Fiesta Spring Shelf Decor Ideas

Fiesta Dinnerware Spring Shelf Decor Ideas

Shelves are the perfect place to display your personal style, photos of loved ones and favorite collections. And if you’re browsing the Fiesta Dinnerware blog, we have a sneaking suspicion about what one of your favorite collections might be.

Spring is a great time to freshen your shelves up with a new look. We styled our shelves three different ways to give you some inspiration for the season.

Palm Springs

Fiesta Dinnerware Spring Shelf Decor Ideas

Palm Springs is having a comeback moment right now. What’s not to love about all the colorful architecture Palm Springs is known for? And so many interesting desert plants! We centered this design around a fun “Butterfly House” print we found on Etsy.*

Fiesta Dinnerware Spring Shelf Decor Ideas

We combined vibrant colors like Poppy, Tangerine, Sunflower, and Claret (available in June 2016), inspired by the whimsical colorful front doors sprinkled all throughout the neighborhoods of Palm Springs. Then we added Lemongrass and Shamrock in honor of the beautiful succulents of the desert. Don’t forget some touches of gold, because let’s face it, you can’t have Palm Springs without some bling.

Fiesta Dinnerware Spring Shelf Decor Ideas

Botanical

Fiesta Dinnerware Spring Shelf Decor Ideas

The botanical theme is one you might be seeing in all the design blogs and magazines this season. Why not try it out in your spring shelf design? To achieve this look, think lush greenery, jewel tones and natural wood.

Fiesta Dinnerware Spring Shelf Decor Ideas

We used a “Tropical Banana Leaf Art Print” from Etsy* combined with actual banana leaves and a banana leaf bowl. Then we added some basket weave items, a hand-carved wooden bowl and a pop of metallic with some copper Moscow mule mugs. Next, of course, we displayed a glorious range of rich hued Fiesta Dinnerware in Claret, Turquoise, Sage, Lapis, and Cobalt.

Retro Kitchen

Fiesta Dinnerware Spring Shelf Decor Ideas

Spring has us thinking ice cream and ice cream has us thinking vintage kitchens. So that’s the inspiration for our spring shelfie #3.

Fiesta Dinnerware Spring Shelf Decor Ideas

We found this cute replication ice cream sign at a hobby store. We combined Claret, Turquoise, Scarlet, Slate, and Ivory Fiesta Dinnerware for a classic retro kitchen look. A simple red tray holds a sweet little gingham trimmed basket filled with red and white paper straws and Fiesta flatware. A milkshake mixer and soda glasses complete the theme.

Need some more tips on how to get the perfect look when styling your shelves? Refer back to our former blog post How to Style the Perfect #Shelfie. Now, we want to see your Fiesta shelves. Be sure to share your photos on the Fiesta Facebook page.

*Art is published with permission from the artists. Please visit links to purchase and download prints.

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Shrimp & Grits Recipe

Shrimp and Grits Recipe from Fiesta Dinnerware at the blog www.alwaysfestive.com.Mardi Gras is coming next Tuesday and to celebrate, we thought it only fitting to share a true southern classic recipe, Shrimp and Grits. We found a recipe posted by one of our favorite bloggers, David Leite, from the blog Leite’s Culinaria. One look at David’s many blog posts or Instagram page and you’ll see he’s an avid Fiesta collector, so we’re always happy to support one of our own! 

Shrimp and Grits Recipe from Fiesta Dinnerware at the blog www.alwaysfestive.com.This recipe David adapted from the true southern belle herself, Paula Deen, so you know it’s full of cheese, butter and bacon, y’all. And that just means it’s absolutely delicious! There’s a slight tang of lemon balanced out with some garlic, parsley and green onion. Trust us, this is how you want to celebrate your Fat Tuesday. It is the ultimate decadence. 

