Post # 1
Hi, ladies! I’m new to these boards, and I could really use some opinions today. 🙂
FI likes the idea of registering for Fiestaware to serve as our everyday china:
Instead of doing 12 sets each of formal and casual china, he wants to do 16 of the Fiesta (so we can have a lot of different colors), then allow me to register for 8 sets of whatever other dishes I want. Macy’s sells four piece sets that come with a decently sized mug and some admittedly cool bowls that seem pretty versatile:
FI also likes that the sets go on sale at Macy’s for something like $22 each, and that they’re durable. I have no issues with any of this except the nagging feeling that I might get sick of rainbow dishware, and that, well, doesn’t food usually look best on white? Is white more practical? Or is this more practical to have?
My other little issue is that I kind of wanted to do the reverse; register for 8 everyday dishes and then do 12 or 14 sets of something nicer. However, after weeks of searching, I haven’t seen any everyday dishes that really wow me, and there’s far too many sets of nicer china that I do like, lol.
I’m not completely sold on the idea, and I guess I just wanted some input! Maybe I’m just being a ‘Zilla, lol, and I should just let my FI pick this out for us. What do you guys think? Thank you for your help in advance!
Edit: Sorry for the confusion, guess I’ll just leave this here! I’m a newb, excuse my mistake please!
Post # 3
The colors would annoy me after a while, but they are super cute and if you really like them fo for it and the just register for like a set of plain white buffet plates!
Post # 4
I’ve got Fiestaware. I really like it. But I only have two different colors. Do you have to get a rainbow? Whatever colors you go with, you can use different combos on your table on a given night, or holidays. (red +blue = 4th of July, red+green=Christmas). OK, you get the idea.
Post # 5
I used to have Fiesta and liked it. Durable, classic. I went with one color though, I am not one for mix and match. I ended up selling it before I moved out of state and it was snatched up quickly.
If you go for multiple colors, get options that match your kitchen/decor. You’ll be less likely to get tired of it, I think.
Post # 6
Yeah, he wants to do a rainbow, and actually, he keeps telling me that I can go on Ebay and get the discontinued pink Fiesta dishes that his mom has, so long as he doesn’t have to eat off them. LOL.
I don’t know, I have mixed emotions. I want to make him happy. And besides the dishes, the only other thing he’s had an opinion on is our coffee maker and a grill pan; he’s let me have carte blanche on everything else. But I just don’t know if this is me, hence my hesitation.
Post # 7
I registered and got Fiestaware and I love them! They are super durable and they’re so happy looking..they even make Tuna Helper look fun! Ha ha! Definately go for it, they’re a classic piece and will continue to be around for a long time so you can build on your collection!
We have them in red, yellow, orange and blue so far. I agree with Tanya123, you can mix and match and don’t have to get a rainbow unless you want to.
Post # 8
I loooove fiestaware!! We have scarlet, lemongrass and cobalt! I however, would also not be a fan of rainbow dishes lol. If I were you I would narrow it down to three or ever four color max lol.
Post # 9
Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t like Fiestaware for everday because it is so HEAVY. It is pretty and all, but every time I pick it up in the store I can’t get over the weight of a single plate. I think it would drive me nuts if I had to use it everyday.
Post # 10
Can you compromise and each pick a color? His and hers? And then get serving pieces in a 3rd?
The great thing about it is that it’s been around forever and will continue to be. You can always add other pieces in a different color.
Post # 11
My Grandmother has these in a rainbow of colors. As a kid I loved setting the table and making sure everyone got their favorite color 🙂 You can also find tons of the old dishes and serving pieces at antique fairs and such so it could be a nice start to a collection you can build on for years- every color or just your favorites.
Post # 12
I have fiestaware and love it…we do the rainbow, and it makes us both very happy.
Honestly, if he really wants fiestaware I’d do it. If you all gt tired of them, you can always sell fiestaware on craigslist or ebaay, and I’m just not sure this is a battle worth fighting. Maybe you could talk him in to registering for 8 settings of fiestaware, and 8 settings of a nice, white china?
Post # 13
I was given a set of 8 fiestaware settings, one in each color, and honestly i hate it and wished i had all the same color, or at least 2 colors. true, some days i feel fun and colorful but other times (like a dinner party or such) it comes off a little garage-sale’ish being all mismatched. And then if its just 3 or 4 of us, I have to sift through the HEAVY dinnerware to get all the matching colors.
just my experience….
Post # 14
I LOVE my Fiestaware – we have 8 sets: navy, light blue, torquoise, kelly green, yellow, orange, coral, and red. I love coming up with new color combos and I love the way they look in my cabinet. Usually if there are just 2-4 of us, I will use all of the cool colors or all of the warm colors, and mix and match those. They look amazing against black or white linens. In terms of numbers, we only have 8 sets and we run out a lot between dishwasher runnings (and there are only two of us!) so I agree with your FH that you should have more sets of your everyday china.
A good compromise might be to get 3 sets of 4 different colors (either the cools or the warms) to make 12??? That might make it feel less rainbow-y to you.
One final note, I really do love my Fiesta and would not trade it for anything, but you know yourself. If you don’t love it, don’t do it – you see your everyday dishes A LOT (much more than your more formal dishes), so you should love them. I think that’s why so many people just get plain white and call it a day.
Post # 15
oh, my fiestaware has been around for prob 20+ years and i must mention that a few of the colors look very worn. between knives and dishwashers, the darker colors (like cobalt blue) look awful.
Post # 16
In all honesty, I’m not a fan. But I’m the type A, matchy-matchy every piece should coordinate type person.
If it makes you and your FI ahppy, go for it! You are the ones that will be using it and you could have nice memories of picking out all the colors together.