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Lilac Fiesta® (Post 1986)

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Meet Lilac Fiestaware

Lilac is a rich, deep lavender tone. A cheery color for dishes, unfortunately many observe that almost no food looks good on it. Of course, if you believe that, you are certainly welcome to buy the non-dishware items from disc pitchers to vases. Lilac is a great Fiesta dinnerware example of manufacturer Homer Laughlin China Co.'s (HLC) frequent dilemmas: Often the worst selling consumer products at the retail level later become the most prized.

HLC officially produced 42 pieces glazed in lilac, many of which were special limited runs offered as exclusives. The Fiesta Club of America were offered 300 round serving trays with decal for its members. The company's outlet store sold Denver mugs. Bloomingdale's exclusively sold lilac pyramid candleholders.

Limited runs of the bud vase, the medium vase, AD cup and saucer and buld candleholders were sold by a variety of speciality shops including Dishes Delmar in San Francisco and China Specialities.¹

Lilac is a strong favorite with collectors, it has become much harder to find in recent years. It was the first of Homer Laughlin's limited two-year colors, which later included chartreuse, pearl gray and juniper.

Why limit a color to two years? Jonathan Parry, Homer Laughlin's former art director says in Modern Fiesta 1986-Present, "It's really a marketing decision. We announce the color in advance and you know its going to be available for so long. Knowing this, many customers don't wait to buy the pieces they want."

Fiesta collectors and sellers auction items from the Lilac Fiesta line all the time. Check this page frequently to see all the current auctions.

HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA LILAC TUMBLERS post 86 LOT of 3  HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA LILAC TUMBLERS post 86 LOT of 3  $52.00 6h 42m
  Kitchen Kraft Spoon Fork Pie Server Fiesta LILAC China Specialties Limited Set Kitchen Kraft Spoon Fork Pie Server Fiesta LILAC China Specialties Limited Set $75.00 7h 50m
RELISH DISH Corn on Cob Ret. LILAC Fiestaware FIESTA Pottery Purple 1990s NWOT RELISH DISH Corn on Cob Ret. LILAC Fiestaware FIESTA Pottery Purple 1990s NWOT $100.00 8h 32m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) Salt & Pepper 1185460 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) Salt & Pepper 1185460 $109.95 9h 17m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) Dinner Knife 1237787 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) Dinner Knife 1237787 $11.99 9h 20m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) Dinner Fork 6126744 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) Dinner Fork 6126744 $19.99 9h 20m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) 4 Oz Pitcher 1676804 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) 4 Oz Pitcher 1676804 $139.95 9h 32m
Pair BULB CANDLE HOLDERS Ret. LILAC Fiestaware FIESTA Pottery Purple 1990s NWOT Pair BULB CANDLE HOLDERS Ret. LILAC Fiestaware FIESTA Pottery Purple 1990s NWOT $230.00 12h 55m
FIESTA LILAC CUP AND SAUCER A6100 FIESTA LILAC CUP AND SAUCER A6100 $34.99 14h 14m
FIESTA LILAC, 10-1/2 FIESTA LILAC, 10-1/2" DINNER PLATE, STRONG IMPRESSIONS, VERY GOOD CONDITION $65.00 15h 16m
FIESTA RETIRED  LILAC OLD STORE STOCK  PITCHER PRISTINE CONDITION!! NR! FIESTA RETIRED LILAC OLD STORE STOCK PITCHER PRISTINE CONDITION!! NR! $88.00 17h 49m
FIESTA RETIRED 4 LILAC OLD STORE STOCK  11 INCH DINNER PLATES PRISTINE NR FIESTA RETIRED 4 LILAC OLD STORE STOCK 11 INCH DINNER PLATES PRISTINE NR 1 $39.99 1d 6h 36m
Fiesta go-along Lilac Ceramic 4 pc. Canister Set by China Specialties Rare HTF Fiesta go-along Lilac Ceramic 4 pc. Canister Set by China Specialties Rare HTF 5 $75.00 1d 12h 5m
Set of 4 Lilac Fiesta Denver Coffee Mugs - Hard to Find Set of 4 Lilac Fiesta Denver Coffee Mugs - Hard to Find $50.00 1d 12h 57m
Lilac Fiesta Round Platter/Chop Plate 11 3/4 inch Lilac Fiesta Round Platter/Chop Plate 11 3/4 inch $55.00 1d 13h 25m
FIESTA 60TH ANNIVERSARY LILAC TUMBLER FIESTA 60TH ANNIVERSARY LILAC TUMBLER $34.99 1d 13h 34m
Fiesta RETIRED LILAC TEA CUP + SAUCER ~ Fiesta RETIRED LILAC TEA CUP + SAUCER ~ $24.99 1d 13h 36m
 Lilac Fiestaware Gravy Boat  Lilac Fiestaware Gravy Boat $40.00 1d 13h 51m
Fiestaware  Lilac Serving Bowl 8.25 Fiestaware Lilac Serving Bowl 8.25" $40.00 1d 13h 52m
Fiesta RETIRED LILAC 6 Fiesta RETIRED LILAC 6" Bread & Butter Plate ~ RARE ~ 0 $39.99 1d 14h 34m
Fiesta RETIRED LILAC JUMBO MUG + Saucer ~ Fiesta RETIRED LILAC JUMBO MUG + Saucer ~ 0 $65.00 1d 14h 34m
Fiesta Retired LILAC Demitasse Stick Cup & Saucer ~ Fiesta Retired LILAC Demitasse Stick Cup & Saucer ~ 0 $75.00 1d 14h 34m
Fiesta RETIRED LILAC 7 Fiesta RETIRED LILAC 7" SALAD DESSERT Plate ~ 0 $24.99 1d 14h 34m
Fiesta RETIRED LILAC CHILI BOWL ~ RARE ~ Fiesta RETIRED LILAC CHILI BOWL ~ RARE ~ $49.99 1d 14h 42m
(4) FIESTA WARE LILAC TUMBLER SET Lavender Purple Fiestaware Homer Laughlin MINT (4) FIESTA WARE LILAC TUMBLER SET Lavender Purple Fiestaware Homer Laughlin MINT 0 $75.00 1d 15h 1m
Fiestaware, Relish Tray, Corn on the Cob Tray, Retired, Fiesta, Lilac Purple Fiestaware, Relish Tray, Corn on the Cob Tray, Retired, Fiesta, Lilac Purple $89.99 1d 16h 49m
Fiestaware, 44 Ounce Tea Pot Lid ONLY, Fiesta, LILAC Fiestaware, 44 Ounce Tea Pot Lid ONLY, Fiesta, LILAC $40.49 1d 17h 15m
