The holidays are always a fun time to get your dishes out to "play." We'd like to capitilize on this and are seeking your photos for a New Year's Day post. Let your imagination run free with tablescapes, floral arrangements or other flights of Fiesta (or other HLC ware) fancy that say "Happy New Year!" to you.
Please e-mail your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, December 30th. Be sure to include your name with the photo so that we can give you the credit that you will so richly deserve!
The consensus of our recent blog-visitors' poll regarding the next color to be retired is that CINNABAR is the most likely candidate (EVERGREEN was a close second). After White, Black, Cobalt (a perennial best-seller) and Turquoise, Cinnabar is the next "oldest" color currently in production.
For those of you in or visiting the Los Angeles area this weekend or next--and who have an affinity for the solid-colored dinnerwares of other American potteries--it's time again for the annual Bauer Pottery Holiday Factory Sale!
The sale is on the 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th of December at the Bauer Pottery showroom in the Atwater Village area of Los Angeles (near Glendale). See the Bauer Pottery website for times and directions. A limited number of seconds will also be avalible for sale on-line beginning on December 16th.
(Photo credit: Bauer Pottery website)
UPDATE 12/15/09 6:33 PM: The on-line seconds sale has been re-scheduled to begin on December 21st.
If you've seen the inserts in the Winter 2009 issue of The Dish, you'll know that more Retro Red-Stripe Fiesta is on its way. Not only will 10-inch plates and Tom-&-Jerry mugs be back in stock, but HLCCA will also be proudly offering large Fiesta disk pitchers (in a limited production of 200 pieces) and tumblers (individually or in sets of 4) in the red-stripe decal. Availability is expected in early 2010. Be sure to get your order forms in the mail soon!