We filled our little Fiesta Ramekins with individual servings. And there’s plenty for seconds, or thirds, in the 90oz Large Covered Casserole

Shrimp and Grits Recipe from Fiesta Dinnerware at the blog www.alwaysfestive.com.So, run on over to Leite’s Culinaria and check out the recipe here. And if you make it yourself, let us know what you think! Also, be sure to share some recipes you like to make to celebrate Mardi Gras. We’d love to hear from you.

Shrimp and Grits Recipe from Fiesta Dinnerware at the blog www.alwaysfestive.com.

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A Sugary Halloween With Fiesta Dinnerware

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Hi! I’m Julia Murphy and I’m crazy excited to be guest blogging here for Fiesta Dinnerware. My family has been using Fiesta Dinnerware for generations. My grandmother had a Fiesta teapot on her shelf for decades and I’ve been using Fiesta on a daily basis since 1997.

My husband and I currently live in Heidelberg, Germany. We love to travel, try new things, make new friends, and explore. I’m a self-taught home baker. A few YouTube videos on the magic of buttercream plus work on the science of baking has brought me to a place where I like the look of what I create and how it tastes. New projects and techniques are labeled ‘test kitchen’ on my blog, The Sugary Shrink, so I can remind myself that nothing has to be perfect. My goal is for the outside design to match the inside deliciousness.

I hope you like what I have prepared for you this month.

At the first hint of autumn, I get excited for my favorite holiday season.  It begins with Halloween and continues through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. This year is no different. We love to invite our friends over for fun and spooky-good times!  After an easy dinner of chili and cornbread, a costume contest, and maybe a talent show – we’ll attack the dessert table before settling in for an evening of classic board games.

The Dessert Table

This dessert table was inspired my all-time favorite – Candy Corn! I love the colors, the look and the flavor.

 

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When I prepare a dessert table, I like to offer popular choices so everyone’s happy. It’s also important to appeal all the senses. The scent of the Granny Smith apples, hot cocoa, and fresh fruit kabobs is an additional draw because it mingles with the scent of cupcakes and buttercream.

Combining textures is another great technique to keep things visually interesting. The Fiesta Dinnerware paired with a wooden box next to a wire cake stand allows these different textures to play off one another.

Varying the height of displays helps break up any sense of visual monotony. I aim for visual balance, for example the box with the Slate Large Disc Pitcher on the left is at the same level as the Baking Tray of Jumbo Mugs on the right.  The Appetizer Plates are balanced with the candy corn candle holder while the Bread Trays and Omni Trays establish a solid base.

 

Floral-Arrangement

I’ve stacked the Shamrock Witch Appetizer plate with a Lemongrass Dessert plate to add color and fun. The black and white paper straws are in a Poppy tapered Mug.  This combination, with three different levels, keeps a nice visual balance.

The Desserts!

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I am in love with this omni tray! An omni tray means it’s a party and this time was no exception. I combined two Poppy and two Slate omni trays and added a Poppy ramekin for the center and finished with a Slate 15” Round baking tray. The combination is a real showstopper.

The center is filled with a chocolate, peanut butter, and cream cheese dip to compliment the other dessert items of yogurt covered pretzels, graham crackers, Oreos and Clementine’s.

How about a few Monster Cupcakes?

Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes are perfect for a design like these. I tint the batter to match the cupcake liner. I tinted the FrankenCupcake green, the Purple Periscope is tinted purple and the Chocolate Orange Rose tinted orange to match their respective colored cupcake liners. Monster cupcakes might be the perfect party activity for guests of all ages.

If you make these cupcakes for your party guests this season, consider topping cupcakes with crushed pretzels or nuts, flaked coconut, swirls of caramel, and always remember to add eyes for the monster effect.

Orange Ombre Cake

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This chocolate layer cake is three layers of delicious! The design is forgiving and approachable for the home baker. A Sunflower 12” cake plate is ideal for the 8” round cake and the colors pair very well. The frosting is vanilla buttercream in a light orange ombré finish. I cut out a construction paper Scary Boo Cat, to echo the Lemongrass Boo Cat, and taped a coffee stir stick on the back then gently set him down off-center.

