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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 Ware Lot Of 6 Lemongrass Lime Green Ring Cups - EUC - Free Shipping Fiesta Ware Lot Of 6 Lemongrass Lime Green Ring Cups - EUC - Free Shipping $35.00 4h 12m
Fiesta Ware Retired 2011 LEMONGRASS Green  75th Anniversary Ornament Fiesta Ware Retired 2011 LEMONGRASS Green 75th Anniversary Ornament $5.99 5h 36m
Fiestaware 7 Fiestaware 7" Bowl Lemongrass HLC fiesta Made In USA Cereal Soup Excellent $10.00 6h 54m
Fiesta Set of 2  Bouillon Bowls in Lemongrass New Fiestaware Fiesta Set of 2 Bouillon Bowls in Lemongrass New Fiestaware $12.00 7h 6m
Fiesta Lemongrass Jumbo Gusto Bowl 6 Fiesta Lemongrass Jumbo Gusto Bowl 6" Across and 3" Deep/Excellent Condition 0 $5.00 7h 35m
Fiestaware Extra Large Covered Butter Dish - Lemongrass Fiestaware Extra Large Covered Butter Dish - Lemongrass $33.49 8h 25m
Fiestaware Jumbo Bowl 18oz - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Jumbo Bowl 18oz - Lemongrass Green $10.99 8h 25m
Fiestaware Square Dinner Plate - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Square Dinner Plate - Lemongrass Green $14.49 8h 25m
Fiestaware Dinnerware 9 Fiestaware Dinnerware 9" Luncheon Plate - Lemongrass $11.99 8h 27m
Fiestaware Covered Teapot 44oz - Lemongrass Fiestaware Covered Teapot 44oz - Lemongrass $47.99 8h 27m
Fiestaware Serving Bowl 2 Quart - Lemongrass Fiestaware Serving Bowl 2 Quart - Lemongrass $28.99 8h 27m
Fiestaware Large 13.5 Fiestaware Large 13.5" Oval Serving Platter - Lemongrass $29.47 8h 28m
Fiestaware 12oz Java Mug - Lemongrass Fiestaware 12oz Java Mug - Lemongrass $10.99 8h 28m
4 (Four) Fiesta/Fiestaware 1st Quality Rim Soup Bowls, Lemongrass 4 (Four) Fiesta/Fiestaware 1st Quality Rim Soup Bowls, Lemongrass $35.00 8h 29m
Fiestaware 8 Fiestaware 8" Spoon Rest - Lemongrass $17.99 8h 29m
Fiestaware Gusto Bowl 28oz - Lemongrass Fiestaware Gusto Bowl 28oz - Lemongrass $12.99 8h 29m
Fiestaware Square Salad Plate - Lemongrass Fiestaware Square Salad Plate - Lemongrass $10.49 8h 29m
Fiestaware 9.25 Fiestaware 9.25" Square Luncheon Plate - Lemongrass $12.99 8h 30m
Fiestaware 18oz Jumbo Cup - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware 18oz Jumbo Cup - Lemongrass Green $12.99 8h 30m
Fiestaware Large 1 Quart Serving Bowl - Lemongrass Fiestaware Large 1 Quart Serving Bowl - Lemongrass $21.49 8h 32m
Fiestaware Disk Pitcher 2 Liter - Lemongrass Fiestaware Disk Pitcher 2 Liter - Lemongrass $47.99 8h 32m
Fiestaware 9 Fiestaware 9" Rimmed Soup Bowl 13oz - Lemongrass $14.49 8h 33m
Fiestaware 5-Piece Place Setting | Lemongrass Fiestaware 5-Piece Place Setting | Lemongrass $34.99 8h 35m
Fiestaware 14.25oz Cereal Bowl - Lemongrass Fiestaware 14.25oz Cereal Bowl - Lemongrass $8.99 8h 36m
Fiestaware 7.75oz Coffee Cup/Teacup - Lemongrass Fiestaware 7.75oz Coffee Cup/Teacup - Lemongrass $10.99 8h 38m
Fiestaware Small 9.6 Fiestaware Small 9.6" Oval Serving Platter - Lemongrass $14.49 8h 39m
Fiestaware 11.75 Fiestaware 11.75" Chop Plate - Lemongrass $22.99 8h 39m
Fiestaware 7 Fiestaware 7" Salad Plate - Lemongrass $9.49 8h 39m
Fiestaware 10.5 Fiestaware 10.5" Round Dinner Plate - Lemongrass $12.99 8h 39m
Fiestaware 6.5 Fiestaware 6.5" Appetizer Plate - Lemongrass $9.49 8h 42m
