Saturday, April 24, 2010

Seeking Presenters for "C'mon Over to My House"

Each year, the HLCCA conference features a virtual visit to collectors' homes in the C'mon Over to My House session. If you're interested in presenting a slideshow or video presentation of your collection at the 2010 Nashville, TN conference, please contact Daphne Durham at for more information.

Friday, April 23, 2010

ACC/NAC Update, Volume 8, Number 2

The latest update from the Association of Collecting Clubs/National Association of Collectors (ACC/NAC) is now available on-line. Check it out!

Monday, April 19, 2010

HLCCA Members Featured in Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Article

An April 17th article in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel features HLCCA members Kathy Holley and Fred Mutchler. Check it out!

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Forest vs. Medium Green?

A recent blog visitor has sent these photos of a vintage disc pitcher that she purchased (thanks, Karen!). She's gotten conflicting opinions about whether it is Forest Green or Medium Green. The upper left photo was taken in direct sunlight; no flash was used in any of the photos. What do you think?

Update on Red-Stripe Fiesta

We've received the remainder of the Red-Stripe Fiesta items (i.e., disc pitchers, tumblers, mugs and plates) from HLC. Your orders are being processed and will be shipped in the order in which they were received.

The Red-Stripe Fiesta disc pitchers will not be placed on the HLCCA website. However, once all current orders have been filled, the remainder of the tumblers, plates and mugs will be placed on our website for online purchase. We'll try to give you plenty of advance warning since they will probably sell out again quickly!

We thank you all very much for your patience, and request that you be patient for just a little while longer. There are many orders to pack and ship; consequently, it may be several days before all orders will be on their way to their lucky recipients!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Only 3 Months Until HLCCA 2010 Conference

The HLCCA 2010 Conference starts just 3 months from today in Nashville, TN. You can register on line on the HLCCA website. Also, be sure to make your hotel reservations directly with the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel at (800) 457-4460. The $109/night conference rate is available up to 3 days before or after the conference, but must be booked by June 14th.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Lots of lots!!!

If you haven't looked recently, there are now photos of more than 50 fabulous lots for the Friday night auction on HLCCA's Facebook page. Check 'em out!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

HLC's "Tell Us Your Fiesta Story" Contest Winners Announced

HLC has announced the winners of its "Tell Us Your Fiesta Story" contest. The lucky 100 winners--several of them HLCCA members--will each be receiving a PAPRIKA Fiesta 5-piece placesetting plus a mug. Click here for the announcement on the HLC Facebook page.
Congratulations everyone!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Bauer Pottery Showroom Sale in Los Angeles This Weekend

If you're in the Los Angeles or Southern California area this weekend, Bauer Pottery will be holding its monthly showroom sale on April 10th and 11th. There are great deals to be had on high-quality seconds, plus catering on Saturday by the Canter's Delicatessen Truck!

(Photo credit: Bauer Pottery Company blog)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Night Auction Photos and Information on HLCCA Facebook Page

We've added an "event" page to the HLCCA Facebook page to showcase the Friday Night Auction for this year's conference in Nashville, TN. Also, see this previous post for details about how to consign items for the auction.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spy Photo of the Latest Addition to the Square Fiesta Line!

We've been trying to keep quiet about this one, since we weren't supposed to see it hidden in the back of the HLC booth at the recent housewares show in Chicago (we actually had to sneak into the show itself--but that's another story!).

Anyway, our sources inform us that this Tall Square Fiesta Mug is the apparent replacement for the late (and much lamented) Fiesta Pedestal Mug. This LEMONGRASS prototype is seen with the regular Square Fiesta Mugs in COBALT and IVORY for comparison.

Mere seconds after this photo was snapped, HLC plainclothes security agents escorted your faithful blogger from McCormick Place and deposited him (roughly) upon the chilly winter pavements of the Windy City. Luckily, we were able to smuggle out our trusty digital spy camera, concealed upon our person in the form of a (counterfeit) name-tag lanyard!

Keep your eyes open for this exciting new Square Fiesta piece at finer housewares retailers everywhere!

(PS - Also, please note the date of this post.)