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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.

Fiestaware Lilac Salad Fork HLC Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Retired Purple Serving Fiestaware Lilac Salad Fork HLC Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Retired Purple Serving $69.00 9h 23m
Fiestaware Lilac Serving Spoon HLC Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Retired Limited Purple Fiestaware Lilac Serving Spoon HLC Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Retired Limited Purple $69.00 9h 24m
Fiestaware Lilac Cake Server HLC Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Pie Lifter Retired Purple Fiestaware Lilac Cake Server HLC Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Pie Lifter Retired Purple $69.00 9h 25m
1 of 4 FIESTAWARE LILAC 5 PIECE PLACE SETTING RETIRED COLOR IN BOX-LOOKS NEW ! 1 of 4 FIESTAWARE LILAC 5 PIECE PLACE SETTING RETIRED COLOR IN BOX-LOOKS NEW ! 2 $51.00 10h 27m
2 of 4 FIESTAWARE LILAC 5 PIECE PLACE SETTING RETIRED COLOR IN BOX-LOOKS NEW ! 2 of 4 FIESTAWARE LILAC 5 PIECE PLACE SETTING RETIRED COLOR IN BOX-LOOKS NEW ! 2 $51.00 10h 42m
3 of 4 FIESTAWARE LILAC 5 PIECE PLACE SETTING RETIRED COLOR IN BOX-LOOKS NEW ! 3 of 4 FIESTAWARE LILAC 5 PIECE PLACE SETTING RETIRED COLOR IN BOX-LOOKS NEW ! 2 $51.00 11h 11m
4 of 4 FIESTAWARE LILAC 5 PIECE PLACE SETTING RETIRED COLOR IN BOX-LOOKS NEW ! 4 of 4 FIESTAWARE LILAC 5 PIECE PLACE SETTING RETIRED COLOR IN BOX-LOOKS NEW ! 1 $49.99 11h 26m
FIESTAWARE LILAC SERVING BOWL 8.25 FIESTAWARE LILAC SERVING BOWL 8.25" IN ORIGINAL BOX RETIRED COLOR EXCELLENT 1 $21.99 11h 41m
LILAC Fiesta Fiestaware Teapot Tea Pot (no lid) Sandbump/Skips Please See Photos LILAC Fiesta Fiestaware Teapot Tea Pot (no lid) Sandbump/Skips Please See Photos 3 $17.50 14h 13m
Fiesta Retired LILAC Demitasse Stick Cup & Saucer ~ Fiesta Retired LILAC Demitasse Stick Cup & Saucer ~ $76.50 15h 29m
Fiesta RETIRED LILAC SAUCER ~ Fiesta RETIRED LILAC SAUCER ~ 0 $11.99 15h 57m
Fiestaware Lilac Rimmed Soup Bowls Fiestaware Lilac Rimmed Soup Bowls 0 $80.00 16h 27m
Homer Laughlin China Fiesta Lilac Cup and Saucer Set - Fiestaware - Dated 1995 Homer Laughlin China Fiesta Lilac Cup and Saucer Set - Fiestaware - Dated 1995 $21.99 16h 37m
HLC Fiestaware Fiesta Lilac Retired Purple Tea Cup Post 86 Teacup Only NO SAUCER HLC Fiestaware Fiesta Lilac Retired Purple Tea Cup Post 86 Teacup Only NO SAUCER 0 $7.99 17h 21m
FIESTA LILAC 3-3/4 FIESTA LILAC 3-3/4" COVERED SUGAR, UNUSED CONDITION, $55.00 1d 7h
Moon Over Miami FiestaWare Black & Lilac Flamingo Large Bowl Limited Edition Moon Over Miami FiestaWare Black & Lilac Flamingo Large Bowl Limited Edition 0 $88.00 1d 15h 53m
Fiestaware LILAC Dinner Plate 10 1/2 Fiestaware LILAC Dinner Plate 10 1/2" Limited Edition 1995 Fiesta Ware 0 $29.00 1d 20h 26m
FIESTA LILAC 9-3/8 FIESTA LILAC 9-3/8" SCARCE RELISH TRAY, UNUSED CONDITION $110.00 2d 4h 51m
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 $20.00 2d 5h 26m
Contemporary Fiesta LILAC 2-3/4 Contemporary Fiesta LILAC 2-3/4" FLAT CUP No Saucer Homer Laughlin EXCELLENT! $17.95 2d 6h 49m
Fiestaware LILAC Teacup and Saucer Fiesta Limited Retired COLOR Fiestaware LILAC Teacup and Saucer Fiesta Limited Retired COLOR $21.99 2d 10h 41m
Fiesta LILAC and APRICOT tumblers plus 4 more Fiesta LILAC and APRICOT tumblers plus 4 more $100.00 2d 15h 3m
Fiestaware Retired Lilac, Never Used Cup and Saucer Set Fiestaware Retired Lilac, Never Used Cup and Saucer Set 0 $34.90 2d 15h 15m
