Sunday, November 14, 2010

4th Marigold Piece Announced

75th Anniversary Soup Tureen

(Excerpts From an HLC Press Release Dated 10/26/2010)

The Homer Laughlin China Company™ introduced a limited edition, 75th anniversary, Fiesta soup tureen at the New York Tabletop Show, October 12-15, 2010.

"The 75th Anniversary Soup Tureen is such a special piece, not only because of its limited availability and collectability, but also because of its stunning presence on the dinner table," says Fiesta Dinnerware's Rich Brinkman.

Available only in the 75th anniversary color--Marigold--just 12,000 numbered soup tureens will be created. Each one will be numbered on the bottom of the bowl. It will only be available for 75 weeks from April 1, 2011 through September 1, 2012, while quantities last.

The four-piece Soup Tureen will feature an 11 5/8-inch round platter, 3 quart bowl (10 ½-inch diameter, 5-inch height), lid, and stainless steel ladle with a ceramic handle. The round platter is embossed with the Fiesta logo and the 75th Anniversary logo. The substantial bowl has a sculpted base that fits snugly in a crevice in the platter. The bowl also has two scalloped edged handles for secure serving. A gently rounded lid is topped with a signature Fiesta knob for easy removal; it also has a perfectly sized notch to hold the stem of the ladle. The 11 ½-inch ladle (4 oz. capacity) is made of durable stainless steel and is imprinted with the Fiesta logo. The 4 ½-inch ceramic handle is glazed with the matching 75th Anniversary Marigold color.

The tureen is the fourth piece in a 75th anniversary series that already includes three-piece mixing bowls (2008), 19.25-inch oval serving platter (2009) and a two-piece prep baking bowl set (spring 2010).

Designed by Frederick Hurten Rhead in 1936, Fiesta™ is now the most collected china in the United States. It features a unique Art Deco style and can be seen in the collections of numerous museums including the Smithsonian Institution to the Andy Warhol Museum.

EBay Revisited

As a result of the efforts of a number of superb EBay employees, with one in particular heading up the efforts, the issues had with EBay was resolved. As a result, resumed selling on Ebay on a very limited basis. We sincerely thank the EBay employees who worked tirely to resolve these issues (they know who they are) and for their efforts above and beyond what we ever expected. We also sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this sabbatical may cause any of our customers and honestly thank you for your patronage.

As a result of our "reconciliation" with EBay, LADishes will no longer under any circumstances or condition accept money orders from EBay buyers. The only method of payment we will accept is PayPal.

If you have any questions about this policy, do not hesitate to contact me. In the interim or at any time in the future, you can still "Google" the word "LADishes" if you desire to contact us about anything, particularly any warranty claims or assistance you may need with prior EBay purchases. Thank You Again. LADishes, an LMP Associates Company.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

EBay Does Not Enforce Their Written Policies - Sellers Beware

Please Note: LADishes, also known as, will no longer be selling on EBay. The bottom line is that we were scammed by a registered EBay buyer. There was a clear violation of EBay policy in the matter. EBay's response to us: "We have changed this policy and the policy online is incorrect - that is still, as of this moment, the "old" publicly published policy that is a legal matter of record and available for all to view. There is no publication of such a new policy. Still, EBay will not enforce their own currently published written policy to protect us in this matter. Therefore, we no longer wish to subject ourselves to the ability to be scammed, via our EBay account, auctions and/or store, even when the scammer commits a clear violation of EBay's own written and published policies. We Sincerely Thank you for your past patronage. Feel free to "Google Us" if you need to contact us about any past or other purchase or warranty -

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

HLC Announces Third Piece in Marigold

Here are excerpts from the HLC press release:

The Homer Laughlin China Company™ is just one year away from celebrating the 75th Anniversary of its iconic Fiesta® Dinnerware Brand, made in the USA. The manufacturer unveiled a third collectible piece in limited edition color Marigold at the International Home & Housewares Show. Following the launch of the Three Piece Mixing Bowls (2008) and 19 ¼-inch Oval Serving Platter (2009), Homer Laughlin is releasing a 2PC Prep Baking Bowl Set in 75th Anniversary color Marigold.

“The 2PC Prep Baking Bowl Set is the perfect complement for those who already have the Three Piece Mixing Bowl Set or even for those who are looking for some versatile pieces to add to their kitchen. In 75th Anniversary color, Marigold, the bowls are a colorful addition for any cook’s collection,” says Fiesta Dinnerware’s Rich Brinkman.

The 2PC Prep Baking Bowl Set will be available in 75th Anniversary color Marigold, as well as 10 additional Fiesta colors: Scarlet, Cobalt, Tangerine, Sunflower, Peacock, Shamrock, White, Ivory, Turquoise, and Lemongrass. The collectible bowls in Marigold will only be available for 75 weeks – from April 1, 2010 through September 1, 2011.

