Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tea Time in the 30's

Fiesta® Dinnerware was designed by Frederick Hurten Rhead in 1936 and is now among
the most collected china products in the world. As originally designed, the line featured art deco styling and bold, bright colors. The product was discontinued in 1973 and reissued in 1986 with new contemporary colors to mark its 50th anniversary.

My first introduction to Fiesta Dinnerware was at my American Grandmother's house. Every meal we ate, while visiting, was served on Fiestaware and each of the settings had a combination of colors. As a young child, I was fascinated, not only with the colors, but also the boldness my Grandmother displayed when she mixed colors in each place setting.

Today's tea is set in a 30's style. The table cloth was found at a yard sale for $1.00. I love the reds in it. The cups and saucers are just a few of my collection. The colors displayed are my favorites!

Do you own Fiestaware, or have any fond memories of it? What are your favorite colors? Hope you enjoyed a little bit of my collection!!

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Artful Affirmations - Tea Cup Tuesday

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Terri said...

So bright and so festive! I love all the colors and they look fab on your tablecloth. What a perfect setting for tea.

Dianne said...

That fiesta ware is just so gorgeous and colourful. A lovely setting.

Cameron said...

I was lucky that the previous owners of our house left some for me! I have 2 platters, 2 pitchers (that I love to put flowers in) 2 coffee mugs and 2 bowls (perfect size for pasta or a entree salad)

I adore how sturdy they are....true hardworking, yet bold and beautiful pieces!

I'm drooling over that creamer/sugar set ;P

Shay said...

Your table looks wonderful. I love old china. Keep that out -you;re going to need it -all will be revealed this weekend!

AnnieO said...

I love Fiestaware but don't own any--I look at it every time I am at Kohl's or JC Penney but I already have four sets of dishes and no more room to store any! When my second set of everyday dishes finally wears out (broke a plate the other week!) I want to get Fiestaware. Hmm, what color to pick...

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

apreciei a explicação do tema!
tenha um excelente fim de semana!

Love Of Quilts said...

You asked. Do you own Fiestaware, or have any fond memories of it.I was suprised to find that I have never had or remember any one that has ever had it in my family or out side my family...in all my days I have seen it in shops and thats it.wow. Trish