Fiesta Discontinued List

We have recently been receiving many requests for a list of our discontinued items from the past few years, and we are happy to oblige!

FiestaDiscontinued List

Fiesta® Dinnerware Discontinued Item/ Color List

September 2014

The Homer Laughlin China Company announces the following changes to Fiesta® dinnerware:

Items moving out of production effective January 1, 2015 (or available until depleted).

  • 0448 Handled Carafe 60oz
  • 0463 Bread & Butter – replaced by 1469 Appetizer Plate.
  • 0492 Individual Creamer 7oz.
  • 0498 Individual Cov. Sugar 8 3/4oz.
  • 0800 Ceramic Handle Pie/Cake Server
  • 0864 Utility Tray/Napkin Holder
  • 0992 Ceramic Handle Slotted Server
  • 0993 Ceramic Handle Cake Knife
  • 0988 Ceramic Handle Serving Spoon
  • 1420 Ceramic Handle Gravy Ladle

Additionally the following color will be added to inactive availability March 31st, 2015. Orders will be taken up till December 31st, 2014 for delivery by March 1st, 2015.  Please note inventories may be limited as the colors sell down.

  • Black #0101
  • Peacock #327

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Fiesta® Dinnerware Discontinued Item/ Color List

October 2013

The Homer Laughlin China Company announces the following changes to Fiesta® dinnerware:

Items moving out of production effective January 1, 2014 (or available until depleted).

  • 1419 Cold Meat Fork
  • 1421 Pasta Server
  • 1422 Lasagna Server

Additionally the following color will be added to inactive availability March 31st, 2014. Orders will be taken up till December 31st, 2013 for delivery by March 1st, 2014.

  • Flamingo #335

Selected items listed below will not be available in the following colors:

Black, White & Plum effective December 31st 2013 (or until inventory is depleted).

  • 431 Hostess Bowl
  • 482 Multi Purpose Bowl
  • 491 Med. Vase
  • 496 Covered Teapot
  • 571 Sm. Canister
  • 572 Med. Canister
  • 573 Lg. Canister
  • 724 Egg Tray
  • 756 Range Top Salt & Pepper
  • 765 Pedestal Bowl
  • 864 Napkin/Utility Tray
  • 968 Serving Platter

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Fiesta® Dinnerware Discontinued Item/ Color List

March 2013

The Homer Laughlin China Company announces the following changes to Fiesta® dinnerware:

Items moving out of production effective – May 31st, 2013 (available until depleted).

  • 0293 Jumbo Saucer
  • 0446 Tumbler
  • 0485 Disk Pitcher Small
  • 0494 Covered Butter (Will covert completely to 1431 LG Covered Butter by 7/1/13)
  • 1411 Soup Tureen

Bakeware items listed below will be available in the following colors:

Lapis, Cobalt, Flamingo, Ivory, Paprika, Peacock, Scarlet, Shamrock, Sunflower, Tangerine and Turquoise.

  • 0417 Small Pie Plate   (new to reduced colors)
  • 0447 Utensil Crock (new to reduced colors)
  • 0487 Pie Plate (new to reduced colors)
  • 0967 3Pc Baking Bowl Set  
  • 0867 2Pc Prep Bowl Set  
  • 0813 Loaf Pan
  • 0815 Large Oval Baker
  • 0962 Square Baker
  • 0963 Rectangular Baker

Bakeware will not be available in: Black, Lemongrass, Plum or White

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Although it’s always hard to discontinue beloved items, we cannot give our collectors fresh, new items if we don’t clear some of the old 🙂

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Flaunt your Fiesta® Recipe Contest

Fiesta Recipe Contest

 

Fiesta® dinnerware is more than just a pretty plate.  Our durable dishes are highly functional vessels, capable of long stints in the oven and forays in the freezer.  We love to show this off by creating recipes that truly take advantage of all Fiesta has to offer- be it a Mini Mixed Berry Pie baked right in the Small Pie Baker or our Snickers Ice Box Cake assembled and chilled in the Square Baker. 