When I first started decorating cakes, I tried to make each and every cake perfect. No lines, no smears, no flaws. But that’s not real life and that’s certainly not me. Now I embrace a more relaxed style when it comes to buttercream and cake and I hope you do too.

I don’t know if I can celebrate Halloween without a candied apple and I’m not willing to find out! These Granny Smith apples are a generous size and not for the faint of heart. The white bread tray is a wonderful showcase for these treats and is perfect for taking from refrigerator to the table.

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These candy apples have natural sticks that I cleaned, blanched, and then twisted into the center of the cleaned, dried apple until firmly in place. After the apple was dipped in caramel sauce, I rolled it around several different kinds of coating. This is where the fun begins!

Though peanuts are a traditional choice, not all my guests can eat nuts – so I crushed a few pretzels instead.  It’s a terrific crunch and is a flavor buddy to caramel and apples; the candy corn screams party. Other options to be included next time could be cupcake sprinkles, mini-chocolate morsels, toasted coconut and toffee chips.

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These three Bread Trays: White, Poppy, and Sunflower continue the theme of candy corn and Halloween.

The Poppy bread tray has two different kinds of treat, fresh fruit kabobs of dark grapes and kiwi chunks. The color of the fruit supports the Halloween theme and is a wonderful alternative to baked goods and is a beautiful contrast to the Poppy.

Sugary Shrink tip: After completing kabobs, go back and cut away the pointed end of the stick to reduce the risk that anyone is harmed with a kabob skewer.

On the other half of the Poppy bread tray is a chocolate mocha ball with coconut. I bought this at the store because it looked festive and offered a different flavor.  When it comes to dessert tables– it’s about the hosts’ comfort level and reduced anxiety. If baking at home is too much, consider attempting one item. If that’s still too much, buy all the things! It’s a party and what matters is time spent with family and friends.

Rice krisp Candy Corn Wedges

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You didn’t know how badly you needed these in your life until this very moment. They are as fun and easy they look. For this dessert table, I used my 10” cake round, which required about one and a half times the standard marshmallow treat recipe. Add color just at the very end of the marshmallows melting, remove from heat, stir in cereal, and press into pan. Placing a round of parchment paper at the bottom of the pan and liberally butter the sides made for a very easy release onto the cutting board.  I scored the entire round with my cake slicer and sliced the wedges apart with a heavy knife.

These Jumbo Mugs are the hit of the party!  They’re so much fun and it seems everyone has their favorite. Halloween is a perfect time for hot cocoa with marshmallows and this mug can handle anything you throw at it.

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Five jumbo mugs fit very nicely on the White 15” round baking tray sitting on an upended Poppy Hostess Bowl.  This combination adds color, height, and provides a great base for these hot mugs. Watch as your guests match their mug to their appetizer or luncheon plate, adults and children alike.

Quite frankly, this Jumbo Mug is one of my favorite, go-to mugs.  I might turn right around and have cereal or oatmeal in one or later in the day, a bit of soup. It’s like a bowl with a handle.

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Once the cake is sliced, the plates fill up.  There are very few rules when it comes to party guests serving themselves.  It’s about creating a welcoming atmosphere filled with love and acceptance and fun. Fiesta Dinnerware does that, it brings fun and says, “You’re family here.”

The best part of Fiesta and Halloween is the amusement and the memories. So many years of helping our kids get dressed up for Halloween, the occasional family costume (In 2005 we went as Yahtzee) or those drizzly nights my life partner dressed up as a mummy to hand out candy. Halloween has nostalgia and traditions.These are the same words I use when it comes to Fiesta Dinnerware. Fiesta is fun and each family has unique traditions that keep time anchored. This year as I add the Halloween Bats and Whoo Owl design to my party, I will also be adding a new tradition that extends the good memories of past years with the new memories of today.

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24 Fall Color Combinations

As the season changes to fall, our fashions and color choices likely change. At Fiesta Dinnerware, we think that changing up color combinations is just as important as changing up your wardrobe. After all, that’s why we offer so many color choices, so you can mix and match to come up with your own personal signature set for all seasons and occasions.

