About My Dish Collection

My love affair with dishes began when I was 6 years old and my Mommy gave me a little porcelain tea set for Christmas.  I played with that little tea set until it disintegrated.  Growing up we ate off of Fiesta dishes and I loved the bright colors and how beautiful our dinner table looked.  I always asked to eat off of the “orange” plate.Red Fiesta

I began collecting Fiesta and other Homer Laughlin China Company (HLC) china in the late 80s.  I never met a dish I didn’t like.  I have Fiesta, Riviera, Harlequin, Rhythm and many other HLC items.  I belong to the Homer Laughlin China Collectors Association (HLCCA) and help proof read their quarterly publication for members, The Dish. I also collect many of the HLCAA exclusive juice pitchers.

Most of my finds have come from antique stores, eBay, family and friends.  I love the thrill of the hunt and I love a good bargain.  I am a “plate flipper” which means if you eat out with me or invite me to your home for dinner, I will flip my plate over to see who the maker is.  Mike has gotten used to this practice.  I am also obsessed with mixing bowls and have quite a few.  I need to stop buying because I am running out of room, but I can’t seem to stop myself.  Mike suggested that I take pictures of my collection and write about it on our blog so Anita’s Dish Collection was born.

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