“Fiesta” Totally Yard Sale Tablescape

I am a dishaholic. Yes, I freely admit it. I am drawn to dishes. When I saw these beauties so nicely displayed on a lovely wooden table at a yard sale in my home town, I went straight to them. Picked up the mugs, looked at the bottom (all dishaholics can relate to this habit) and then at the price and thought, “that’s a great deal.” Do I need more dishes? No. But I thought these would be perfect for my daughter. That was all the excuse I needed.

The price tag called them Fiesta and while I know they are not truly Fiesta ware, I am calling them Fiesta for this post. There was a complete set for six place settings with several pieces remaining.

I decided to do a setting using only the items I purchased at this fabulous yard sale in my home town. To read more about it go here. Everything in this tablescape was purchased at one yard sale, except my favorite hurricanes and candles which I used to complete the centerpiece.

I mixed and matched each of the place settings so that each one would be different.

The flatware is a Williamsburg pattern hotel plate made by Wm. A. Rogers (Oneida Ltd.). It could use some polishing, but I was too impatient to do this tablescape to wait for that to happen. I was fortunate to purchase more than six place settings of this pattern. Here is a close up of the mark:

Aren’t the little soup spoons so cute? I also found the table runner, which is reversible. The flip side is strictly sunflowers. I thought the colorful roosters would be nice to use with the colorful dinnerware.

The large oval red serving platter compliments the dishes. I think I’m keeping this one for myself! I decided to add the five cut-glass stemmed compotes which were also a part of this big dish day. Aren’t they beautiful?

I just love the design on the stem base. They are quite heavy. Does anyone know the design or maker? I added a large silver ornament that was part of my power purchase to add a little interest to the arrangement.

I did use my “go-to” Southern Living at Home hurricanes with my favorite battery-operated candles to complete the centerpiece. Each hurricane is sitting on an extra salad plate to give a little more pop to the centerpiece.  The hurricanes/candles are the only things on this table that were not purchases at the fabulous yard sale.

I’ll end with a few more shots of the table. I hope you have enjoyed viewing this as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

Thanks for stopping by. I am joining the following parties:

A Stroll Thru Life’s  Table Top Tuesday

Between Naps on the Porch’s Tablescape Thursday

Until next time, take care ~~



About tammylovesdishes

I love searching for dishes for tablescaping. That leads me to yard sales and thrift shops and fun, fun, fun.
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32 Responses to “Fiesta” Totally Yard Sale Tablescape

  1. marlis says:

    love your ‘fiesta’ scape! It’s so very cheerful and well put together. Beautiful stems!

  2. Your tablescape is fabulous, I just love the bright colors of “fiesta” ware……..
    You’ll have to let me know if you find out the maker of the stem compotes, they’re lovely. I’m visiting from Tablescape Thursday and wanted to say hello……..

    The French Hutch

  3. Very pretty! I love the fiesta!

  4. Katie says:

    The table looks fabulous. I need to come shopping with you. I want a set of the lemon yellow fiesta ware to accent the cobalt blue that I have. Hope to see you soon.


  5. Sharon says:

    Love the Fieats “look-alikes”!! I have put several of them in with my Fiesta to round out a place setting of fill a table. You’ve done aterrific job-thanks for sharing with us!

  6. Marigene says:

    I love the bright colors…nice happy table! The tablerunner is fabulous…

  7. Fabiola says:

    I love all the colors of your Fiesta look alike plates…who cares, this are just as beautiful!
    Fabulous runner with the roosters and chickens, so very ready for spring! Very nice.
    Happy Easter.


  8. Purnima says:

    Very lovely and cheerful!! Your table runner is beautiful!!

  9. Happier Than A Pig in Mud says:

    Gotta love all of the great colors-enjoy:@)

  10. Linda says:

    Now the true sign of a dishaholic is when you start rationalizing your purchases by thinking of someone else who might need them–I know the sign, you see, because I am guilty of the same thing! You certainly found some cheerful dishes and they are so happy all mixed together. Linda

  11. Kathleen says:

    Those were a great find, and the glasses too! I went back through the posts, but no prices! Now you know we dishaholic bargain hunters need to know! 🙂
    Have a great weekend!