We know there are others out there who put their Fiesta to work and we want to know about it!  If you love integrating our colorful ware into your favorite meals, let us know.  Submit your best recipe that utilizes Fiesta dinnerware for a chance to win one of our brand new and totally stunning 90 ounce Covered Casseroles

To enter, simply submit a photograph of your prepared dish along with a description of the food.  Three finalists will be selected by a panel of qualified judges here at The Homer Laughlin China Company based on creativity, originality, likely taste, and how well the recipe integrates Fiesta® dinnerware.

The three finalists will be asked to submit their recipes to Homer Laughlin and we will prepare the dishes in our test kitchen.  Our panel of judges will select a winner based on taste, creativity, originality, visual appeal, and how well the recipe integrates Fiesta® dinnerware. 

OFFICIAL RULES:

You must post a photo to our Facebook wall so everyone can easily view them. Please do not post photos to comment threads or send as a private message. The winner will be determined by a panel of judges here at HLC. Note: all photos entered into the contest will be eligible to win. Only one photo entry per person will be accepted. 

The first round of The Flaunt your Fiesta® Recipe Contest ends on Thursday, June 11, 2015.  All entries must be submitted by this time. We will announce the three finalists on Friday, June 12, 2015 on our Facebook timeline. In order to advance to the final round, you will need to check our Facebook page to see if you have qualified and then send your recipe to us through a private message. 

We will announce the Flaunt your Fiesta® Recipe Contest winner on Monday, June 22, 2015 on our Facebook timeline. In order to claim the prize, entrants must check our page to see if they have won and send a message with their shipping address and contact information.

Contest is open to all US and Canadian residents, 18 years or older. This contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered, or associated with Facebook. By submitting your photo into the Flaunt your Fiesta® Recipe Contest you are giving Homer Laughlin China all rights to future use of your photo.

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2015 Fiesta® Cutsheet

The Fiesta® Cutsheet is an annual guide to our collection of dinnerware.  It provides the details on which products we are making and in what colors they will be available-essential information for the avid Fiesta collector!

So, without further ado, we present the digital version of the 2015 Fiesta Cutsheet.

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Memorial Day with Fiesta

There’s just something about Memorial Day; the sound of sizzling burgers on the grill, the raucous parades marching up and down the streets, the taste of sweet watermelon, as the juice rolls down your arm, that we just adore. It’s a way to kickoff summer, to gather with our family and friends on a special day of remembrance, and in most cases, it’s the first official cookout of the year. Since we’re all about decorating tabletops (and in this case, picnic tables!) with our festive color schemes, we thought we’d give you a few ideas about how to deck yours out as well.

Memorial Day

We love the look of a lavish centerpiece to bring all eyes on the table, and here at Always Festive we think, “the brighter, the better!” Gather all of the red, white, and blue flowers you’ve got and load up your Scarlet Disc Pitcher. Include a mini flag to really set the mood.

pitcher

However, one vase of festive flora is never really enough. Why not include individual Jam Jars of flowers at each place setting to really liven up the table? It’s the perfect size for a bitty bouquet. Offset the Scarlet centerpiece with Lapis to keep the patriotic theme rolling!

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Last, but not least, is the actual place setting. We love the idea of tying in a craft with your Memorial Day tablescape, and what better craft than a patriotic pinwheel? We found this template from Skip to My Lou and it turned out beautifully! Place them on your Scarlet, White, and Lapis plates to tie the whole table together.

pinwheel copy

Finally, get those burgers off the grill and onto your plates! Happy Memorial Day!

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A Summer Citrus Fiesta Wedding

 

Fiesta Dinnerware Citrus Summer Wedding

This styled shoot shows just what can happen when Fiesta Dinnerware has a wedding moment—hint hint, the results are amazing!