The larger bowl is 2 quarts and the smaller 1 1/8-quart bowl fits neatly within it. The two bowls nest perfectly within the already released Three Piece Mixing Bowl Set.

In celebration of the impending 75th Anniversary in 2011, the first installment of collectible pieces was the Three Piece Mixing Bowl Set. Now retired, the collectible Marigold bowls were only available for 75 weeks – from April 1, 2008 to September 1, 2009. However, the Mixing Bowls are still available in the following Fiesta colors: Scarlet, Cobalt, Tangerine, Sunflower, Peacock, Shamrock, White, Ivory, Turquoise, and Lemongrass.

The second 75th Anniversary piece was the 19 ¼-inch Oval Serving Platter. The Marigold color will only be available until September 1, 2010. It will be available in coordinating colors – Scarlet, Cobalt, Tangerine, Sunflower, Peacock, Shamrock, White, and Ivory – following the retirement of the piece in Marigold.

The fourth and final collectible item will be released in 2011 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Fiesta Dinnerware brand.

The 75th Anniversary 2PC Prep Baking Bowl Set in Marigold will be available at select fine department and specialty stores from April 1, 2010 through September 1, 2011.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Paprika - Homer Laughlin's Stock Photo

Here is a stock photo of the Homer Laughlin China showing their newest color addition - Paprika!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Homer Laughlin Announces Colors to be Retired in 2010

Homer Laughlin announced that Evergreen will officially retire on March 31, 2010 and Cinnabar will retire on June 1, 2010.

Now is the time to start your hunt for the closeout bargains.

Homer Laughlin Announces New Pieces for 2010

And, last, but not least, the 2 Piece Prep Baking Bowl set which will be available around April 1, 2010. This bowl set will be available in all colors, including Marigold. The marigold set will retire on September 1, 2011. These bowls are made to nest inside the original baking bowl set.

Stock Photo of the Homer Laughlin China Company

Homer Laughlin Announces New Pieces for 2010

The Jam Jars arriving around April 1, 2010. This jar is smaller than the smallest canister and will hold a 9.25 Oz. jar of jam, but its' uses are only limited by your imagination.

Stock Photo of the Homer Laughlin China Company

Homer Laughlin Announces New Pieces for 2010

There will also be a few new items coming out this year - The long awaited loaf pan. It is due out around August 1, 2010.

Picture to come shortly.

Homer Laughlin Announces New Color for 2010

Homer Laughlin unveiled their newest color to their Fiesta line at the Chicago Home & Housewares Show. It is called Paprika. It will be available as soon as June 20, 2010. This photo was taken by Elaine Epperly and posted on Facebook.

Here is the official HLC press release regarding their new color:

The Homer Laughlin China Company™ is excited to announce the latest color in the Fiesta® Dinnerware lineup—Paprika! This zesty color was officially introduced at the International Home & Housewares Show (Chicago), McCormick Place, South Building, Booth No. S2003.

Paprika is the 14th color in the signature Fiesta spectrum: Paprika, Lemongrass, Chocolate, Ivory, Black, White, Cobalt, Turquoise, Sunflower, Plum, Scarlet, Shamrock, Tangerine, and Peacock. With the introduction of Paprika, Evergreen will retire March 31st and Cinnabar June 1st 2010.

“At a time when so many people in our country are struggling, we are returning to the basic comforts that are important: home and family,” says Fiesta Dinnerware’s Rich Brinkman. “Paprika evokes the warmth, spirit and reassurance that many Americans are craving.”

With the wide range of Fiesta colors (both current and retired), the possibilities to mix and match with Paprika are endless. Depending on the style motif you are trying to achieve, Paprika can help set any kind of mood for everyday dining or special occasions. Try some of the following color combinations:

Modern Comfort: Paprika, Lemongrass, Chocolate, Ivory
Fire: Paprika, Scarlet, Sunflower, Tangerine
Sunset: Paprika, Sunflower, Tangerine, Scarlet, Plum
Citrus: Paprika, Sunflower, Tangerine, Lemongrass, Shamrock
Tropical: Paprika, Lemongrass, Turquoise, Shamrock, Tangerine, Peacock
Earthy: Paprika, Shamrock, Chocolate
Sophistication: Paprika, Cobalt, Turquoise, Peacock, Chocolate, Ivory

“Fiesta has added the perfect shade of subtle spice to their tasty choice of colors— Paprika,” says color expert Leatrice Eiseman, and

Paprika Fiesta will be available in stores and online as early as June 20, 2010. Suggested retail price for the 4- and 5-piece place settings is $48.00 (MSRP). Paprika will also be available in square 3-piece place settings for $40.00. In addition to place settings, the Fiesta line includes a variety of plates, platters, bowls, cups, vases, the signature disc pitcher, and a wide range of serving pieces (sold separately).

