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Lemongrass Fiesta® (Post 1986)

Lemongrass Fiesta Production: - Present

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Living Green with Lemongrass Fiesta

How many different greens can one possibly put on a plate?

According to the folks at the Homer Laughlin China Co., apparently never too many. Often known as HLC, the manufacturer of the ever popular Fiesta dinnerware line announced in the addition of their fifteenth color, lemongrass. Produced in Newell, West Virginia since , the colorful dishes, bowls and serveware are an enduring staple in American homes, as well as in many restaurants. (Yes, restaurants have taken a shine to Fiesta because this vitrified china is really hard to chip, plus a plate of enchiladas does not look any better when served on a scarlet red oval platter).

The company has created a good business with Fiesta, often called "fiestaware", incorrectly, by customers. Business is so good in fact that the company has added a new color to the line every year since . Their most recent color, chocolate, has been a huge seller.

As to lemongrass, the company notes in its press release that they drew inspiration from the color of Michelle Obama's dress at the Presidential inauguration. What if the First Lady had chosen an apricot dress only to discover that her favorite color had been discontinued?

"I thought it was chartreuse when I first saw it." observed Joe Sanchez, a Fiesta collector living in Austin, Texas, who had to compare the new color immediately next to some chartreuse. Chartreuse was produced for two years only, from to , and has remained very popular with collectors.

This actually raises an important question: Can there be too many green colors in the Fiesta line? There was sea mist produced from to ; then chartreuse, produced for two years. Then the company added the darker evergreen to the line in 2007. (For purposes of this discussion, let us put aside the greens from the original Fiesta line: original green, forest green, medium green and turf green.)

A side-by-side comparison of lemongrass and chartreuse shows that the new color contains a brighter yellow hue. However, it may be useful to purchase and keep some chartreuse on hand (if you can find it) at least for those occasions when exasperated people show up on your doorstep, dish in hand, expecting you to inform them of its true color.

Chartreuse fiestaware and Lemongrass fiestaware Chartreuse and Lemongrass Fiesta mini-disk pitchers
When life gives you lemons, make lemongrass.

Everybody acutely remembers the soaring energy and gasoline costs in and . This made things extremely difficult for the HLC, which needs a robust supply of natural gas to fire the kilns that bake their china products. Fortunately, the recession brought relief with lower energy costs. And in , many people have economized by cooking more at home, instead of eating out at restaurants.

This has been good for the company, possibly the only U.S. dinnerware firm still mass producing its products within our borders. Its market positioning and established branding have resulted in department stores like Macy's and Dillard's selling more Fiesta than they have in years. chocolate color has been a strong seller, and the company clearly hopes that lemongrass continues the trend.

As of this writing, there are plenty of lemongrass Fiesta place settings, plates, serving bowls and disc pitchers available. We expect that lemongrass will eventually be available in other interesting pieces in the Fiesta, such as vases, teapots and canisters.