With Fiesta Dinnerware serving up a citrus-inspired color palette against breathtaking views of a Southern California Vineyard backdrop, you have the perfect setting for an intimate Fiesta wedding celebration that will impress your guests!

We incorporated new colors Sage and Slate into the wedding setting along with Fiesta favorites— Poppy, Sunflower and Turquoise. Our friends from Bravado Design created the lovely floral arrangements and styled the Fiesta products to give us this beautiful presentation.

The Beverages

Fiesta Dinnerware Beverage Servers - wedding drink station

 

We served lemon and lime water in the sunflower beverage server and raspberry limeade in the turquoise beverage server to tie in the citrus theme.

Fiesta Dinnerware Large Disc Pitchers in Sunflower, Poppy and Turquoise. Great for weddings and events!

 

Fiesta Dinnerware Large Disc Pitchers: Sunflower, Turquoise and Poppy. Perfect for your next summer party!

Disc Pitchers in Poppy, Turquoise and Sunflower set in a Slate oval platter were used to fill up with beverages to take back to the table for dinner.

Fiesta Dinnerware Beverage Server. Beautiful display for cold summer drinks at hot summer parties!

 

Orange paper straws were a great compliment next to the Sunflower and Turquoise Beverage servers, not to mention fun.

 

 

The Cake and Food

Fiesta Dinnerware stack of Omni Trays. So pretty for serving up appetizers.

 Appetizers were set up in unique ways with the entertaining collection to show off the colors, while bowls of citrus were used to add to the feel of the citrus theme. 

Fiesta Dinnerware cake stand hack: Hostess Bowl turned upside down with Pizza/Baking Tray on top. Genius!

The citrus theme was also carried over to the appetizers as well. Mason jars were filled with a wild salmon ceviche with layers of citrus and small bowls made out oranges were filled with wild tuna and avocado with pickled red onions.

Fiesta Dinnerware Hostess Bowl topped with Pizza/Baking Tray. The perfect cake stand!

Using a Fiesta hack to create a beautiful cake stand, we added kumquats instead of flowers to top this cake by Nothing Bundt Cakes. We love the contrast of the cake against the Poppy color.

The Tablescape

 

Who's ready for a summer wedding? Crisp and clean, this Fiesta Dinnerware color palette of Sage, Slate, Sunflower, Poppy, and Turquoise is beautifully set off against a vineyard backdrop.

 

 

Keep flowers simple when you're dressing up your wedding table with colorful Fiesta Dinnerware.

Bravado Design used Mason jars, a variety of white flowers and greenery to give a crisp look to the table. Kumquats were placed in the arrangements for a surprise pop of color.

Fiesta Dinnerware wedding tabletop. Poppy Flatware, Fiesta Sunflower Napkin, and Sage, Turquoise and Poppy plates.



A natural place card stands out against colorful Fiesta Dinnerware at this outdoor summer wedding. Fiesta Napkin, Flatware and Dishes in colors: Sunflower, Poppy, Sage, Slate, and Turquoise.

 

A wedding tablesetting that makes a statement. Fiesta Dinnerware in Sage, Turquoise and Poppy.

Each place setting had a variety of combinations in Slate, Sage, Turquoise, Poppy and Sunflower to create unique setting for each guest.

 

So pretty and cheerful! Wedding tablescape in Fiesta Dinnerware colors: Slate, Sunflower, Turquoise, and Poppy.

Fiesta napkins were layered with other fabric to add dimension and even more color—true to Fiesta form!

Get inspired by Fiesta Dinnerware’s rainbow of colors for your next party, wedding, or BBQ decor.

 

Have a Fiesta styled celebration you’d like to share with us? Share on Facebook or Pinterest.