Thursday, February 4, 2010

What Is the Most Popular Color of Fiesta in 2009?

The news is in SCARLET is, once again, the most popular color in the Fiesta line up for 2009, even beating out the new color, Lemongrass. Here are the colors listed by sales volume to retailers:

Fiesta Sales by Color for the year 2009 - (sales to retailers only)

Cobalt Blue

Now we know why Evergreen is on the chopping block for this year. Are Cinnabar and Plum far behind?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

eBay Traffic Declines in December as Amazon Surges to Record Levels

Amazon experienced a 29% surge in unique visitors from September to December, according to data provided by Nielsen, while eBay experienced flat numbers for the last four months of the year. Amazon reached 66.472 million unique visitors in December, up 9% from November and up 8.8% from December 2008.

eBay is currently at 2005 levels in terms of unique visitors after peaking in 2006. As the following chart shows, eBay had topped out at 66.193 million unique visitors in December 2006 and hasn't broken the 60 million mark since August 2007. eBay had 51 million unique visitors to its site in December 2009, down 0.27% from November and down 11% from December 2008.

Maybe that is why EBay is asking sellers and buyers to answer surveys. They need to find out what is wrong. If they decide to listen, they will change and bring back the old EBay, when selling on it was FUN!

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Year of Turquoise

According to the Pantone Color Institute. . .

This will be the year of turquoise. The blue-green hue is considered to evoke calm and compassion, but its warm and cool shades mix well with all skin tones.

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, says most
people respond positively to turquoise, and it has a universally flattering appeal
for men and women.

“We look at the psychology of the color,” Eiseman said. “This year specifically, we
were very certain that turquoise was a strong trend and narrowed it down to the
best, most representative color for both fashion and home.”

Andrews agreed, saying that a true turquoise or more subdued teal is a fresh
complement for spring. He suggests incorporating a teal handbag into a spring
wardrobe if you're shy about wearing bold colors.

“Most women don't have a teal handbag,” he said. “Teal works great with neutrals,
and it opens the door to play with color. The bag can be your accent.”



Monday, January 4, 2010

Fiesta Chartreuse Vase Traveling the United States. . . .

Have you heard of this????

There is a Fiesta® Chartreuse medium vase (which has been named by someone as "Charry" - I assume by someone at HLC) is traveling the United States visiting friends, landmarks, & favorite places. According to my source, Charry has travelled over 11,000 miles since it started its' travels last October. So far, it has travelled through Ohio, Virginia, South Dakota, Georgia, Michigan, Indiana, California & Washington.

Follow Charry on his travels across the United States and see where he will travel to next next. I hope he comes to visit me!

Charry's Journey

Friday, January 1, 2010

What's New!

When I saw how long it had been since I posted on my blog, I was surprises. Unfortunately, time just gets away from all of us and it has obviously happened to me.

Here are some tidbits I have encountered over the past several months that may be of interest:

Marigold Platter

The follow up piece for the 75th Anniversary collection is a 19.25 inch serving platter. This beautiful Marigold piece is a great complement to last year's three piece baking bowl set!
This year Fiesta introduces the second of three celebratory pieces leading up to the 75th anniversary of the brand in 2011...It's a 19.25 inch Serving Platter! This is in addition to last year's introduction, the 3 pc. Baking Bowl Set , three perfectly large nested shapes, are now available! You had better get them while they last because these pieces in the newly unveiled anniversary year color - Marigold - for a mere 75 weeks. So after September 1, 2009 the Marigold baking bowls will no longer be available. The Marigold serving platter will be officially retired on September 1, 2010. Order yours today!


Word on the street is the Evergreen is the color on the chopping block for 2010. There has been no official word of the new color (other than it will not be pink of any shade) or what color will retire, but many of the large retailers have already discontinued Evergreen, so time will only tell. Unfortunately, at least in my opinion, Evergreen just never hit the right spot. It seems like HLC is trying to recreate colors that were short run, limited edition colors, such as juniper, lilac and chartreuse, but have failed so far in their attempts. . .at least with evergreen and heather. Lemongrass does seem to be a hit so far.

Iced Tea Spoons & Hostess Sets

Some of the latest licensed accessory pieces to hit the chopping block, appear to be the iced tea spoons and hostess sets. I have it direct from HLC that the iced tea spoons have been officially discontinued. The hostess sets appear to be headed in that direction, at least in the solid colors, if the rumor I heard is true. Only time will tell. You can purchase both of these items from

I hope all of you have a Wonderful, Happy and Prosperous New Year!