No wedding this weekend, I have the joy of working instead of celebrating with people I love. Don't despair dear reader, next week I go to my final wedding of the season and I will report with joy for the newlyweds. In the meantime I will gush lovingly about my latest Fiestaware acquirement.
I have been working on getting a complete set of Fiestaware mixing bowls, five in total. The problem with getting the set has been I wanted each one in an individual specific color. Homer Laughlin decided to retail these in blocked sets. Initially it looked like I was going to have to purchase either one color set or buy multiple sets to create the set I wanted. The later being a very costly endeavor. So I was a little sulky about the whole thing.
My sulk actually gave me time to accept that I am powerless to powers of brightly colored dinnerware and with my credit card in hand found myself at the local place where Fiestaware lives, Cornucopia ( http://www.kitchencopia.com/ ). As I stepped into the liar of Fiesta I was happily surprised to see that they actually had individual bowls for purchase! If there had not been so many breakable things around me, I would have danced for joy. Three of the five bowls went home to live with the rest of Fiestaware family.
Three down, two more to go. Getting the last two was trickier, they also were a two piece set. Utilizing patience, resolve, and much time spent on the internet at last victory was mine. The set was complete in all the colors I wanted: Evergreen, Shamrock, Lemongrass, Marigold, and Ivory. Once I had all my bowls, like a possessed thing I stacked and restacked them, lined them up on my table, rubbed them down with a towel, and general stared at the glory of my new set of mixing bowls. I swear I heard angels singing at one point.
I told Natalie about my quest realized. She snorted and said, "So when are you actually going to use those to cook with?" I think my face fell at the thought of actually using a hand mixer in my new bowls. Natalie just looked at me and laughed. "That's what I thought," she said shaking her head and walking away.
Oh well, did I mention Homer Laughlin has put out a new 75th Anniversary soup tureen? It is stunning with a ladle and a tray. Sigh, I know where my next quest will take me and trust me it isn't making soup.