Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Don't Call Me Square

Okay I admit freely I have an addiction to dinnerware. Specifically, Homer Laughlin Fiestaware, is my dish addiction. If you don't believe me notice that I truly do have a multi-colored monkey tattooed on my back to prove my love (See profile photo for proof).I even have my own hook up for my drug of choice, Cornucopia in Kirkwood. I call it the place where Fiestaware lives. Last week I went to Cornucopia and as I walked down the stairs to fondle the lovely multi-colored beauties waiting for me. The closer I got to the display the more I felt I was walking into an alternate universe. I could even hear a scary soundtrack in my head as I walk over to see the new colors of Ivory, Chocolate, and Marigold.

A signed proclaimed "Square is Cool."

"What, What?" I asked myself. And there before me were square Fiestaware plates!
Seeing these plates made me feel as if the polar axis had shifted. I don't even know how to feel about this. Fiestaware is suppose to be round. It has been round since 1937. Why change now? Homer Laughlin did have a line of dishes called Revere Ware and it was square. But it did not have the distinctive Fiestaware design. I just can't seem to wrap my mind around this square shape.
I bought one plate to see if I could somehow get use to the idea of square dishes. I put the dish on my table and I am leaving it there. Every time I walk by I shudder and think this is just so wrong.
To make matters worst Homer Laughlin is producing square bowls and cups. I just don't know how I feel about this, square Fiestaware, What next Fiestaware paper plates?


Shannon said...

Try putting a round luncheon plate on top of your square dinner plate and see how you feel about it then.

Tempest ina Pot of Tea said...

It is the thought of a square, fiestaware plate that seems wrong!