Soon, Rob, the boys, and I will load up a car and head North for Amherst Shore, Nova Scotia. Amherst Shore is a place my Mom’s family has visited annually for over 100 years. Seriously.
As a child spending my summers at Amherst Shore, I remember eating meals on brightly colored plates and in brightly colored bowls. When I moved out on my own and had to invest in my own plates, bowls, etc., I bought a small set of the same stuff we used at the Shore. And when Rob and I were married, I seized the opportunity to register for more of the colorful collection.
Every time I use our plates, bowls, etc., I am taken back to the summers of my youth. Long live Fiesta-ware, and long live Amherst Shore!
34 thoughts on “Project 366: Day 195”
Are you on Pinterest? I just pinned your picture. I love it.
Aw. Thanks, Julie! No, I’m not on Pinterest. My other addictions keep me busy enough. (smile) I may join soon, though. Just for blogging purposes, of course. (smile)
SO PRETTY!! I would LOVE if my cabinet looked like that. HJ and I want a bunch of mismatched dinnerware.
Mismatched works. I love it!
Mismatched rocks, Kim!
I want to go with you…I’ll wash the dishes everyday!!
Oh Katy, I would most certainly enjoy your company. Come on up. There is plenty of room. You could fly to Bangor, and we could drive you the rest of the way. Just remember to bring your passport.
You guys can swing over and see little ol’ me if you like….
That sounds so perfect. I can picture you, me, Lenore, Peg having coffee…a girl can dream.
Dreams have been known to turn into reality. Never give up the dream.
Because of upcoming surgery – can’t do much until later this year (fall?) I do so want to meet other bloggers. If I won the Powerball tonight, I believe I would make Sweet Cheeks drive me around the country to meet my favorites (no flying, please – you know I get too nervous…..(shudder).
I ain’t flying none-where. So, we need to make sure the meeting takes place in the lower 48. I’m emailing you…
Of course we’ll swing by and visit you … We’re not gathering in Maine and leaving out the Maineiac! Duh!
Love the Fiestaware – do you collect the vintage stuff? Your vacation sounds like a ton of fun. How about if Katy washes and I dry?
We’ll pick you up in Bangor, too, Peg. The more the merrier!
I have a few of the vintage pieces (lead included), and there is still the sparse collection at the Shore. The collection resides in “The Big White Cottage”, where four families stayed during the summer. (My Mom’s kids, her sister and her kids, her brother and his kids, and her other brother and his kids.
Nowadays, we’ve spread out to other cottages around the Big White Cottage. The history of the Shore is a wonderful one.
My sister-in-law has Fiesta ware, too. She started out with all yellow and added other colors as her family grew. I’ve always liked the bright colors.
It makes for cheerful meals, Susan. My first set was a simple set of four. I was grateful for the wedding. (smile)
Ooh, those dishes are awesomesauce. Mine are all white. Lame!
Hello Bridget! I love the color. Love, love, love the color. Every meal is a happy meal, no burgers required. (smile)
I love those dishes. And the photo. You should have a pinterest board of your own with just your photographs. Enjoy your trip!
Funny you should mention Pinterest, Darla. (wink)
lovely, great color combo
Thank you, Big Book!
Love Fiesta ware. Have a safe and merry trip. If Kate washes, Peg dries and Darla provides a road stop, you will have all the help you could ask for.
I had a pen pal in Parrsboro, NS when I was young. We wrote for years.
I’ll be in Philadelphia soon…still no chance of our paths crossing. But if we keep traveling…someday it may happen.
I had a pen pal, too, Georgette! I don’t remember where she lived. While at the shore I put a message in a bottle, she found it, and she sent me a letter. We corresponded for about a year. What fun!
Of course nowadays, a message in a bottle is frowned upon due to littering and all.
I remember these dishes, love ’em. Have fun on your trip.
Blessings – Maxi
Thank you, Maxi. We are still several days away from leaving, but we look forward to it. Blessings to you.
I love all those Fiestaware colors, too!
Orange and plum are my favorite.
Looks fairly durable too… which is always nice because it seems every time I wash the dishes I manage to *smash*
I really like the colors!
HA! Yes, they are durable. Even when tossed like frisbees. (Kidding)