In the picture on the left are some of my Fiesta fruit bowls that measure 4 3/4 inches across. They were first produced by the Homer Laughlin China Company in 1935 and ended in 1960. The fruit bowls on the right measure 5 1/2 inches across and were produced in 1937 through 1959. They are sometimes referred to as “oatmeal” bowls. In the middle are my Fiesta Deep Plates also known as a soup plate or rimmed soup. Production began in 1936 and ended in 1969.
Also checkout my Homer Laughlin Fiesta coffee pot.
Swing was introduced by the Homer Laughlin China Company in 1938. It is also referred to as Eggshell. The Swing line was decaled or pastel-striped. Swing is very delicate hence the Eggshell name. I don’t see it very often and when I do, it usually has chips. The two pieces I own are in perfect condition. Pictured below are my teapot and casserole. Neither piece seems to have ever been used. I love the round “ear” handles on the casserole.
Check out my Homer Laughlin World’s Fair Plate.
Here are a few pieces from my Harlequin collection. Harlequin was made by the Homer Laughlin China Company. Left to right are a 22-ounce jug, an 11″ platter and a teapot with lid. The 22-ounce jug was used for milk or cream on the breakfast table and was produced from 1938 to 1959. The teapot was produced the same years. The oval platter was produced from 1936 to 1959. The Harlequin line was sold in Woolworth stores starting in 1936 and it was their best selling dish line of all time and sold for 28 years!
Also check out my other Homer Laughlin Fiesta and Harlequin pieces.
Here are some of my Fiesta oval platters from the Homer Laughlin China Company. Production began in 1936 and ended in early 1969. Pictured are my oval platters in turquoise, cobalt and yellow. I got the fork and spoon plate holder years ago at Kirkland’s.
Also check out my Homer Laughlin Fiesta plates.
The Marigold shape by the Homer Laughlin China Company is a difficult shape to find. It is a challenge to collectors. Imagine my glee when I found a few pieces! The Pattern is Temp Mari 204 and consists of bright red scallops with a black dot. All of my pieces are stamped with the year 1945 except for the gravy boat which is stamped 1934. I purchased these pieces years ago and have not seen any since in this pattern. Pictured are my sugar and creamer, platter and gravy boat. I love how the handles look almost Grecian and the pattern looks oriental.
Also see my Homer Laughlin Mexicana and Hacienda pieces.
Homer Laughlin Rhythm is one of my favorite shapes. It was made from 1950-1960. The shape is very simple and would work in any kitchen today. It came in five solid colors: yellow, chartreuse, gray, forest green and burgundy. Most collectors refer to the burgundy as “maroon.” Some Rhythm lines had decals like the Rhythm Rose and American Provincial that I posted previously.
Pictured are plates, saucers, fruit bowls, cups, a gravy boat and a teapot.
Also check out my Homer Laughlin Rhythm American Provincial pieces.
Previously I posted some Rhythm dishes in the Rhythm Rose pattern from Homer Laughlin. Rhythm comes in solid colors and with decals. This pattern is called American Provincial. My plates are stamped with the year 1960. Pictured are a teapot, salt and pepper shakers, dinner plate, sugar and creamer and cups and saucers. I love the gold trim on some of the pieces. The farmer and his wife and the hearts are so sweet!
This picture shows my American Provincial spoon rest. The spoon rest is one of my best finds since spoon rests got used and abused. Mine looks as if it wasn’t ever used.
Also check out my Homer Laughlin Rhythm grape pieces.
Here are some of my Fiesta salt and pepper shakers by Homer Laughlin. Production began in 1933 and ended in 1969. I love their ball-shape and think they take a great picture! The red (orange), one cobalt and one yellow are vintage. The teal and darker cobalt are new. Both the salt and pepper have seven holes, but the pepper shaker has smaller holes.
Also check out my Homer Laughlin Fiesta teapots.
Here is my collection of juice pitchers from the Homer Laughlin China Collectors Association. You have to be a member in order to get one. The HLCCA introduced the pitchers in 1999 and used the 1930s to celebrate the arts and lifestyles of the time. I don’t have them all, but here is what I do have:
Left to right on the bottom:
- 1933 pitcher in black, depicting The Century of Progress Exhibition from the 1933 World’s Fair.
- 1935 pitcher in plum, features “Dish Night at the Movies.” Theaters gave out free pieces of dinnerware to bring in more patrons.
- 1938 pitcher in scarlet, features the New York Central System’s 1938 20th Century Limited Train.
- 1940 pitcher in ivory, features Uncle Sam representing the unity of our Nation during the difficult years.
And left to right on the top row:
- 1934 pitcher in periwinkle, is a tribute to transoceanic travel.
- 1936 pitcher in tangerine, features Frederick Hurten Rhead, Art Director for Homer Laughlin China and designer of Fiesta dinnerware.
- 1939 pitcher in cobalt, features the 1939 New York World’s Fair and 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco Bay.
Also checkout my Homer Laughlin decals and go-alongs.
Here are two new Fiesta teapots in gray and turquoise. The green one is a vintage Fiesta Medium Teapot. The vintage medium teapot was produced from 1937 to early in 1969 by the Homer Laughlin China Company.
Also check out my Homer Laughlin Fiesta Two Pint Jug.