Fiesta SMALL 9 1/2 Fiesta SMALL 9 1/2" OVAL PLATTER - New Never Used - Retired Color -LEMONGRASS $10.00 1h 7m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 9 3/8 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 9 3/8" Mixing Bowl 8805324 $27.99 1h 8m
Retired Fiesta Lemongrass Soap/Lotion Dispenser...1st Quality...New Retired Fiesta Lemongrass Soap/Lotion Dispenser...1st Quality...New $27.00 3h 33m
 2 Fiesta ELEGANCE GOBLET DRINKING GLASS 16 oz. USED - lemongrass/chartruese 2 Fiesta ELEGANCE GOBLET DRINKING GLASS 16 oz. USED - lemongrass/chartruese 0 $17.00 5h 6m
Fiestaware Fiesta HLC Homer Laughlin 3 Piece Place Setting Square Lemongrass EXC Fiestaware Fiesta HLC Homer Laughlin 3 Piece Place Setting Square Lemongrass EXC 0 $30.99 6h
Fiestaware Lemongrass Jumbo Mug - Fiesta HLC Large Green 18 oz Soup Mug Fiestaware Lemongrass Jumbo Mug - Fiesta HLC Large Green 18 oz Soup Mug 1 $0.99 6h 18m
Fiestaware Stovetop Salt and Pepper Shakers in Lemongrass Fiestaware Stovetop Salt and Pepper Shakers in Lemongrass 0 $24.99 6h 28m
2009 Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Dancing Lady Ornament 2009 Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 Dancing Lady Ornament $19.99 8h 2m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Heart Shaped Bowl 10045267 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Heart Shaped Bowl 10045267 $19.99 8h 13m
Fiesta 3-piece Square Place Setting, Lemongrass Fiesta 3-piece Square Place Setting, Lemongrass $32.00 8h 28m
Fiestaware HLC Ceramic Coffee Mug Cup Lemongrass Yellow Tom & Jerry Ring set 2 Fiestaware HLC Ceramic Coffee Mug Cup Lemongrass Yellow Tom & Jerry Ring set 2 $12.97 9h 35m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Coffee Mug Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Coffee Mug $3.98 13h 44m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Extra Large 19.25 Fiestaware Lemongrass Green Extra Large 19.25" Turkey Platter Fiesta NIB $75.00 14h 35m
6 FIESTAWARE PEACOCK BLUE SUNFLOWER LEMONGRASS 10.5 6 FIESTAWARE PEACOCK BLUE SUNFLOWER LEMONGRASS 10.5" DINNER PLATES FIESTA 1 $14.95 17h 7m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 6 Oz Tumbler 8805496 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 6 Oz Tumbler 8805496 $9.99 17h 17m
Fiesta Fiestaware Chop Plates 2 Large Dinner Lemongrass Fiesta Fiestaware Chop Plates 2 Large Dinner Lemongrass $19.95 17h 43m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Jam Jelly Jar 8592512 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Jam Jelly Jar 8592512 $17.99 23h 24m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 15 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 15" Pizza Tray 8805351 $28.99 1d 1h 20m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 9 5/8 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 9 5/8" Serving Platter 8805317 $11.99 1d 2h 21m
Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Large Platter Fiesta HLC Retired 13.5 Fiestaware LEMONGRASS Large Platter Fiesta HLC Retired 13.5" Serving Platter $16.00 1d 5h 52m
2011 Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 75th Anniversary Embossed Ornament - 1st Quality 2011 Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 75th Anniversary Embossed Ornament - 1st Quality $9.99 1d 6h 4m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Ball Salt & Pepper Shaker Set, Juniper & Lemongrass greens Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Ball Salt & Pepper Shaker Set, Juniper & Lemongrass greens $15.99 1d 7h 13m
