2017 Tent Sale Dates

Get your planners out, because you won’t want to miss these events! Below are the dates for our 2017 outdoor Tent Sales:

April 13 – 15 @ Everything Fiesta – Flatwoods, WV

June 15 – 18 @ Factory Retail Outlet – Newell, WV

August 3 – 5 @ Everything Fiesta – Flatwoods, WV

October 5 – 8 @ Factory Retail Outlet – Newell, WV

We hope to see you there!

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Lemon Blueberry Muffins

 

If anything can get us out of bed and moving in the morning, it’s the smell of homemade blueberry muffins baking from the kitchen. As much as we love the classic blueberry muffin recipe that was a staple of many of our childhoods, we were inspired by our newest color, Daffodil, to add some lemon zest to our concoction. The tart lemon gives this recipe an extra layer of flavor, which is so tasty.

 

These muffins are a great way to start your day, especially when you’re on the go and need something quick and delicious to grab on your way out the door (if made in advance, of course). We used fresh blueberries in our batter, but frozen will work just as well, especially if you want to save your fresh berries for garnish!

 

Trying this recipe out? Make sure to tag us on Instagram (@fiestadinnerware) or on Facebook (@Fiesta Dinnerware) to show us how your muffins turned out!

 

Lemon Blueberry Muffins
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Ingredients
  1. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 tbsp baking powder
  4. ½ tsp baking soda
  5. ½ tsp salt
  6. 1½ cups plain Greek yogurt
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 8 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  9. 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  10. 2 tbsp lemon juice
  11. 1½ cups blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the yogurt and eggs together until smooth. Add the lemon zest and juice to the mixture and stir.
  4. Add the blueberries to the bowl of the flour mixture and gently stir.
  5. Gently fold in the yogurt mixture to the large bowl of the flour mixture until just combined. Fold in the melted butter until just combined.
  6. Divide the batter evenly into each muffin cup. Fill the batter to the top of each tin.
  7. Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool for 10 minutes. Enjoy!
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It Keeps Getting Better!

We know we’ve thrown a lot at you over this exciting week of new Fiesta Dinnerware introductions, but we’re not quite done yet. We promise, these are good!

There’s someone who’s near and dear to our hearts and we’re especially proud to honor her in true dinnerware fashion. The iconic Fiesta Dancing Lady is getting her own collection. Afterall, she’s our brand personified.

Fiesta Dinnerware new collection, featuring the iconic Dancing Lady, will be available in stores in March 2017 | www.alwaysfestive.com

Our Dancing Lady will be available on the following pieces:

  • 9” Luncheon Plate
  • Tapered Mug
  • Large Disc Pitcher
  • Miniature Disc Pitcher
  • 11 ¾” Chop Plate

Look for her in stores and at www.fiestafactorydirect.com in March.

We’re also introducing an Individual Bistro Crescent Plate. It rounds out our recent collection of bistro pieces, including the 3pc Bistro Place Setting, Bistro serving bowls, and Tapered Mug.

New Fiesta Dinnerware Individual Bistro Crescent Plate, available in stores soon! | www.alwaysfestive.com

The Individual Bistro Crescent Plate is so versatile, it can be used for serving side dishes, dips, nuts, appetizers, and more. In fact, it works perfectly nested against a traditional Fiesta Dinner or Luncheon Plate and especially the new Bistro Dinner Plate.

New Fiesta Dinnerware Individual Bistro Crescent Plate, available in stores soon! | www.alwaysfestive.com

It has the following dimensions: 4.375” long x 8” wide x 1.125” tall and will be available in stores and at www.fiestafactorydirect.com very soon in all 15 colors.

Do you love our Baking Bowls, but kinda wish they came in multi-color sets? We hear ya. So we came up with a series of color waves for our 3pc Baking Bowl Set and 2pc Prep Baking Bowl Set. The color selections include:

Bright Colors, 3pc Baking Bowl Set

  • Scarlet, 6 quart bowl
  • Poppy, 4 quart bowl
  • Sunflower, 2 ½ quart bowl

Cool Colors, 3pc Baking Bowl Set

  • Cobalt, 6 quart bowl
  • Turquoise, 4 quart bowl
  • Sunflower, 2 ½ quart bowl

2pc Prep Baking Bowl Set

  • Lemongrass, 2 quart bowl
  • Lapis, 1 ⅛ quart bowl

The multicolor Baking Bowl Sets will be available at retail in May.

