Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Hallowe'en!

See lots more of David Schaefer's
scary Hallowe'en tablescapes
by clicking here - if you dare!

Friday, October 28, 2011

New Fiesta Items Introduced at New York Tabletop Show

Fiesta Serveware
At this week's Tabletop Show in New York, NY, HLC introduced exciting new items to the Fiesta dinnerware line.  The 5 items currently available in the ceramic-handled Fiesta serveware line will now be available in all 15 Fiesta colors.  Based upon the photo posted on the HLC Facebook page, it looks like 4 more Fiesta serveware pieces may be in the works: a spatula, a pasta server, and a smaller serving fork and ladle.  We're excited to see the expansion of this Fiesta accessory line, which should be available in stores beginning on November 15, 2011.

Fiesta Napkin Holder
We're also excited to see the introduction of the new Fiesta square napkin holder.  Attendees at the 2010 HLCCA Conference in Nashville, TN will recall HLC's Dave Conley passing around a prototype of this piece during his presentation.  The square napkin holder--which also makes a handy utility tray--will be available in stores on February 2, 2012.

(Photo credits: HLC Facebook page)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Kansas City, MO Receives High Marks as One of "America's Favorite Cities"

The latest issue of Travel +Leisure magazine gives high marks to Kansas City, MO as one of "America's Favorite Cities."  The "City of Fountains" earns No. 1 rankings in Affordability and Barbecue, and Top 10 rankings in Friendliness and Museums/Galleries.

We look forward to seeing you at HLCCA Conference 2012 in Kansas City, MO next July 12-15!

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Friday, October 21, 2011

SideDish Ads Due for Winter 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 Winter 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, October 28, 2011.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Red-Stripe Fiesta Rice Bowls and Individual Pasta Bowls Now Available!

The HLCCA exclusive Retro Red-Stripe Fiesta Rice Bowl and Individual Pasta Bowl are now avaliable on the HLCCA website. Only 300 of each will be made. Order yours today!

UPDATE 10/20/11 8:32 AM: The HLCCA website is sold out of Retro Red-Stripe Fiesta rice bowls.

(Photo credits: David Schaefer)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

HLC's Fall Tent Sale Starts Today

The annual Fall Tent Sale at the HLC factory in Newell, WV begins today and runs though Saturday. Click here for details.

(Photo credit: HLC Facebook page)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New Embossed Fiesta Teapot Ornaments Available on HLCCA Website

The newest Embossed Fiesta Teapot Ornaments in Plum, Turquoise and Paprika are now available for sale in the HLCCA website store. Be sure to order yours in time for the holidays!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Stay Tuned for New Retro Red-Stripe Fiesta Items!

Keep watching this blog in the coming weeks for announcements about the availability of new, HLCCA-exclusive Retro Red-Stripe Fiesta items.  As featured at this past summer's HLCCA conference, they'll include the luncheon plate, soup/cereal bowl and nappie/vegetable bowl, as well as the exciting new individual pasta bowl and rice bowl.

UPDATE 10/4/11 9:20 PM: The 40-oz. nappie/vegetable bowl, 19-oz. soup/cereal bowl and luncheon plate are now available on the HLCCA website store.

(Photo credit: David Schaefer)