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I would do online pick up in store, though, if possible, as their shipping is terrible -- we've had things arrive broken, and then it took a special phone call to get a replacement item ordered. The salesclerk wanted to just do a return and issue us a refund, but the item had been so on sale, and then with an extra discount, that we would not have been able to buy the same item later with the amount of the refund. I insisted they order a replacement since it arrived broken, and they did, but it took a rather lengthy phone call and then they processed it as a refund and a new order, which was ridiculous.

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I don't get Kohl's or Macy's coupons and was not impresses with black Friday sales. They both jacked up the original price so the sale looked really good but you were paying the same. In your experience is 6 four piece place settings with java mug and 6 dinner plates for $229.90 good?

To the OP: I got four place settings online from a store I think is out of business for about $110. That was dinner plate, small plate, bowl and the tumblers (substituted in.) when I went to get two more place settings for my niece and nephew they were BOGO at Macy's so even with the mark up to $40, it was still decent. I think that BOGO was in late June. I combined it with some other discount too so it was a great deal.

Everyone has their own place setting. They are responsible for rinsing off their dishes during the day and then after dinner, it all goes in the dishwasher. We have similar assigned colors for their water bottle, their towels and their bins of current school work.

Caveat emptor: everything arrived in one piece but shipping was slow and customer service weird. They did send us two pices which were incorrect but they replaced them and let me keep the erroronously included ones (Orange small plate and something else IIRC). It ships from Ohio.

Everyone has their own place setting (dinner plate, small bread/dessert plate, a tumbler and the cereal bowl). They are responsible for rinsing off their dishes during the day and then after dinner, it all goes in the dishwasher. We have similar assigned colors for their water bottle, their towels and their bins of current school work. I want to add the Java mugs soonish and maybe the ramekins later.

I last bought two full sets of fiestaware brights in 2012 at Macy's for a great price ($3-4 per piece). I stupidly gave it away on freecycle when I moved and regret it. What is the best place/sale to buy two sets of fiestaware brights (or place settings that will make a similar sets) and best time of the year? What is a good price to pay?

The 4-piece place setting comes with a 10.5-inch dinner plate, a 7.25-inch salad plate, a 19-ounce medium bowl, and a 10-ounce mug. The place setting, like the 64-oz bowl and mini pitcher, are all dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe, and they all come with an impressive 5-year warranty against chips. That warranty seemed pretty bold considering how these pieces tend to be favorites of families, so my son and I attempted to inflict 5 years of wear and tear on these pieces over a one-month period.

As much as I was impressed with the durability of the pieces, the 4-piece set fell short when it came to actual function. Of the 4-piece place setting, only the dinner plate had the functionality I hoped for.

Fiestaware is proudly made in the U.S.A. All products are still created at the plant in Newell, West Virginia, the same town where the iconic Fiesta design was first developed over 75 years ago. These are the best kitchen tools made here, too.

Homer Laughlin produced more than 1 million pieces of Fiesta by 1938. Consumers could buy single pieces instead of full sets, which appealed to Depression-era households, as well as mix and match colors. A 24-piece place setting cost about $11 in the 1930s. These Depression-era desserts are still worth trying today.

The next building to visit was the Fiesta Cottage. This is actually the one that had captured my attention when I was doing the research for our day trip. There is something special about the bright colors of this truly American dinnerware. I have always enjoyed seeing the repetition of patterns or colors in the various displays over the years. Here at Cockrell, they offer a ton of options and even some pieces new to us. They tout that they offer the largest selection of Fiestaware in the Midwest, and it would be hard to argue. This is a place that has to be seen to be believed. Held in a renovated house, it seemed that every turn led to another room filled with brightly colored dishes. We should have brought a bigger vehicle.

The granddaddy of the shops has to be the Cockrell Mercantile. We entered and were immediately met with the smell of fresh coffee. What a joy on a chilly day. One of the staff greeted us and asked if we would like a cup. She returned with actual teacups filled with a delightful brew. We sipped our beverages as we wandered the aisles in this general store style shop. The old wooden floorboards creaked as we made our way from room to room. This place was filled with all of the gadgets needed to make a house a home. Inside we found cookware from famous makers, as well as a selection of dinnerware. Aisles filled with gourmet goods tempted us at every turn. We even found a specific pancake mix that we absolutely love. (We had to pick up a big container for visits by the grandkids.) This is another building that just never seemed to end. We wandered for quite a while, before finally making our way to the counter to pay for our purchases. Here we met the owner and exchanged pleasantries.

Until recently, a number of marketed products had considerable levels of radioactivity. Shown with the Geiger counter are a piece of orange "Fiestaware", a mantle from a camping lantern, and No Salt salt substitute. The orange dish gains its radioactivity from uranium oxides in the orange glaze. This dish measured 20 millirad /hour when the counter was placed directly on it. The mantle measured 9 mr/hr. The No Salt has a lower level of radioactivty from the potassium chloride it contains, measuring 0.2 mr/hr.

Orange Fiestaware has long been recognized as one of the most radioactive commercial products you could buy. It was referred to as "radioactive red". A non-radioactive version has now replaced it. The orange dish gains its radioactivity from uranium oxides in the orange glaze. This dish measured 20 millirad /hour when the counter was placed directly on it. In the illustration below, the sensitive survey meter with its thin receiving window is placed directly on the dish. The needle reads 2 with a multiple of 10, for 20 mr/hr.

Fiesta red has always been the most popular color even though it was the most expensive. The higher price was due to the cost of the raw materials and the fact that the production of the red required a greater level of control during the firing process.The red color was achieved by adding uranium oxide in the glaze - measurements have indicated that by weight, up to 14% of the glaze might be uranium. How much glaze was eemployed per plate is unclear but it has been estimated that a single plate contains 4.5 grams of uranium (Buckley et al). Piesch et estimate the glaze thickness at 0.2mm. Since its uranium could be used in the production of an atomic bomb, Fiesta red became a victim of World War II when the US government confiscated the company's stocks of uranium. Fiesta red disappeared until 1959 when production resumed, this time using the depleted uranium left over after uranium enrichment for weapons use rather than the original natural uranium. In 1969 the entire Fiesta ware line was discontinued, and in its place the company produced what was called Fiesta Ironstone. The latter, which was only manufactured in Fiesta red (aka Mango Red), didn't last long. It was discontinued in 1973. This was the end of Fiesta red. Years later, in 1986, a new line of Fiesta ware was introduced but without the red color. The above history was excerpted from "Radioactive Consumer Products, Museum Directory", 2009, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, where samples of Fiesta ware were exhibited. That guide also has details about measured radiation doses associated with the uranium-glazed ceramic products. Buckley, et al., Environmental Assessment of Consumer Products Containing Radioactive Material. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. NUREG/CR-1775. 1980.Piesch, E, Burgkhardt, B, and Acton, R. Dose Rate Measurements in the Beta-Photon Radiation Field from UO2 Pellets and Glazed Ceramics Containing Uranium. Radiation Protection Dosimetry 14(2). 109-112, 1986. Radioactive commercial productsDetails about mantlesIndex HyperPhysics***** Nuclear R NaveGo BackCamping Lantern Mantles Until recently, camping lantern mantles had a considerable amount of radioactivity from the thorium illuminant used on the fabric of the mantle. Packs of mantles like the one shown averaged 9 mr/hr. The one above is showing 10 mr/hr since it is on the 10x scale. Recently obtained mantles showed no measurable radioactivity over background. 041b061a72


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