Venue: Falkner Winery

Photography: Ryan Garvin Photography

Catering: E.A.T Marketplace

Wedding Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes, Temecula, CA

Styling, Furniture and Floral Design: Bravado Design

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Fiesta Hacks: Bathroom Edition

In our first post on Fiesta Hacks we showed you how to introduce the vivid colors and classic shapes of Fiesta® dinnerware into your home in some pretty unique ways.  From a toothbrush holder vase to egg tray paint palettes we wanted to add a dash of Fiesta to the unexpected and encourage you to do the same.

This time we’re coming to you with a very special series of hacks, all taking place in one of the most heavily used (and often neglected) rooms of the house: the bathroom.  

Fiesta Bathroom

This is the space where we go to get clean and polished, yet many times the bathroom can fall into a state of chaos, cluttered with outdated knickknacks and expired products. These simple solutions will help you breathe new life into your bathroom with an injection of bright, bold Fiesta dinnerware. 

Fiesta Bathroom Sink

Simplify your Sink

There’s no need to pile products onto your sink surround.  Clear the countertop clutter and you will be rewarded with a soothing backdrop for soaps and an easy space to clean.  

Our picks for a perfectly polished setup:  the colorful Soap Dispenser, Toothbrush Holder, and Soap Dish

Fiesta Bathroom Commode

Clean up the Commode

Let’s talk toilettes.  As far as we’re concerned, the best ones are always clean and well stocked.  Keep the essential supplies within easy reach by displaying in eye-catching Fiesta dishes.  

Fiesta Tank

Load a Bread Tray up with fragrant staples like room spray and a candle and perch the platter on top of your tank. A spare roll of paper is another welcome addition.

For extra credit, stow your toilette brush in a colorful container.  Ours is housed in a Poppy Medium Canister.

Fiesta Brush Holder

Fiesta Bathroom Window

Organize the Essentials

Bathroom shelves deserve love too!  No matter what your grooming routine consists of, Fiesta has got a vessel to contain it.  

Fiesta Bathroom Beauty

Corral your creams with a Fiesta Bread Tray.  The intense dose of color and structured profile can unify a mixed lot of bottles and tubes.  The high sides of a Loaf Pan will also do the trick. 

Fiesta Essentials

Stock up on cotton balls and swabs.  The Utility Jar is the perfect size for a supply of either of the soft white staples.  Another great pick is the Sugar Packet Caddy which holds cotton swabs upright and at the ready. 

Fiesta Vanity Top

Up the Style of your Vanity

We love collecting colorful cosmetics.  Be it cream or powder, those little gems can breathe life into your complexion and add a sparkle to your eyes.  Return the favor by displaying your beauty booty in cheerful Fiesta dishes.  

The flat, rectangular design of the Sugar Packet Caddy is perfect for holding tubes of lipstick, nail polish, or small cases of eye shadow.  

For larger items, reach for the exotic fan shape of the Omni Tray which will really make a statement if two or more are joined in a circular or snake-like assemblage.  

Fiesta Vanity

And who could forget the brushes?!  Round up your long-legged tools with the help of our curvy Tumbler.  You’ll be surprised at just how many you can squeeze in!

Fiesta Vanity Jewelery

Elevate your Baubles to a Display Worthy of their Splendor

The Three Tier Serving Tray is not just for petit fours.  This elegant space-saver is just as comfortable perched on your vanity.  Fill up the spacious plates with your favorite jewelry for a stunning display.  

 

Of course, these are just a few of the possible ways to integrate the cheerful good looks of Fiesta into your everyday routine.  How do you use Fiesta?

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The Perfect Vase

With spring in full bloom and Mother’s Day just around the corner, everyone is looking for the perfect arrangement of freshly cut flowers to brighten their homes. However, since the focus of these springtime bouquets are usually on the blossoms, we thought we’d switch up the conversation by discussing a different aspect of the flower arrangement.

Vase

So, we scoured our product line to find the perfect alternative vases to double the cheeriness and up the ante when you bring those bright buds home. Although it was tough to pick our favorites (as Fiesta made every arrangement look flawless!), our faves are as follows:

 

Demitasse Cup

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For those shorter stemmed flowers (possibly the ones your kids find in the backyard), you need a smaller, yet still super stylish, vase. No need to fret, we’ve got you covered with our Demitasse Cup.

