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post #21 of 78
we have corelle too - it never breaks, can safely go in the oven and lasts forever.
post #22 of 78
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Originally Posted by rach03 View Post
You guys that have Fiestaware...do you just mix and match the colors of plates and things? I love different colored things of the same nature, DH not so much...all of our plates are brown right now.

Just wondering if you have a rainbow of plate colors...sounds pretty to me!

I definitely have a rainbow of colors! I love it. I actually have 17 place-settings in 12 different colors! Plus some various bowls and latte mugs in different colors. I should take a pic of my cabinet and post it.
post #23 of 78
Multiple colors here too. We have 5 diferrent colors of plates so far, 5 or 6 different bowl in two styles, 2 platters. We even have the silverware.
post #24 of 78
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Originally Posted by rach03 View Post
You guys that have Fiestaware...do you just mix and match the colors of plates and things? I love different colored things of the same nature, DH not so much...all of our plates are brown right now.

Just wondering if you have a rainbow of plate colors...sounds pretty to me!
yep! we have 8 sets..... all different colors. it's very colorful!
post #25 of 78
I have a set of ceramic dishes from Ikea. :

We got them so we could stop using plastic dishes... lead contamination never occurred to me.
post #26 of 78
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I should take a pic of my cabinet and post it.
You should, you should! I'd love to see it!

Thanks to all you guys who responded to my question I'm ready for some color, but it will take some convincing with DH. Boring Mr. Nuetral Man
post #27 of 78
When they were tiny, I sometimes used wooden plates. I also got some nice metal cups and mugs from www.novanaturals for my youngest when she was a baby that and I sometimes use for my 2 yr old nephew. Mostly I just use my dishes and glasswear as I don't like the feel of plastic plates or cups. I have a large set of Meridan dishes from Italy, and another set of pretty Wedgewood from England from thrifting.
post #28 of 78
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I definitely have a rainbow of colors! I love it. I actually have 17 place-settings in 12 different colors! Plus some various bowls and latte mugs in different colors. I should take a pic of my cabinet and post it.
I love these colors. I always pick up what I can. I love the wonderful colors. Things don't have to be matchy-matchy, imo.
post #29 of 78
I totally forgot about our mugs!

Most of them are made in China. We never brought sets of mugs because we get them for random places (gift shops, work, etc) Ill check out fiestawear.
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post #30 of 78
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I definitely have a rainbow of colors! I love it. I actually have 17 place-settings in 12 different colors! Plus some various bowls and latte mugs in different colors. I should take a pic of my cabinet and post it.
WOW! 17 sets?! i don't have room in my tiny kitchen for that many, although i wish! i had the HARDEST time picking just 8 colors that i loved for my 8 sets! i would like to get more someday though.....they are SO durable that even my almost 9 and 11 year olds can't seem to be too hard on them.

i would love to see a picture though! we have the following colors: red, tangerine, yellow, turquoise, grass green, light blue, colbalt blue and plum. and we have a set of 4 of the "chili bowls" (not sure what they are called) in tangerine, a large oval platter in the grass green, and 2 larger serving bowls in red and colbalt blue. it certainly makes for a very pretty table!
post #31 of 78
I have been sticking glass jars from applesauce, artichoke hearts, etc. in the dishwasher and using them as cups. They are great because they all have lids if you need to take them in the car.
post #32 of 78
I have about 20 of these jars I use for storing leftovers and using for my lunch (work). http://tinyurl.com/384uwz We have drinking glasses for cold liquids. I still lead-free want mugs since we drink soooo much tea at home.

I checked out Fiestawear at Macys online and thankfully, they are not expensive on sale. I wonder if I can get them cheaper someplace else...
post #33 of 78
amazon has fiestaware on sale sometimes.

we use corelle and emile henry dishes that we got for cheap thru Amazon. I love corelle, it's so light and so unbreakable. My husband love the emile henry ones though, because he wants some weight on the dishes.
post #34 of 78
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Originally Posted by gibas23 View Post
amazon has fiestaware on sale sometimes.

we use corelle and emile henry dishes that we got for cheap thru Amazon. I love corelle, it's so light and so unbreakable. My husband love the emile henry ones though, because he wants some weight on the dishes.

Thanks! Ill check Amazon.
post #35 of 78
DD and I both use Corelle. We have a fun pattern, they're nice and durable, but they stack up really small which is important in my teeny kitchen.
post #36 of 78
I have a set of white, restaurant style Syracuse China. The set includes dinner plates, soup plates and mugs. I love them ! We have a set of white ceramic cereal bowls (made in Romania) and a set of small white ceramic custard dishes (made in Italy) from Ikea. Our smaller dessert size plates are from dh's grandmother, and are all assorted white china. Our glasses are from Ikea (made in Italy) and old jelly glasses of my grandmother's. The jelly glasses are so cool; they all have little white plastic lids, so we can use them for leftovers too!
post #37 of 78
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I have a set of white, restaurant style Syracuse China. The set includes dinner plates, soup plates and mugs. I love them ! We have a set of white ceramic cereal bowls (made in Romania) and a set of small white ceramic custard dishes (made in Italy) from Ikea. Our smaller dessert size plates are from dh's grandmother, and are all assorted white china. Our glasses are from Ikea (made in Italy) and old jelly glasses of my grandmother's. The jelly glasses are so cool; they all have little white plastic lids, so we can use them for leftovers too!

all of our glasses are from IKEA too.....i LOVE IKEA!
post #38 of 78
We use a set we received for our wedding from Crate & Barrel, it's made in Portugal, but I have no idea about the lead, I didn't think to test it. :

I would love to replace it some day with Fiestaware. DH would love it if I'd do that, but with only one color, he's boring like that. I want every color imaginable.
post #39 of 78
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Originally Posted by rach03 View Post
You guys that have Fiestaware...do you just mix and match the colors of plates and things? I love different colored things of the same nature, DH not so much...all of our plates are brown right now.

Just wondering if you have a rainbow of plate colors...sounds pretty to me!
I loooove my fiestaware, but mine is all white.
post #40 of 78
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Originally Posted by vm9799 View Post
WOW! 17 sets?! i don't have room in my tiny kitchen for that many, although i wish! i had the HARDEST time picking just 8 colors that i loved for my 8 sets! i would like to get more someday though.....they are SO durable that even my almost 9 and 11 year olds can't seem to be too hard on them.

i would love to see a picture though! we have the following colors: red, tangerine, yellow, turquoise, grass green, light blue, colbalt blue and plum. and we have a set of 4 of the "chili bowls" (not sure what they are called) in tangerine, a large oval platter in the grass green, and 2 larger serving bowls in red and colbalt blue. it certainly makes for a very pretty table!
My MIL has every color and every holiday/special edition thing that comes out. We have four colors and eight sets. MIL would like to change that, so she usually gets me accessories for holiday gifts.
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