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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, 44 Ounce Tea Pot w/ Lid, Fiesta, LILAC purple Fiestaware, 44 Ounce Tea Pot w/ Lid, Fiesta, LILAC purple $152.09 9h 14m
Fiesta, Ball Salt or Pepper Shaker Pair, Fiestaware, Lilac, purple Fiesta, Ball Salt or Pepper Shaker Pair, Fiestaware, Lilac, purple $69.29 9h 23m
4 VINTAGE LILAC FIESTA TUMBLERS-RARE COLOR 4 VINTAGE LILAC FIESTA TUMBLERS-RARE COLOR 0 $44.99 1d 8h 24m
HLC Fiesta Tom & Jerry 1 Finger Lilac Purple Mug Set of 2 VGC HLC Fiesta Tom & Jerry 1 Finger Lilac Purple Mug Set of 2 VGC $45.75 1d 22h 7m
Fiesta wear Fiesta Purple canisters  Mulberry Plum Lilac Heather 5 piece set Fiesta wear Fiesta Purple canisters Mulberry Plum Lilac Heather 5 piece set $400.00 1d 22h 55m
Fiesta 5pc Lilac flatware*** nib Fiesta 5pc Lilac flatware*** nib $55.00 2d 7h 9m
Fiesta Fiestaware Lilac Purple Coffee Mug Fiesta Fiestaware Lilac Purple Coffee Mug 1 $10.00 2d 7h 57m
Fiestaware Lilac 7 inch Cereal Bowl Fiestaware Lilac 7 inch Cereal Bowl 4 $15.00 2d 8h 18m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) Tea Pot 912517 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) Tea Pot 912517 $179.95 2d 9h 1m
COVERED BUTTER DISH lilac NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA COVERED BUTTER DISH lilac NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA $99.99 2d 9h 8m
DINNER PLATE lilac HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 10.5 DINNER PLATE lilac HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 10.5" 1st new $89.99 2d 9h 15m
FIESTA LILAC LARGE OVAL PLATTER 13 5/8 FIESTA LILAC LARGE OVAL PLATTER 13 5/8" - LILAC $65.00 2d 11h 30m
FIESTA® LILAC SALAD PLATES - Retired - 7 1/4 FIESTA® LILAC SALAD PLATES - Retired - 7 1/4" Pre-owned, Unused, two sets of 3 $78.00 2d 14h 1m
Fiestaware Lilac Dinner Plate Fiesta Retired Limited Purple 10.5 inch Fiestaware Lilac Dinner Plate Fiesta Retired Limited Purple 10.5 inch $80.00 2d 14h 48m
Fiestaware Lilac Stick Handled Demi Fiesta Purple Demitasse Cup and Saucer Fiestaware Lilac Stick Handled Demi Fiesta Purple Demitasse Cup and Saucer $130.00 2d 14h 52m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) Tea Set Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) Tea Set 11 $80.00 2d 15h 14m
FIESTA LILAC 60TH ANNIVERSARY PITCHER AND 4 TUMBLERS SET- RETIRED! RARE COLOR! FIESTA LILAC 60TH ANNIVERSARY PITCHER AND 4 TUMBLERS SET- RETIRED! RARE COLOR! $249.99 2d 16h 58m
Fiesta RETIRED LILAC 10 1/2 Fiesta RETIRED LILAC 10 1/2" Dinner Plate ~ 0 $49.99 2d 17h 38m
Vintage Fiesta Lilac Medium Vase In Original Box Vintage Fiesta Lilac Medium Vase In Original Box $270.00 2d 18h 9m
 Fiesta RETIRED LILAC Bulb Candlestick Holder ~ RARE ~ Fiesta RETIRED LILAC Bulb Candlestick Holder ~ RARE ~ 0 $75.00 2d 18h 29m