Fiestaware Bistro Dinner Plate 10.5 Fiestaware Bistro Dinner Plate 10.5" - Lemongrass $15.49 8h 43m
Fiestaware 10.25oz Coffee Mug - Lemongrass Fiestaware 10.25oz Coffee Mug - Lemongrass $11.99 8h 43m
Fiestaware Large Covered Casserole Dish 90oz – Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Large Covered Casserole Dish 90oz – Lemongrass Green $71.99 8h 43m
Fiestaware Bistro Salad Plate 7.25 Fiestaware Bistro Salad Plate 7.25" - Lemongrass $11.99 8h 44m
Fiestaware Bistro Bowl 22oz - Lemongrass Fiestaware Bistro Bowl 22oz - Lemongrass $11.99 8h 44m
Fiestaware 20- Piece Dinnerware Set | Lemongrass Fiestaware 20- Piece Dinnerware Set | Lemongrass $142.99 8h 47m
Fiestaware 2 Quart Medium Kitchen Canister / Cookie Jar - Lemongrass Fiestaware 2 Quart Medium Kitchen Canister / Cookie Jar - Lemongrass $65.99 8h 47m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Range Top Salt Shaker Single Fiesta Green Stove Top Fiestaware Lemongrass Range Top Salt Shaker Single Fiesta Green Stove Top $14.00 8h 49m
6 Fiesta Fiestaware Fruit Bowl Dessert Bowl 1/4 Oz Lemongrass Flamingo Turquoise 6 Fiesta Fiestaware Fruit Bowl Dessert Bowl 1/4 Oz Lemongrass Flamingo Turquoise $35.00 8h 52m
Fiestaware Small Kitchen Canister/Jam Jar 1 Quart - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Small Kitchen Canister/Jam Jar 1 Quart - Lemongrass Green $53.99 8h 54m
Fiestaware Utensil Crock - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Utensil Crock - Lemongrass Green $51.49 8h 57m
Fiestaware 9 Fiestaware 9" x 13" Lasagna Baker - Lemongrass Green $50.49 8h 59m
Fiestaware 8oz Ramekin - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware 8oz Ramekin - Lemongrass Green $7.99 9h 15m
Fiestaware Classic 18oz Sauce & Gravy Boat - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Classic 18oz Sauce & Gravy Boat - Lemongrass Green $33.49 9h 15m
Fiestaware Bread Tray - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Bread Tray - Lemongrass Green $22.99 9h 16m
Fiestaware 6.75-Ounce Bouillon Bowl – Lemongrass Green Fiestaware 6.75-Ounce Bouillon Bowl – Lemongrass Green $8.49 9h 16m
Fiestaware 11.5 Fiestaware 11.5" Oval Platter - Lemongrass $15.49 9h 20m
Fiestaware Casserole Dish 17oz - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Casserole Dish 17oz - Lemongrass Green $18.99 9h 26m
Fiestaware 10.4 Fiestaware 10.4" Ceramic Pie Dish - Lemongrass $21.49 9h 26m
Fiestaware 9 Fiestaware 9" x 9" Square Baker - Lemongrass Green $47.99 9h 27m
Fiestaware Small 6” Pie Dish - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Small 6” Pie Dish - Lemongrass Green $12.99 9h 27m
Fiestaware 6 Fiestaware 6" Ceramic Trivet - Lemongrass Green $11.99 9h 27m
Fiestaware 64 Oz Pedestal Bowl - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware 64 Oz Pedestal Bowl - Lemongrass Green $27.49 9h 27m
Fiestaware Hostess Serving Bowl - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Hostess Serving Bowl - Lemongrass Green $34.99 9h 27m
Fiestaware Sugar Packet Caddy - Lemongrass Fiestaware Sugar Packet Caddy - Lemongrass $14.49 9h 28m
Fiestaware Deviled Egg Tray - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Deviled Egg Tray - Lemongrass Green $28.99 9h 28m
Fiestaware Cream & Sugar Tray Set - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Cream & Sugar Tray Set - Lemongrass Green $41.99 9h 29m