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We have a total of 24 fall color combinations for you to be inspired by or use for any of the upcoming holidays.

The first combination is something traditional in color. We were inspired by the Pantone color of the year, Marsala. We created something that felt traditional but still had a pop of color. We paired plum, sunflower and poppy to create this look. We especially like the square dinner plate on the bottom which acts like a charger plate with the place setting. Plum flatware was also used to complete this look.

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In this second fall color combo, we went a bit more modern. We think these colors would be great for someone who likes the idea of non-traditional colors for fall. The color combination looks clean, modern and fresh.

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We continued the feeling of new and modern by tucking the napkin between the dinner plate and the luncheon plate across the top, then took sunflower flatware and tied a fork and knife together with thick gray string and laid it across the fringe Fiesta napkins, also in sunflower.

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This next look is somewhere in-between the first two, modern meets traditional. We took burlap  and draped that down the center of the table, adding texture to the tablecloth linen to create warmth in conjunction with the earthy tones of paprika. The idea of incorporating wheat into this color combo came after we added the burlap and saw how it perfectly fit in with the color combination. A sprig of wheat looks great against the paprika flatware tied together. Don’t you think?

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The color combination we used here is paprika, slate, tangerine and turquoise. The way that we paired it was to layer the lighter, brighter colors on top of the darkest shade, slate. The idea of a holiday brunch brought out the cream and sugar set along with a cup and saucer. The medium bistro bowl is perfect for just about anything.

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We have even more fall color combinations ahead for you, all based on fall color trends as well as some of our favorites. We hope that these fall color combinations inspire you to create your own fall color combinations. If you do, we’d love to see them. Share your color combinations with us on Facebook and Pinterest and we will feature them on our color combination board.

Here are the other 21 fall color combinations we created using Colorama on the Fiesta website. Share your favorites with your friends!

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Top: Scarlet, Ivory and Sage. Middle: Shamrock and Slate. Bottom: Slate and Sunflower

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Top: Scarlet, Sage, Slate and Ivory. Middle: Sage, White and Cobalt. Bottom: Sage, Paprika and Turquoise.

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Top: Shamrock and Slate. Middle: Shamrock and Cobalt. Bottom: Ivory, Plum and Sage.

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Top: Black and White Middle: Sage and Tangerine. Bottom: Lapis and Slate.

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Top: Slate, Sage and Sunflower. Middle: Slate, Plum and Lemongrass. Bottom: Cobalt and Sunflower

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Top: Slate, Lapis and Cobalt. Middle: Slate, Sunflower and Poppy. Bottom: Lemongrass, Plum and Shamrock.

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Top: Poppy, Plum and Ivory. Middle: Paprika, Slate and Turquoise. Bottom: Poppy, Tangerine and Slate.

 

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Girls’ Night: Wine and Dessert Pairing

A night in with our girlfriends is always a good idea, so we decided to host a dramatic wine and dessert party. Enjoying each other’s company over three different courses not only allowed us time to catch up, but we also satisfied our sweet tooth with some unique recipes. Spending time with friends is a perfect addition to our #FiestaSummerResolutions.

Wine and dessert pairings are the perfect excuse to raise a toast to our girlfriends.

Wine and dessert pairings are the perfect excuse to raise a toast to our girlfriends.

One of the best parts of the evening was getting the chance to unplug and connect with our friends in person while making some special desserts with our hands. There’s something comforting about getting back to the basics in the kitchen: the texture of the ingredients, smells in the oven and the satisfaction of enjoying a homemade treat.

 
Course 1: Lavender Rosemary Donuts Dipped in White Chocolate paired with Riesling

Fresh-cut lavender straight from the garden, used in Lavender Rosemary Donut recipe.

Fresh-cut lavender straight from the garden, used in Lavender Rosemary Donut recipe.

