One of the things that runs through our agency culture is realness and authenticity with a dash of fun. Is it any surprise then that we have orange Fiesta dishes?
I didn't realize how much our cupboard reflects our culture until I saw CBS Sunday Morning yesterday. They featured a story of how Fiesta came to be. Long story short, during the Great Depression the Homer Laughlin China Company decided Americans needed something cheerful to brighten their tables (and the people in the Ohio Valley needed jobs). The national mood has been lifted by colorful, handmade pottery ever since.
As I smiled at the story on television I realized that simple Fiestaware is our good stuff. At Rodgers Townsend we use it for visitors and VIPs. When we're being our most gracious and welcoming we bring out the Fiestaware. I never gave much thought to our orange client dishes. They're pretty and they've lasted for years. But now that I know the story behind them - how something so humble has become so special - I like them even more.