Monday, December 14, 2015

HLCCA Bylaws Ballot

ATTENTION HLCCA MEMBERS --

Dear HLCCA Members:
In conjunction with the Bylaws Committee, additional review by our legal counsel, and many hours expended by the Board, the proposed revised HLCCA Bylaws have now been approved by the Board. Now it is your turn to weigh in by voting on them. As stated in our current bylaws, “Upon approval of the Board, the proposed amendments will be submitted to the Association membership for ratification. The proposed amendment(s) will be deemed ratified unless a majority of the Association members vote against it.”

The proposed revised bylaws have been posted on the HLCCA web site (www.hlcca.org) for your review and consideration. On the home page, you will see a link to the proposed revised bylaws. Ballots to approve or reject the bylaws are in the mail and on the way to you. 

Once you have had an opportunity to read the bylaws, cast your vote for or against them.Once received, please read the ballot carefully. BALLOTS WITHOUT NAMES (PRINT NAME FOR LEGIBILITY) OR DATES WILL NOT BE COUNTED. We need your name to compare to your membership and ensure that your vote was received within the voting period.

When you are ready to vote, complete and return your ballot in the pre-addressed envelope provided (stamp required). BALLOTS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN JANUARY 16, 2016. BALLOTS POSTMARKED AFTER JANUARY 16, 2016, WILL BE CONSIDERED INELIGIBLE AND NOT COUNTED.

In addition to the proposed revised bylaws, we have posted the updated Members’ Code of Ethics and Conduct. While you are viewing the proposed revised bylaws, please be sure to review this document as well.

If you have questions, please reach out to your zone representative or send a note to info@hlcca.org.

Sincerely,
The HLCCA Board of Directors

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Pillsbury Doughboy

Happy 50th Birthday
Pillsbury Doughboy!

Pillsbury Doughboy was a Betty Crocker Exclusive 
and was available through the Betty Crocker catalog in 2004 and 2005. 
Its design on white Fiesta items consists of the Pillsbury Doughboy 
standing in front of a blue circle.
There are three variations of this design. 
 The Pillsbury Doughboy has his hands on his hips, 
is holding up one arm or has both arms up. 
Three of the pieces have the Diner-style squares 
around the edge of the piece as well. 


A breakdown of the decal and items are listed below.

Oval Serving Bowl, #409
Arms up with Diner style edge

Dinner Plate, #466
Arms up with Diner style edge

Mug, #453
Arms up
Disk Pitcher Large, #484
Arms up

Medium Bowl 19 oz, #461
Hands on his hips

Rangetop Salt and Pepper, #756
Hands on his hips

Salad Plate, #464
One arm up

Utensil Crock, #447
One arm up

Medium Oval Platter, #457
One arm up with Diner style edge




Submitted by: Andrea Sunnen


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween Night



Halloween Night was available through the Betty Crocker catalog 
in 2004 and 2005.  
One interesting aspect of Halloween Night is that the line had a number of variations of the decal used on different pieces. The decal used on the dinner, luncheon, pizza tray, oval platter, 19 oz bowl and chop plate covers almost the entire piece. It has a spooky house at its center with a large sunflower moon behind it. The background has a night sky and grass done in blues and greens. Outside the house is a graveyard with dancing skeletons. A black cat sits on the gatepost and a ghost is peeking out behind it. Tangerine jack o lanterns, a crow sitting in a bare tree and bats all around the edge finish it off. 
The gusto bowl and 2 qt serving bowl have dancing skeletons in the graveyard all around the outside of the bowl with black bats along the top of the decal. The mug has the black cat sitting in front of the sunflower moon and black bats along the top. The round candleholders have a black cat in front of the moon and the word Boo on it. 




