Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Texas Cooking's Fiesta & HLC Collectibles Message Board

The folks at TexasCooking.com recently contacted us about the Fiesta and HLC Collectibles message board on their website. It looks like another fun venue to chat with friends and fans of Fiesta and other HLC dinnerwares. Check it out by clicking here.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

HLCCA Board Nominations

The Spring 2009 issue of The Dish includes a nomination form for the HLCCA Board of Directors. Nominations are due by March 31, 2009. If you or someone you know would like to run for a seat on the Board, please mail or fax (308-534-7015) your nomination form.

You may nominate as many candidates as you like. However, please check with the candidate you are nominating before submitting his or her name to make certain they are willing--and have the time--to participate as a member of the Board of Directors.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Introducing LEMONGRASS!!!

LEMONGRASS, the newest color of Fiesta dinnerware, was introduced today in Chicago, IL at the International Home & Housewares Show. LEMONGRASS is expected to be available this summer.

(Photo credit: HLC website)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Embossed-Rim Mystery Plates

A recent blog visitor asked what we know about these embossed-rim plates, which she picked up at the HLC outlet a couple of years ago. She got them in Shamrock (above), Persimmon and Sunflower (see rim details below). The plates carry the standard HLC backstamp. A couple of Board members recall seeing these at the outlet as well, but we don't know their origin. Any thoughts, folks?

UPDATE 3/22/09: HLCCA Boardmember Jerry Lefever tells us that this shape is called Vintage, and is based upon a vintage HLC shape called Theme. It seems to be most commonly found in white; the origin of these colored-glaze pieces is not completely clear.

You Plus 1 Equals FUN!

Remember, you can now register for the 2009 Conference on-line. If you are bringing a guest and registering on-line, rather than entering the "2" in the quantity of registrations, please enter each person's name on a separate registration. This will help us facilitate the preparation of accurate name tags. Thanks!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Vintage or Post-86?

A recent blog visitor posed a question about whether his 2 Fiesta bowls are vintage or Post-86. One is an 8-1/2" nappie and the other he describes as a "fruit bowl" (it appears to us to be a soup/cereal bowl). He says that there are no visible "Lead Free" backstamps on either piece. Nevertheless, we suspect that they're Post-86 Cobalt. Take a look at the photos below and let us know what you think.

This is reportedly the most accurate depiction of the bowls' actual color.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day

HLCCA wishes you a
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Enjoy the wearin' (and displayin') o' the green--be it Seamist, Chartreuse, Juniper, Evergreen or Shamrock!

(Photo credit: Merrill Miller)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

26 Followers and Counting

Thank you to everyone who has read and is following our HLCCA blog. As always, we appreciate your comments and questions at blog@hlcca.org. The Board wants to make this a useful tool for disseminating information to the HLCCA membership. You can be a big part of that by letting us know what you'd like to see on this blog. Thanks!

(PS - Watch your mailbox for the Spring 2009 issue of The Dish!)

Thursday, March 5, 2009


A little birdie has told us that there may be exciting news forthcoming from Chicago in the next few weeks. Check back soon for confirmation.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

March comes in like a lion...

...and (hopefully) goes out like a lamb.

HLCCA hopes that you and yours are safe, warm and dry today.

(Photo credit: Merrill Miller)