A brand of china originally designed by Frederick Hurton Rhead in 1936 and now produced by the Homer Laughlin China Company. Fiesta wear, as it is often called, comes in various colors and the main reasons to buy Fiesta is to hava fun mixing all the colors together. Certain colors and vintage pieces are extremely collectible. Buying new Fiesta remains fairly inexpensive, a five piece setting tends to run between $20 -$40.

Fiesta Colors and Years Produced

  1. Red, 1936 - 1943 & 1959 – 1972
  2. Blue (Cobalt), 1936 – 1951
  3. Green (Light), 1936 – 1951
  4. Yellow, 1936 – 1969
  5. Old Ivory, 1936 – 1951
  6. Turquoise, 1937 – 1969
  7. Forest Green, 1951 - 1959
  8. Rose, 1951 – 1959
  9. Chartreuse, 1951 – 1959
  10. Gray, 1951 – 1959
  11. Medium Green, 1959 – 1969
  12. Antique Gold, 1969 - 1972
  13. Turf Green, 1969 - 1972

  14. No Fiesta was produced between 1973 and 1986.
  15. White, 1986 - present
  16. Black, 1986 - present
  17. Rose, 1986 - present
  18. Apricot, 1986 – 1998
  19. Cobalt Blue, 1986 - present
  20. Yellow, 1987 - 2002
  21. Turquoise, 1988 - present
  22. Periwinkle Blue, 1989 - present
  23. Sea Mist Green, 1991 - present
  24. Lilac (limited run), 1993-1995
  25. Persimmon, 1995 - present
  26. Sapphire (Bloomingdale's Exlusive), 1996 – 1997
  27. Chartreuse (limited run), 1997- 1999
  28. Pearl Gray, 1999 - present
  29. Juniper (limited run), 1999 - December 31, 2001
  30. Cinnabar, 2000 - present
  31. Sunflower, 2001 - present
  32. Plum, 2002- present
  33. Shamrock, 2003- present
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Fies"ta (?), n. [Sp. See Feast, n.]

Among Spanish, a religious festival; a saint's day or holiday; also, a holiday or festivity.

Even . . . a bullfight is a fiesta.
Am. Dialect Notes.

Some fiesta, when all the surrounding population were expected to turn out in holiday dress for merriment.
The Century.

 

© Webster 1913

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