When I started collecting Fiestaware I knew I wanted my colorful Fiesta dishes and serve ware on display. I spent a lot of time trying to decide how to incorporate my pieces into my decor. Here are my Fiestaware display ideas.
How to display Fiestaware dishes and serve ware
When I was designing my home, I wanted a very clean look. I chose a beautiful shade of grey for the walls and white baseboards and cabinets. It turned out exactly how I envisioned it, but it was seriously lacking color. I just couldn't figure out what color or colors I wanted to accent with. Then I found Fiestaware and decided to choose them all!
Fiestaware, also known as Fiesta, is steeped in tradition. It was introduced by The Homer Laughlin China Company in 1936. There were five original colors Red, Yellow, Cobalt Blue, Green, and Ivory. Turquoise was added just one year later. The collection was an instant success that led to dozens of additional styles and colors over the several decades. It's proudly made in the USA in Newell, West Virginia.
I thought about just adding introducing one or two colors of Fiesta into my kitchen but then I started falling in love with color after color. Soon, I had an entire collection of dishes and serve ware that spanned the rainbow. I was at a loss as to how to incorporate them into my home, but then I saw this photo and knew I wanted to recreate it.
Display Fiesta on Shelves
Unlike my inspiration picture, I don't have built-in shelving or any kind of cabinet or buffet in my eat-in kitchen. I thought floating shelves would look best but I knew it was going to be a bit of a challenge. Fiesta dishes can be heavy so I needed a shelf that could hold the weight and heavy-duty hardware was going to be essential.
After a lot of research, I chose white InPlace Floating Wall Mountable Shelves with invisible brackets. They're 47.3" wide by 10.2" deep by 2" high. I was afraid the included hardware wasn't going to be strong enough to hold my precious Fiesta so I purchased heavy-duty screws and anchors at my local hardware store. It turned out perfect!
I also needed some plate stands to keep the platters and serve ware secure. These stands were the best I've found and I don't worry about my pieces tipping over.
Display Fiestaware in Cabinets
Another way I display my Fiestaware is within my glass kitchen cabinets. When I designed this kitchen I just had to have glass door upper cabinets. They were expensive but I loved the look. Would you believe they sat empty for almost 3 years because I couldn't decide what would look best? I wish I'd found Fiesta sooner.
I love the pop of color that these Fiesta pieces provide. I've got 12 cabinets so I chose 12 different colors to create a rainbow effect around my kitchen. It brings me so much joy.
Display Fiesta outside of the kitchen
I wanted to bring more color into my living room, so I decided to display Fiestaware serve ware and countertop pieces there. Again, I love the way this looks, and the rainbow of colors makes me happy.
If you're interested in starting or adding to your Fiesta collection, here are some places you can purchase Fiestaware: