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Tangerine Fiesta® (Post 1986)

Tangerine Fiesta Production: - current

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Tangerine Fiestaware snapshot Homer Laughlin introduced tangerine to its Fiesta line in . We received an advance copy of dishes, and Patricia Mitchell tells you about it here in this article.

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I have a great job. I love food and cooking and all the things that go with those topics which, when you think about it, covers a lot. Because part of my job involves doing book and product reviews, people occasionally send me things to evaluate and report on, and that is how I came to own a set of Fiestaware (service for eight, so far).

Allow me to emphasize that I was not sent eight place settings to evaluate. I received one five-piece place setting of Fiestaware in the new color, Tangerine. It was well packed and arrived in perfect condition. I admired the beautiful simplicity of the design, the fine glaze, the heft of the pieces and, of course, the color. If Fiestaware Tangerine were a voice, it would have to be a soprano - clear and high.

I put the five pieces in my cupboard with my other dishes, which are a perfectly serviceable and attractive green and white pattern. I mean, what else can you do with one place setting? I suppose I thought the pieces would work their way to the bottom of the various stacks. It did not happen that way. First of all, the Fiestaware pieces just would not blend in. Every time the cupboard was opened, all you could see was those five glimmering Tangerine pieces. I found myself competing with my husband over the cereal bowl. He wanted it. I wanted it. Same thing with the dinner plate.

Tangerine, when she dances by, senoritas stare and caballeros sigh.
- Frank Sinatra / Tangerine

So I decided to buy another place setting so we could each have our own Fiestaware. I had Turquoise in mind. I went online to order a Turquoise four-piece place setting (we are coffee mug people, as opposed to cup-and-saucer people), and made my selection. However, the price was so reasonable and the other colors so beautiful, I had no difficulty whatsoever in talking myself into ordering three place settings instead of one. So I found myself in possession not only of Tangerine, but Turquoise, Persimmon and Sunflower.

Soon I was fretting because my little service contained more warm colors than cool. I'll spare you the details, but let's just say that I've added Periwinkle, Plum, Cinnabar and Cobalt to the mix, and I even sprang for a piece of the discontinued Juniper I had been pining for - the 64-ounce Large Disk pitcher - on Amazon's Marketplace.

Fiestaware is made by the Homer Laughlin China Company (often known as HLC). They initially invested a place setting in me, and I'd say it paid off for both of us. Everything about these dishes appeals to me - the graceful design, the jewel-like colors and, notably, the reasonable price. And, of course, they are dishwasher and microwave safe. Oh, I suppose that if your taste runs more to rosebuds than art deco, Fiestaware won't be your cup of tea. But, personally, I can't imagine a better combination of beauty and practicality. This is a product that has withstood the test of time for good reason.

Set 3 Fiesta Ware Medium Orange Bowls 7 Set 3 Fiesta Ware Medium Orange Bowls 7" Poppy, Apricot, Tangerine $39.99 39m
Fiestaware Tangerine Medium Canister Fiesta Retired Orange Kitchen Crock Fiestaware Tangerine Medium Canister Fiesta Retired Orange Kitchen Crock $55.00 59m
Fiestaware Poppy GUSTO Large Cereal Bowl Fiesta Tangerine Orange Fiestaware Poppy GUSTO Large Cereal Bowl Fiesta Tangerine Orange $22.99 1h 20m
Lot of 8 Sets Fiestaware Cups & Saucers Plum Scarlet Tangerine Turquoise Fiesta Lot of 8 Sets Fiestaware Cups & Saucers Plum Scarlet Tangerine Turquoise Fiesta $34.99 1h 40m
Fiesta Dinnerware plate, cup, and saucer Tangerine Fiesta Dinnerware plate, cup, and saucer Tangerine $8.00 2h 44m
Tangerine Colored, 9.75 Tangerine Colored, 9.75" Diameter Heisey Cake Plate 1 $75.00 3h 28m
Fiestaware Tangerine Gusto Bowl Fiesta Orange Large Cereal bowl F14D Fiestaware Tangerine Gusto Bowl Fiesta Orange Large Cereal bowl F14D $12.00 3h 52m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA TANGERINE Tray (For Creamer & Sugar) 3721299 Homer Laughlin FIESTA TANGERINE Tray (For Creamer & Sugar) 3721299 $23.99 3h 56m
Fiestaware Tangerine Luncheon Plate Fiesta Orange 9 inch plate F2D Fiestaware Tangerine Luncheon Plate Fiesta Orange 9 inch plate F2D $9.00 3h 56m
Fiestaware Tangerine Orange Dinner Plate Fiestaware Tangerine Orange Dinner Plate 0 $6.00 4h 10m
8 Fiesta HLC Mugs/Cups 2 Yellow, 2 Blue, 2 Red, 2 Tangerine with O-Ring Handles 8 Fiesta HLC Mugs/Cups 2 Yellow, 2 Blue, 2 Red, 2 Tangerine with O-Ring Handles $43.20 5h 1m
Fiestaware Small Canister 571 Tangerine Fiestaware Small Canister 571 Tangerine $54.99 6h 25m
 Fiesta 5 pc place setting dinnerware in TANGERINE - NIB - 1st Quality  Fiesta 5 pc place setting dinnerware in TANGERINE - NIB - 1st Quality $45.99 9h 4m
 Fiesta TANGERINE  9 Fiesta TANGERINE 9" Buffet Plate - 1st Quality - NWT - Kohl's Exclusive $14.99 9h 11m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Cup and Saucer Tangerine Orange 6 oz Contemporary Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Cup and Saucer Tangerine Orange 6 oz Contemporary 0 $3.99 10h 1m
Fiesta Dinner ware, 16 oz Tall Tumbler, Drinking Glasses, Tangerine oran Stripe Fiesta Dinner ware, 16 oz Tall Tumbler, Drinking Glasses, Tangerine oran Stripe $17.99 12h 55m
3 FIESTAWARE Homer Laughlin Mugs Orange/Tangerine Yellow/Sunflower White EUC 3 FIESTAWARE Homer Laughlin Mugs Orange/Tangerine Yellow/Sunflower White EUC $24.99 13h 22m
3 Homer Laughlin Fiesta HLC 10 Oz Coffee Mug Cups Tangerine Orange Color 3 Homer Laughlin Fiesta HLC 10 Oz Coffee Mug Cups Tangerine Orange Color $30.00 14h 1m
3 Fiesta Tangerine ORANGE Fiestaware Tea Cups Coffee Mugs Homer Laughlin HLC USA 3 Fiesta Tangerine ORANGE Fiestaware Tea Cups Coffee Mugs Homer Laughlin HLC USA $19.95 14h 19m
GENUINE FIESTA TANGERINE ORANGE TOM JERRY COFFEE MUG CUP GENUINE FIESTA TANGERINE ORANGE TOM JERRY COFFEE MUG CUP 0 $0.50 20h 28m
Fiestaware Tangerine Covered Sugar Bowl Fiesta w- Sunflower  under saucer plate Fiestaware Tangerine Covered Sugar Bowl Fiesta w- Sunflower under saucer plate $44.55 23h 42m
Fiesta Fiestaware Tom And Jerry Coffee Cups Mugs Tangerine Orange Lot Of 4 Four Fiesta Fiestaware Tom And Jerry Coffee Cups Mugs Tangerine Orange Lot Of 4 Four $19.99 23h 51m
Fiestaware Tangerine 11 Fiestaware Tangerine 11" Oval Serving Platter $15.99 1d 2m
FIESTAWARE Tangerine Orange Coffee Mug with round  handle FIESTAWARE Tangerine Orange Coffee Mug with round handle $9.95 1d 29m
HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA DOUBLE OLD FASHIONEDS - SET OF 2 -TANGERINE/BLACK/ETC. HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA DOUBLE OLD FASHIONEDS - SET OF 2 -TANGERINE/BLACK/ETC. $18.50 1d 1h 35m
ORIGINAL FIESTA WARE 3 SIZE & COLOR CANISTER SET/MAROON-IVORY-TANGERINE ORIGINAL FIESTA WARE 3 SIZE & COLOR CANISTER SET/MAROON-IVORY-TANGERINE $134.95 1d 2h 22m
Fiesta~Lot of 4 Small Berry Fruit Bowls~Tangerine Lime Yellow Blue~Excellent! Fiesta~Lot of 4 Small Berry Fruit Bowls~Tangerine Lime Yellow Blue~Excellent! 2 $15.50 1d 2h 25m
set lot 6 DINNER PLATES sunflower tangerine shamrock cobalt  FIESTA WARE set lot 6 DINNER PLATES sunflower tangerine shamrock cobalt FIESTA WARE $58.99 1d 2h 36m
Pair (2) of Orange/Tangerine? Fiesta Tea Cups Pair (2) of Orange/Tangerine? Fiesta Tea Cups 0 $7.95 1d 2h 43m
NEW FIESTAWARE SET OF 4 TANGERINE ORANGE 6 7/8 NEW FIESTAWARE SET OF 4 TANGERINE ORANGE 6 7/8" MEDIUM SOUP CEREAL BOWLS FIESTA $29.99 1d 2h 48m
LARGE DISK PITCHER tangerine FIESTAWARE FIESTA 67 OZ LARGE DISK PITCHER tangerine FIESTAWARE FIESTA 67 OZ $18.99 1d 3h 5m
Fiestaware Medium Canister 572 Tangerine Fiestaware Medium Canister 572 Tangerine $58.99 1d 3h 44m
Fiestaware  2 QT Serving Bowl Tangerine 455 Fiestaware 2 QT Serving Bowl Tangerine 455 $32.99 1d 4h 39m
Fiestaware  1 QT Serving Bowl Tangerine 471 Fiestaware 1 QT Serving Bowl Tangerine 471 $25.99 1d 5h 30m
heart BOWL FIESTA ware DIP FRUIT tangerine orange heart BOWL FIESTA ware DIP FRUIT tangerine orange $13.99 1d 6h
FIESTA WARE  CANISTER SET med small large CROCK SHAMROCK TANGERINE LEMONGRASS FIESTA WARE CANISTER SET med small large CROCK SHAMROCK TANGERINE LEMONGRASS $109.99 1d 6h
Fiestaware Small Pie Baker in Tangerine 1st Brand NEW Fiestaware Small Pie Baker in Tangerine 1st Brand NEW $15.00 1d 6h 4m
Pair of Vintage Fiesta Persimmon/Tangerine Mugs, Great Condition. Pair of Vintage Fiesta Persimmon/Tangerine Mugs, Great Condition. 0 $4.99 1d 7h 31m
Fiestaware Tangerine Rimmed Soup Bowl Fiesta Orange 9 inch Pasta Bowl F22D Fiestaware Tangerine Rimmed Soup Bowl Fiesta Orange 9 inch Pasta Bowl F22D $12.00 1d 7h 58m
Fiesta Fiestaware Trivet Tangerine Scarlet Sunflower Fiesta Fiestaware Trivet Tangerine Scarlet Sunflower $14.99 1d 8h 19m
