesta ware though.

Gaelyn said...

Have always liked the colorful Fiestaware and glad they decided to reproduce it again. It's just a little too heavy to use in the RV. I have Correll that I've used forever and want to replace it with old unmatched china made in USA.

gigi-hawaii said...

Love the colors! I have ivory fine china with gold rims that I use for dinner parties. I might re-think that, though.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Fiestaware is very nice stuff.

My wife also loves color and even better does painting herself. The only time she is disappointed is when she doesn't go with the richness of color she wanted.

We are not fans of offwhite walls.

George said...

I like your new tableware. I think it's beautiful, and it definitely makes me happy.

Ashleigh said...

Fiestaware Rocks! I haven't seen it in a while and was even thinking of replacing my current everyday dishes of 15 year with "white" restaurant style dinerware...might have to rethink that...hahaha

Jo, a retired teacher said...

It is bright and cheerful. Good for you.

Nat said...

I wonder if you can get it in the UK. It's gorgeous and it looks very sturdy.

My happy things... rubber ducks!