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COLOR! that's the trend today...
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4/6/2012  •  Comment (1)
By gdt

fiesta ware Made-in-AmericaFiesta Ware proudly manufactured in the U.S.A. Since 1871.   With this ceramic dinnerware why limit yourself to a monochrome table setting, mix and match from the wide selection of bright colors. 

As an early Homer Laughlin Company brochure stated:

"COLOR! that's the trend today..." and it went on to say, "It gives the hostess the opportunity to create her own table effects....... Plates of one color, Cream Soups of another, contrasting Cups and Saucers....it's FUN to set a table with Fiesta!"

The Homer Laughlin China Company of Newell, West Virginia began as Laughlin Pottery in East Liverpool, Ohio.  The company continues to manufacture all of its products in the United States and in the late 1920 all production was shifted to the West Virginia factory.   The company employs over 900 people, most of whom are second, third, fourth and fifth generation employees.

Contemporary Fiesta (from 1986) – after a production lapse of 13 years the HLC Company reintroduced the product line with five colors: Rose, Black, Cobalt, White and Apricot.    The new Fiesta differs from the original Fiesta in that it is very smooth, hard, much shinier and of slightly different size.   The manufacturer continues to maintain collector interest by discontinuing glaze colors and limiting production quantities.    Over the years fiesta has appeared in over 29 new glazes, none of which are an exact match to the vintage 13 colors.  Keeping up with the times, HLC announced the latest Fiesta color “Flamingo (light salmon pink) on Facebook-Fiesta, March 10, 2012

The history of Fiesta by CBSNews Video:  Fiesta: Brightening up the table

Tags: Fiesta, dinnerware, Made-In-America
Just purchased a set of coffee cups,  happy to support a U.S. manufacturer.
MegM MegM
7/11/2012
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