Fiestaware, Saucer, Fiesta, Lilac, Very Nice Fiestaware, Saucer, Fiesta, Lilac, Very Nice 0 $10.00 2d 20h 32m
 Fiesta Fiestaware 5 1/2 inch Bowl lilac Fiesta Fiestaware 5 1/2 inch Bowl lilac 4 $17.00 3d 1h 23m
FIESTA LILAC STICK HANDLED DEMITASSE CUP/SAUCER , ORIG. SHIPPING  BOX, UNUSED FIESTA LILAC STICK HANDLED DEMITASSE CUP/SAUCER , ORIG. SHIPPING BOX, UNUSED $125.00 3d 5h 25m
Fiestaware Lilac Tumbler 6 Ounce Fiesta purple Old Style Retired Fiestaware Lilac Tumbler 6 Ounce Fiesta purple Old Style Retired $30.00 3d 9h 2m
Fiestaware Lilac Stick Handled Demi Fiesta Purple Demitasse Cup and Saucer Fiestaware Lilac Stick Handled Demi Fiesta Purple Demitasse Cup and Saucer $110.00 3d 9h 57m
Contemporary Fiesta Ware Retired Lilac Cup and Saucer Set 2nds Quality Contemporary Fiesta Ware Retired Lilac Cup and Saucer Set 2nds Quality $23.40 3d 14h 20m
Fiestaware Lilac Stick Handled Demi Fiesta Purple Demitasse Cup and Saucer Fiestaware Lilac Stick Handled Demi Fiesta Purple Demitasse Cup and Saucer $110.00 3d 17h 1m
Fiestaware Lilac Rimmed Soup Bowl Retired Fiesta Purple pasta bowl Fiestaware Lilac Rimmed Soup Bowl Retired Fiesta Purple pasta bowl $60.00 3d 17h 34m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin Lilac Purple Teapot W/ Lid BEAUTIFUL CONDITION Fiesta Homer Laughlin Lilac Purple Teapot W/ Lid BEAUTIFUL CONDITION 0 $73.00 3d 18h 46m
FIESTA® Fiestaware Lilac Cup & Saucer - Retired / Discontinued Color -  Set of 3 FIESTA® Fiestaware Lilac Cup & Saucer - Retired / Discontinued Color - Set of 3 $67.75 3d 18h 46m
FIESTA LILAC SALT AND PEPPER SHAKER SET (3)- LILAC FIESTA LILAC SALT AND PEPPER SHAKER SET (3)- LILAC $51.02 3d 20h 31m
Set Of two Fiesta Cups And Saucers Lilac retired Color Set Of two Fiesta Cups And Saucers Lilac retired Color 0 $19.95 4d 12h 41m
Fiesta RETIRED LILAC 10 1/2 Fiesta RETIRED LILAC 10 1/2" Dinner Plate ~ 0 $49.99 4d 18h 28m
Lilac Genuine  Fiesta dinnerware with box Lilac Genuine Fiesta dinnerware with box 0 $50.00 5d 12h 23m
Fiesta Ware, LILAC LARGE SOUP MUG  Retired Color Limited Fiestaware Fiesta Ware, LILAC LARGE SOUP MUG Retired Color Limited Fiestaware 1 $17.50 5d 13h 12m
RETIRED CONTEMPORARY FIESTA MUG in LILAC - FACTORY SECOND RETIRED CONTEMPORARY FIESTA MUG in LILAC - FACTORY SECOND $10.00 5d 19h 3m
Fiestaware, Mini Disc Pitcher, Fiesta, Lilac purple, very nice Fiestaware, Mini Disc Pitcher, Fiesta, Lilac purple, very nice $79.19 6d 8h 51m
Lot=2 Fiestaware Lilac Tom & Jerry Mug Ring Handle Vintage Retired Purple& white Lot=2 Fiestaware Lilac Tom & Jerry Mug Ring Handle Vintage Retired Purple& white $8.99 6d 13h 39m
Lilac Gravy Boat (Discontinued) Lilac Gravy Boat (Discontinued) $65.00 6d 23h 50m
FIESTA LILAC INDIVIDUAL CREAMER - LILAC FIESTA LILAC INDIVIDUAL CREAMER - LILAC $40.00 7d 11h 23m