You might have noticed we don’t make all of our bakeware in all of our 15 colors. Now we’re adding two more colors to the mix on select pieces: White and Lemongrass. You can find these two colors on the following pieces beginning in February:

  • Small Pie Baker
  • Utensil Crock
  • Deep Dish Pie Baker
  • Loaf Pan
  • Square Baker
  • Rectangular Baker

So, those are all of our most recent introductions. Which items are your favorites? Share your thoughts on social media using #fiestadinnerware. We’re on Instagram now @fiestadinnerware, so be sure to follow and share there in addition to Facebook and Pinterest.

If you missed any of our other announcements this week, be sure to check out our blog posts on our New Color Announcement, New Fiesta Floral Bouquet, New Christmas, and New Halloween. 

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New for Christmas 2017

Get the stockings and mistletoe back out, because our new patterns and items for Christmas 2017 are sure to put everyone right back in the holiday spirit!

O Christmas Tree plate, O Christmas Tree plate! First, and possibly most exciting, we have a new Christmas Tree Shaped Plate for all your holiday cookies and appetizers. This faux fir is 10” x 9” at its widest point and will be available later this year in Scarlet, Lemongrass, and Shamrock.

 

May your dishes be merry and bright with our new pattern for the holidays! Our Merry and Bright decal will be available on our 9” Luncheon Plate and Tapered Mug, offering a fun and whimsical alternative to our Christmas Tree decorated dishes.

 

 

On the 12th day of Christmas, Fiesta is giving to you the final installments of the 12 Days of Christmas series with 9 ladies dancing (Fiesta dancing ladies, of course), 10 lords a leaping, 11 pipers piping, and 12 drummers drumming. Designs will be available as a set of 4 Salad Plates and 4 Java Mugs.

 

You can never have enough Christmas Tree pattern, which is why we’re adding serving pieces to this popular collection, including the Large Covered Casserole, Large Bistro Bowl, 2017 Ornament, and 5pc Entertaining Set.

 

These  jolly Snowmen will be decorating our Luncheon Plates and Tapered Mugs this Christmas! Aren’t they adorable?

 

The Christmas Tree collection, Tree Plates, Twelve Days of Christmas, and Merry and Bright will be available at better department stores, independent retailers, .coms, and at www.fiestafactorydirect.com by August 2017.

How do you like to decorate your Fiesta tabletop for Christmas? Share your ideas on social media using #fiestadinnerware. PS: We’re on Instagram now @fiestadinnerware, so be sure to follow and share there in addition to Facebook and Pinterest.

 

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New for Halloween 2017

Fiesta Dinnerware's 2017 Halloween collection. Select new pieces available beginning June 2017. | www.alwaysfestive.com

Calling all ghouls and goblins! We know it’s quite awhile until Halloween, but we’re so excited to share our new Halloween designs with you. They’ll definitely get you in a spooky spirit!

We’re adding several new designs to our Halloween collection. So without further ado…

Our Geo Pumpkins feature a metallic gold sheen to add some glam to your Halloween festivities. Geo Pumpkins will be available on a 9” Luncheon Plate, Ramekin, Appetizer Plate, and Tapered Mug.

Fiesta Dinnerware's new Geo Pumpkins design, available on a Luncheon Plate, Appetizer Plate, Tapered Mug, and Ramekin. Available at retail beginning June 2017. | www.alwaysfestive.com

Is our Harvest Moon Witch a good witch or a bad witch? It doesn’t really matter because she has lots of style flying across a gold metallic moon. This design also is available on a 9” Luncheon Plate, Ramekin, Appetizer Plate, and Tapered Mug.

Fiesta Dinnerware introduces new Harvest Moon Witch Design to Halloween collection. Available June 2017. | www.alwaysfestive.com

BOO! Trio of Boo Cats are stealthy but cute. They’ll be featured on a 9” Luncheon Plate, Ramekin, Appetizer Plate, and Tapered Mug.