FIESTA 4 PC SET CREAM CREAMER & SUGAR TRAY LID lemongrass FIESTA 4 PC SET CREAM CREAMER & SUGAR TRAY LID lemongrass $28.99 1d 8h 7m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Bowl Fiesta Green Small Cereal Bowl F10C Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Bowl Fiesta Green Small Cereal Bowl F10C $6.00 1d 9h 42m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Canister Fiesta Lime Green Kitchen Crock F69C Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Canister Fiesta Lime Green Kitchen Crock F69C $35.00 1d 10h 9m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Dinner Plate 7736860 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Dinner Plate 7736860 $13.99 1d 10h 17m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Sweetener Holder 8805323 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) Sweetener Holder 8805323 $12.99 1d 12h 36m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Canister with Lid - Fiesta HLC Green Kitchen Crock Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Canister with Lid - Fiesta HLC Green Kitchen Crock $37.00 1d 12h 48m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Individual Casserole Fiesta Green Baking Dish F55C Fiestaware Lemongrass Individual Casserole Fiesta Green Baking Dish F55C $12.00 1d 13h 5m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Chop Plate Fiesta Lime Green 12 inch plate or charger F7C Fiestaware Lemongrass Chop Plate Fiesta Lime Green 12 inch plate or charger F7C $15.00 1d 17h 34m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, 12 oz Old Fashion Drink Glass, Peacock Lemongrass Stripes Fiesta® Dinner Ware, 12 oz Old Fashion Drink Glass, Peacock Lemongrass Stripes $8.99 1d 21h 17m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 5 5/8 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LEMONGRASS (CONTEMPORARY) 5 5/8" Canister 8805389 $45.99 2d 3h 22m
Fiesta Large Teapot in Lemongrass NEW Never Used Fiestaware Fiesta Large Teapot in Lemongrass NEW Never Used Fiestaware 0 $32.00 2d 4h 49m
Fiesta Large Canister in Lemongrass with Lid   NEW Never Used Fiestaware Fiesta Large Canister in Lemongrass with Lid NEW Never Used Fiestaware 0 $45.00 2d 4h 49m
Fiesta Signature Bowl in Lemongrass  NEW Never Used Fiestaware Fiesta Signature Bowl in Lemongrass NEW Never Used Fiestaware 0 $20.00 2d 4h 49m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Individual Small Pie Baker Fiesta Green Pie Pan F52C Fiestaware Lemongrass Individual Small Pie Baker Fiesta Green Pie Pan F52C $11.00 2d 5h 19m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Canister Fiesta Green Covered Kitchen Crock F68C Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Canister Fiesta Green Covered Kitchen Crock F68C $37.50 2d 5h 26m
Fiesta / Hostes Serving Tray / chip-dip / 12 Fiesta / Hostes Serving Tray / chip-dip / 12" / Lemongrass Chartreuse - MINTY!! $29.99 2d 6h 7m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS  Post 86 2 pc Companion Set - 1st Quality Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 2 pc Companion Set - 1st Quality $29.99 2d 6h 14m
Fiesta Placemats Pomona Striped LEMONGRASS  Set of 6 Cotton  ***NWT*** Fiesta Placemats Pomona Striped LEMONGRASS Set of 6 Cotton ***NWT*** $32.00 2d 6h 51m
 FIESTA bath towel JACOBEAN lemongrass claret plum NEW 100% Cotton FIESTA bath towel JACOBEAN lemongrass claret plum NEW 100% Cotton $19.99 2d 8h 48m
 FIESTA napkin FRINGE DETAIL lemongrass NEW 100% Cotton FIESTA napkin FRINGE DETAIL lemongrass NEW 100% Cotton $3.99 2d 9h 15m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Oval Platter Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Oval Platter $18.99 2d 10h 19m
