Fiestaware, also known as Fiesta dinnerware or pottery, was created by Frederick Rhead in 1936. It is one of the most collectable china dinnerware lines in the world – and yes, I love it! Fiestaware features beautiful art deco styling and comes in a variety of bright and pale colours. Fiestaware brightens up any kitchen and looks amazing when mixing and matching the different colours.
Fiestaware was discontinued in the 1970s, and then brought back in the 80s, and is still being manufactured today. You can buy Fiestaware plates, bowels, mugs, tea cups, mixing bowels, coffee pots, pitchers, salt and pepper shakers – you name it! I’m lucky to have two new Fiestaware complete dinner sets, one set in maroon and one in navy. I also have some vintage Fiestaware pieces in black and purple. One of my favourite pieces is my lady hot plate!
Fiestaware is so popular that you often see it used in movies and television shows. One show springs to mind as having used it often, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy and her mother were always using Fiestaware in their kitchen! As an aside, Giles always drank his tea out of a green depression glass mug. The things you notice whilst watching TV!
Let me know if you collect Fiestaware by leaving a comment below and happy collecting!