I started my addiction right after I bought Grandma's house. I should explain that I bought the house furnished, more or less. The beds were full-sized, a shock after sleeping in a queen-size bed for years, and there was a terribly uncomfortable sofa and end-tables left from the early 1960's, and...a single piece of Fiestaware.
It was a pitcher, in a sunny bright yellow that could have been produced anywhere from 1936 to 1969. I fell in love with the deco lines of the piece, and was excited to find that Fiestaware was still being manufactured. I picked my first dishes , 4 place settings of pastel yellow and 4 place settings of apricot, based on the crazy colors of the 50's-style countertops, shown here:
|Dig those crazy fried egg squiggle-splats!|
Back to the present! Marigold is a beautiful color, and very aptly named. If you're from Iowa, you'll know that Iowa State University colors are cardinal and gold, and University of Iowa colors are black and gold. So....wouldn't these be perfect for a get-together celebrating your favorite team? [Please forgive the floral tablecloth and use your imagination. A plain black or red cloth would look spiffy, I think!]
|Scarlet and Marigold Fiestaware|