I think that it’s time for a confession. Maybe some of you have a similar obsession, or maybe you think I’m crazy. Or, maybe you gravitate towards shoes or clothes or furniture. Well I am crazy for dishes. Especially beautifully colored ones. Blues, reds, yellows… I love them all! So it’s of no surprise that I am especially obsessed with Fiesta Ware. Most of the colors are so vivid and fresh, you could almost eat them. Plus they’re super fun to serve and cook with.
My sweet husband is pretty understanding about this dish thing, and after many years together, he knows what to expect. From our over-stuffed cabinets packed with beautifully colored bowls and plates, to the super-exuberant “oh my god I’ve got to have that dish” expression that comes over my face as I hurriedly skip into a store, he’s usually a really good sport. On occasion he’ll shoot me that look of “and where are you planning to put it in our overly-crowded kitchen?” but usually he’ll say something cute like “is that going to make you happy?” or “I bet that’s a great size for soup”.
So last week we were visiting my daughter at school, and we just happened to walk by one of my favorite stores. This store also happens to have one of the greatest selections of Fiesta Ware too, and all at discounted prices. I might have even squealed as we entered the store. As I strolled past all of the delicious colors, my eyes quickly fixed on something. It was destiny. I had to have that turquoise pie plate. And you know what? I bought it. And I made my son a beautiful chocolate cream marshmallow pie in that pie plate, for his 18th birthday this weekend. He loved it, and it started a new tradition in our house. Birthday Pies. So from now on in our house, we’ll be enjoying birthday pies, in a very beautiful turquoise pie plate.