Pair Of Tangerine Orange Fiestaware Gusto Bowls Pair Of Tangerine Orange Fiestaware Gusto Bowls 0 $14.00 1d 8h 34m
15 pc Fiesta Tangerine Place Setting 4 ea dinner plate salad soup bowl 3 mugs 15 pc Fiesta Tangerine Place Setting 4 ea dinner plate salad soup bowl 3 mugs $79.99 1d 12h 34m
New FIESTA EXTRA LARGE Tangerine Bistro Serving Bowl cheerful 9 1/2' w - 3 New FIESTA EXTRA LARGE Tangerine Bistro Serving Bowl cheerful 9 1/2' w - 3" high $31.00 1d 19h 2m
Fiesta Fiestaware Persimmon Tangerine Orange Bud Vase New Fiesta Fiestaware Persimmon Tangerine Orange Bud Vase New $24.99 1d 22h 18m
1st Quality Fiesta 10 1st Quality Fiesta 10" Medium Vase Tangerine Orange Fiestaware $49.99 1d 22h 35m
Fiestaware Tangerine Mini Disc Pitcher Fiesta Retired Orange Creamer NWT Fiestaware Tangerine Mini Disc Pitcher Fiesta Retired Orange Creamer NWT $30.00 1d 23h 19m
 COVERED BUTTER DISH tangerine NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA COVERED BUTTER DISH tangerine NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA $34.99 2d 8m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Small Canister - Tangerine Homer Laughlin Fiesta Small Canister - Tangerine 0 $15.00 2d 54m
Fiestaware Tangerine Large Canister with Lid - Fiesta Orange HLC Kitchen Crock Fiestaware Tangerine Large Canister with Lid - Fiesta Orange HLC Kitchen Crock 0 $34.99 2d 54m
RING T&J MUG tangerine FIESTAWARE Homer Laughlin 10 OZ RING T&J MUG tangerine FIESTAWARE Homer Laughlin 10 OZ $6.99 2d 1h 7m
BOUILLON tangerine orange BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 6 3/4 OZ BOUILLON tangerine orange BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 6 3/4 OZ $5.49 2d 1h 51m
FIESTAWARE TANGERINE ORANGE SAUCER FIESTA FIESTAWARE TANGERINE ORANGE SAUCER FIESTA 0 $4.99 2d 2h 16m
FIESTAWARE TANGERINE ORANGE TEA CUP AND SAUCER FIESTA FIESTAWARE TANGERINE ORANGE TEA CUP AND SAUCER FIESTA 0 $9.99 2d 2h 16m
Fiestaware Large  Canister 573 Tangerine Fiestaware Large Canister 573 Tangerine $59.99 2d 2h 20m
Fiesta Ware HLC Mug 8 oz Tangerine Orange Fiesta Ware HLC Mug 8 oz Tangerine Orange $19.99 2d 2h 50m
Macy's Fiesta Orange FLATWARE - Two 5 pc place settings - TANGERINE New Box Macy's Fiesta Orange FLATWARE - Two 5 pc place settings - TANGERINE New Box 1 $10.00 2d 3h 1m
Fiestaware Happy Pumpkin Lunch Plate Fiesta Retired Tangerine Halloween NWT Fiestaware Happy Pumpkin Lunch Plate Fiesta Retired Tangerine Halloween NWT $45.00 2d 3h 22m
Fiestaware Tangerine Orange Dinner Plate 10.5 Fiestaware Tangerine Orange Dinner Plate 10.5" Contemporary P86 -3 Ava Fiesta $9.00 2d 3h 55m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Cup and Saucer Tangerine Orange 6 oz Contemporary Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Cup and Saucer Tangerine Orange 6 oz Contemporary $12.99 2d 4h 49m
One Cup Fiesta Homer Laughlin China Tangerine One Cup Fiesta Homer Laughlin China Tangerine 0 $2.00 2d 4h 56m
