Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It's Autumn!

Fall Fantasy

Fiesta® White decorated with Autumn leaves

Available at

(Photo credit: HLC website)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

List of Rare and Collectible Post-86 Fiesta Items Available at HLC Outlet

Here's the list from the HLC Outlet, hot off the HLC Facebook page!
Click on the image to enlarge. Good luck!

Article about HLCCA Member in Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune

Covered onion soup bowl from Fred Mutchler's collection
The September 14th issue of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune includes an article about the dish collection of HLCCA member Fred Mutchler. Attendees at our 10th anniversary conference in Minneapolis in 2008 will recall touring Fred's collection as a part of that year's festivities. Plus, in a sidebar, the article included nice blurbs about HLCCA, the Collectible Medium Green message board, and Bob & Sharon Huxford's Collector's Encyclopedia of Fiesta.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Look What HLC Found in the Warehouse!

Front Row: Tripod Bowl in Yellow;
Middle Row: Millennium III Vase in Sea Mist, Juice Pitcher
in Chartreuse and Coffee Server in Cinnabar;
Back Row: Millennium II Vase in Yellow.

HLC has discovered a cache of highly-collectible, first-quality discontinued Fiesta dinnerware items in discontinued colors, and is making them available for sale at the HLC Factory Outlet only! For pricing and item availability, please go to the HLC Factory Outlet or call 1-800-452-4462. Option #1. See HLC's Facebook page for more details!

(Photo credit: HLC Facebook page)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Strawser Auction Recap

The bidding begins to heat up!

A sea of fabulous Fiesta!

A rare set of Harlequin tankards with saucers

Fiesta cake plates
Check out the HLCCA Facebook page for more photos from this fall's Strawser Auction!  The big ticket items included a medium green Harlequin ball jug on Friday, and a cobalt Fiesta cake plate and a set of 4 Harlequin tankards and saucers on Saturday. 

HLCCA Honors Patriot Day

HLCCA encourages you to remember the sacrifice of all those who we lost 9 years ago today.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wet- and Dry-Footed Fiesta Tripods: Vintage or Not?

A recent blog visitor shares with us a pair of red Fiesta tripod candlesticks, one with a wet foot and one with a dry foot. They both appear (to us) to be vintage red Fiesta pieces. What are your thoughts?

Monday, September 6, 2010

HLCCA Salutes Labor Day

Enjoy the "unofficial" end of summer!

(Photo credit: David Schaefer)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Strawser Auction Next Weekend in Lagrange, IN

Your faithful blogger and several other HLCCA members will be gathering in northeast Indiana on September 10-11, 2010, for the 2-day Strawser Auction of Fiesta dinnerware and other HLC items from the Kristopher Hardy Estate.  We'll post updates and photos here and on the HLCCA Facebook page over the weekend.

(Photo credit: Strawser Auctions website)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Last Chance for MARIGOLD Fiesta Extra-Large Platter

Production of the 75th Anniversary MARIGOLD Fiesta extra-large platter is winding down. Order yours while they're still in stock.

(Photo credit: HLC website)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

HLC October Tent Sale Dates Announced

Under the Big Top!
HLC's October Tent Sale will be held on October 14-16, 2010, at the Factory Outlet, located at 800 Fiesta Dr., Newell, WV 26050.  For more information, see the HLC Facebook page.

As in past years, HLC is having a food drive for a local food bank during the sale. You're encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item with you to the sale, or you may make a cash donation.  Also, as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, HLC will be selling a $5 chance to be the first shopper into the tent each day of the sale.  Winners will have 10 minutes to shop before others are admitted to the tent. Only one winner per day, but tickets are good for all 3 days of the sale. The drawing will be at 7:00 AM, and tickets will go on sale at 6:30 AM each day of the sale.

(Photo credit: HLC Facebook page)