Well, here is the first of probably many tables using Fiesta. These dandy little dishes are so versatile. You can mix and match. You can dress them up. And colors galore. If you are inclined to collect like we are, you can find vintage pieces that are so unique without spending an arm and a leg. Another warning: You can spend an arm and a leg if you go in for some of the very vintage colors and pieces. I just saw on eBay that someone had a $175 Buy it Now price on a "four piece lilac Fiesta" place setting.
Overview of the table - a simple nautical setting.
Pat used a pasta bowl to hold the seashell collection.
The Sea Captain was purchased in Japan 40 years ago while our brother was stationed there.
Very simple, sleek flatware looks best.
Pat used a Dollar Store glass and small stein for the beer.
One of our favorite patterns - Otagiri Shell - used for the bread and butter plate.
The napkin ring was purchased at Michael's in the dollar bin.
Just to prove to myself that dishes I did not like can look so good.......
Oh, I forgot to mention. we have eight four-piece place settings of turquoise Fiesta on its way. And we have another order of turquoise salt/peppers shakers, bread and butter plates, service place, and water pitcher due this week. Triple disaster.......(not to mention the candle sticks that arrived yesterday from eBay.....Good grief.) This is all because I had to check out Candy's blog. You have all been forewarned. (And we never even mentioned how fabulous the vintage tablecloths are. You are in for a real treat. Expect to spend hours on this blog.)
Placemats and tablerunner - Ross
Fiesta dishware - borrowed (for now)
Flatware - Costco several years ago
Glasses - Dollar Store
White shell plate - Otagiri Shell purchased at a local second hand store
White lanterns - Target this year
Glass balls - Pier 1
White and blue votives, napkins - Tuesday Morning
Napkin rings, candles, votives - Michael's