Friday, October 2, 2009

Show and Tell Friday

Thanks to Cindy at My Romantic Home for hosting, Show and Tell Friday. I love this blogginng community, there is always something fun happening. Love to see and hear about everyones cherished things and memories.

Back in 1997 I was working in a Pediatric ICU on night shift. I was working on Christmas Eve, which was a real bummer. My parents and my brother had flown out to spend the holiday with my husband and I and our 2 small boys. To shorten the story, I was allowed to leave work early as staffing needs had changed. So I came home in the wee ours of the morning, while everyone was asleep still, the house was quiet and the lights were on, on the tree in the living room. I silently walked into the living room and then walked into the kitchen and then into the dining room, there the table was set with this lovely set of Fiest Ware. My jaw dropped, you see it was also my Birthday and my mom and brother had bought me the dishes as a Birthday/Christmas gift. Instead of wrapping them all, they had decided the evening before to set the table for Christmas morning before they went to bed. So I was so suprised to see my table set with these beautiful dishes. My mom knew that I liked Fiesta Ware and she had got my brother to help her by the set. So that is the story of my dishes.

The two small pitchers and the littlest bowl's in the photo above are not fiesta ware, but they are similar in color and fit in nicely.

Thanks for letting me share the story of my Birthday/Christmas dishes.


  1. Oh, thats a cute story! I love your dishes. Stop by for a visit soon!

  2. I love your dishes!! They are so pretty. The colors are so soothing. What a special surprise your mom and brother had waiting for you. I can only imagine how you felt when you saw them set out for you like that.

    Have a great weekend!!

  3. Love the colors. What a wonderful surprise

  4. What a sweet story...and wonderful surprise! The dishes are pretty, I love the colors. Thank you for sharing about them!

  5. That is so sweet!!! I love to hear about wonderful surprises like that! What a beautiful collection you have! The colors are amazing!!

    Thanks for joining in on my first Show and Tell!

  6. Hi Marla, I love the story of the Fiesta Ware! I have Fiesta too and I love it. xo, suzy