FIESTA LILAC INDIVIDUAL CREAMER - LILAC FIESTA LILAC INDIVIDUAL CREAMER - LILAC $30.00 7d 12h 2m
Retired Fiestaware Lilac Dinner Plate 10 1/2 Retired Fiestaware Lilac Dinner Plate 10 1/2" Lilac Purple Lavender IMPERFECT $27.99 7d 12h 37m
FIESTA LILAC SALAD FORK FLATWARE - LILAC - LOT OF 4 FIESTA LILAC SALAD FORK FLATWARE - LILAC - LOT OF 4 $20.00 7d 13h 23m
FIESTA LILAC JUMBO CHILI BOWL - LILAC FIESTA LILAC JUMBO CHILI BOWL - LILAC $40.00 7d 13h 42m
FIESTA LILAC JUMBO MUG WITH SAUCER - LILAC FIESTA LILAC JUMBO MUG WITH SAUCER - LILAC $46.00 7d 13h 53m
FIESTA LILAC CHINA SPECIALTIES SERVING FORK - LILAC FIESTA LILAC CHINA SPECIALTIES SERVING FORK - LILAC $18.50 7d 14h 8m
FIESTA LILAC CHINA SPECIALTIES SERVING SPOON - LILAC FIESTA LILAC CHINA SPECIALTIES SERVING SPOON - LILAC $18.50 7d 14h 14m
Fiesta MOON OVER MIAMI FLAMINGO COFFEE POT SERVER ~ Black & Lilac ~ LTD 500 Fiesta MOON OVER MIAMI FLAMINGO COFFEE POT SERVER ~ Black & Lilac ~ LTD 500 $158.00 7d 16h
FIESTA 6.5 FIESTA 6.5" STACKING CEREAL OATMEAL BOWL lilac purple 11 oz. $59.99 8d 8h 59m
FIESTAWARE 44 OUNCE TEA POT w/LID FIESTA LILAC PURPLE limited run color FIESTAWARE 44 OUNCE TEA POT w/LID FIESTA LILAC PURPLE limited run color $100.00 8d 14h 56m
FIESTA LILAC RELISH TRAY/UTILITY TRAY - CORN ON THE COB HOLDER - LILAC FIESTA LILAC RELISH TRAY/UTILITY TRAY - CORN ON THE COB HOLDER - LILAC $75.00 9d 11h 33m
FIESTA LILAC BUTTER DISH WITH LID - LILAC FIESTA LILAC BUTTER DISH WITH LID - LILAC $70.00 9d 11h 49m
Fiesta Lilac Cake Server Spoon & Fork Kitchen Kraft Style Fiestaware 3 PIECE LOT Fiesta Lilac Cake Server Spoon & Fork Kitchen Kraft Style Fiestaware 3 PIECE LOT $59.95 9d 18h 4m
Fiesta, Teacup, Tea Cup, Fiestaware, Lilac purple, NEW OLD STOCK NO TAGS Fiesta, Teacup, Tea Cup, Fiestaware, Lilac purple, NEW OLD STOCK NO TAGS $18.89 10d 8h 17m
Fiesta, Teacup, Tea Cup, Fiestaware, Lilac purple, NEW OLD STOCK, Chip Foot Fiesta, Teacup, Tea Cup, Fiestaware, Lilac purple, NEW OLD STOCK, Chip Foot $17.09 10d 8h 17m
FIESTA LILAC 1/4 LB. COVERED BUTTER,  UNUSED  CONDITION FIESTA LILAC 1/4 LB. COVERED BUTTER, UNUSED CONDITION $85.00 11d 5h
Fiesta Retired LILAC Demitasse Stick Cup & Saucer ~ Fiesta Retired LILAC Demitasse Stick Cup & Saucer ~ $74.80 11d 17h 40m
Fiestaware Lilac Salad Fork HLC Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Retired Purple Serving Fiestaware Lilac Salad Fork HLC Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Retired Purple Serving $69.00 12d 10h 20m
Fiestaware Lilac Serving Spoon HLC Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Retired Limited Purple Fiestaware Lilac Serving Spoon HLC Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Retired Limited Purple $69.00 12d 10h 20m
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 12d 10h 22m
