New Toys

Look what I got in the mail today!
That's right, a "new" piece of chartreuse Fiestaware.  Woot!  Chartreuse was originally released in 1951 and lasted until 1959.  A teacup from that era would look more like this... (etsy)
This particular piece was made during a limited two year re-release from 1997 until 1999.  It has the modern handle and a slightly different, glossier finish.  Pretty cool, eh? 

I also just purchased this mini-disk persimmon pitcher.  This color ran from 1995-2008.  The photo really doesn't do the color justice.  It's slightly more salmon in color and definitely not that dark.   
Oh well.  My bad.

They're pretty great... right?  Heck yeah!  Plus, collecting Fiestaware is way cooler than when you hoarded pet rocks as a kid.  For serious.
Oh, and my collection may be pretty tiny, but that just means I have room to grow.  Yup!  (P.S: I am hiding a few marigold plates and platters, and another turquoise ramekin.) 

The pictured colors in no particular order:

Chartreuse: 1997-1999
Persimmon: 1995-2008
Sunflower: 2001- current
Scarlet: 2004 - current
Turquoise: 1988 - current
Marigold: 2011 - 2012 (75th Anniversary edition)

I have my eye on a few more colors (lilac, rose, flamingo, medium green, sea mist, uh hem), but I need to lay off for a while. 
By the way, my birthday is next month....


KarenB said...

Hint dropper.

Acorn to Oak said...

I love Fiestaware! What a great start to your collection! I had no idea it came in so many colors!


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