Lemongrass Homer Laughlin China Company Fiesta Set of 2 Coffee Cups Lemongrass Homer Laughlin China Company Fiesta Set of 2 Coffee Cups 0 $8.99 2d 11h 1m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Canister with Lid Fiesta HLC Green Kitchen Crock Fiestaware Lemongrass Medium Canister with Lid Fiesta HLC Green Kitchen Crock $39.50 2d 11h 41m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lemongrass 5 Piece Place Setting 830 332 1ST QUALITY NEW Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lemongrass 5 Piece Place Setting 830 332 1ST QUALITY NEW $36.95 2d 11h 58m
Fiestaware 18oz Jumbo Cup - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware 18oz Jumbo Cup - Lemongrass Green $12.91 2d 14h
Fiestaware 22oz Chowder & Soup Bowl - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware 22oz Chowder & Soup Bowl - Lemongrass Green $11.75 2d 14h 2m
Fiestaware Gusto Bowl, 28oz - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Gusto Bowl, 28oz - Lemongrass Green $13.07 2d 14h 4m
Fiestaware Covered Teapot, 44oz - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Covered Teapot, 44oz - Lemongrass Green $39.99 2d 14h 5m
Fiestaware Small 9.6 Fiestaware Small 9.6" Oval Serving Platter - Lemongrass Green $14.07 2d 14h 6m
Fiesta® Salad Plate in Lemongrass Fiesta® Salad Plate in Lemongrass $22.95 2d 14h 8m
Fiestaware 9 Fiestaware 9" Rimmed Soup Bowl, 13oz - Lemongrass Green $14.07 2d 14h 29m
Fiestaware 14.25oz Cereal Bowl - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware 14.25oz Cereal Bowl - Lemongrass Green $8.77 2d 14h 30m
Fiestaware 7 Inch Salad Plate - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware 7 Inch Salad Plate - Lemongrass Green $9.43 2d 14h 30m
Fiestaware 9 Fiestaware 9" Luncheon Plate - Lemongrass Green $11.75 2d 14h 30m
Fiestaware 10.5 Fiestaware 10.5" Round Dinner Plate - Lemongrass Green $13.07 2d 14h 30m
Fiestaware Large 1qt Serving Bowl - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Large 1qt Serving Bowl - Lemongrass Green $21.03 2d 14h 30m
Fiestaware 12oz Java Mug - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware 12oz Java Mug - Lemongrass Green $10.59 2d 14h 31m
Fiestaware 11 Fiestaware 11" Square Dinner Plate - Lemongrass Green $14.39 2d 14h 32m
Fiestaware 11oz Cereal Bowl - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware 11oz Cereal Bowl - Lemongrass Green $9.43 2d 14h 32m
Fiestaware Serving Bowl 2 Quart - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Serving Bowl 2 Quart - Lemongrass Green $24.99 2d 14h 32m
Fiestaware 11.75 Fiestaware 11.75" Chop Plate - Lemongrass Green $22.51 2d 14h 33m
Fiestaware 12oz Soap & Lotion Dispenser (Lemongrass Green) Fiestaware 12oz Soap & Lotion Dispenser (Lemongrass Green) $25.20 2d 14h 33m
Fiestaware 6 Fiestaware 6" Saucer - Lemongrass Green $7.11 2d 14h 34m
Fiestaware 8oz Coffee Cup/Teacup - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware 8oz Coffee Cup/Teacup - Lemongrass Green $10.59 2d 14h 34m
Fiestaware 5-Piece Place Setting | Lemongrass Green Fiestaware 5-Piece Place Setting | Lemongrass Green $34.27 2d 14h 36m
Fiestaware Square Luncheon Plate, 9.25 Fiestaware Square Luncheon Plate, 9.25" | Lemongrass Green $12.91 2d 14h 36m
4 FIESTA 10 1/2 4 FIESTA 10 1/2" DINNER PLATES - TANGERINE. LEMONGRASS, SCARLET $23.40 2d 14h 36m
6 FIESTA 7 1/4 6 FIESTA 7 1/4" SALAD PLATES - 6 DIFFERENT COLORS INCLUDING PEACOCK $37.80 2d 14h 36m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS ROUND 2-QT VEGETABLE BOWL FIESTA LEMONGRASS ROUND 2-QT VEGETABLE BOWL $13.50 2d 14h 36m
FIESTA LEMONGRASS SPOON REST FIESTA LEMONGRASS SPOON REST $11.70 2d 14h 36m
Fiestaware Square Pasta Bowl, 19 Oz - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Square Pasta Bowl, 19 Oz - Lemongrass Green $10.39 2d 14h 36m
Fiestaware 13.5 Fiestaware 13.5" Handled Serving Tray - Lemongrass Green $35.96 2d 14h 37m
Fiestaware 8 Fiestaware 8" Spoon Rest - Lemongrass Green $17.55 2d 14h 38m
Fiestaware 10.25 oz Mug - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware 10.25 oz Mug - Lemongrass Green $11.75 2d 14h 39m
