Friday, November 13, 2009

Pink Saturday~Not Fiesta Ware~More Giveaways

bijw9y Hello Pink-Lovin’ Blog Friends! Pink Saturday is my favorite event. I have come to know that the pink-lovers are just the sweetest and kindest people out there. I hope that you visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. You will find all kinds of pink goodness.

Homer Laughlin is the maker of Fiesta dinner ware; the restaurant quality dishes that are my favorite. My hubby knew how badly I wanted them and got me a wonderful set for our family of 7, about 17 Christmases ago. They are pink, yellow, turquoise, purple, mint green, cobalt blue and another blue and persimmon. In 17 years of hard-core use; I have broken 2 pieces on our tiled kitchen floor. Oh, they have been dropped a lot. It, thankfully, takes a lot to break them!


I happened upon a Salvation Army thrift store in a town I don’t normally get to. Of course I had to check it out and I was so glad that I did. I found these heavy plates with the sweetest pink and green flower design with vines and swirls. I flipped them over; I always flip things over to see what it says underneath, and this is what it said:

008  I assume this is the same Homer Laughlin that makes the Fiesta. It never dawned on me that they would make other designs. I would like to know more about this. Does anyone out there have any Homer Laughlin that is not Fiesta?

I guess I should mention that the 6 plates @ .30 each are happily at home with me. :)


I have been busy making my gift items for the Holidays and have made extra to share with the readers.

I have 3 French Lavender Sachets in beaded organza bags.

011 And a giant 1 pound bag of Rose Hips, Perfect Little Pumpkins, Cinnamon sticks, Bael Slices and Belani Apples. Choose your scent for this potpourri: Buttery Cinnamon Buns, Apple Barrel, Pumpkin Spice, Amish Kitchen,or Vanilla-Cinnamon.

Please leave  a comment,follow or sign up to follow,and/or mention this giveaway on your blog for 1 chance each or 5 chances if you do all 3. Thanks everyone and good luck! This is such fun :D



Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Cindy...
Happy Pink Saturday sweetie...
I love you little sachet bags. They are just perfect with a T.

I am already a follower and if you have anything with a cinamon bun sound or smell that is me, give me a Cina Bun aroma ofcourse.

Sounds like you have been a very busy girl.

Please stop by and say hi. I would so love to share my pink post with you too.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Lisa said...

Lovw you dishes!! They are my fav too!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Tami said...

Your little dishes are a great find. I have some HL pieces that I found at a thrift store. It has pretty pink flowers, kind of like dogwood & a gold trim on the rims. I use it and love it!
Happy pinks!! xo Tami

Cathy said...

Hi Cindy,

Happy Pink Saturday. I'm so glad I stopped in today. Lavender and Roses are my all time favorite scent, especially when mixed together.

I love your Homer Laughlin plates. I never seen them in that beautiful design before. What a great find. I'm sure you will have them for a long time to come.

Have a wonderful day.


Light and Voices said...

I have no clue but great find. Happy Pink Saturday.
Joyce M

Sarah said...

Happy Pink Saturday to you. It's always fun to find some little treasure when thrifting.

Mary said...

I love the pinks you found to share with us today. I hope you are having a wonderful Pink Saturday.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I so need to start on gifts, also. I have been glued to the computer stocking my store.

To answer your question about dipping stars in wax, it lends a glow, sometimes translucent color to the stars. The ones I have shown today are not dipped because wax always deepens the color. This same star dipped in wax becomes almost a hot pink. If you go back to my blog and then follow the link to my etsy store you will see ones I have dipped. The gold and yellow are just wonderful! Oh, and the red and white mix.

Happy Pink Saturday. Be sure to stop by my blog to participate in my gift certificate giveaway.

CC said...

Hi Cindy..I love your pretty blog and your giveaway. I have become a follower and I go now to post about it on my sidebar. Thanks so much for offering such a sweet giveaway..and fingers crossed that I win..the little sachet are so pretty. Have a lovely weekend filled with pretty sweet things..notably the vanilla one.

sissie said...

Happy Pink Saturday to you Cindy.
I was late signing up due to computer issues and didn't get listed on Beverly's blog. But I did a PS post. Hope you will stop by and see me.
I love the sachets. I also love your dishes and yes, Homer Laughlin made quite a few china patterns and, I believe still does.
Pretty stuff and what a bargain you got.

Vintage To Chic said...

Hi Cindy, thanks for sharing you day with us. hope you have a wonderful week.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Cindy,
I didn't know Homer Laughlin made Fiesta Ware!

I knew he made some other vintage patterns. This will be a good topic to research.

Happy PS to you!

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someplace in thyme said...

Oh Cindy, I love a great give a way and the smell is something that would delight any home. I would be honored to be entered, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Prim2Pink said...

Please enter my name in your giveaway!
I am now a follower & I will post your giveaway on my sidebar.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit and entering my giveaway! Good luck.
I use pink, turquoise & white Fiestaware for our everyday dishes too! Love em.

mustard seeds said...

I have Fiestaware in several colors. I like to mix and match. I would like to enter the giveaway for the potpourri. Sounds yummy. I am a follower of yours already.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Cindy~I have a homer laughlin plate. I dont know what pattern it is. I suppose I should google it and find out. What a great find!!