Fiestaware Lilac 5 piece Place Setting NIB - Hard to Find RARE (1) Fiestaware Lilac 5 piece Place Setting NIB - Hard to Find RARE (1) 0 $191.95 2d 16h 52m
FIESTA LILAC, 2 SALAD PLATES, 7-1/4 FIESTA LILAC, 2 SALAD PLATES, 7-1/4", STRONG IMPRESSIONS, FACTORY MINT $60.00 3d 2h 27m
Fiesta LILAC Stainless Steel 5 Piece Place Setting Flatware Silverware NIB Fiesta LILAC Stainless Steel 5 Piece Place Setting Flatware Silverware NIB $40.00 3d 4h 42m
Fiesta lilac cereal bowl - retired color Fiesta lilac cereal bowl - retired color $28.99 3d 4h 52m
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 3d 8h 19m
21806 ~ NOS Fiesta Retired Lilac Purple Coffee Mug Cup Fiestaware 21806 ~ NOS Fiesta Retired Lilac Purple Coffee Mug Cup Fiestaware $34.99 3d 12h 32m
Fiestaware Lilac Dinner Plate Fiesta Lilac Purple 10.5 inch plate Retired HTF Fiestaware Lilac Dinner Plate Fiesta Lilac Purple 10.5 inch plate Retired HTF $75.00 3d 15h 19m
Fiestaware Lilac Tom &Jerry style coffee mug X35 Fiestaware Lilac Tom &Jerry style coffee mug X35 $45.00 3d 16h 15m
Fiestaware Lilac Tom &Jerry style coffee mug X33 Fiestaware Lilac Tom &Jerry style coffee mug X33 $45.00 3d 16h 16m
LILAC FIESTA CUP AND SAUCER LILAC FIESTA CUP AND SAUCER $29.99 4d 6h 31m
Fiesta TUMBLER - New never used - First Quality - Retired Color and Item - LILAC Fiesta TUMBLER - New never used - First Quality - Retired Color and Item - LILAC $30.00 4d 10h 1m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Lilac 9 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Lilac 9" Rimmed Soup Bowl / Deep Plate 0 $24.99 4d 15h 11m
fiestaware LILAC cup and saucer discontinued color from 1995 fiestaware LILAC cup and saucer discontinued color from 1995 0 $35.00 4d 16h 46m
Fiesta DEMITASSE CUP & SAUCER AD  - 2nd-  Retired - STICK HANDLE - LILAC Fiesta DEMITASSE CUP & SAUCER AD - 2nd- Retired - STICK HANDLE - LILAC $95.00 5d 7h 26m
Fiesta TEACUP *ONLY*  - 2nd  - Retired Color - LILAC Fiesta TEACUP *ONLY* - 2nd - Retired Color - LILAC $18.00 5d 7h 30m
Fiesta RIM SOUP / Small Pasta Bowl - 9 Fiesta RIM SOUP / Small Pasta Bowl - 9" - 1st - Retired Color - LILAC $55.00 5d 7h 38m
Fiesta After Dinner Cup And Saucer - Demitasse - Lilac - Limited Edition Fiesta After Dinner Cup And Saucer - Demitasse - Lilac - Limited Edition $80.00 5d 8h 1m
Fiesta After Dinner Cup And Saucer - Demitasse - Lilac - Limited Edition Fiesta After Dinner Cup And Saucer - Demitasse - Lilac - Limited Edition $80.00 5d 8h 1m
Fiesta After Dinner Cup And Saucer - Demitasse - Lilac - Limited Edition Fiesta After Dinner Cup And Saucer - Demitasse - Lilac - Limited Edition $80.00 5d 8h 2m
Fiesta After Dinner Cup And Saucer - Demitasse - Lilac - Limited Edition Fiesta After Dinner Cup And Saucer - Demitasse - Lilac - Limited Edition $72.00 5d 8h 2m
Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color $20.00 5d 8h 29m
Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color $20.00 5d 8h 29m
Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color $20.00 5d 8h 29m
Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color $20.00 5d 8h 29m
Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color $20.00 5d 8h 29m
Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color $20.00 5d 8h 29m
Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color $20.00 5d 8h 29m
Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color $20.00 5d 8h 29m