Halloween Night
Item, Item Number, Decal Description

Dinner Plate, #0466
Spooky house with skeletons/ graveyard and cat and bats

Luncheon, #0465
Spooky house with skeletons/ graveyard and cat and bats

Mug, #0453
Black cat in front of moon

19 oz Bowl, #0461
Spooky house with skeletons/ graveyard and cat and bats

15” Pizza Tray, #0505
Spooky house with skeletons/ graveyard and cat and bats

Gusto Bowl, #0723
Skeletons in graveyard

Medium Oval Platter, #0457
Spooky house and bats

2 qt Serving Bowl, #0455
Skeletons in graveyard

Round Candleholders, #0488
Black cat with Boo

Chop Plate, #0467
Spooky house with skeletons/ graveyard and cat and bats

Submitted by: Andrea Sunnen
Photos courtesy: Sharon Smith-Mitchell, Alex Silva, Harold Cook


Friday, October 23, 2015

Strawser Fall Fiesta Auction


ATTENTION — upcoming Strawser Fall Fiesta Auction
November 6 & 7, 2015, LaGrange, Indiana

 Strawser Auctions will be conducting their 
Fall Fiesta Auction
on November 6 & 7, 2015 
in LaGrange, Indiana. 

This year's auction includes the Dr. Thomas Stough collection a long time collector and the auction includes many rare pieces including an ivory experimental cream & sugar, maroon Tom & Jerry mug, a red stripe two pint jug and red striped #4 & #5 mixing bowls, turquoise onion soup, a complete set of flower vases and much more. 

Visit the Strawser Auction Group website for more informationwww.strawserauctions.com.

Thursday, July 2, 2015


ATTENTION Conference 2015 Attendees

Schedule of Events: 

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Conference Registration, Seminar & Welcome Reception
1:00pm - 6:00pm • Hotel Lobby
• Conference Registration — For those choosing the
Friday bus transportation option, register for the bus
and purchase your bus pass when you pick up your registration 
packet.
6:00pm - 10:00pm • in front of Salons A, B, C
• Conference Registration
6:00pm - 7:00pm • Garfield Room • “First Time Attendees” Event
- presented by Harold Cook and Josh Copeland
This is being offered for the first time for First Timers, focusing
on how to get the most out of the Conference and answer all your
questions. We encourage all First Timers to attend so that you don’t
miss a thing during Conference.
7:30pm - 11:00pm • Salons A&B • Welcoming Reception —
“Four Seasons of HLC = Four Seasons of FUN!”
• Be sure to join us at the mixer and come dressed for
your favorite SEASON or SEASONAL activity! Costumes
can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like, so pick
your favorite season!
• Check out the “Gone Dishing”, the “Picking Posies Race”,
the “Ants in Pie Pans” and more!
• The mixer is always a great opportunity to see old friends,
meet new ones, and swap dish stories.
• There will be a cash bar, and lots of great prizes.

Friday, July 17, 2015
HLC Factory Tours, Hall China Tours, plus Shopping
7:00am - 8:00am
• Conference Registration - If you didn’t get your registration packet
Thursday, pick it up at the HLCCA registration table by the hotel main
entrance. Name tags are required for admittance to all events.
8:00am
• Buses leave hotel promptly for Newell, WV.
For those choosing this option, show your bus pass to board the buses
at the hotel main entrance.
8:30am - 12:30noon
• Factory Tour of The Homer Laughlin China Company,
and shopping at the HLC Retail Factory Outlet.
Coffee and pastries will be available.
Lunch provided following factory tour, courtesy of
The Homer Laughlin China Factory Outler and HLCCA.
12:30pm
• The buses leave HLC promptly at 12:30pm for Hall China Company in
East Liverpool, Ohio — show your bus pass with name tag.
1:00pm - 2:00pm
• Hall China Company factory tour and Hall China Closet outlet 
shopping, in East Liverpool, Ohio.
2:00pm
• The buses leave Hall China Company promptly for Pottery City 

Antiques Mall, and Museum of Ceramics. — show your bus pass with 
name tag.
2:15pm - 5:15pm
• East Liverpool shopping at Pottery City Antiques Mall, and Museum of
Ceramics.
5:30pm
• The buses leave East Liverpool promptly to return to hotel - For those
choosing this option— show your bus pass with name tag. Board the
buses at the Pottery City Antiques Mall entrance.
6:30pm - 7:00pm - “Eat and Peek”
• Free hors d’oeurves plus cash bar while you preview the HLCCA
Auction items - Salons B&C
7:00pm - ’til
• HLCCA Auction - Salons B&C
• Make sure you bring the correct bidding card enclosed in your
registration packet (yellow card marked Friday auction.)
• Cash / Personal Check / Visa & MasterCard accepted. (No debit cards)

Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19, 2015
HLCCA Exhibits (Embassy Ballroom)
7:00am - 9:00am - Embassy Ballroom
• Exhibit Set-ups: Lg. Displays, Microzibits, Tablescapes and Floral -
Exhibitors can start setting up their exhibits at 7:00am. Please see the
judges at the door entrance for numbered table tags for your entries.
9:15am - 10:00am - Judging of Exhibits - Embassy Ballroom
• Lg. Display Exhibits are judged on a “points” system -- judged on their
own merit, not against each other. (multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze
awards may result.) One grand award is presented to the overall best
entry.
10:00am - 2:00pm - Embassy Ballroom
• Lg. Display Exhibits (Open to Conference Registrants only)
Make sure to vote for the “People’s Choice” best display exhibit 
with the ballot that is included in your registration packet.
10:00am - 2:00pm - Embassy Ballroom
• Microzibits, Floral and Tablescape Exhibits (Open to Conference
Registrants only.) Make sure to vote for the “People’s Choice” best
microzibit, floral and tablescape with the ballots that are included 
in your registration packet.
2:00pm - 4:00pm - Embassy Ballroom
• Lg. Display Exhibits, Microzibits, Tablescapes and Floral Exhibits Break
Down - Please have all exhibits and materials removed from the
ballroom promptly by 4:00pm.

Show & Sale (Salon A and Garfield Room )
6:00am - 9:00am • Dealer booth(s) setup for Show & Sale
(Salon A /Consignments in Garfield Room)
- option Friday evening, 9:00pm - 12:00midnight
9:00am - 2:00pm • Show & Sale: (Salon A and Garfield Room)
• Open to Conference Registrants
• Garfield room contains HLCCA member consignments (open to the
public) and HLCCA merchandise (HLCCA booth opening at 10:00am;
members only - must be wearing name tag)
10:00am - 2:00pm • Show & Sale: Open to General Public:
$5.00 Donation
2:00pm - 4:00pm • Show & Sale: Dealers break down booths

HLCCA Seminars and Video
• Video Presentation - “Dishes - a documentary about collecting Fiesta”
- by Amy Levine. “Dishes” explores the world of Fiesta collecting and
examines why people are so passionate about their dishware.
11:00am - 12:00noon - Salons B&C
12:00noon - 1:00pm - Salons B&C
1:00pm - 2:00pm - Salons B&C
2:00pm - Salons B&C • Introduction to the Collector’s Speed Learning
Event
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Pantry/Atrium and Salons B&C
• Collector’s Speed Learning Event - Three 15-minute mini-events
(rotating 1 in Salons B&C, two in the Atrium/Pantry where you will find 
out more about managing your inventory and insuring your collection,
tips on taking great dish pics with your cell phone cameras, and how to
identify authentic Fiesta in your flea market finds.
3:15pm - 4:00pm - Salons B&C
• “Come Over to My House”: Collectors’ Show and Tell - presented by
Kathy Holley. This session features slideshows prepared by
three members, sharing their treasures and how they integrate 
their love of HLC items into their lives.
4:00pm - 4:45pm - Salons B&C
• Conversation with Dave Conley, HLC Director of Sales and Marketing -
Dave Conley will be available to answer your questions about HLC and
their dinnerware products
6:00pm - 7:00pm
• Pre-Banquet Cocktail Hour: Pantry/Atrium / Cash bar
7:00pm - 11:00pm - Salons B&C
• Annual Awards Banquet Dinner, Vintage Costume Contest and HLCCA
Auction, Cash bar. Make sure you bring the correct bidding card
enclosed in your registration packet (white bidding card marked 
Saturday auction.)
• Cash / Personal Check / Visa & MasterCard accepted. (No debit cards)

Sunday • July 19, 2015
Breakfast Buffet & Business Meeting 

9:00am - 11:00am • Breakfast: Salons B&C
10:00am - 12:00noon • HLCCA Business Meeting • Salons B&C