 

Tumbler

tumbler

If you’ve got a Tumbler lying around, you’ve got a ready-made vase. Keep it in the bathroom to freshen things up, or bring it to the kitchen counter to show off!

 

Utensil Crock

crock

The Utensil Crock is perfect for the biggest bunch of blossoms you’ve got! A Small Canister would also work wonders if you don’t have the crock handy, as it’s about the same size.

 

Hostess Bowl

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We just had to include the Hostess Bowl in our vase lineup, as it’s one of our favorites to show off! The elegant design on the side is the perfect accompaniment to these pretty blooms, and the Shamrock shade gives an earthy feel to the arrangement.

 

Bouillon

bouillon

When the kids go out to pick dandelions, our Bouillon bowl is the ideal vessel to have waiting for them. Watch these yellow pests go from weed to chic inside this little bowl!

 

Disc Pitcher

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We can’t forget about one of our most popular pieces- the Disc Pitcher! The unique shape of this iconic item, paired with your favorite fragrant flora, will make for the flower ensemble of the season.

 

Medium Vase

vase

Although all of these options are fun and creative, there’s nothing wrong with opting for the classic: our Medium Vase, the perfect choice for Mother’s Day or any day 🙂

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Serving Style: The story behind the Fiesta® Beverage Server

Fiesta Beverage Server From birthday parties to backyard barbeques, every celebration feels a little more special when decked out with festive dishes.  Pretty platters piled high with sweet treats and great bowls filled with savory eats – stacks of colorful dinnerware lining the table can be just as beautiful as the rest of the décor.  This focus on entertaining and the presentation of fare is the inspiration behind several new Fiesta® items that have launched over the last few years, among them the gorgeous Fiesta® Beverage Server   

   As an important element of any gathering, beverages should be front and center, allowing guests to quench their thirst with ease.  But all too often, the party’s drinks are neglected, relegated to an old cooler or stuffed in the fridge.  The Fiesta Beverage Server addresses this issue by elevating refreshments in a beautiful canister, worthy of display. 

Fiesta Beverage Server Buffet

   The perfect complement to your existing Fiesta table-scape, the Beverage Server fuses the practicality and visibility offered by a tall glass jar with the classic design elements of our iconic dinnerware incorporated through the base and lid.  This concept was implemented by The Homer Laughlin China Company’s Design Department after nearly three years of experimenting.  According to Rich Brinkman, VP of Retail Sales and Marketing, the early renditions resembled a large Fiesta canister with a spout, but this version was far too heavy to be practical.  After reconsidering the design, the final version boasts a two gallon hand-blown glass cylinder, a lighter and more affordable alternative. 

   Punctuated with a chrome finished spout, the glass cylinder is perched atop a classic Fiesta base that, according to Brinkman, “was inspired by the Art Deco design of the Hostess Bowl,” an item that was originally intended to be turned upside-down for use as a base for pillar candles.  Completing the Beverage Server is a lovely domed lid featuring the quintessential fluted Fiesta knob.  According to Ed Wonder, Director of Design at The Homer Laughlin China Company, the lid was one of the more challenging elements of the design, having been remodeled three times to account for potential deviations in the glass cylinder in order to ensure the best possible fit.  The lengthy experimentation paid off, however, even leading to the development of a new manufacturing process which can be used to produce other lids by way of jiggering – a more efficient and cost effective alternative to casting.  

   In the year since it has been released, the Fiesta Beverage Server has gained lust-worthy status as the gift to give (and use) on special occasions and with barbeque season just around the corner, this stylish server is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!  

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!We couldn’t help but to break out our Lemongrass Chip and Dip Set and load it with one of our favorite snacks: chips and salsa! Tell us how you plan to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, and whether Fiesta will be part of your fiesta 🙂

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