Fiestaware Medium Bistro Bowl (38oz) - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Medium Bistro Bowl (38oz) - Lemongrass Green $17.99 9h 33m
LEMONGRASS Fiesta® Extra Large Covered Butter Dish Set - 1st Quality LEMONGRASS Fiesta® Extra Large Covered Butter Dish Set - 1st Quality $29.99 9h 59m
FIESTA  MEDIUM bistro BOWL lemongrass green NEW FIESTA MEDIUM bistro BOWL lemongrass green NEW $11.99 10h 59m
 FIESTA lemongrass 9 FIESTA lemongrass 9" LUNCHEON lunch PLATE $7.99 11h 27m
GUSTO BOWL LEMONGRASS HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 23 OZ. NEW GUSTO BOWL LEMONGRASS HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 23 OZ. NEW $7.99 11h 32m
CHOP PLATE PLATTER lemongrass NEW FIESTA WARE 11 3/4 CHOP PLATE PLATTER lemongrass NEW FIESTA WARE 11 3/4" Round serving Platter $10.99 12h 34m
FIESTA 5 3/8 FIESTA 5 3/8" stacking FRUIT BERRY DESSERT BOWL lemongrass NEW $4.99 12h 54m
tom & jerry RING COFFEE MUG lemongrass FIESTA WARE 10 OZ tom & jerry RING COFFEE MUG lemongrass FIESTA WARE 10 OZ $5.99 12h 54m
14 0Z CEREAL DIP FRUIT BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA 14 0Z CEREAL DIP FRUIT BOWL lemongrass FIESTAWARE FIESTA $6.99 13h 45m
LEMONGRASS Fiesta® Extra Large Covered Butter Dish Set LEMONGRASS Fiesta® Extra Large Covered Butter Dish Set $24.99 13h 59m
Fiestaware Extra Large Serving Platter 19.25 Inch - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware Extra Large Serving Platter 19.25 Inch - Lemongrass Green $83.99 14h 9m
MEDIUM 8 1/2 MEDIUM 8 1/2" 60 OZ. MIXING BOWL lemongrass NEW FIESTA $23.99 14h 23m
4 DINNER PLATES set lot lemongrass shamrock sunflower HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE 4 DINNER PLATES set lot lemongrass shamrock sunflower HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE $42.99 14h 33m
LEMONGRASS CHRISTMAS TREE PLATE New First Quality w/ Tag ~ Contemporary Fiesta  LEMONGRASS CHRISTMAS TREE PLATE New First Quality w/ Tag ~ Contemporary Fiesta $46.99 16h 22m
LEMONGRASS CARAFE JUG ~ New NWT Contemporary Fiesta Ware LEMONGRASS CARAFE JUG ~ New NWT Contemporary Fiesta Ware $79.99 16h 25m
TIDBIT TRAY Two Tier Dish ~ Lemongrass & Evergreen Hand Made Contemporary Fiesta TIDBIT TRAY Two Tier Dish ~ Lemongrass & Evergreen Hand Made Contemporary Fiesta $38.99 16h 25m
LEMONGRASS Water / Beverage TUMBLER LOT of 2 ~ New No Tags Contemporary Fiesta LEMONGRASS Water / Beverage TUMBLER LOT of 2 ~ New No Tags Contemporary Fiesta $29.99 16h 25m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Heart Bowl Fiesta Green Candy Dish Fiestaware Lemongrass Large Heart Bowl Fiesta Green Candy Dish $24.00 16h 39m
FIESTA MEOW MEDIUM 19 OZ LEMONGRASS BOWL NEW FIRST QUALITY FIESTA MEOW MEDIUM 19 OZ LEMONGRASS BOWL NEW FIRST QUALITY 0 $24.50 18h 25m
Set Of 5! New With Tags! Fiestaware Lemongrass Fruit Bowl Fiesta Lime Green Bowl Set Of 5! New With Tags! Fiestaware Lemongrass Fruit Bowl Fiesta Lime Green Bowl $32.00 20h 27m
12 Oz Microwave Safe Java Mug Kitchen Hot Beverage Coffee Holder Lemongrass 12 Oz Microwave Safe Java Mug Kitchen Hot Beverage Coffee Holder Lemongrass $37.29 22h 22m
Fiesta Ware 67 oz disc pitcher beautiful lemongrass color NIB NWT Fiesta Ware 67 oz disc pitcher beautiful lemongrass color NIB NWT 0 $19.99 1d 5h 48m