1qt LARGE SERVING BOWL Tangerine Orange FIESTAWARE FIESTA 1qt LARGE SERVING BOWL Tangerine Orange FIESTAWARE FIESTA $10.99 2d 4h 56m
NEW FIESTA WARE FIGURE 8 CONDIMENT TRAY tangerine NEW FIESTA WARE FIGURE 8 CONDIMENT TRAY tangerine $6.99 2d 5h 10m
Fiestaware Tangerine Ring Handle Coffee Mug Fiesta Orange Tom and Jerry Mug F28D Fiestaware Tangerine Ring Handle Coffee Mug Fiesta Orange Tom and Jerry Mug F28D $7.50 2d 5h 38m
OVAL PLATTER small PLATE tangerine NEW FIESTA 9 5/8 OVAL PLATTER small PLATE tangerine NEW FIESTA 9 5/8" $8.99 2d 5h 58m
FIESTA  MEDIUM bistro BOWL TANGERINE ORANGE NEW FIESTA MEDIUM bistro BOWL TANGERINE ORANGE NEW $11.99 2d 5h 58m
Fiestaware Tangerine Cheese Shaker Fiesta Retired Orange Pepper Flake Shaker Fiestaware Tangerine Cheese Shaker Fiesta Retired Orange Pepper Flake Shaker $18.00 2d 7h 10m
FIESTA Fiestaware Dinnerwear TANGERINE 4 piece set FIESTA Fiestaware Dinnerwear TANGERINE 4 piece set $30.00 2d 8h 32m
FIESTA TANGERINE/orange BOUILLON BOWL - HOLDS 6 3/4 OZ never used. FIESTA TANGERINE/orange BOUILLON BOWL - HOLDS 6 3/4 OZ never used. $5.00 2d 8h 33m
FIESTA WARE TANGERINE INDIVIDUAL OVAL CASSEROLE DISH FIESTA WARE TANGERINE INDIVIDUAL OVAL CASSEROLE DISH 0 $8.99 2d 8h 50m
Fiesta HLC Tangerine Tea Tile Trivet Flamingo Dancer Homer Laughlin USA Orange Fiesta HLC Tangerine Tea Tile Trivet Flamingo Dancer Homer Laughlin USA Orange $12.95 2d 9h 40m
4 Fiestaware Fiesta Tangerine Orange 7 1/4 4 Fiestaware Fiesta Tangerine Orange 7 1/4" Salad Lunch Bread Plate $26.00 2d 10h 2m
Fiestaware Tangerine Large Disc Pitcher Fiesta Orange Disk Pitcher F33D Fiestaware Tangerine Large Disc Pitcher Fiesta Orange Disk Pitcher F33D $25.00 2d 10h 5m
Fiestaware Tangerine 3 Piece Baking Bowl Set Fiesta Orange 1st Quality  F117D Fiestaware Tangerine 3 Piece Baking Bowl Set Fiesta Orange 1st Quality F117D $180.00 2d 10h 19m
FIESTA HLC~TANGERINE PLATE ~10 1/2 FIESTA HLC~TANGERINE PLATE ~10 1/2" ROUND $3.88 2d 10h 31m
Fiesta WARE TANGERINE MEDIUM CEREAL BOWL 19 oz 6 5/8 Fiesta WARE TANGERINE MEDIUM CEREAL BOWL 19 oz 6 5/8" NEW MADE IN THE USA $7.25 2d 11h 20m
2003 FIESTA Lead Free HLC TANGERINE ORANGE LOT flatware SALAD fork TABLE spoon 2003 FIESTA Lead Free HLC TANGERINE ORANGE LOT flatware SALAD fork TABLE spoon $9.49 2d 15h 1m
FIESTA WARE Coffee Mugs - Choose Colors / Fiestaware Coffee Cup - Ring Handle FIESTA WARE Coffee Mugs - Choose Colors / Fiestaware Coffee Cup - Ring Handle $6.85 2d 19h 17m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Tangerine Large Disk Pitcher Homer Laughlin Fiesta Tangerine Large Disk Pitcher $25.00 2d 22h 23m
Fiesta Small Round Ball Salt & Pepper Fiestaware Tangerine EUC 2.5 Fiesta Small Round Ball Salt & Pepper Fiestaware Tangerine EUC 2.5" Tall $15.00 2d 23h 14m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA TANGERINE (CONTEMPORARY) 7 Homer Laughlin FIESTA TANGERINE (CONTEMPORARY) 7" Canister 4642139 $59.99 2d 23h 24m