Fiesta Ware Lilac Coffee Mug Tom And Jerry Mug Fiesta Ware Lilac Coffee Mug Tom And Jerry Mug 2 $7.50 1d 21h 45m
Fiestaware, Lilac Stripes Tumbler, Drinking Glasses, set of 2, Fiesta Fiestaware, Lilac Stripes Tumbler, Drinking Glasses, set of 2, Fiesta $35.99 2d 4h 38m
Fiestaware Fiesta Lilac Bulb Candle Holders Fiestaware Fiesta Lilac Bulb Candle Holders 0 $90.00 2d 7h 29m
FIESTA RARE LILAC SAUCEBOAT Homer Laughlin FIESTA RARE LILAC SAUCEBOAT Homer Laughlin 0 $45.00 2d 7h 37m
Fiestaware Medium  Lilac Pitcher 5 1/2 Fiestaware Medium Lilac Pitcher 5 1/2" Tall Discontinued Color Fiesta Ware 5 $41.00 2d 7h 46m
Lilac Fiestaware  Creamer and Sugar Bowl On Tray , Homer  Laughlin USA Lilac Fiestaware Creamer and Sugar Bowl On Tray , Homer Laughlin USA 0 $80.00 2d 7h 49m
FIESTA RETIRED 4 LILAC OLD STORE STOCK CUPS AND SAUCERS PRISTINE CONDITION!! NR! FIESTA RETIRED 4 LILAC OLD STORE STOCK CUPS AND SAUCERS PRISTINE CONDITION!! NR! $49.99 2d 8h 10m
FIESTA LILAC  *AD /AFTER DINNER CUP & SAUCER* HARD TO FIND* FIESTA LILAC *AD /AFTER DINNER CUP & SAUCER* HARD TO FIND* $95.00 2d 12h 34m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lilac 9 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lilac 9" Rim Soup Bowl $55.00 2d 13h 2m
Fiesta  Flatware Limited edition LILAC Fiesta Flatware Limited edition LILAC 0 $39.00 2d 16h 6m
FIESTA LILAC, LARGE 13 FIESTA LILAC, LARGE 13" PLATTER, EXCELLENT CONDITION $75.00 3d 15h 2m
4pc Place Setting LILAC Fiesta 9 4pc Place Setting LILAC Fiesta 9" Rimmed Pasta Bowl Cup Saucer 7.25" Salad Plate $69.99 3d 16h
3pc Place Setting LILAC Fiesta 6-7/8 3pc Place Setting LILAC Fiesta 6-7/8" Soup Bowl Tom Jerry Mug, 7.25" Salad Plate $52.99 3d 16h 16m
Excellent 4pc Place Setting LILAC 6-7/8 Excellent 4pc Place Setting LILAC 6-7/8" Soup Bowl Cup/Saucer, 7.25" Salad Plate $52.99 3d 16h 25m
Fiesta COVERED SUGAR BOWL 7 3/4 Oz.-NO LID- new never used -Retired color-LILAC Fiesta COVERED SUGAR BOWL 7 3/4 Oz.-NO LID- new never used -Retired color-LILAC $38.00 4d 3h 25m
Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Chop/Charger Plate in Retired Lilac Fiesta Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Chop/Charger Plate in Retired Lilac Fiesta $45.75 4d 6h 51m
Fiesta Lilac Lot. Cup, Saucer, One Place Setting. Fiesta Lilac Lot. Cup, Saucer, One Place Setting. $40.99 4d 11h 49m
Fiestaware Lilac Dinner Plate Fiesta Lilac Purple Retired HTF Fiestaware Lilac Dinner Plate Fiesta Lilac Purple Retired HTF $90.00 4d 12h 59m
Fiesta Lilac Relish/Corn on the Cob Tray Fiesta Lilac Relish/Corn on the Cob Tray 1 $5.99 4d 15h 46m
Fiesta Lilac 60th Anniv. Disk Pitcher & 4 Tumblers Fiesta Lilac 60th Anniv. Disk Pitcher & 4 Tumblers $130.00 4d 23h 45m
Fiestaware Lilac Rimmed Soup Bowl Retired Fiesta Purple pasta bowl Fiestaware Lilac Rimmed Soup Bowl Retired Fiesta Purple pasta bowl $65.00 5d 5h 43m
Fiestaware Lilac Large Platter Fiesta Retired Purple 13.5 inch Serving Platter Fiestaware Lilac Large Platter Fiesta Retired Purple 13.5 inch Serving Platter $85.00 5d 6h 17m
Fiesta Lilac Coffee Server Tall Fiesta Lilac Coffee Server Tall 2 $122.50 5d 6h 24m
Fiesta Lilac Fluted Vase 9 1/2” tall Fiesta Lilac Fluted Vase 9 1/2” tall 2 $121.00 5d 6h 29m
Fiesta Lilac Water Pitcher Small Fiesta Lilac Water Pitcher Small 5 $36.00 5d 6h 35m
Fiesta Lilac Large Disk Water Pitcher 67 oz Fiesta Lilac Large Disk Water Pitcher 67 oz 4 $41.00 5d 6h 41m
Lilac Fiestaware 5 Piece Place Setting - New In Box - Retired Lilac Fiestaware 5 Piece Place Setting - New In Box - Retired 0 $145.00 5d 8h 3m