This savory-sweet recipe inspired the entire color palette of the evening, with new Fiesta Dinnerware color Slate serving up the backdrop to accent color lavender. Using fresh lavender and rosemary straight from our garden, our kitchen smelled like a dream.

The ingredients for these Lavender Rosemary Donuts are pretty in themselves.

The ingredients for these Lavender Rosemary Donuts are pretty in themselves.

A donut pan makes it simple to whip up some fancy donuts for your guests. We made Lavender Rosemary Donuts.

A donut pan makes it simple to whip up some fancy donuts for your guests. We made Lavender Rosemary Donuts.

Sprinkling fresh lavender on the white chocolate before it sets makes a delicate presentation for Lavender Rosemary Donuts.

Sprinkling fresh lavender on the white chocolate before it sets makes a delicate presentation for Lavender Rosemary Donuts.

Homemade donuts are surprisingly simple to make. All you need is a donut pan and a few basic ingredients. We used a Lavender Rosemary Donut recipe from the blog, Gourmantine, and paired our donuts with a crisp sweet Riesling. What a tasty way to start the evening!

Course 2: Sangria Sorbet

We made this course the night before, so the sorbet had time to set. All it took was three ingredients (ok, four if you count water). Here’s how you make it:

1 cup sugar
¾ cup water
1 bottle sweet red wine (we used a red blend)
3 cups berries (we used raspberries)

Fresh raspberries are the headliner in our Sangria Sorbet recipe.

Fresh raspberries are the headliner in our Sangria Sorbet recipe.

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until it begins to boil. Boil for one minute. Remove from heat. If you still have chunks of fruit, blend in a blender or food processor. Since we used raspberries, they pretty much dissolved. Push mixture through a mesh strainer to remove seeds.

Strain raspberry and wine mixture to remove seeds and pulp for this Sangria Sorbet recipe.

Strain raspberry and wine mixture to remove seeds and pulp for this Sangria Sorbet recipe.

Pour liquid in a pan (we used the Fiesta Turquoise Loaf Pan). Cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight. To serve, scrape iced mixture with a spoon or ice cream scooper. Because this is a boozy treat in itself, we opted to pair our Sangria Sorbet with some authentic Cuban coffee. If you haven’t had true authentic Cuban coffee, you must. It’s what coffee is meant to taste like.

Sangria Sorbet -- what a refreshing treat.

Sangria Sorbet — what a refreshing treat.

Course 3: Flourless Chocolate Cake paired with Port

Get ready for this, we’re bringing you another three ingredient recipe. We couldn’t believe how three basic ingredients created this rich decadence. Eggs, chocolate, butter – that’s it! The prep is a bit involved, but well worth it. We found a fail-safe recipe for Flourless Chocolate Cake at the blog, Gimme Some Oven. Paired with a port wine, the combination was sheer bliss.

The key to a light and fluffy Flourless Chocolate Cake is whipping the eggs until they double in size.

The key to a light and fluffy Flourless Chocolate Cake is whipping the eggs until they double in size.

Fold the chocolate into the egg mixture for Flourless Chocolate Cake.

Fold the chocolate into the egg mixture for Flourless Chocolate Cake.

Prepping the springform pans for Flourless Chocolate Cake.

Prepping the springform pans for Flourless Chocolate Cake.

Savor a piece of Flourless Chocolate Cake with a full-bodied port wine.

Savor a piece of Flourless Chocolate Cake with a full-bodied port wine.

Port is a sweet wine from Portugal that’s fortified with brandy. It should be served at room temperature. Port is typically served as dessert itself, or with other desserts or cheeses. Click here to learn more about port wine.  

Flourless Chocolate Cake served on a Fiesta Slate Saucer.

Flourless Chocolate Cake served on a Fiesta Slate Saucer.

What do you like to do when you host a night in with friends? Do you plan around a theme? We’d love to hear some of your ideas. Be sure to use #FiestaSummerResolutions in your post. 

