Monday, February 8, 2010
Leaning tower of Fiesta
I have an addiction. Well, actually, I have many addictions, but this is one of the many. I love Fiesta. I guess part of the reason I'm addicted to it could be that I am originally from the town one mile from Homer Laughlin China. There is a rich history of potteries and steel mills in the Northern WV area where I was born and raised. My maternal grandmother had to quit school at the age of 14 to go to work in the pottery to help support her family during the depression. She was an amazing woman, but that's another story for another time.
Every time a new color is introduced, my mom and stepdad buy us a place setting that includes a dinner plate, salad plate, bowl, and mug.
I didn't start collecting Fiesta until some of the colors were retired. This is one of my favorite colors, but I only have a couple of pieces that I found in the outlet store seconds room.
That room is so fun to look through. I have found many treasures in there, including a huge scarlet pizza plate.
These dishes are virtually indestructible, but because I am who I am, I have broken my fair share of them. I need to replace a couple of large dinner plates when I go to the outlet store this spring. Hopefully I'll find them in the seconds room!
What are your addictions?