Monday, May 25, 2015

Fireworks


Fireworks was a Homer Laughlin China Company Outlet Exclusive. 
It was released in 2002. Its decoration consists of fireworks 
with stars in red and blue on white Fiesta.
Exact numbers are not known but documentation indicates 
that the serving tray may have been made in more limited numbers.
While production ceased in 2007, Fireworks items can still 
be found on the secondary market.
#0412 Bread Tray, 12" x 5 3/4"
#0490 Bud Vase, 6"
#0764 2 Cup Teapot
#0487 Deep Dish Pie Plate, 10 1/4"


 Collectors looking for this decal can find it on the following items:

Fireworks
#0466 Dinner Plate, 10 1/2"
#0412 Bread Tray, 12" x 5 3/4"
#0452 Cup, 7 3/4 oz.
#0470 Saucer (no decal),  5 7/8"
#0468 Serving Tray, 12"
#0490 Bud Vase, 6"
#0453 Mug, 10 1/4 oz.
#0764 2 Cup Teapot
#0487 Deep Dish Pie Plate, 10 1/4"



-- submitted by Andrea Sunnen

photos courtesy Jennifer Flory, Harold Cook




Saturday, May 23, 2015

Stars and Stripes


Stars and Stripes was a Homer Laughlin China Company Outlet Exclusive. It was released in 2002. Its decoration consists of a stylized United States flag with stars in red and blue on white Fiesta.
Exact numbers are not known but documentation indicates that the serving tray may have been made in more limited numbers.
While production ceased in 2007, Stars and Stripes items can still be found on the secondary market.
#0412 Bread Tray, 12" x 5 3/4"
#0490 Bud Vase, 6"
#0764 2 Cup Teapot

#0468 Serving Tray, 12"
#0487 Deep Dish Pie Plate, 10 1/4"


 Collectors looking for this decal can find it on the following items:

Stars and Stripes
#0466 Dinner Plate, 10 1/2"
#0412 Bread Tray, 12" x 5 3/4"
#0452 Cup, 7 3/4 oz.
#0470 Saucer (no decal),  5 7/8"
#0468 Serving Tray, 12"
#0490 Bud Vase, 6"
#0453 Mug, 10 1/4 oz.
#0764 2 Cup Teapot
#0487 Deep Dish Pie Plate, 10 1/4"



-- submitted by Andrea Sunnen

photos courtesy Jennifer Flory, Debbie Cusick, and David Schaefer


Monday, March 30, 2015

Just a reminder -- Vote!


Attention HLCCA members
 Just a quick reminder
that all ballots voting for the 
2015-2016 board of directors must be 
in the mail by Tuesday, March 31, 2015

If you have not as yet mailed your ballot, 
do so soon in order for it to be postmarked by March 31, 2015 
(using the official ballots that were mailed
to HLCCA members, with self-addressed return envelopes.) 





Thursday, March 26, 2015

Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs was an Homer Laughlin China Company Outlet Exclusive that was released in 2001. Its decoration consists of Easter eggs in pastel colors of pink and green on yellow. 

While the decal line has been discontinued, pieces can still be found on the secondary market.  Exact numbers are not known but documentation indicates that the Serving Tray (discontinued in 2002) and Pie Plate may have been made in more limited numbers. 

Collectors looking for this decal can find it on the following items.
#0466 Dinner Plate, 10 1/2"
#0412 Bread Tray, 12" x 5 3/4"
#0452 Cup, 7 3/4 oz.
#0470 Saucer,  5 7/8"
#0490 Bud Vase, 6"
#0453 Mug, 10 1/4 oz.
#0764 2 Cup Teapot
#0487 Deep Dish Pie Plate, 10 1/4" 

#0468 Serving Tray, 12" (not shown)



Easter Eggs
#0466 Dinner Plate, 10 1/2"
#0412 Bread Tray, 12" x 5 3/4"
#0452 Cup, 7 3/4 oz.
#0470 Saucer,  5 7/8"
#0468 Serving Tray, 12"
#0490 Bud Vase, 6"
#0453 Mug, 10 1/4 oz.
#0764 2 Cup Teapot
#0487 Deep Dish Pie Plate, 10 1/4"



-- submitted by Andrea Sunnen

bread tray courtesy Julie Scott McCloud