Fiesta Rimmed Soup Bowl - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color Fiesta Rimmed Soup Bowl - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color $30.00 5d 8h 36m
Fiesta Rimmed Soup Bowl - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color Fiesta Rimmed Soup Bowl - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color $30.00 5d 8h 36m
Fiesta Salad Plate - Lilac - Limited Edition Color, Hard to Find Fiesta Salad Plate - Lilac - Limited Edition Color, Hard to Find $25.00 5d 8h 39m
Fiesta Salad Plate - Lilac - Limited Edition Color, Hard to Find Fiesta Salad Plate - Lilac - Limited Edition Color, Hard to Find $25.00 5d 8h 39m
Fiesta Salad Plate - Lilac - Limited Edition Color, Hard to Find Fiesta Salad Plate - Lilac - Limited Edition Color, Hard to Find $25.00 5d 8h 39m
Fiesta Lilac Cake Server Kitchen Kraft Style Fiestaware ~ New Stock Fiesta Lilac Cake Server Kitchen Kraft Style Fiestaware ~ New Stock $22.00 5d 14h 20m
FIESTA LILAC  *AD /AFTER DINNER CUP & SAUCER* HARD TO FIND* FIESTA LILAC *AD /AFTER DINNER CUP & SAUCER* HARD TO FIND* $95.00 5d 17h 12m
Fiesta Large LILAC Large Disc Water Pitcher RARE Retired Color NEW Fiesta Large LILAC Large Disc Water Pitcher RARE Retired Color NEW $64.99 5d 22h 53m
FIESTA LILAC, 2 CUPS/SAUCERS, STRONG IMPRESSIONS, FACTORY MINT FIESTA LILAC, 2 CUPS/SAUCERS, STRONG IMPRESSIONS, FACTORY MINT $50.00 6d 3h 56m
Fiestaware Fiesta Lilac Disc Pitcher & 4 Tumblers 60th Anniversary *NEW IN BOX! Fiestaware Fiesta Lilac Disc Pitcher & 4 Tumblers 60th Anniversary *NEW IN BOX! 0 $100.00 6d 6h 52m
Fiestaware, 44 Ounce Tea Pot w/ Lid, Fiesta, LILAC purple Fiestaware, 44 Ounce Tea Pot w/ Lid, Fiesta, LILAC purple $152.09 6d 7h 38m
Fiestaware, Rimmed Soup Bowl, Pasta Bowl, Fiesta, Lilac purple, excellent Fiestaware, Rimmed Soup Bowl, Pasta Bowl, Fiesta, Lilac purple, excellent $39.59 6d 7h 38m
Fiestaware, Rimmed Soup Bowl, Pasta Bowl, Fiesta, Lilac purple, NEW NO TAGS Fiestaware, Rimmed Soup Bowl, Pasta Bowl, Fiesta, Lilac purple, NEW NO TAGS $41.39 6d 7h 38m
Fiestaware, Rimmed Soup Bowl, Pastal, Fiesta, Lilac purple, NEW WITH TAG PARTS Fiestaware, Rimmed Soup Bowl, Pastal, Fiesta, Lilac purple, NEW WITH TAG PARTS $43.19 6d 7h 38m
Fiesta Large Disc Pitcher - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color 💜 Fiesta Large Disc Pitcher - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color 💜 $99.00 6d 13h 15m
FIESTA 60TH ANNIVERSARY LILAC TUMBLER FIESTA 60TH ANNIVERSARY LILAC TUMBLER $34.99 6d 15h 56m
Fiestaware Lilac Cereal or Soup Bowl Retired HLC  6 7/8 Fiestaware Lilac Cereal or Soup Bowl Retired HLC 6 7/8" Bowl Fiesta 0 $22.00 6d 15h 59m
Fiestaware Lilac Tumbler Fiesta 6 Ounce purple old style tumbler Fiestaware Lilac Tumbler Fiesta 6 Ounce purple old style tumbler $35.00 7d 5h 58m
Fiestaware Lilac Stick Handled Demi Fiesta Purple Demitasse Cup and Saucer Fiestaware Lilac Stick Handled Demi Fiesta Purple Demitasse Cup and Saucer $115.00 7d 6h 1m
Fiestaware Lilac Rimmed Soup Bowl Retired Fiesta Purple pasta bowl Fiestaware Lilac Rimmed Soup Bowl Retired Fiesta Purple pasta bowl $65.00 7d 6h 4m
FIESTA WARE LILAC PLATE LARGE 11.75 FIESTA WARE LILAC PLATE LARGE 11.75" CHOP PLATTER 0 $59.99 7d 17h 29m
Fiestaware Saucers 2 each Perriwinkle Blue Apricot Lilac Retired Fiestaware Saucers 2 each Perriwinkle Blue Apricot Lilac Retired $29.99 7d 19h 4m
Fiesta Lilac Coffee Tea Cups & Saucers Set Of 3 Fiestaware Fiesta Lilac Coffee Tea Cups & Saucers Set Of 3 Fiestaware $86.99 8d 4h 21m