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A Summer Citrus Fiesta Wedding

 

Fiesta Dinnerware Citrus Summer Wedding

This styled shoot shows just what can happen when Fiesta Dinnerware has a wedding moment—hint hint, the results are amazing!

With Fiesta Dinnerware serving up a citrus-inspired color palette against breathtaking views of a Southern California Vineyard backdrop, you have the perfect setting for an intimate Fiesta wedding celebration that will impress your guests!

We incorporated new colors Sage and Slate into the wedding setting along with Fiesta favorites— Poppy, Sunflower and Turquoise. Our friends from Bravado Design created the lovely floral arrangements and styled the Fiesta products to give us this beautiful presentation.

The Beverages

Fiesta Dinnerware Beverage Servers - wedding drink station

 

We served lemon and lime water in the sunflower beverage server and raspberry limeade in the turquoise beverage server to tie in the citrus theme.

Fiesta Dinnerware Large Disc Pitchers in Sunflower, Poppy and Turquoise. Great for weddings and events!

 

Fiesta Dinnerware Large Disc Pitchers: Sunflower, Turquoise and Poppy. Perfect for your next summer party!

Disc Pitchers in Poppy, Turquoise and Sunflower set in a Slate oval platter were used to fill up with beverages to take back to the table for dinner.

Fiesta Dinnerware Beverage Server. Beautiful display for cold summer drinks at hot summer parties!

 

Orange paper straws were a great compliment next to the Sunflower and Turquoise Beverage servers, not to mention fun.

 

 

The Cake and Food

Fiesta Dinnerware stack of Omni Trays. So pretty for serving up appetizers.

 Appetizers were set up in unique ways with the entertaining collection to show off the colors, while bowls of citrus were used to add to the feel of the citrus theme. 

Fiesta Dinnerware cake stand hack: Hostess Bowl turned upside down with Pizza/Baking Tray on top. Genius!

The citrus theme was also carried over to the appetizers as well. Mason jars were filled with a wild salmon ceviche with layers of citrus and small bowls made out oranges were filled with wild tuna and avocado with pickled red onions.

Fiesta Dinnerware Hostess Bowl topped with Pizza/Baking Tray. The perfect cake stand!

Using a Fiesta hack to create a beautiful cake stand, we added kumquats instead of flowers to top this cake by Nothing Bundt Cakes. We love the contrast of the cake against the Poppy color.

The Tablescape

 

Who's ready for a summer wedding? Crisp and clean, this Fiesta Dinnerware color palette of Sage, Slate, Sunflower, Poppy, and Turquoise is beautifully set off against a vineyard backdrop.

 

 

Keep flowers simple when you're dressing up your wedding table with colorful Fiesta Dinnerware.

Bravado Design used Mason jars, a variety of white flowers and greenery to give a crisp look to the table. Kumquats were placed in the arrangements for a surprise pop of color.

Fiesta Dinnerware wedding tabletop. Poppy Flatware, Fiesta Sunflower Napkin, and Sage, Turquoise and Poppy plates.



A natural place card stands out against colorful Fiesta Dinnerware at this outdoor summer wedding. Fiesta Napkin, Flatware and Dishes in colors: Sunflower, Poppy, Sage, Slate, and Turquoise.

 

A wedding tablesetting that makes a statement. Fiesta Dinnerware in Sage, Turquoise and Poppy.

Each place setting had a variety of combinations in Slate, Sage, Turquoise, Poppy and Sunflower to create unique setting for each guest.

 

So pretty and cheerful! Wedding tablescape in Fiesta Dinnerware colors: Slate, Sunflower, Turquoise, and Poppy.

Fiesta napkins were layered with other fabric to add dimension and even more color—true to Fiesta form!

Get inspired by Fiesta Dinnerware’s rainbow of colors for your next party, wedding, or BBQ decor.

 

Have a Fiesta styled celebration you’d like to share with us? Share on Facebook or Pinterest.

