I don’t get out much, but the other night I went to someone’s retirement party at the Kuku Club in the Park Plaza Hotel in Cardiff.
It was a pleasant evening, but my abiding memory is of the ladies’ loos! The walls and floor were covered in small iridescent orange tiles and I could have stared at them forever, going oooooooh… So I took a picture of them with my iPhone.
The loos were funny anyway, as you had to wrestle with a heavy rope curtain to get there. The theme of the bar seems to be Moroccan and there are lots of copper-topped tables and ornate lighting.
But back to the rainbow orange. It reminded me of a small ceramic cup and saucer I bought in an Athens department store three or four decades ago, when I was a student.
I had bought the set because I had seen the same crockery in use all over Greece, so it was a souvenir of the holiday. But only now do I realise the ware is actually made in the USA! The brand is Fire King, made by Anchor Hocking, and it’s a bit like Pyrex. So that means it’s opaque and lustrous glass, rather than china.
It’s usually called peach lusterware and here are lots of images of the stuff.
I still think of it as orange, but I can see why people call it peach.
I also did some Googling on the theme “rainbow orange” (as you do) and found this colourful recipe for rainbow gelatin orange wedges…
OK, ramblings over – I just wanted to share the picture of the lovely tiles, really…