Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Christmas came early.


Remember this?
For the last seven months we have been living with the few survivors who were lucky enough to have been nestled safety in the dishwasher during the Cabinet Catastrophe 2010.

We have waited/ fought/ waited/ fought for the cabinet store to reimburse us for the dishes.  Our wedding dishes.  They came out, inspected the damage and the cabinet, assumed responsibility and admitted that it was a manufacturer error.  What they didn't do, was keep their word.  Sad.  Very sad.
 But today, my wonderful and spoiling parents came over with a whole new batch of Fiestaware goodness for us.  Colors that weren't even available when we got married.  My dream colors.  Can you even handle the colors?

I can barely wait to unpack each box and stack them into rainbow happiness.
But honestly, I am really, really scared.
Our contractor triple secured the cabinet to the wall, so I should feel safe.  But it is still a little freaky.
But I am going to be brave.  It is going to be beautiful.  We have real dishes!!!

60 comments:

  1. All the colors are so inspiring! Beautiful.

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  2. You should contact Good Housekeeping. In their magazines they always have an article about someone that had a problem with something and didn't get their money back or items back. They might be able to help. The dishes are beautiful! What great parents!

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  3. Bummer about the cabinet maker, but you are awesome to look on the bright side. What fun dishes & what thoughtful parents!

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  4. Yay!!! We chose Fiestaware for our registry too! :) 13yrs later I love them as much as the day we registered! My only regret is not mixing a bunch of colors! Guess its not too late, huh? :)

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  5. Wow - what wonderful parents. that must have been terrible to see all of your dishes broken like that. Terrible!

    xox
    Jen

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  6. Oh my gosh, how awful to have that happen! You new dishes are lovely. I have fiestaware too-turquoise and yellow. I love them

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  7. You have such a great outlook on life. i just read your post about the cabinet crashing down. I loved how you immediately thought to put things into perspective. earthly things . . . How wonderful that you have such great parents to give you such a gift. Did you ever make a mosaic out of the broken ones?
    xox
    cheryl

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  8. What sweet parents you have! I remember when this happened:( God blessed you through them!(And very sad about the problems with the company).
    Sarah

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  9. That looks so fun! Your parents are amazing :) I can't wait to see the pictures of them stacked up all beautifully in your cupboard!

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  10. yay!!!! what a sweet thing :) i just got 6 boxes of my very first fiesta tonight :) all different colors. this post makes me want to go back and get 6 more boxes ;)

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  11. wow!!!!!!!! I can't believe what a hot mess that was and how pissed (pardon my language on a family friendly site) i would have been for them not keeping their word. What kind of business is that?!

    anyhow-the new dishes are gorgeous!

    :)gina
    ps-check out my giveaway! your girls would love it-i think!

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  12. YAY!!!! Your parents are awesome! So happy for you! And, BOO on the manufacturers. Lame.

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  13. Aw yay! There would have been MANY MANY tears if that happened to me... I'm very sentimental about things. I'm so glad you're sweet parents gave you such a wonderful gift!

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  14. What an exciting day! Fiestaware was my wedding dishes too. I can't get enough of all the beautiful colors and I love how well they hold up to everyday use.

    How awful that the cabinet fell but so awesome that your parents got you replacements!

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  15. What an awesome gift!

    Happy Eating!

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  16. How fun ... we also got FiestaWare for our wedding - 12 years ago! We wanted 6 different colors and wanted to make sure that got some of all the colors - and we ended up with 21 place settings! I absolutely love Fiesta and enjoy the vintage and new. I love that is fun and functional!

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  17. I love it!! Fiestaware was my wedding "china" that we registered for! My fav!! (I have all different colors!!)

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  18. oh man, that first picture made me cringe again!!
    your parents are the bombdiggity!
    love the colors they chose!
    they look like one of your infamous necklaces or quilts! gorg.

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  19. sooooo happy for you! and a teeny bit jealous. i'm probably the only person in California without a shred of fiesta in my cupboard. someday, someday ...

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  20. They're gorgeous!! Sorry about the cabinet company. Stinky people make me sad. But giving parents are such a blessing.

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  21. Those are absolutely WONDERFUL... My parents would have done the same thing for me too... Gotta love LOVING parents...

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  22. so happy for youu!! i felt really bad when I first read about the Cabinet Catastrophe.. beautiful beautiful colors!!!

