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.
We Are Fiesta Lilac Mugs
The original 1936 Fiesta round-handled mug was called the Tom and Jerry mug and was just a smidge taller than we are. My Lilac color was only produced for two years, 1993 to 1995. For a period of that time, Bloomingdale’s sold Fiesta Lilac exclusively. That’s where I'm are from. I have my original Bloomingdale's label and have never been used. Sipping from a Fiesta Lilac mug must surely make anything a little sweeter!