(Closed) What do you think of Fiestaware?

posted 10 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 # 17
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    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    All the rainbow comments here are cracking me up, lol.

    My Fiance has a set of 8 navy blue Fiesta dishes. (Everything in the man’s apartment is navy or lime green. I just… I can’t even talk about it, lol.) Before we registered for our white everyday china, I suggested just adding onto his collection of Fiestaware and getting different colors, and he refused. I loved the rainbow idea! Sometimes I’m sorry we didn’t go with the Fiestaware. I love what we’re registered for, but my parents have used Fiesta for over a decade, and it really is wonderful. Durable as all get-out. My brothers are so rough with it, and I’ve only ever seen two pieces of it break! (Ironically, both pieces were pink. Be careful if you do go the Ebay route!)

    I also have to say that my mom is a china addict; she needs help, lol. She has 10 different patterns, including 3 very very formal lines, and an exquisite Christmas set. But she almost always goes to her Fiestaware. Because she went with a rainbow, she has the ability to pull out different colors for different events. In the fall she goes with the oranges and greens and yellows, and for 4th of July, she does the white, scarlet, navy, and aquamarine. It’s a lot of fun!

    Post # 18
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    omg, i love colors and rainbows. I also love a nice heavy plate. Go for it!! I have green dishes that i want to throw out the window after looking at your pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

    I really really want them now, thanks!

    Post # 19
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2020

    For anyone collecting fiestaware- just note the pre WW2 stuf is REALLY radioactive. Like REALLY! a lot of people buy and sell it without knowing but it is dangerous stuff!The orange and red colors come from uranium!

    I like the contemporary kind though, it can be fun!

    Post # 20
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    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    did anyone else notice that a fiestaware thread is on the “emotional” board? LOL.

    (not making fun of you sweetest, i think its cute…welcome to WB!)

    Post # 21
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    30 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Aww man, my fiance and I are currently trying to decide if we really want the Williams Sonoma ‘Pantry’ dishes we first picked out, or if we should just switch to Fiestaware instead! This post makes me think we should switch before it’s too late, lol.

    Fiesta is awesome. My grandparents have some, and my siblings and I used to love eating off of it. Our parents had all white china for everyday so getting to eat our grandmother’s cooking off ‘rainbow plates’ was mindblowingly fun for a group of 4 – 8 year olds, lol. I think it’s classic in it’s own way, you know? It’s a sign of quality and you can add onto your colors, whatever they may be, for years.

    Plus, you can register for some REALLY frilly, girly, or simple all white formal china and know that you have the option to switch up your tablescape whenever you like. So I say go for it!

    Post # 22
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    456 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Ha, was totally thinking “wow, someone’s getting emotional about fiestaware?” ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have complete sets of a few colors and love it.  i’m not sure i’d be crazy about the rainbow, but you can always mix and match them so it’s not as obnoxious in that way.  Like the first pic rather than the second one.

    Post # 23
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    The only reason I am not a large fan is because FIL’s have so much. Its at their home plus its also at their vacation home. When FH and I began to register they suggested it and I was like ‘no no no pls we’re not gonna have the same everdayware as FIL’s’ haahaaahaahaa

    Other than that – I think its great Wink

    Post # 25
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I vote to keep this in the emotional boards ๐Ÿ˜€

    Post # 26
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    My parents have fiesta.  I have seen it done really nicely.  I would recommend not registering for all the colors but picking out 3-5 colors that you like and go with that.  My friends beach house has yellow, orange, and red.  They look like the sunset. 

    The dishes hold up REALLY well and its fun to collect all the pieces. 

    My parents have round rainbow colored placemats and it always makes for a fun dinner. 

     

    Post # 27
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Here are some color combinations I found online, none of these give off the rainbow vibe: 

     

    Post # 28
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    612 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Go for the rainbow!! It is so much more versatile for color combinations!

     

    Post # 29
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    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    My parents have fiestaware and I LOVE it.  I wish my hubby and I had them, but my husband doesn’t like all the different colors.  My parents have an array of colors, and it’s cool because we can do pastels for Easter, and red/green for Christmas, blues/whites for New Year’s, and all sorts of different combos.  We even used half fiestaware for my wedding since it was in my backyard and it looked really cool:

    Post # 30
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    Busy bee

    I think Fiestaware is definitely festive!  We stay at a beach house that has used fiestaware for it’s easy replacement value!  I am a serious plate person.  I really don’t see anything wrong with registering for fiestaware, a plain white set, and a very formal china set.  I think that I might be the type of person to like using Fiestaware for breakfast cereal and lunch, while I would probably rather use a white set for dinner.  And I’d still want a formal dining set for my family!  Registering for multiple sets in various amounts is just fine. 

    Post # 31
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I love Fiestaware.. But I would stick to one color ๐Ÿ™‚

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