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  23. LOOVE Fiestaware! That will be one GEORGOUS rainbow! How awesome of your parents!! I want to be parents like that someday!

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  24. Luscious colors!!!! How exciting for you guys.

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  25. I love Fiestaware, and now I love your parents.

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  26. Those dishes are super fun. One of my best friends also had her cabinet fall off the wall and lost all her dishes as well, including the set of dishes I bought her for her wedding gift. She was devastated. They weren't home when it happened, but rather, came home to a disaster in the kitchen.

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  27. i may have a little fiestaware jealousy...and some extra room in my suitcase :)
    no cabinet catastrophe jealousy though...i still think about yours every time i put my dishes away!

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  28. Now that is some happiness. Big smiles to you today.

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  29. Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.

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  30. i'm so happy for you friend! the colors are delightful and so very cheery! hooray for kindness triumphing over people watching out for themselves. you know how i feel about that...what goes around comes around isn't just a wives tale, you know!!

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  31. Would you mind sharing where you got your cute little eating off the floor picture? I love it! Good luck with your new cupboard.

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  32. our wedding dishes were Fiesta as well. and from the looks of the boxes, you have the exact colors we have, with the exception of white...and we have "shamrock" instead of white. Enjoy! I can't imagine what losing all of my dishes would feel like, I love them so (and I know that sounds really weird!) :)

    patti - urban bundle

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  33. A) I heart your parents
    B) I hate your cabinet people
    C) Love the colors. Pure yum.

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  34. Ohhhh! SO happy for you! Sometimes...when your dishes are all over the floor broken like that, it's hard to think that anything good will come out of it! This just shows you that God is full of suprises! Even in FiestaWare!

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  35. Oh lord...I don't remember that, but wow! Looks like you got a bunch of new pretty dishes to fill the cabinet. This is a very good reminder to me...because one of my cabinets does not seem to be hung correctly and is coming off the wall. I should really take care of that!

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  36. Yeah!!! So glad you've got dishes again, and awesome, colorful ones at that. Go Mom and Dad!

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  37. ooohh the turquoise and the tangerine are making my heart go putter patter. :)

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  38. I do remember this... I often tell the story to my friends... And I often think of you and wonder if you made it out ok. => I am thrilled to see that you are making a recovery. Be strong, Be brave, Have Faith... Esp. in your contractor - they always want to make you happy.

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  39. Yay for dishes and beautiful colors! And Yay for parents! They are the best!

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  40. LOVE. i share your joy.

    i remember your cabinet catastrophe. i even emailed the link to my mom.

    my mom and her mom both sell fiestaware... go to the factory, get in line at 3am, wear the shirts, feed their dogs from it...

    i used to think it was somewhat cult-ish (and still do, i've just let myself join) until i found myself a poor, starving college student eating off of 2nd and 3rd quality fiestaware. (thinking back, maybe i could have sold my dishes for food...)

    when i got married, i thought i might be excommunicated when i mentioned that i didnt want ALL the colors, at least not yet. ha.

    now im living in africa. my beautiful (5 colors) of dishes, packed away, waiting for our return.

    ps- did you save the broken dishes? oh, the possibilities!

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  41. Congrats on the new dishes. Love the sign about eating on the floor, very appropriate. And remember lightning doesn't strike the same place twice!

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  42. Oh, how wonderful! I can't wait to see pictures of all the plates lined up :)

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  43. I have been a longtime lurker here (sorry for being wierd), so this is my first post - but I remember when that happened last year. I LOVE fiesta and actually work down the street from where its made :)

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  44. *I second Kim's suggestion: shoot Good Housekeeping an email!

    What lovely, lovely, lovely new dishes...jealous.

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  45. I want some new dishes!! I dont' have a good reason to need them like you did! But Congrats...I love all the colors!

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  46. Holy happiness! I like those dishes.

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  47. eeek, such a happy day! I would be bouncing off the walls, probably knocking cabinets down in my path, those colors are uh-mazing! I adore Fiesta ware, yay for new dishes and * stabilized* cabinets!

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  48. Hi! (I'm the one who had all my favorite dishes broken in a box-- still waiting for me to make into a mosaic...) I love your new dishes! They'll be well loved, and when you break one, you'll just be glad it was only one!!) :D

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  49. Oh how fun!! I would love to have a rainbow of those dishes!! =) Happy Eating!! ;)

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  50. Will you share a picture of all your new dishes in your cabinet? I want to see what they all look like, they are beautiful colors

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