Venue: Falkner Winery

Photography: Ryan Garvin Photography

Catering: E.A.T Marketplace

Wedding Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes, Temecula, CA

Styling, Furniture and Floral Design: Bravado Design

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A Fiesta Cruise Around the World

A full-flavored meal needs no translation. In fact, food is probably the most universal language, if we’d only let our taste buds do the talking. That’s exactly what we’re doing in celebration of World Health Day. Escape with us to a culinary cruise-inspired adventure as we taste a bit of India, France, and Italy – all while intermixing healthy substitutes to classic-cultural favorites.

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Bonjour! Paris, France is the pinnacle of “everything in moderation.”  

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So we’re having a dollop of crème fraîche and a plethora of the antioxidant powerhouse—berries, and some savory brie cheese with apples. Top it off with a fresh garnish like mint and add a drizzle of honey. Set your very own Parisian tablescape with Fiesta Dinnerware Lapis Dip and Spreader Set, Fiesta Lapis Oval Platter, Scarlet and Lapis Luncheon Plates, Ivory Salad Plates, the Scarlet Medium Heart Bowl, Demitasse Cups and Saucers in Lapis and Scarlet.

World Health Day Dinner Recipes for TonightIf you want to get uber fancy, try your hand at Sugar and Cloth’s DIY Fruit Macaroons.

Happy World Health Day!

Mazay dar is “delicious” in India. The colors of this country are as vibrant as its flavors and spices— and the spices are quite plentiful. We set our India-inspired table with a hearty serving of healthy chicken on top of couscous with coconut curry in our Fiesta Sunflower Small Bistro Bowls and Tangerine and Sage Dinner Plates. Eating Well has a “mazay dar” recipe we think you’ll love. Serve with traditional Indian naan (we found a healthy wheat version).

Happy World Health Day

Wash it down with a fruity cultural favorite like Mango Lassi. Think of this drink like a mango milkshake, but healthier. All you need to get started is this recipe from Jamie Oliver, plus his wise foodie quote.

Fiesta Dinnerware World Health DaySet a table like ours with a few Fiesta favorites: Tangerine and Sage Dinner Plates, Medium Sunflower Bistro Bowls, Cobalt Bread Tray and new Celebrations Flatware (coming soon!).

Fiesta Dinnerware World Health Day

World Health Day

Happy World Health Day

Delicioso! When we think about Italy, our tastebuds and tummies immediately think, “Pasta!” But carb-heavy pasta can leave us sluggish. We jumped on the paleo bandwagon and found a healthy solution that leaves us satisfied and energized — zucchini “pasta”. All you need is a spirulizer to make zucchini ribbons. Saute strands of zucchini pasta in a pan or roast in the oven with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. We sprinkled toasted pine nuts and asiago cheese on top for some extra flavor. *Tip: Add lots of flavor with fewer calories by using a sprinkle of stronger cheese like asiago.

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Serve with a satisfying side of antipasto salad and a slice of warm Italian bread. Don’t forget the Pinot Grigio. A glass of wine a day is heart healthy!

For our bueno Italian table setting, we used the new Fiesta Dinnerware Casserole in Turquoise (coming soon!), Individual Oval Casserole in Shamrock, Poppy Flatware, Dinner Plates in Shamrock and Sunflower, and Luncheon Plates in Scarlet and Cobalt.

Happy World Health Day

What are your favorite healthy substitutes in your go-to meal? Share with us in the comments!

*Keep an eye out for new colors Sage and Slate, which will be available in June at better department stores, .coms and of course www.fiestafactorydirect.com.

 

 

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5 Ways to Get Creative with Fiesta’s New Colors

Why release one new color, when we can release two? That was our idea heading into this year’s International Home + Housewares Show 2015 as our Fiesta family proudly revealed Slate and Sage.

The two muted neutrals are a chic nod to the vintage styling so richly seen sprinkled in to today’s modern tablescape. They also playfully accent the bold colors that are so classically Fiesta, and loved by all of you (thank you by the way!).

Think of Sage as the plush greenery that so elegantly makes backyard flowers pop, while Slate’s moody hue highlights and livens virtually any other colorful palette it comes into contact with. We knew we couldn’t have one without the other; in fact, we don’t know how we ever lived without them at the dinner table.

