I love bright colors. Reds, yellows, greens, purple.
And my Fiesta dinnerware is bright, functional, dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe lead-free china. As a matter of fact, it is made right up the road in Lowell, West Virginia by the Homer Laughlin China Company. Founded in 1871, The Homer Laughlin China Company employees over 1100 skilled American workers and remains one of the largest domestic potteries in the country. Fiesta is a favorite with collectors, and it seems like every year some colors are retired and new ones are added to take their place. This year ivory and a 75th anniversary marigold are new for the collector.
You can purchase Fiesta in place settings or open stock. I like the open stock. I mix and match my Fiesta dinnerware, serving pieces and accessories, to keep the eyes busy, but with the serving pieces and accessories coming in so many colors, you could keep a uniform color or tonal scheme if you wanted. Fiesta has added coordinating linens, flatware and glasses to their offerings the last few years, so everything goes together. You can dress it up, or take it casual. Either way, your table will look great!
The only Fiesta products I have not been totally satisfied with were the glasses, they are beautiful, but extremely fragile, or my family was just too rough to use them as our everyday glasses. My remaining glassware is now put up in my china hutch and taken out for Thanksgiving.
Fiesta is available on line at homerlaughlin.com, in retail stores, such as Elder-Beerman, and at the retail outlet located in Newell West Virginia. Best of all there is a seconds warehouse, where nearly perfect pieces are sold at extreme discounts. Sometimes the seconds warehouse has a "yard" sale and people line up to get in, and you have to bring your own dolly. Is that a hoot or what?
So next time you are shopping and see the display of plates, cups, bowls, and serving pieces in big, bold colors, like tangerine, juniper, colbalt and sunflower, check it out. It just may be Fiesta.