Sunday, February 27, 2011

On-Line Registration Now Available for HLCCA Conference 2011

You can now register on-line for HLCCA's 2011 conference in Pittsburgh, PA from July 21-24, 2011.  We've capped registration at 200 attendees this year, so be sure to register soon.  Plan to be there to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Fiesta dinnerware!

You may also make your hotel reservations at the Embassy Suites Pittsburgh-International Airport by calling the hotel directly at (412) 269-9070 or by calling the Embassy Suites toll-free reservations number at (800) EMBASSY.  Be sure to mention that you're attending the "Homer Laughlin China" event to get the special rate of $109/night.  This rate--which includes breakfast buffet each morning, manager's reception each evening and free parking--is also available for 3 days before and after the conference.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Patience, patience....

Cyberspace is burning up with speculation about HLCCA Conference 2011!  All will be revealed with your next issue of The Dish, which should be arriving in your mailbox in the next couple of weeks.  Please be patient!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Carlson's Antiques Going Out of Business

Bill
Sliv
We're saddened to hear that long-time HLCCA members--and frequent vendors at the Saturday Show & Sale at the annual HLCCA Conference--Bill and Sliv Carlson will be leaving the antique business by the end of 2011. Until then, however, all of Carlson's Antiques' inventory of Fiesta and other Homer Laughlin wares have been marked down--then take another 20% off !! Check out the goods on Carlson's Antiques website.

(P.S. - The Carlsons will continue to make Plexiglass holders to display your Fiesta items.)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Small Consignment Auction of Vintage Fiesta This Week

We've just heard about a small consignment auction of vintage Fiesta dinnerware items to be held this Thursday, February 10th.  The 32 lots of vintage Fiesta include carafes, disk pitchers, coffee servers and other items.  The auction is being conducted by A New Day Auctions of Lakeville, MN.  Click here for the on-line auction catalog and other information.

(Photo credit: A New Day Auctions website)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

It's Game Day!

Root for your favorite team
and be sure to dish responsibly!

(Photo credit: HLC Facebook page)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Groundhog Day!

Here's hoping that the next 6 weeks are great, no matter whether Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow or not!

(Photo credit: Associated Press)