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 many years. 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 Sauceboat
I was created from the original 1936 Fiesta sauceboat design. I have the same cute round belly, perfect balance and elegant spout. My Lilac color is prized by collectors and was only produced for two short years. On the Sunday dinner table, I make the perfect companion to mashed potatoes when you fill me with gravy. On Taco Tuesday, I can speak Spanish when you fill me with salsa.I’m very proud of the fact that I’ve never been used.