Tuesday, September 7, 2010

~Hoosier Aunt? & Fiesta~

Last week, my aunt called me and said that she no longer had room for her Hoosier cabinet. I had admired her cabinet since she bought it in the mid-1980's. You can imagine my excitement when she gave me the opportunity to buy it! I jumped at the chance, and my uncle helped us deliver it on Friday.

As you know, I love to tweak, so I immediately started working. I decided to display some of my vintage Fiesta in it. I have been collecting Fiesta for a while, and I have acquired a lot of it and needed some more display room. My aunt's Hoosier was the perfect place.

I collect the six original colors of Fiesta. The six original colors are: yellow, ivory, cobalt, red, light green, and turquoise. I am very proud of my disk pitchers in the six original colors and now I can display them all together!

After I loaded my new Hoosier with Fiesta, I had to tweak my two other display areas. They are a lot less crowded and I think it is easier to see all of the dishes. I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures.

















Thank you for visiting Yesterday Once More. I appreciate you stopping by and I hope that you will continue to come back as often as you can. Never forget , "Take your work seriously but yourself lightly.

All My Best,
~Dan~

29 comments:

Jackie said...

Oh Dan, how fortunate you are! It's lovely!! The Fiesta ware is so colorful, the colors really pop! It will be very special to you, I'm sure, as you are keeping it in the family!
You dog is so cute also!
Thanks for sharing!
JAckie

Mary said...

Beautiful! And what an honor to be able to keep the hoosier in the family.

Janice said...

Very nice! Your collections are amazing, and the new hoosier gives you an opportunity to showcase one of your collections in a different way. I love your title, "Hoosier Aunt!" I laughed! : )

Sheila said...

How lucky are you Dan to have your Aunt give up such a wonderful "Hoosier" (very clever by the way) and be able to display your collection of Fiesta so beautifully? Love the color combination and how it all fit so perfectly!
Continued prayers for Nana~

Rugs and Pugs said...

Dan ~
I'm not much of an "oak" person, but I do love Hoosiers and yours is wonderful! The fiesta pitchers are perfect there!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Chris Fenwick said...

Wow what a statement!! I have never seen anything like it here in Aus, very cheerful Dan, lucky you :o)
Hugs
Chris

denise said...

how pretty!! i wish i had an aunt like yours.

Lydia said...

Wow Dan - aren't you the lucky one!! Your fiesta ware really looks great!

Mindy said...

Very nice! Colorful!

colonialhomestead said...

I see one of your furry babies is comfy. How cute. So wonderful Your Aunt thought of you. Looks great.

Susannah said...

Love the Hoosier!!!! How lucky that your aunt called you!

BUT...the Fiesta Ware is simply wonderful. Oh, the colors!!!! It looks like it was made for the Hoosier.

Dan, everything always looks so clean and nicely designed in your home. I love your other collections, too.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Really nice Hoosier. You made out!
Your Fiesta makes mine look like a starter kit. *sigh*
★Linda★

jeanie said...

I think your decorating is just wonderful. I've seen your article in country sampler and have visited your blog several times. I totally enjoy doing this every other day it seems. Keep up the great work. Loave all your collections... fiesta my fav. jeanie

Mumsy said...

No wonder you were excited...that is a gorgeous piece of furniture. Your Fiesta Ware looks so beautiful in it. Hugs

JenR65 said...

What a nice Hoosier and your collections look great!

Pam said...

I bet you almost fainted when the call came asking if you wanted the Hoosier! I am sooooo jealous. I keep seeing these in antique stores and ogling them. And I love the natural oak color of it.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

looks awesome as always.;)

Lori said...

oh my that is beautiful!

The Sacco's - Our Life said...

Just beautiful!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Beautiful! I am sure you just couldn't fill it fast enough with the fun "Fiesta: ware! What a fun surprise and how very special to keep in the family! Thanks for sharing, Carolyn from Des Moines, Iowa

Melissa Miller said...

Dan that is perfect in your home. Gorgeous! Love your couch fabric too. Very pretty and happy looking.

Thank you for your kind words on my weight loss! What a tough year it was but I'm thankful to be healthy once again. It's worth it! How are you doing with your plan? My thoughts are with you for success on whatever your fitness goals may be.

Have a great week!
~Melissa :)

Lisa B. said...

Dear Dan, wow, what a beautiful and treasured Hoosier cabinet. How sweet of your aunt to give you first dibs on it. And your fiesta ware? OMG - I have never seen so much. Just gorgeous.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh Dan I bet you jumped a good 5 feet off the ground when your Aunt told you about the cabinet.
This is so beautiful and your fiesta ware is prefect for it. When I read you were adding a cabinet I immediately thought now where is he going to put it. lol But you had no problem it looks lovely.
I miss you and I know you are busy with school just starting. Hope this is a great year
Love
Maggie

Lynn said...

Dan, you are one very lucky fella to have such a wonderful Aunt who gave you a chance at her hoosier!! The Hoosier looks really beautiful and your Fiesta display looks absolutely lovely setting in and on the hoosier shelf!

Have a great evening Dan!

Blessings,
~Lynn

barefootandpoignant said...

Your home is so beautiful and this is just another lovely addition.

Daisy Cottage said...

WooHoo! That is awesome my friend! I love the cabinet and your fabulous collection..... so fun and so fun for us to see! I know you will treasure this very special piece for years to come.

I hope you have a great day!!!

xo,
Kim

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

How wonderful that your aunt thought of you first about the Hoosier - it's beautiful Dan.

And your collection of Fiesta Ware is absolutely wonderful...

Karen

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

A Hoosier, how lucky you are! I absolutely adore your Fiesta Ware collection, and your pitchers look amazing in the new Hoosier. And your mashers and your rolling pins and your crocks, oh my! Thanks for sharing pictures of your beautiful home and your beautiful pups, they are adorable! I've just become a new follower and look forward to reading about your home and your family. Deb

D. Thomas said...

I am jealous. I have been looking for the perfect Hoosier Cabinet and still have not found one. I did find and original Fiesta Hoosier cabinet and waited too long to purchase. When I went back it was gone. I will never again wait when that perfect one comes along. I have been a collecter of vintage fiesta ware for around 20 years. I just can't pass any peice up, even the damaged ones. I hear then calling to me for a home. I always wonder whom ate off that plate or mixed up a cake in that bowl. Lord I need therapy. If I could the house would be full of it. I remember when the children were younger and I would tell them "You can accidently break anything but don't break the fiesta". May everyone who is obsessed as me continue with their love of fiesta.