Bright colored Fiesta dinnerware was first produced in 1936 and was an immediate success. Housewives could now set tables with bright colored dinnerware for a bright breakfast, gay luncheon or cheerful dinner. After 1960, sales begin to drop and Fiesta was not produced. For the 50th anniversary of the introduction of Fiesta dinnerware in 1986, Fiesta was reproduced and called “Post 86”. Throughout the late 20th century and up to today, the original manufacturer, the Homer Laughlin China Co. has continued to produce many new Fiesta colors.To make room for new colors, Homer Laughlin retires at least one color per year.
Collectors continue to amass large collections of vintage, Post 86 and current Fiesta colors.
I’m a Fiesta Lilac Disc Pitcher
I’m the beautiful shade of Lilac produced by Homer Laughlin from 1993 to 1995. My disc design is from the original 1936 Fiesta disc pitcher design. Although I have never been used, I have a few factory glaze skips, which must have been acceptable for sale at Bloomingdale’s. That’s where I was purchased in 1993. My portraits here, have been positioned to show the glaze skips. I still think I’m very handsome!