CENTER PIECE PEDESTAL BOWL tangerine orange FIESTA 64 OZ NEW CENTER PIECE PEDESTAL BOWL tangerine orange FIESTA 64 OZ NEW $16.99 3d 4m
2 New Fiesta 75th Anniversary Ornaments, Yellow and Tangerine. 2 New Fiesta 75th Anniversary Ornaments, Yellow and Tangerine. 0 $4.00 3d 9m
Fiestaware Tea Cup and Saucer, Tangerine, Coffee Cup, Saucer, 8 oz Fiestaware Tea Cup and Saucer, Tangerine, Coffee Cup, Saucer, 8 oz $8.99 3d 46m
Fiesta Tangerine 3 pc mixing bowls set, new Homer Laughlin Fiesta Tangerine 3 pc mixing bowls set, new Homer Laughlin $100.00 3d 1h 6m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta 4 Salad Plates Sage & Tangerine Homer Laughlin Fiesta 4 Salad Plates Sage & Tangerine $21.00 3d 1h 6m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta 3 cereal bowls Sage & Tangerine Homer Laughlin Fiesta 3 cereal bowls Sage & Tangerine $21.00 3d 1h 6m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta 4 Dinner Plates Sage & Tangerine Homer Laughlin Fiesta 4 Dinner Plates Sage & Tangerine $30.00 3d 1h 6m
 FIESTA tangerine 9 FIESTA tangerine 9" LUNCHEON lunch PLATE $7.99 3d 1h 25m
FIESTA large TAB OVAL BAKER 11 4/3 FIESTA large TAB OVAL BAKER 11 4/3" tangerine NEW $32.99 3d 1h 42m
Fiestaware Tangerine Carafe Fiesta Orange Retired 60 oz Water Jug Pitcher NWT Fiestaware Tangerine Carafe Fiesta Orange Retired 60 oz Water Jug Pitcher NWT $95.00 3d 1h 53m
Fiesta Dinner ware, 12 oz Old Fashion Drink Glass, Claret, Tangerine, Polka Dot Fiesta Dinner ware, 12 oz Old Fashion Drink Glass, Claret, Tangerine, Polka Dot $8.09 3d 2h 26m
Fiesta Dinner ware, 12 oz Old Fashion Drink Glass, Claret, Tangerine, Stripes Fiesta Dinner ware, 12 oz Old Fashion Drink Glass, Claret, Tangerine, Stripes $8.09 3d 2h 26m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA TANGERINE (CONTEMPORARY) 5 3/4 Homer Laughlin FIESTA TANGERINE (CONTEMPORARY) 5 3/4" Bread Tray 3721322 $19.99 3d 4h 5m
Lot Of 4 Fiesta Ware Tom & Jerry Coffee Mugs Scarlet Tangerine Sunflower Lot Of 4 Fiesta Ware Tom & Jerry Coffee Mugs Scarlet Tangerine Sunflower $20.00 3d 4h 46m
FIESTA 9 FIESTA 9" X 13" RECTANGULAR Lasagna SERVING BOWL BAKER tangerine orange $41.99 3d 6h 6m
Fiesta® Fiestaware TANGERINE & WHITE Chowder Bowls (Set of 2) Fiesta® Fiestaware TANGERINE & WHITE Chowder Bowls (Set of 2) $14.00 3d 6h 14m
14 oz. FIESTA DIP FRUIT 5.6 14 oz. FIESTA DIP FRUIT 5.6" BOWL tangerine orange FIESTAWARE $6.99 3d 7h 29m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Tangerine Orange 19-1/4 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Tangerine Orange 19-1/4" Oval Serving Platter fiestaware $59.99 3d 7h 54m
HLC FIESTAWARE 10 1/4 OZ TOM & JERRY MUGS (3) TANGERINE - EUC (NEW) HLC FIESTAWARE 10 1/4 OZ TOM & JERRY MUGS (3) TANGERINE - EUC (NEW) 0 $12.99 3d 8h 54m
HLC FIESTAWARE 6 7/8 HLC FIESTAWARE 6 7/8" (19 OZ) SOUP / CEREAL BOWLS (3) TANGERINE - EUC (NEW) 0 $16.99 3d 8h 59m

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