21806 ~ NOS Fiesta Retired Lilac Purple Coffee Mug Cup Fiestaware 21806 ~ NOS Fiesta Retired Lilac Purple Coffee Mug Cup Fiestaware $34.99 5d 10h 31m
Fiestaware Lilac Tom &Jerry style coffee mug X35 Fiestaware Lilac Tom &Jerry style coffee mug X35 $45.00 5d 14h 14m
Fiestaware Lilac Tom &Jerry style coffee mug X33 Fiestaware Lilac Tom &Jerry style coffee mug X33 $45.00 5d 14h 15m
Fiestaware 2 Lilac Cereal / Soup Bowl 7 Fiestaware 2 Lilac Cereal / Soup Bowl 7" $49.99 5d 16h 43m
Fiesta Mini Disc Pitcher Lilac Fiesta Mini Disc Pitcher Lilac $139.95 6d 7h 17m
19 OZ MEDIUM CEREAL SOUP BOWL Lilac 6 7/8 19 OZ MEDIUM CEREAL SOUP BOWL Lilac 6 7/8" FIESTA $34.99 6d 7h 52m
Fiestaware Large Lilac Pitcher 7 1/2 Fiestaware Large Lilac Pitcher 7 1/2" Tall Discontinued Color Fiesta Ware 0 $75.00 6d 8h 26m
Fiesta Dinnerware, Tumbler, Juice Tumbler, 60th anniversary, Fiestaware, LILAC Fiesta Dinnerware, Tumbler, Juice Tumbler, 60th anniversary, Fiestaware, LILAC $38.69 6d 12h 36m
Fiesta Fiestaware retired Lilac 12 Fiesta Fiestaware retired Lilac 12" Large Pasta Bowl New Unused $44.25 6d 13h 50m
Fiestaware Lilac Cereal Bowl Fiesta HLC Retired Purple Hard to Find!! Fiestaware Lilac Cereal Bowl Fiesta HLC Retired Purple Hard to Find!! $39.99 7d 7h 56m
LILAC Fiesta Gravy Sauce Boat Homer Laughlin Fiestaware LILAC Fiesta Gravy Sauce Boat Homer Laughlin Fiestaware $60.00 7d 12h 34m
Fiestaware Lilac Tumbler Fiesta Retired Purple Small 6.5 oz Cup Fiestaware Lilac Tumbler Fiesta Retired Purple Small 6.5 oz Cup $45.00 7d 14h
FIESTA LILAC SALAD SERVER FORK KITCHEN KRAFT MOLD ~ CHINA SPECIALTIES EXCLUSIVE FIESTA LILAC SALAD SERVER FORK KITCHEN KRAFT MOLD ~ CHINA SPECIALTIES EXCLUSIVE $21.25 7d 14h 1m
FIESTA LILAC SERVING SPOON KITCHEN KRAFT CHINA SPECIALTIES EXCLUSIVE NEW STOCK FIESTA LILAC SERVING SPOON KITCHEN KRAFT CHINA SPECIALTIES EXCLUSIVE NEW STOCK $21.25 7d 14h 1m
CHINA SPECIALITIES FIESTA HARLEQUIN ANIMAL LILAC LAMB ~ NEW DETAILED RECREATION CHINA SPECIALITIES FIESTA HARLEQUIN ANIMAL LILAC LAMB ~ NEW DETAILED RECREATION $21.25 7d 14h 1m
Fiesta Lilac Cake Pie Server Kitchen Kraft China Specialities Fiestaware Fiesta Lilac Cake Pie Server Kitchen Kraft China Specialities Fiestaware $21.25 7d 14h 1m
LILAC Fiestaware, Mini Disc Pitcher, Fiesta, purple 1st Quality LILAC Fiestaware, Mini Disc Pitcher, Fiesta, purple 1st Quality $75.00 7d 15h 32m
FIESTA LILAC 10--1/4 FIESTA LILAC 10--1/4" DIAM. PIE SERVING PLATE, NICE CONDITION $50.00 7d 15h 44m
LILAC Fiestaware, Creamer Sugar Bowl w/ Figure 8 Tray Fiesta, purple 1st Quality LILAC Fiestaware, Creamer Sugar Bowl w/ Figure 8 Tray Fiesta, purple 1st Quality $110.00 7d 16h 19m
Lilac Denver Mug Homer Laughlin China Fiesta Retired Lilac Mug Lilac Denver Mug Homer Laughlin China Fiesta Retired Lilac Mug $50.00 7d 16h 23m
LILAC Fiestaware, Bud Vase Fiesta, purple 1st Quality LILAC Fiestaware, Bud Vase Fiesta, purple 1st Quality $125.00 7d 16h 27m
Fiestaware Lilac Mini Disc Pitcher Fiesta Purple 1994 Tri State Pottery Festival Fiestaware Lilac Mini Disc Pitcher Fiesta Purple 1994 Tri State Pottery Festival $70.00 8d 3h 12m
Fiestaware Lilac Stick Handled Demi Cup and Saucer Fiesta Purple Demitasse Fiestaware Lilac Stick Handled Demi Cup and Saucer Fiesta Purple Demitasse $135.00 8d 4h 36m
NIB Lilac Fiesta Sugar & Creamer Set, limited edition 1993-1995, Homer Laughlin NIB Lilac Fiesta Sugar & Creamer Set, limited edition 1993-1995, Homer Laughlin $139.99 8d 6h 29m
Fiesta Lilac Club of America Cake Plate, Never Used Fiesta Lilac Club of America Cake Plate, Never Used $150.00 8d 16h 3m
