Dining Room Buffet Decor

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I decided to put some fall decor up on our dining room buffet.  Well, we don’t exactly have a specific dining room any more.  Our buffet is in our family room.

We bought this buffet several years ago in a consignment shop. The plates are vintage Fiesta ware.

I used items that we had around the house.  I also went out and snipped some fall branches.

Handy Man has collected a lot of old glass marbles, and we put them in a glass aqua jar.  I did a post about how we put shells and rocks into glass jars here.

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Fall Table Setting

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I keep seeing all sorts of cute table settings on blogs lately, so I thought I’d try to set up a fall-themed setting using our vintage Fiesta Ware. I chose colors of Fiesta that I thought reflected fall.

I’ve been trying to take these pictures for DAYS; it’s been so cloudy that I had a hard time with the lighting.  You can click on each photo for a close-up.

This next photo looks really good in close-up.

This was fun to play with, but I’m not much of a fancy table-setting person, so you won’t see too many of these from me.  I can see doing a cute table set-up with our Christmas dishes, though.

Here’s a close-up of the painting, made by my father.  Check out Don’s Fine Art to see more of his works.

Do you like to set the table with tablecloths and accessories?  I like to do this for special occasions, like Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Resources About Vintage Fiesta

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I have added an article to our Fiesta Ware page: Resources About Vintage Fiesta Ware.  I have listed some resources about vintage Fiesta that we like: some web sites, and a book that we like to use.

Did you know that there is even a film documentary about Fiesta collectors?  Who knew!

I’ll be adding to that section over time.  If anyone has some good suggestions, please email us.

Does anyone here collect Fiesta, or dishes of any kind?

Why Do We Collect Vintage Fiesta Ware?

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I am going to be adding more to our page on Fiesta Ware soon.  I thought that I would talk about how we got started with our collection.

Back in about 1997, we had a yard sale.  We had relatives donate things they no longer wanted to our yard sale.  A few of the items that we received were pieces of old Fiesta Ware from my grandmother.  Rob wasn’t sure about selling them, and he set the pieces aside.

There weren’t many pieces; there were some plates and a few bowls.  I didn’t know much about them.  We set them aside because we liked the colors and the look of the dishes.  Eventually, we looked into a few books about Fiesta Ware.  We had also seen some dishes in antique stores, and purchased a few more items.  Over time, we bought more and more, and had to decide how to store and display what we had collected.

Since then, we have gathered a pretty large collection.  A lot of it is displayed, and we even use some of the regular dinner plates.  We also have plans for Handy Man to make more shelving and cabinets to display more of our collection (yet another project for the Honey-Do list!)

More on this as I work on the Fiesta page…do you have a collection?  What is it?  Where do you buy pieces?  How do you display your collection?

Fiesta Ware Collection

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I’ve added Fiesta Ware page to the blog. I’ll be posting some photos and stories soon about our collection.

In the meantime, here is a good site that discusses Vintage Fiesta Ware history, pieces and prices: Happy Heidi.

Do any of you collect Fiesta Ware, or other dishes?

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