Sunday, September 4, 2011

Change Your Plates Ladies


Years ago, on a shopping trip with my girls to the Fiesta Outlet in Canton,

I bought 12 Fiesta dinner plates in different colors.

At one point during that visit, all four of us were on different rows of the warehouse.

All I could hear was the clanking of plates,

that passed muster (no flaws),

as they were placed in shopping carts

by my daughters.

My mother and my aunts, all Fiesta aficionados,

would have been very proud.


In honor of the HEAT,

I switched out my daily dishes and started using my Fiesta plates.

Each day, when I reach in the cabinet for a plate

is a


I love the surprise.

Today it is turquoise at supper; tomorrow it may be red at breakfast.


Tonight’s Supper Sprinkle Salad

Sprinkle salad greens on a pretty plate

Sprinkle greens with

feta, strawberry slices, craisens, and almonds

add avocado slices if you like

Drizzle with my boyfriend Paul Newman’s Balsamic Vinaigrette

(no, I am not drinking the stuff- I am just a tad addicted)


Start changing out your plates ladies!

Everyday is a



Unknown said...

What yummy salad & gorgeous dinnerware to greet one at a meal, Laura.

Have a beautiful holiday ~

D.B. said...

Miss Laura -
I really applaud you for finding creativity and freshness in this heat! Keep on keepin' on!

NanaDiana said...

I used to have quite a few pieces of Fiesta Ware and gave it to one of my daughters. I also collected the pastel version call Lu-Ray...and loved that too! xo Diana

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Such a pretty looking salad! That looks so good right about now. Yummy!

Never thought about it but the different-dish-a- day that you get with Fiestaware is such a nice little surprise for you!
I like that!


Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I love Fiesta Ware! Your's is just beautiful1 I'm trying to get my husband's 79 year old cousin to part with her's - still in the original box! LOL!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I have seen this place, but never have gone in...looks like I should have.


Entertaining Women said...

I agree with you! I love to use a variety of dinner dishes every day. Keep 'em guessing; that's my motto! Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

Sandra said...

Nothing like a good metaphor from a fellow Teacher!! xoxo

Jacqueline said...

I like to keep mine handy so that we use fun plates all the time. The fiesta plates are so happy! They make dinner a party.

Jojo said...

I love that! Plates, purses and shoes...we need more of them!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Love this idea and the salad looks divine. A good friend of mine has different colored Fiesta ware. When we go for dinner her table always looks so "festive." (Pun intended...couldn't help myself.) Have a great Labor Day!

designchic said...

The perfect plates for this beautiful salad...can't wait to try!!

Stacey said...

So pretty and yes I love that salad combo!

Theresa said...

Beautiful plates and I love that salad:) I still have not tried that yummy dressing but I have a coupon... gotta get it!

Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Pondside said...

I don't have any Fiesta plates, but on Saturday night we had dinner with friends who set their table with wonderful red and yellow Fiesta - it was a festival!

Anita Diaz said...

ONE thing I do not have in my cupboards!! I have to get some Fiesta ware! I have always loved the colors. And the salad looks SO good:-)

Rebecca Nelson said...

When my hubby and I married an old family friend willed her dishes to Steveo and his brother. One was a set of Nippon China with pink roses and the other set was Fiesta. Being a pink-rose-lovin-girl even back then you can easily figure out what I chose.

Last July we were visiting Steveo's bro and his wifey proudly served us an evening meal on that fabulous old dinnerware. I was sick! I wanted it so bad. I'm still happy with my china...but isn't it terrible I wish I had both?

Sweet post girly!


Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Laura, I'm loving this salad recipe! Your Fiesta plates are just so enchanting and look at those fabulous placemats, wow! I've always loved Fiesta colors, they are so warm and cheerful looking.

I have missed reading your awesome blog and glad I'm back! It's been a busy summer! Thanks for dropping in to see me, such a sweet first post!

Hugs, sweet friend.

Emily said...

Your salad looks yummy. I inherited an entire set of Fiesta from my husband's grandmother. I've 16 or 18 plates, bowls, cups, coffee pots, pitchers, tumblers, you name it. It is still packed away because I'm too afraid to use it and break it. Isn't that sad? You may have inspired me to break it out! :)

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

I love, love, love salads with strawberries and pecans and sinful dressings.

Always Nesting said...

Oh Laura, it's sooooo good to reconnect with you after my blogging exit. I'm up and running and you will see me often. I'm also a Pinterest lover and will get your pins. xoxo

Cindy said...

I LOVE fiesta ware! I have a collection and love to eat off of them. So fun!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh that salad looks wonderful -- fun how it looks a little different on the different colored plates. Love changing plates to match the day, the season, my mood -- no special reason at all. Thanks for your visit --- wishing you a joyfilled fall!

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your salad looks so good with all the Hot weather we are having.I also love mixing my plates with other ones just for fun.
I have some fiesta ware in a dark blue. I need to use them some time in a tablescape. I hope you have a great week.
I'am also follower you now Texas lady.
XXOO Diane

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

That's one of my favorite salads! Love all the colorful Fiesta dishes - so fun! Linda

Deb said...

now this is a fun the colors...


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