Fiesta Dinnerware introduces new Trio of Boo Cats design to Halloween collection. Available June 2017. | www.alwaysfestive.com

Skull & Vine is hauntingly elegant with its metallic design featured on our Foundry cast iron-like finish. Skull & Vine is available on a 9” Luncheon Plate, 11 ¾” Chop Plate, Appetizer Plate, Tapered Mug, and Pasta Bowl (perfect for serving candy).

 

How can you not smile at our Trio of Happy Pumpkins? This design also is featured on our Foundry finish. It’s available on a 9” Luncheon Plate, Ramekin, Appetizer Plate, Tapered Mug, and Pasta Bowl.

Fiesta Dinnerware introduces new Trio of Happy Pumpkins design to Halloween collection. Available June 2017. | www.alwaysfestive.com

 

We’re also adding a Ramekin to our existing Halloween designs, including: Ghosts, Spooky Pumpkin, Trio of Skeletons, and Whoo Owl.

Are you pro pumpkin spice? We’re so on that train, so we came up with this adorable design: Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice. It is available on a 9” Luncheon Plate, Appetizer Plate and Tapered Mug.

Fiesta Dinnerware introduces new Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice design. Available June 2017. | www.alwaysfestive.com

Our Halloween designs will be available at better department stores, independent retailers, .coms, and at www.fiestafactorydirect.com by mid-June 2017.

How do you like to decorate your Fiesta tabletop for Halloween? Share your ideas on social media using #fiestadinnerware. PS: We’re on Instagram now @fiestadinnerware, so be sure to follow and share there in addition to Facebook and Pinterest.

Trio of Skeletons design from Fiesta Dinnerware | www.fiestafactorydirect.com

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Introducing Fiesta’s New Floral Bouquet Design

At Fiesta, we’ve always been known for our mix and match solid color dinnerware. We have something fresh, pretty, timeless, and classic to add to your tabletop. We’re so proud to introduce our new Floral Bouquet design!

Fiesta Dinnerware new Floral Bouquet design, available at retailers and www.fiestafactorydirect.com March 2017.

Fiesta Floral Bouquet will be available on a 9” Luncheon Plate, plus select license products, including a tablecloth, napkins and Tervis insulated tumblers (16oz, 24oz, wine glass, and stemless wine glass).

Fiesta Dinnerware new Floral Bouquet design, available at retailers and www.fiestafactorydirect.com in March 2017.

Floral Bouquet features a bouquet of fresh roses and other mixed flowers with shades of signature Fiesta colors, like Scarlet, Poppy, Sunflower, Lapis, Shamrock, Lemongrass, and Daffodil.

With so many colors represented within the design, it can be paired with nearly any color in the Fiesta spectrum to create a beautiful statement on your table.

Fiesta Floral Bouquet items will be available at better department stores, independent retailers, .coms, and on www.fiestafactorydirect.com in February/March 2017.

How would you style your Fiesta Floral Bouquet tabletop? Share your ideas on social media using #fiestadinnerware. PS: We’re on Instagram now @fiestadinnerware, so be sure to follow and share there in addition to Facebook and Pinterest.

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2017 New Color Announcement

We’re so proud to introduce our new color for 2017 – Daffodil!

https://www.pinterest.com/fiestadishes/Daffodil is a vibrant golden yellow that mixes beautifully with the full range of Fiesta colors. Daffodil lends itself to a wide assortment of creative color combinations, including the following:

New Fiesta Dinnerware 2017 color DAFFODIL highlighted in the Modern Serenity color palette - Daffodil, White, Foundry, Slate, with accents of Turquoise. | www.alwaysfestive.com

Modern Serenity color palette – Daffodil, White, Foundry, Slate, with accents of Turquoise.

 

Fiesta Dinnerware's new 2017 color is DAFFODIL, featured in the Field of Flowers color palette - Daffodil, White, Sage, Sunflower

Field of Flowers color palette – Daffodil, White, Sage, Sunflower

 

Fiesta Dinnerware announces the new 2017 color, DAFFODIL, featured in the Nautical color palette - Daffodil, Turquoise, Scarlet, Cobalt, Ivory | www.alwaysfestive.com

Nautical color palette – Daffodil, Turquoise, Scarlet, Cobalt, Ivory

Fiesta Dinnerware announces its new 2017 color, Daffodil, featured in the Wine Country color palette - Daffodil, Claret, Ivory, Sage | www.alwaysfestive.com