Fiestaware Large 13.5 Fiestaware Large 13.5" Oval Serving Platter - Lemongrass Green $29.47 2d 14h 39m
Fiestaware Disk Pitcher, 2 Liter - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Disk Pitcher, 2 Liter - Lemongrass Green $45.95 2d 14h 39m
Fiestaware Square Salad Plate  - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Square Salad Plate - Lemongrass Green $10.39 2d 14h 40m
Fiestaware 6.5 Fiestaware 6.5" Appetizer Plate - Lemongrass $9.39 2d 14h 40m
Fiestaware Lemongrass MEDIUM Canister Lid Fiesta HLC Green Replacement LID ONLY Fiestaware Lemongrass MEDIUM Canister Lid Fiesta HLC Green Replacement LID ONLY $17.50 2d 15h 25m
Fiesta® Dinner Plate in Lemongrass Fiesta® Dinner Plate in Lemongrass $27.23 2d 15h 38m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, 38 oz Tortilla Warmer, Pancake, Lemongrass Fiesta® Dinner Ware, 38 oz Tortilla Warmer, Pancake, Lemongrass $38.99 2d 18h 2m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, 38 oz Tortilla Warmer, Pancake, Lemongrass Fiesta® Dinner Ware, 38 oz Tortilla Warmer, Pancake, Lemongrass $38.99 2d 18h 5m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, 38 oz Tortilla Warmer, Pancake, Lemongrass Fiesta® Dinner Ware, 38 oz Tortilla Warmer, Pancake, Lemongrass $38.99 2d 18h 6m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Dinner Plate Fiesta Green 10.5 inch Plate Fiestaware Lemongrass Dinner Plate Fiesta Green 10.5 inch Plate $7.50 2d 19h 33m
4 pc CREAM & SUGAR set BOWL figure 8 TRAY LID FIESTA lemongrass NEW 4 pc CREAM & SUGAR set BOWL figure 8 TRAY LID FIESTA lemongrass NEW $26.99 3d 3h 6m
Fiesta  Lemongrass 2-Pc Prep Baking Bowl Set...1st Quality...NIB Fiesta Lemongrass 2-Pc Prep Baking Bowl Set...1st Quality...NIB $58.00 3d 4h 27m
FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN  75TH ANNIVERSARY LEMONGRASS ORNAMENT FIESTA WARE HOMER LAUGHLIN 75TH ANNIVERSARY LEMONGRASS ORNAMENT $9.99 3d 5h 20m
Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Lime Green Lemongrass Bowl 8 Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Lime Green Lemongrass Bowl 8" 0 $5.99 3d 5h 21m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Java Mug D Handle Green Coffee Cup Fiesta HLC USA 12 oz Fiestaware Lemongrass Java Mug D Handle Green Coffee Cup Fiesta HLC USA 12 oz $9.99 3d 6h
Fiestaware Lemongrass Signature bowl Fiesta Lime Green Serving Dish NEW F116C Fiestaware Lemongrass Signature bowl Fiesta Lime Green Serving Dish NEW F116C $25.00 3d 6h 52m
OVAL TURKEY PLATTER lemongrass FIESTA EXTRA LARGE 19 1/4 OVAL TURKEY PLATTER lemongrass FIESTA EXTRA LARGE 19 1/4" $69.99 3d 6h 56m
Lot of Fiestaware FIESTA Lemongrass 2 dinner plates 2 salad plates 2 mugs Lot of Fiestaware FIESTA Lemongrass 2 dinner plates 2 salad plates 2 mugs $40.00 3d 6h 56m
heart BOWL FIESTA ware DIP FRUIT lemongrass heart BOWL FIESTA ware DIP FRUIT lemongrass $16.99 3d 8h 15m
Fiesta Christmas Ornament 75th Anniversary Lemon Grass 2011 HLC NIP Fiesta Christmas Ornament 75th Anniversary Lemon Grass 2011 HLC NIP $12.99 3d 8h 32m
heart BOWL medium FIESTA ware CEREAL / SOUP/ ICE CREAM lemongrass heart BOWL medium FIESTA ware CEREAL / SOUP/ ICE CREAM lemongrass $19.99 3d 8h 36m
4 SALAD PLATE lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE 7.25 4 SALAD PLATE lemongrass HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE 7.25" $31.99 3d 8h 50m
Fiesta Set of Gusto Bowl Dinner Plate Lemongrass Set of 10 Careful Shipping Fiesta Set of Gusto Bowl Dinner Plate Lemongrass Set of 10 Careful Shipping $120.00 3d 10h 40m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Square Bowl 922 Retired Fiestaware Lemongrass Square Bowl 922 Retired $14.99 3d 11h 5m

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