Thursday, March 6, 2008

Rocks In My Dryer Spur-Of-The-Minute Dish Carnival!

Rocks In My Dryer is having a Spur-Of-The-Minute Dish Carnival! To see more dishes head on over there.

My every day dishes are pretty plain Jane...they are white and mismatched (though various shades of white).

My "nice" set of dishes are my scarlett Fiesta Ware dishes that I love. I don't just save them for good occasions... my meal menu and my level of laziness (do I want to have to hand wash some dishes? Do I want to carry everything into the dining room?) - determines whether or not I use my red dishes.

My dear Mother-in-Law (MIL) started me on my Fiesta collection quite a few years ago and continues to add to it (as do I). I love the cheery red color...and they fit in great for Christmas and Valentine's Day.

For those Fiesta experts out there - yes, the covered casserole squarish dish is NOT Fiesta but the color is almost exact and it looks great together. When I bought it my dd was surprised and said I thought you were only collecting the "name brand" dishes. Well I liked the covered dish and the price was right so I bought it.

Some of the dishes I have purchased on eBay but that's a bit tricky. I'm always worried something will break and one item (packaged shoddily) did break...I could hear it while I was going through the box. I had insurance, but it was still a pain, and I was out shipping on the broken item. I've also purchased some pieces on Amazon and they've arrived packaged very well.


Jennifer said...

I love FiestaWare (I think we've had this conversation once before.)

I have 12 different colors and use them as my everyday dishes. They can totally go in the dishwasher... no need to handwash!

No my husband's grandmother's fine china with the 24k gold around the edges... not so much. It has only been used 2 times in the nearly 10 years we've had it. Too much work!

Thanks for sharing.

Heidi @ GGIP said...

I love fiesta ware. I contemplated getting those for my everyday dishes when I got married, but then changed my mind. Great collection!

We are THAT family said...

LOVE those---very pretty!

Laura said...

I am so glad you stopped by my blog because now I have a new bloggy fun fave! Your story about your daughter just knocked my socks off. What a brilliant mind! One difference between boys and girls, I think, is that incredible attention to details our young ladies have that our little boys just sort of roll over top of. Literally. Those bedtime conversations are so sweet to savor, aren't they?
I love your blog adventure! How fun to document your bravery in this way! I read a few of your past food samplings and must admit that I now feel like a total culinary square. Keep those taste buds tingling!

Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

Love that deep red!!! Beautiful and rich!

My Ice Cream Diary said...


I love the red. Anything with bold color makes me happy.