  12. Sheila says:

    I love your yard sale fine. I too am a dishaholic and I don’t believe their is any treatment for us. Just keep on buying dishes.

  13. Linda says:

    Yeah I bet your heart went pitter patter when you spotted those bad boys. What a cheery tablescape. Like the way you mixed and matched and absolutely love the cut glass compote dishes. You sure you aren’t keeping them?

  14. Tricia says:

    I love seeing the mixed colors of the placesettings — so cheery! That was SOME yard sale! I have those hurricanes, too, and love mine. So versatile!

  15. Tanya says:

    Those dishes were a great “find” Tammy. Thanks so much for sharing your colorful table with us!

  16. Your dishes are a great buy! You will use them alot for tablescaping. Love your table!
    Thank you for sharing…
    Blessings My Friend,

  17. Rettabug says:

    Hi Tammy!

    You did a really nice job of mixing & matching these colorful dishes! Very festive!
    Love your little chicken tablerunner, too.
    Sorry I can’t help you identify your lovely compotes. Maybe Bill from Affordable Accoutrements could? He’s very knowledgeable about such.

    I’m glad you’ve joined the Tablescaping bunch…but I’ll warn you…its an addiction. LOL
    You’ll soon need an intervention, like the rest of us. LOL You can never have too many dishes.


  18. laurie says:

    This is so cheerful ~ a delightful tablescape. Love all of the different colors of dishes, and those compotes are beautiful! You really found a great yard sale. I don’t think we have any that good nearby. (and yes, we dishaholics buy dishes even if we don’t need any ~ especially if they are a bargain! Don’t blame you a bit for jumping on these. If I had been there, I would have been knocking you down to get to them!) laurie

  19. This is great! I love anything colorful, and roosters, and sunflowers…

    So you have pretty much it hit it out of the ballpark for me!

  20. I can tell that you had a ball with this one…love the dishes…lucky daughter! I’d keep the platter, too. The crystal goblets are wonderful…great find on a bounty-filled day. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  21. Linderhof says:

    A very pretty table and I like the way you mixed and matched the different place settings!

  22. Christine says:

    Love your purchases, Tammy, both dishes and glasses. Your table is so cheerful, very pretty….Christine

  23. Pat says:

    Great find! I love what you did, and look forward to seeing more scapes with these dishes, so many possibilities. You’ll get alot of mileage out of this set! I also love your ruby goblets, I have looked at them in antique stores, and they are always sooo expensive. Lucky you! Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comments.


  24. Pinky says:

    I love your “Fiesta” table! It is so bright and cheerful and the runner is PERFECT with these dishes!!! I, too, am a true dishaholic, I admit it too! I can’t seem to stop and am running out of space to store them! I actually am thinking of getting rid of CLOTHES to store dishes!!!!!!!!!!! Is that sick????:):):) Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog! XO, Pinky

  25. sunny109 says:

    Hi Tammy, The fiesta look is very well put together. I am loving the blues on you first table. How clever to display teacups in the center. Are they sitting on candle holders? Such a great idea! I have old holders that I am going to give that a try on. hmm Thanks for the inspiation. Sunny109

    • Hi Sunny, Yes the teacups are sitting on a three-candle black metal holder. This is the kind that doesn’t have a little spike in the center to anchor the candle. These little teacups/saucers nestled nicely together. Glad you liked the blue tablescape. Tammy

  26. Christa says:

    Loved it! What I really liked was that it looked like a tablescape for a REAL meal! Something about “Fiesta” is that it’s just warm and homey. What an awesome yard sale. You racked up.

  27. Linda Lewis says:

    What a find for you! I would have snapped these dishes right up, Fiesta or not. Some of my very favorite dishes and glassware are from yard/garage sales. When you get a deal, there’s always room for one more set!

  28. LdyDy says:

    Your yard sale “Fiesta” ware find is fabulous! The table looks so beautiful with all the rich and vibrant colors!

  29. linda t says:

    Wow! What a find!! I love lots of color… and I love dishes… so who wouldn’t have fun creating various tablescapes using those dishes! Love, LOVE!

  30. terry says:

    Oh wow, I just love the colours you have here. It makes it feel like a celebration. Beautiful!

  31. Ciarra says:

    Love your tablescape!! Do you know the maker of the dishes? I have been looking for Fuesta type dishes.

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