Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lemongrass, Chocolate and Ivory

What's your favorite three-color combination?
Still a favorite Fiesta® combo: Lemongrass, Chocolate and Ivory.

Ivory and Chocolate Fiesta® were introduced by 
The Homer Laughlin China Company in 2008 
with Lemongrass Fiesta® following next in 2009. 
Lemongrass and Ivory are still in production 
but Chocolate was a limited-item run and was discontinued in 2012.
When introduced, Chocolate was suggested to 
coordinate with Ivory, Cobalt, Peacock, and Turquoise. 
An alternate spicy blend was with Tangerine, Sunflower and Shamrock. 

What's your favorite combination with Chocolate?

Monday, June 23, 2014

The History: Keeping the Integrity in the Design.
Red, Green and Blue Stripe Fiesta® dinnerware is a thing of myth and legend among the Fiesta® collecting community. The February 1936 The Pottery, Brass and Glass Salesman trade publication mentions the availability of new decorations on ivory, including bands of red, green and blue, as a follow-up to the overwhelmingly successful launch of the Fiesta® colorware.

Production of the vintage striped items seem to have been produced for one year, leaving very few pieces to meet the high demand among modern collectors. Celebrating this line, the HLCCA teaming with The Homer Laughlin China Company launched its exclusive decoration Retro Red Stripe on Post-86 ivory at the 2009 Pittsburgh Conference. The Retro Stripes (Red, Green, Blue) decoration, on the HLCCA drafting table since 2007, has generated a whole renaissance of the much beloved treatment in striped treatments on a variety of Homer Laughlin Fiesta® shapes. 

Thank you for buying the Genuine HLCCA product. The Real Deal. Proud to be made in USA -- AND LEAD FREE. -- proceeds help the HLCCA continue to fund it's key charity causes -- Tri-State Area Tuition Mission Foundation (formerly the Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Program) and The Museum of Ceramics (East Liverpool, OH)