Friday, February 20, 2009

Just So You Know...

I read each and every comment left here by you wonderful Blog Pals. However, I am really ba-a-d about emailing commenters--unless they are seeking help with something. I try to respond to questions right here on the blog. After all, someone else may have the same question, oui? Teresa was so sweet! On my February 14th post, I commented on my gifts to DH but failed to mention what I received!!! And, seriously, isn't that the most important thing??? Well, my Valentine's gift was the two new Fiesta plates and the stovetop S & P shakers. Love, love, love them. I have had a long love affair with Fiesta dishes. My collecting goes back at least 30 years. My sons still remind me how I dragged them through flea markets and antique malls and shops searching out those colorful beauties. And how they ate off these dishes EVERY SINGLE DAY of their young lives!!! To that, I say, just be grateful you got to eat every single day LOL! But I digress. Most of my collection is from the original 1930s stuff. A few years ago, Homer Laughlin (manufacturer) started to make Fiesta again--and in some yummy colors. I have some of that too. I am especially nuts about the old turquoise. And, as luck would have it, the new turquoise is remarkably close in color! So I wanted these two plates to help fill out a table's worth for company. And, well, who could possibly resist the shakers? Not me. Lest you think DH is super husband, don't worry. I picked them out and said, here, buy me this for Valentine's Day!!! That's how we roll around here.
Patti asked on my January 26th post if the photo there was all of the stash I had left. She remembers me dealing with a huge amount of fabric months back!!! I had a good laugh out of Patti's comment. No, dear lady, that isn't all. I have 18 medium tubs of fabric (holiday, 30s, kid prints, theme prints, flannels, etc. etc. etc.) and a HUGE tub of wool. It's a sickness, I tell ya. I have done lots of stash reduction, I must admit. But yet, it seems to multiply--like bunnies!

Speaking of bunnies (like that segue?) as I was going through the spring decor boxes, I ran across these wool babies. It is so fun to go through decorating items you haven't seen for a whole year. I am trying desperately to show some restraint and wait till March to put all the spring goodies out. But it's hard...







7 comments:

Screen Door said...

ok-- First and foremost... love those dishes. I would have so much fun mixing and matching for different holidays:) Don't worry about not always responding to me. I didn't-- until a couple of weeks ago--- know that there was responsibility etiquette(SP?) for comments. I felt bad that I didn't always respond. There is too much of the way important stuff to worry about to be stressing over the little stuff. I love comments-- both receiving and giving--don't make it a chore...at least that is the way I look at it....

Lorraine said...

Loving the peek at the bunnies...looking forward to seeing your Spring decorations.......and those pudgy bunnies from the previous post are just too cute....

Silverthimble said...

I just discovered Fiestaware last year. We don't have it in Canada so I can't buy new pieces until we make a trip to the US. I am planning a trip this summer and I will definitely be stocking up. You are so lucky to have some of the original stuff!

Teresa said...

Your dishes are beautiful. My daughter also uses fiestaware and likes to use a variety of colors. Looks great in your cabinet too!

Libby said...

There used to be a diner at the Disneyland Hotel that had Fiesta Ware. I miss it because it was my favorite place to eat and I loved those dishes. I always wonder what happened to them.

jacquie said...

oooh love your fiesta collection! so do you shop at Prydes in westport?

julieQ said...

I love those dishes too! I have not started a collection, but I have a friend who has an enormous supply. They are so pretty! I love your wooly bunny candle mat, it is so nice!