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 8d 9h 54m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lilac, Limited Production: Coupe Soup Bowl (s) 7 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lilac, Limited Production: Coupe Soup Bowl (s) 7" $27.99 8d 9h 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 $27.99 8d 9h 56m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lilac, Limited Production: Round Serving Bowl (s) 8 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Lilac, Limited Production: Round Serving Bowl (s) 8" $34.99 8d 9h 56m
JUMBO CHILI BOWL lilac HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 18OZ JUMBO CHILI BOWL lilac HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 18OZ $54.99 8d 11h 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 $83.69 8d 15h 54m
FIESTA LILAC, TEAPOT  W/LID, 7-1/8 FIESTA LILAC, TEAPOT W/LID, 7-1/8", EXCELLENT CONDITION $165.00 8d 16h 13m
Fiesta 12 Fiesta 12" Chop Plate, Round Serving Platter, retired Lilac, 1st quality, mint $55.00 8d 16h 14m
HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA LILAC CUP AND SAUCER LIMITED TWO YEAR RUN HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA LILAC CUP AND SAUCER LIMITED TWO YEAR RUN $30.00 9d 9h 33m
Fiesta RETIRED LILAC TEA CUP + SAUCER ~ Fiesta RETIRED LILAC TEA CUP + SAUCER ~ $24.99 9d 16h 17m
Fiesta RETIRED LILAC 5-Piece FLATWARE Set  ~ RARE ~ FORKS SPOONS KNIFE ~ Fiesta RETIRED LILAC 5-Piece FLATWARE Set ~ RARE ~ FORKS SPOONS KNIFE ~ $39.99 9d 16h 17m
Fiesta RETIRED LILAC 7 Fiesta RETIRED LILAC 7" SALAD DESSERT Plate ~ $22.49 9d 16h 17m
Fiesta RETIRED LILAC CHILI BOWL ~ RARE ~ Fiesta RETIRED LILAC CHILI BOWL ~ RARE ~ $40.49 9d 16h 17m
Fiestaware LILAC Teacup and Saucer Fiesta Limited Retired COLOR Fiestaware LILAC Teacup and Saucer Fiesta Limited Retired COLOR $21.69 10d 3h 37m
Fiestaware, Saucer, Fiesta, Lilac, Very Nice Fiestaware, Saucer, Fiesta, Lilac, Very Nice $19.79 10d 6h 45m
Fiestaware, Tumbler, Juice Tumbler, 60th anniversary, Fiesta, LILAC Fiestaware, Tumbler, Juice Tumbler, 60th anniversary, Fiesta, LILAC $38.69 10d 6h 45m
Fiesta Lilac  Dinnerware CHOICE Fiesta Lilac Dinnerware CHOICE $22.00 10d 12h 27m
Fiesta Lilac  Dinnerware CHOICE Fiesta Lilac Dinnerware CHOICE $24.00 10d 12h 27m
Fiesta Lilac  Dinnerware CHOICE Fiesta Lilac Dinnerware CHOICE $22.00 10d 12h 27m
Fiestaware Lilac Mini Disc Pitcher 1994 Tri State Pottery Festival Fiesta Purple Fiestaware Lilac Mini Disc Pitcher 1994 Tri State Pottery Festival Fiesta Purple $69.00 10d 13h 8m
FIESTA LILAC, 10-1/2 FIESTA LILAC, 10-1/2" DINNER PLATE, STRONG IMPRESSIONS, EXCELLENT $70.00 11d 5h 6m
Fiestaware Lilac Tumbler Fiesta Small 6.5 oz Cup Retired Purple Fiestaware Lilac Tumbler Fiesta Small 6.5 oz Cup Retired Purple $45.00 11d 7h
Fiesta lilac tumbler with 60th anniversary seal, limited time color Fiesta lilac tumbler with 60th anniversary seal, limited time color $22.00 11d 9h 44m
Fiestaware Lilac Relish Tray Fiesta Retired Limited Purple Corn on the Cob Tray Fiestaware Lilac Relish Tray Fiesta Retired Limited Purple Corn on the Cob Tray $95.00 11d 9h 51m
Fiesta  LARGE TEAPOT  - 4 Cup - New Never Used -2nd-  Retired Color - LILAC   Fiesta LARGE TEAPOT - 4 Cup - New Never Used -2nd- Retired Color - LILAC $75.00 11d 10h 7m
Fiestaware Lilac Stick Handled Demi Cup Fiesta Purple Demitasse Cup and Saucer Fiestaware Lilac Stick Handled Demi Cup Fiesta Purple Demitasse Cup and Saucer $130.00 11d 13h 58m

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