So grab your current Fiesta favorites, and come with us on a journey to five new Fiesta worlds using the newest members of the family, Sage and Slate.

1. Mediterranean

5 Ways to Get Creative with Fiesta’s New Colors Fit for a Greek god or goddess, the Mediterranean tablescape uses the deep hue of Slate and the softness of Sage to accent notes of Turquoise, Lapis, White, and Tangerine to create a crisp and delicious vibe. Invite some cool succulents to the party for a truly on-trend lunch or dinner with friends.

2. Mid-century Modern

5 Ways to Get Creative with Fiesta’s New Colors

Don and Betty Draper would kill to be at this fondue soiree. In this tribute to late 50s and 60s sleek retro, we’ve used both Slate and Sage to accent Poppy, Turquoise, and Ivory in a quintessential scene straight out of “Mad Men.”

3. A New Fiesta Morning

5 Ways to Get Creative with Fiesta’s New Colors  Slate and Sage

Wake up your senses with a modernized retro diner vibe. This one is one of our favorites; using simply Slate, Sage and White, we sweetly offset metallic golds and pinks found in rose champagne, delicious raspberry donuts from one of our favorite eateries on the west coast, E.A.T. Marketplace, and gold flatware. Succulents are, again, a perfect guest to invite to the tablescape party.

4. Dakota Lodge

5 Ways to Get Creative with Fiesta’s New Colors Dreaming of sheer coziness during these past chilly nights? This chic cabin, breakfast-in-bed setting uses Slate and Sage Java Mugs to accent Cobalt, Sunflower, Plum, Paprika, and Poppy for the perfect lodge getaway. Don’t you just want to cuddle up with a good book and a hot cup of cocoa?

5. Sunny Daisy

5 Ways to Get Creative with Fiesta’s New Colors This cheery tablescape feels as fresh as that first bite of citrus in the morning. Here we’ve used the warmth of Sage and the depth of Slate to accent notes of bright Sunflower and crisp White. Enjoy your morning cup of joe or favorite tea with a must-read magazine like Domino to kickstart your productivity.

The color combos are limitless. Follow us on Pinterest and Facebook to see more color stories. What will you create?

Slate and Sage will be available to consumers when we begin shipping the new colors to retailers in mid to late June. 

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Fiesta New Color! Live at #IHHS2015

Peek under the curtain to the International Home + Housewares 2015 showroom floor as we reveal the #FiestaNewColor. We are so incredibly honored and happy to announce… sleek Slate and savory Sage. 

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“Slate is the quintessential neutral color, as it is thought of as classic and enduring. It will work with all of the other colors in Fiesta Dinnerware — everything from the most vibrant orange tones to the quietest pastel shades. And even though most people don’t think of green as a neutral, if we look to nature for inspiring color combinations (as we often do), think of all of the colors that work against green foliage similar to this lovely herbal Sage shade. The possibilities are endless and such fun to create!” says color expert Leatrice Eiseman, colorexpert.com and eisemancolorblog.wordpress.com

Fiesta New Color Reveal

Fiesta New Color Reveal“Fiesta history has always leaned toward a bright fashionable pallet. Today’s current updates in home fashion add rich Slate grey and accents of Sage green, providing a strong balance and coordination with Fiesta’s bright color pallet. The current throwback to mid-century modern and vintage styling includes a dominating accent of bright colors combined with cool grays and greens. In todays’ fashions, these color combinations do not exist without one another,” according to Rich Brinkman, our VP of Sales and Marketing at Home Laughlin. 

Fiesta New Color Reveal Fiesta New Color Reveal Fiesta New Color Reveal Fiesta New Color Reveal Fiesta New Color Reveal Fiesta New Color RevealThere are more color combos, tablescape ideas, and #FiestaNewColor fun coming soon. Get exclusive up-to-date information by joining us on Facebook and Pinterest.  

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