Fiesta Dinner ware, Covered Box, Belk Box & Lid, Fiestaware, Lemongrass & Poppy Fiesta Dinner ware, Covered Box, Belk Box & Lid, Fiestaware, Lemongrass & Poppy $22.49 1d 6h 8m
2 Tone - LEMONGRASS / CHARTREUSE Fiesta® Post 86 Small 2 Cup Teapot 2 Tone - LEMONGRASS / CHARTREUSE Fiesta® Post 86 Small 2 Cup Teapot $29.99 1d 6h 59m
4 Fiestaware Cups - Lemongrass, Brown, Peacock & Scarlet - HLC 4 Fiestaware Cups - Lemongrass, Brown, Peacock & Scarlet - HLC $10.00 1d 7h
JAVA MUG lemongrass FIESTAWARE Homer Laughlin 12 OZ JAVA MUG lemongrass FIESTAWARE Homer Laughlin 12 OZ $6.99 1d 9h 14m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Green Chili Soup Cup Bowl Lemongrass Chartreuse Homer Laughlin Fiesta Fiestaware Green Chili Soup Cup Bowl Lemongrass Chartreuse $5.99 1d 9h 37m
FIESTA WARE Lemongrass 2009 holiday ornament  HOMER LAUGHLIN china co. FIESTA WARE Lemongrass 2009 holiday ornament HOMER LAUGHLIN china co. $7.95 1d 9h 48m
RING T&J MUG lemongrass FIESTAWARE Homer Laughlin 10 OZ RING T&J MUG lemongrass FIESTAWARE Homer Laughlin 10 OZ $6.99 1d 9h 49m
BOUILLON lemongrass BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 6 3/4 OZ BOUILLON lemongrass BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 6 3/4 OZ $5.49 1d 10h 28m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Bowl Green Fiesta 14 oz Bowl Fiestaware Lemongrass Small Bowl Green Fiesta 14 oz Bowl $7.00 1d 10h 45m
Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - AD / Demitasse Cup & Saucer Set - Discontinued Item Fiesta® LEMONGRASS Post 86 - AD / Demitasse Cup & Saucer Set - Discontinued Item $15.99 1d 11h 59m
Fiestaware Teacup & Saucer Lot of 6. turquoise lemongrass sunflower tangerine Fiestaware Teacup & Saucer Lot of 6. turquoise lemongrass sunflower tangerine 0 $10.00 1d 12h 6m
Fiestaware 6.25oz Fruit Bowl - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware 6.25oz Fruit Bowl - Lemongrass Green $6.99 1d 12h 19m
Fiestaware 4-Piece Place Setting - Lemongrass Green Fiestaware 4-Piece Place Setting - Lemongrass Green $34.99 1d 12h 20m
Fiesta Ware Pineapple on Lemongrass Bealls 9 Fiesta Ware Pineapple on Lemongrass Bealls 9" Luncheon Plate New with Tag $24.99 1d 12h 30m
FIESTA INDIVIDUAL SUGAR BOWL lemongrass NEW FIESTA INDIVIDUAL SUGAR BOWL lemongrass NEW $45.99 1d 13h 2m
LATTE MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE new LATTE MUG CUP lemongrass FIESTA WARE new $17.99 1d 13h 3m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Ring Handle Coffee Mug Fiesta Green Tom Jerry Mug Fiestaware Lemongrass Ring Handle Coffee Mug Fiesta Green Tom Jerry Mug $6.50 1d 14h 22m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Covered Casserole 70 OZ NEW! Fiesta Fiestaware Lemongrass Covered Casserole 70 OZ NEW! 1 $24.99 1d 16h 26m
Fiesta® Ware POPPY LEMONGRASS TANGERINE SCARLET 10 1/2 Fiesta® Ware POPPY LEMONGRASS TANGERINE SCARLET 10 1/2" Dinner Plates Qty 4 $40.00 1d 18h 9m
Fiestaware Lemongrass Latte Mug Fiesta Lime Green Tall 18 ounce Coffee Mug Fiestaware Lemongrass Latte Mug Fiesta Lime Green Tall 18 ounce Coffee Mug $12.00 1d 18h 58m
Fiesta Bread Tray in Lemongrass Fiesta Bread Tray in Lemongrass $42.95 1d 23h 6m

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