The Trip of a Lifetime

If you’ve been around the Front Poarch very long, you know that I love all things mid-century or as Phillip says, “old”. I’m not really into true antiques but there is something about simple, classic design that I just can’t pass up.

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One of the “old” things I love the most is Fiestaware.

I mean hello, concentric rings and rich, bold color! Swoon! (And yes, I’m well aware that Fiestaware was first produced in the 1930s.) We registered for it when we got married nearly 4 years ago and I love it more and more every day. It’s my china and my every day dishware. It holds our Christmas turkeys. . .

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. . . and our leftover Chinese.


My most favorite of all Fiestware is this beauty.

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When Phillip’s Poarch grandparents got married in 1951 they received a complete set of Fiestaware. The only problem was that Anita thought it didn’t match so she gave it away. GAVE. IT. AWAY. Needless to say, if she still had that set it would be worth thousands and more importantly, it would be a sight of sheer early Americana beauty. This is the only piece she kept from the set and several years ago, when Phillip and I were dating she gave this teapot away too.

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She gave it to me. It is one of my most prized possessions and by far my favorite “old” thing.

To me the best, most awesome, over the top cool thing about Fiestware is that they make it in a factory. In Newell, West Virgina. And you can go there. And go on a factory tour. And shop at the factory outlet store. And buy lots of really cheap Fiestaware. And MOM AND I ARE GOING OVER SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That’s right! After years of planning the tickets have been purchased, the tour reservation has been made and come March 9th it’s going to be me and mom and Fiestaware for 5 straight days!

In addition to the blog, I’ll be documenting our journey vis Instagram to be sure to follow me @FrontPoarch.

Just 56 days until the trip of a lifetime begins!

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