Monday, March 26, 2012

HLCCA Conference 2012 Friday Night Auction

Going once, going twice...
We're making plans for this year's Friday night auction at HLCCA Conference 2012.  The auction will begin at 7:00 PM on Friday, July 13th at the Embassy Suites Kansas City - Country Club Plaza.  Please contact HLCCA Boardmember Jeff Kolodey to consign your items. Also, check the auction Facebook page for more information and photographs.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Don't Forget to "Spring Forward"!

Daylight Savings Time
started at 2:00 AM today!

Check your smoke
detector batteries, too!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

HLC Introduces FLAMINGO!

HLC introduced its latest Fiesta color, FLAMINGO, at the International Housewares Show in Chicago, IL earlier today.  We suspect that many Fiesta fans are "tickled pink" by this revelation.  Hopefully, we'll being seeing Flamingo Fiesta on major retailers' shelves soon!

(Photo credit: HLC Facebook page)

(PS - this is our 450th post!)

Monday, March 5, 2012

On-Line Registration Now Available for HLCCA Conference 2012

You may now register on-line for HLCCA Conference 2012 in Kansas City, MO.  HLCCA member registration is $165/person for adults and children 13 and older, and $85/person for children 12 and under.  This year, conference attendees will also be able to reserve and pay for exhibit and show-and-sale tables on-line.  Please note when making multiple conference registrations or reserving tables online, you are requested to e-mail additional information to, as stated in the item description.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

HLC Spring Tent Sale Dates Announced

(Photo credit: HLC Facebook page)
HLC has announced the dates of the Spring 2012 tent sales on its Facebook page: April 12-14 at Everything Fiesta in Sutton, WV; and June 21-23 at the HLC Factory Outlet in Newell, WV.

We'll post more details closer to the sale dates.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Make Your Hotel Reservations for HLCCA Conference 2012

Our host hotel, the Embassy Suites Kansas City-Country Club Plaza, is now accepting reservations for HLCCA Conference 2012.  Special rates of $119/night for a king suite and $129/night for a 2 queen suite will be available during the conference (July 12th-15th) and for 2 days before and after.  As usual for Embassy Suites properties, room rates include breakfast each morning and hosted manager's reception each evening.  Call the hotel directly at (816) 756-1720 or toll-free at (800) EMBASSY and request the HLCCA room rate.  The conference rate is only guaranteed to be available until June 19th (and may sell out sooner).

UPDATE 3/8/12 3:23 PM: Due to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 10th, hotel rooms in Kansas City, MO are in very short supply, and the HLCCA conference room rate is no longer available at the Embassy Suites for arrivals on that day.  However, a limited number of rooms are still available at this rate for arrivals on Wednesday, July 11th.  If you call the hotel directly at (816) 756-1720 and are told that rooms for Wednesday night are unavailable, please ask to speak with Priscilla Graves. If you call the toll-free number and have a problem with a Wednesday night booking, please contact HLCCA President Sandra Bond.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Shamrock Fiesta Embossed Teapot Ornaments

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, HLCCA will be offering our exclusive Fiesta embossed teapot ornaments in SHAMROCK.  Only 144 will be produced.  An order form was included with the most recent issue of The Dish (they will also be available soon on the HLCCA website).  Sales will be limited to a maximum of 10 ornaments per household.

UPDATE 3/3/12 7:57 AM: Shamrock ornaments are now available in the HLCCA on-line store at $22.00 for members and $40.00 for non-members.

UPDATE 3/3/12 2:14 PM: The Shamrock ornaments are sold out.  Thank you for your enthusiastic response!