Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Black and White and Marigold All Over

75th Anniversary Marigold

Homer Laughlin began making its iconic brand of Fiesta Dinnerware in 1936, 75 years ago. Fiesta was originally designed by Frederick Hurten Rhead; today it is the most collected brand of dinnerware. Made at the original historic factory in Newell, WV, Fiesta Dinnerware continues to top bridal registries as the must-have in everyday dinnerware. Truly a leader in the housewares category, Homer Laughlin is the largest and last remaining major dinnerware manufacturer in the United States.

Chargers from
Contemporary Fiesta in Black, Marigold and White
Vintage Black Homer Laughlin Kenilworth carafe
Napkin rings and stemware - Pier 1
Napkins - Home Depot
Flatware - "Treble Clef" is widely available
Candle holder, candles, silk flowers - Michael's
Bauer pedestal cake plate

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Pioneering Industrial Designers Stamps

U.S. Postal Service Honors 12 American Designers
June 29, 2011 
Release No. 11-078

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Nasturtiums - Something Old and Something New

Vintage tablecloth from my collection.  More information on the

Both vintage and Post 86 Fiesta are represented here.  Turf green bowls and Yellow luncheon plates are vintage, while the Sunflower salad plate and Seamist dinner plate are contemporary Fiesta.  The glass chargers are Italian, the flatware is Gibson "Royal Rope."  Glassware in vintage depression glass. Napkins from

Stratoware, designed by Eva Zeisel, is also represented here.  Eva Zeisel passed away recently,
for more information click HERE

Stratoware was a line of dinnerware created by Eva Zeisel 
for Sears during 1941-1942. It is a limited line and very
difficult to find, although a lot of the covered casseroles 
seem to show up.

Here are a couple of ads from vintage Sears catalogs
showing some of the pieces in the line.

Seamist prototype charger from the Fiestaware2000 line. This test piece where the verge is more pronounced than on the final design for this piece. Fiestware2000 was never glazed in Seamist, so it's a one of a kind item.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Dinner tonight was so yummy!
Cajun Chicken Pasta on the Lighter Side
Servings: 5 • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups • Old Points: 6 pts • Points+: 8 pts
Calories: 323.8 • Fat: 6.2 g • Protein: 25.9 g • Carb: 44.1 g • Fiber: 6.3 g • Sugar:3.2 g
Sodium: 126.5 mg (without salt)
8 ounces uncooked linguine (I used Dreamfields)
1 pound chicken breast strips
1-2 tsp Cajun seasoning (or to taste)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 medium yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 red onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1 cup fat free low sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup skim milk
1 tbsp flour
3 tbsp light cream cheese
fresh cracked pepper
2 scallions, chopped
salt to taste
Smart Balance cooking spray

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