Monday, May 30, 2011

HLCCA Honors Memorial Day

HLCCA salutes the brave American men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedom and liberty. Above is a sample of HLC's Unity shape with a treatment called "Freedom." Unity is one of HLC's foodservice lines.

Please take time on this Memorial Day to reflect upon the blessings we enjoy as Americans.

(Photo credit: David Schaefer)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Going once, going twice...

The last few slots for the Friday night auction at HLCCA Conference 2011 are filling up rapidly.  Please send your list of consigned items to Jeff Kolodey or Andy Flachs by June 1st.  Thanks!

HLC Launches New Dinnerware Website and Logo

Consolidating its 3 dinnerware lines onto a single site, the Homer Laughlin China Company has launched a new website: The site features a new HLC logo and links to Homer Laughlin China, Hall China and Kenilworth.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What a Dish!

Once again, HLCCA Conference attendees are invited to don their finest vintage apparel for the costume contest at the annual HLCCA banquet, to be held on Saturday, July 23rd.  The winner will be awarded with an exclusive "What a Dish" SCARLET Fiesta carafe.  Start planning your outfit today!

(Photo credit: David Schaefer)

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Dish is Coming!

The latest issue of The Dish should be arriving in your mailbox shortly, as we count down less than 2 months until HLCCA Conference 2011!

(PS - This is our 350th post!)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

HLCCA Salutes Armed Forces Day

HLC created this special Hercules pattern dinnerware for the Little Rock (AR) Air Force Base.

(Photo credit: HLC website)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Latest "Buzz" from HLC

Get the Fiesta "bug" this spring and pre-order 4-piece place settings of Ladybug and Bumblebee, the latest decals from the HLC Factory Outlet.

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Ryan Goldner's prizewinning floral arrangement from the 2010 HLCCA Conference in Nashville, TN.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!


HLCCA wishes you a
Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Share Your Knowledge and Creativity at HLCCA Conference 2011

Each year's HLCCA conference provides you with an opportunity to share your knowledge and creativity with other attendees. Create a judged exhibit that explores fascinating new insights into the wares of Homer Laughlin China. Display your tablescaping prowess or highlight Nature's beautiful flora with a floral arrangement. Application forms for all of the conference competitions were included with the most recent issue of The Dish. There is a nominal cost to enter, and winners will be awarded coveted (and exclusive) HLCCA awards. Return your exhibit applications soon!

(Photo credit: David Schaefer)

Monday, May 2, 2011

SideDish Ads Due for Summer 2011 Issue of The Dish

It's time once again for HLCCA members to place their FREE ads in "The SideDish", HLCCA's classified advertising supplement that accompanies each issue of The Dish. The Summer 2011 issue of The Dish is in the final stages of preparation and we expect to send the finished pages to the printer soon.

HLCCA members are invited to advertise items for sale, wants, trades, etc. You also may place ads in "The SideDish" to promote events or announce activities related to HLCCA, Fiesta and other HLC product lines, or just inform other HLCCA members of exciting new pottery-related websites!

Members are entitled to submit one (1) free ad per issue, which will be printed on a space-available, first-come, first-served basis. Ads should be limited to 30 words and must include specific contact information, e.g., phone number (with area code), email address, and/or mailing address. To join HLCCA, click here.

Please forward your ad to HLCCA President Sandra Bond or The Dish Editor David Schaefer. Ads for "The SideDish" must be received by Friday, May 13, 2011.