Wine Country color palette – Daffodil, Claret, Ivory, Sage

Fiesta Dinnerware announces its new color of 2017, Daffodil, as featured in the Field of Flowers color palette - Daffodil, Shamrock, White, Lapis | www.alwaysfestive.com

Field of Flowers color palette – Daffodil, Shamrock, White, Lapis

Fiesta Dinnerware announces its 2017 color, Daffodil, featured in the Harvest color palette - Daffodil, Poppy, Tangerine, Lapis, Shamrock, Ivory | www.alwaysfestive.com

Harvest color palette – Daffodil, Poppy, Tangerine, Lapis, Shamrock, Ivory

You might be wondering, how does Daffodil compare to other “yellows” throughout Fiesta history? We created this handy dandy graphic to show how it looks next to Sunflower and Marigold. Amazing how different they are, right?

Fiesta Dinnerware's new 2017 color is Daffodil!The addition of Daffodil makes it the 49th color in Fiesta’s history. Our complete color spectrum for 2017 includes the following:

  • Ivory
  • Slate
  • Sage
  • Claret
  • Scarlet
  • Poppy
  • Tangerine
  • Daffodil
  • Sunflower
  • Lemongrass
  • Shamrock
  • Turquoise
  • Lapis
  • Cobalt
  • White

Fiesta Dinnerware's 2017 Color Spectrum, including new color Daffodil!

At any given time, Fiesta has 15 colors. So as we add Daffodil, one of our old friends will retire – Paprika. Paprika was in production since 2010.

Fiesta retires Paprika as new color for 2017 is introduced - Daffodil!

Daffodil will be available at better department stores, independent retailers, .coms, and on www.fiestafactorydirect.com by mid-June 2017.

What color combinations would you suggest for our cheery new Daffodil? Share them on social media using #fiestanewcolor. PS: We’re on Instagram now @fiestadinnerware, so be sure to follow and share there in addition to Facebook and Pinterest. And be sure to check out our LIVE Pinterest party tonight, Jan. 10, at 7:00pm EST.

Fiesta Dinnerware's new 2017 color is Daffodil!

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Choosing the New Color

Choosing the new Fiesta color requires much more work than selecting a shade at random and crossing our fingers for it to stick. We are constantly searching for new trends in retail to decide which color will be best for our Fiesta rainbow.

The new color selecting process starts about six to eight months before introduction is scheduled with our Sales and Marketing VP, Rich Brinkman. Brinkman is in charge of choosing the newest Fiesta color and begins with following color trends in different retail markets, such as fashion, jewelry, housing, and auto. From there he follows the high-end color trends down into fashion mainstream market. After months of researching, Brinkman narrows several color families down to a single one that best fits the Fiesta lifestyle.

Once the shade is chosen, it’s time for our lab workers to step in. A color swatch is handed over, and the lab begins studying the shade to decide which stains need to be used to match the color. After that, the lab will run trials to see how close they can get. Once at a point when the result is a good match, production friendly, able to be refired and decorated, they give the color back to Brinkman. However, since firing ceramics is a chemical process, the fired outcome usually does not come out right the first time. Typically, the process requires four to eight reviews to get the appropriate hue.

When the color is finally approved, it is then christened with its signature Fiesta name. For that, the colored sample is handed over to Betsy Wells, wife of CEO Joe Wells, III. After she decides on the name, it is ready to be announced!

As you can tell, we take our color concocting very seriously and listen to what our customers want, too. We are constantly working on creating different colors that are in high demand with our followers (ahem, hot pink) that are just not possible to produce yet. We’ll keep trying though!

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Gingerbread Blondies

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We’ve taken a holiday classic and made it even merrier with these irresistible gingerbread blondies. Soft and chewy blondies are infused with a trio of the season’s quintessential spices: cinnamon, clove, and ginger. Molasses pulls it all together and lends that deep flavor inherent to gingerbread.

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This recipe comes together as quickly as drop cookies and yields enough spiced blondies for a crowd. Serve the festive squares on our Square Tray with Handles, Large Oval Platter, or pile them high on our 3-Tier Serving Tray.

