Before Homer Laughlin China Company discontinued its New Fiesta
lilac glaze, we telephoned the factory with a very special request.
We asked HLC to consider manufacturing both lilac 9 1/2" vases
and bud vases because we felt these pieces would be highly appreciated
by Fiesta fans.
Asked if we would be willing to purchace 500 vases, we happily
complied. Only 1,000 of each vase were produced. DISHES DELMAR
bought 500 of each. Two other vendors split the balance. Most
of these vases now reside in private collections.
||New Fiesta 9 1/2" Vase mint in box
Lilac - $400 - Add
DISHES DELMAR assisted Bloomingdale's with the opening
of their California Stanford Shopping Center store in September,
We were asked to create a vintage FIESTA display from our
business inventory. We assisted with the store's debut, providing
information and sharing stories with both vintage and contemporary
FIESTA fans. It was a fun event. The best part, however, was
when we were asked how we wanted to be compensated for our
DISHES DELMAR asked Bloomingdale's to order 1,000
NEW FIESTA sapphire 9 1/2'' vases from the Homer Laughlin
China Company. Bloomingdale's already owned the exclusive
rights to the glaze. They complied and we purchased Bloomingdale's
entire vase lot. Bloomingdale's never merchandised the vase.
We imagined this classic shape in the sapphire glaze, would
be an instant collectible. From the 1,000, most now live in
private collections. Several customers bought as many as 12
to put away for generations ahead.
It gives us pleasure to present our story and offer this
exceptional piece of FIESTA history. We won't have this opportunity
||New Fiesta 9 1/2'' Vase mint in box
Sapphire - $250 - Add
Homer Laughlin reissued Fiesta in 1986, fifty years after
its debut. Some pieces were restyled and a new vitrified firing process
was introduced. Several glazes, such as lilac, sapphire, apricot and
chartreuse, have been discontinued. Recent glazes are pearl gray and
juniper. Some items are no longer produced in black, such as vases
and juice pitchers. New Fiesta is heavy weight, durable and fun for
every day use.
||New Fiesta black bud vase.
Mint in box.$30 - Add
||Dishes Delmar New Fiesta breakfast set.
HLC manufactured New Fiesta with our logo. We market a 3 piece
breakfast set which includes, on white FIESTA with our cobalt
blue logo, a 7" plate, a 5 1/2" bowl and a
#300 HLC restaurant mug. $25 - Add