(Closed) What do you think of Fiestaware?

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: Should we register for Fiestaware?
    Yes! Go for it! : (52 votes)
    73 %
    No, find something else, : (15 votes)
    21 %
    Other (I'll tell you in the comments) : (4 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    988 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
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    2641 posts
    Sugar bee

    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
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    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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 # 7
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    368 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    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
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    837 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    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
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    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    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
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    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
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    433 posts
    Helper bee

    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
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    1161 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    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
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    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
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    1820 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
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    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
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    2205 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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.

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