Gingerbread Blondies
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Ingredients
  1. Vegetable-oil cooking spray
  2. 2 3/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  3. 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  4. 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  5. 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  6. 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  7. 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  8. 2 1/2 sticks (20 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  9. 1 1/4 cups packed light-brown sugar
  10. 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  11. 2 large eggs, plus 1 large egg yolk
  12. 1 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  13. 1/3 cup unsulfured molasses
  14. 10 oz white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350*. Spray a 17” x 12” rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Then place a sheet of parchment paper in the bottom of the baking sheet allowing the ends to overhang slightly.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
  3. Beat together butter and sugars with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add in the eggs and yolk one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla, molasses, and spices.
  4. Gradually add in flour mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in white chocolate.
  5. Spread the batter into the prepared baking sheet, taking time to spread the dough evenly. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the edges are just turning golden.
  6. Allow to cool in the pan set on top of a wire rack. Cut into squares.
  7. The blondies can be stored in an air-tight container for up to a week.
Fiesta Dinnerware, Always Festive http://alwaysfestive.com/

 

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Brussels Sprouts Three Ways

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Of all the vegetables that come to the table on the holidays, Brussels sprouts get the worst rap of them all. There’s something about those little, round veggies that have caused children and adults to stick up their nose for years. So this year, we’ve decided to stick up for the sprouts and transform them from bitter and bland to positively mouth watering!

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Now we know what you’re thinking, why should I give Brussels sprouts another chance? Well, not only are they a good source of protein, iron, and potassium, they’re also full of vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants, making them one of the healthiest vegetables around. So go ahead and have seconds (or thirds!).

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We’ve adapted a few of the most delectable Brussels sprouts recipes from some of our favorite bloggers to give you three options for the holidays: Maple Balsamic, Parmesan Garlic, and a tasty Brussels sprouts and egg bake. Choose your favorite and get ready to wow your family this holiday season. We suggest serving up these sides in our Individual Baker, Bistro Bowl, and Skillet Baker.

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Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
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Ingredients
  1. 2 lbs. brussel sprouts, stalk cut off and then halved
  2. 3 tbsp. real maple syrup
  3. 2-1/2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  4. 1 tbsp. olive oil
  5. 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  6. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, mix the brussel sprouts, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and salt and pepper.
  2. Distribute evenly in a single layer on a large baking sheet.
  3. Cook for about 10 minutes, then remove from oven and stir.
  4. Return to oven for 10-15 minutes, or until they are brown and crispy on the edges.
  5. Remove from oven and add the cranberries. Stir to evenly distribute.
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5 Minute Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
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Ingredients
  1. about 1.5 lbs brussels sprouts
  2. 2 garlic cloves
  3. 5 pre-cooked bacon strips (or uncooked is fine, see separate instructions for uncooked bacon)
  4. 2 tbs coconut oil
  5. 1 green onion
  6. salt and pepper to taste
  7. a couple of tablespoons of water
  8. fresh parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Wash brussels sprouts and cut in half. Chop up bacon, green onion and garlic cloves.
  2. Heat skillet on med-high heat. Add coconut oil and allow to heat up.
  3. When hot add garlic, brussels sprouts, bacon, onion and 1/2 tsp salt. Sauté till brussels sprouts start browning.(2-3 minutes) If sprout are brown but not crisp tender add a few tablespoons of water and allow them to steam for a few minutes till at desired tenderness.
  4. Top with fresh ground pepper, freshly shaved cheese and more salt if desired.
  5. -If using uncooked bacon fry bacon up first, remove from pan and chop. Leave a tablespoon or so plus a tablespoon of coconut oil and then continue as stated above.
Adapted from Oh So Delicious
Adapted from Oh So Delicious
Fiesta Dinnerware, Always Festive http://alwaysfestive.com/
Brussels Sprout and Eggs
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Ingredients
  1. 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  2. 2 cups quartered Brussels sprouts
  3. 1 large egg
  4. 2 to 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
  5. Salt and Pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425. Melt the butter in skillet and stir in the quartered Brussels sprouts, salt and pepper.
  2. Cook in oven for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven, make a spot for the egg and crack into the skillet. Continue cooking for another 10-15 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and serve
Adapted from Naturally Ella
Adapted from Naturally Ella
Fiesta Dinnerware, Always Festive http://alwaysfestive.com/

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