FIESTA LILAC STICK HANDLED DEMITASSE CUP/SAUCER , ORIG. SHIPPING  BOX, UNUSED FIESTA LILAC STICK HANDLED DEMITASSE CUP/SAUCER , ORIG. SHIPPING BOX, UNUSED $150.00 8d 16h 8m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) Chili Bowl 1676788 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) Chili Bowl 1676788 $35.99 8d 21h 17m
Fiestaware Lilac Tumbler Fiesta 6 Ounce purple old style tumbler Fiestaware Lilac Tumbler Fiesta 6 Ounce purple old style tumbler $35.00 9d 3h 57m
Fiestaware Lilac Stick Handled Demi Fiesta Purple Demitasse Cup and Saucer Fiestaware Lilac Stick Handled Demi Fiesta Purple Demitasse Cup and Saucer $115.00 9d 4h
Fiestaware Lilac Rimmed Soup Bowl Retired Fiesta Purple pasta bowl Fiestaware Lilac Rimmed Soup Bowl Retired Fiesta Purple pasta bowl $65.00 9d 4h 3m
Fiestaware Lilac Chop Plate Fiesta Retired 12 inch Serving plate Fiestaware Lilac Chop Plate Fiesta Retired 12 inch Serving plate $65.00 9d 4h 14m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta 10.5 Homer Laughlin Fiesta 10.5" Dinner Plate Lilac (Retired Color) $37.00 9d 4h 38m
Fiesta Dinnerware, Tumbler, Juice Tumbler, 60th anniversary, Fiestaware, LILAC Fiesta Dinnerware, Tumbler, Juice Tumbler, 60th anniversary, Fiestaware, LILAC 0 $39.99 9d 11h 32m
FIESTA LILAC, 2 CUPS/SAUCERS, STRONG IMPRESSIONS, FACTORY MINT FIESTA LILAC, 2 CUPS/SAUCERS, STRONG IMPRESSIONS, FACTORY MINT $58.00 9d 14h 55m
Fiestaware Saucets 2 each Perriwinkle Blue Apricot Lilac Retired Fiestaware Saucets 2 each Perriwinkle Blue Apricot Lilac Retired $29.99 9d 17h 3m
Fiesta Lilac  Juice Cups Tumblers Set of 4 Fiestaware Fiesta Lilac Juice Cups Tumblers Set of 4 Fiestaware $59.00 10d 4h 50m
LILAC Fiestaware, JUMBO CUP MUG Fiesta, purple SHIPS FREE LILAC Fiestaware, JUMBO CUP MUG Fiesta, purple SHIPS FREE $45.00 10d 5h 15m
LILAC Fiestaware, JUMBO CHILI BOWL Fiesta, purple SHIPS FREE LILAC Fiestaware, JUMBO CHILI BOWL Fiesta, purple SHIPS FREE $49.00 10d 5h 29m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lilac, Limited Production: Cup and Saucer Set (s) 2 7/8 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lilac, Limited Production: Cup and Saucer Set (s) 2 7/8" $24.99 10d 7h 51m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lilac, Limited Production: Cup and Saucer Set (s) AS IS Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lilac, Limited Production: Cup and Saucer Set (s) AS IS $14.99 10d 7h 53m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lilac, Limited Production: Salad Plate (s) 7 1/4 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lilac, Limited Production: Salad Plate (s) 7 1/4" AS IS $29.99 10d 7h 53m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lilac, Limited Production: Coupe Soup Bowl (s) 7 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lilac, Limited Production: Coupe Soup Bowl (s) 7" $39.99 10d 7h 54m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lilac, Limited Production: Coupe Soup Bowl (s) 7 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lilac, Limited Production: Coupe Soup Bowl (s) 7" AS IS $24.99 10d 7h 55m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lilac, Limited Production: Rim Soup Bowl (s) 9 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lilac, Limited Production: Rim Soup Bowl (s) 9" AS IS $39.99 10d 7h 55m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lilac, Limited Production: Round Serving Bowl (s) 8 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lilac, Limited Production: Round Serving Bowl (s) 8" $49.99 10d 7h 55m
Lilac Fiesta Creamer and Sugar, Homer Laughlin Fiestaware, USA Lilac Fiesta Creamer and Sugar, Homer Laughlin Fiestaware, USA $124.99 10d 8h 30m

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