Fiesta Lilac Lt. Ed. Dinnerware Corn/ Relish/ Utility Tray Factory 1st Fiesta Lilac Lt. Ed. Dinnerware Corn/ Relish/ Utility Tray Factory 1st $75.00 12d 11h 39m
Fiesta Lilac Limited Edition Dinnerware Luncheon Plate – Factory 1ST Fiesta Lilac Limited Edition Dinnerware Luncheon Plate – Factory 1ST $139.00 12d 11h 43m
FIESTA LILAC AD STICK HANDLE DEMITASSE CUP WITH SAUCER- LILAC FIESTA LILAC AD STICK HANDLE DEMITASSE CUP WITH SAUCER- LILAC $70.00 12d 12h 32m
FIESTA LILAC DEEP DISH PIE BAKER PLATE - LILAC FIESTA LILAC DEEP DISH PIE BAKER PLATE - LILAC $68.00 12d 13h 7m
Fiesta LILAC SERVING SPOON & FORK Kitchen Kraft Style Fiestaware 2 PC Fiesta LILAC SERVING SPOON & FORK Kitchen Kraft Style Fiestaware 2 PC $44.00 12d 17h 3m
Fiesta Teacup & Saucer - Lilac - Retired - Limited Edition & Turquoise 5 Sets Fiesta Teacup & Saucer - Lilac - Retired - Limited Edition & Turquoise 5 Sets $85.00 12d 19h 33m
Fiestaware Lilac Footed Tea Cup (No Saucer) Fiesta Purple Retired Cup - LILAC Fiestaware Lilac Footed Tea Cup (No Saucer) Fiesta Purple Retired Cup - LILAC $10.00 13d 5h 28m
Contemporary Fiesta LILAC 2-3/4 Contemporary Fiesta LILAC 2-3/4" FLAT CUP No Saucer Homer Laughlin EXCELLENT! $15.95 13d 7h 46m
Fiesta Ware Lilac Medium Disk Pitcher 5.75 Fiesta Ware Lilac Medium Disk Pitcher 5.75" H  Pattern Retired $89.95 13d 10h 33m
Fiesta Ware Lilac Soup / Cereal Bowl Pattern Retired Fiesta Ware Lilac Soup / Cereal Bowl Pattern Retired $39.00 13d 10h 52m
Fiesta Ware Lilac Cup and Saucer  Pattern Retired Fiesta Ware Lilac Cup and Saucer  Pattern Retired $39.00 13d 10h 56m
FIESTAWARE PIE PLATE - LILAC - RETIRED 1995 **RARE** FIESTAWARE PIE PLATE - LILAC - RETIRED 1995 **RARE** $65.00 13d 12h 13m
FIESTA LILAC, 2 SALAD PLATES, 7-1/4 FIESTA LILAC, 2 SALAD PLATES, 7-1/4", STRONG IMPRESSIONS, FACTORY MINT $60.00 14d 3h 24m
FIESTA LILAC 3-3/4 FIESTA LILAC 3-3/4" COVERED SUGAR, UNUSED CONDITION, $55.00 14d 7h 57m
Fiesta RETIRED LILAC 10 1/2 Fiesta RETIRED LILAC 10 1/2" Dinner Plate ~ $75.00 14d 18h 31m
FIESTA LILAC 9-3/8 FIESTA LILAC 9-3/8" SCARCE RELISH TRAY, UNUSED CONDITION $110.00 15d 5h 48m
FIESTA LILAC SALAD SERVER FORK KITCHEN KRAFT MOLD ~ CHINA SPECIALTIES EXCLUSIVE FIESTA LILAC SALAD SERVER FORK KITCHEN KRAFT MOLD ~ CHINA SPECIALTIES EXCLUSIVE $21.75 15d 8h 44m
Fiesta®, Dinner ware, Sugar with no Lid, Lilac purple, Hard to Find, Nice Fiesta®, Dinner ware, Sugar with no Lid, Lilac purple, Hard to Find, Nice $39.92 15d 15h 42m
FIESTA LILAC, 2 CUPS/SAUCERS, STRONG IMPRESSIONS, FACTORY MINT FIESTA LILAC, 2 CUPS/SAUCERS, STRONG IMPRESSIONS, FACTORY MINT $50.00 16d 4h 53m
MINI DISK PITCHER creamer lilac purple NEW FIESTA  5 OZ. MINI DISK PITCHER creamer lilac purple NEW FIESTA 5 OZ. $94.99 16d 12h 11m
FIESTA LILAC SAUCE AND/OR GRAVY BOAT - LILAC FIESTA LILAC SAUCE AND/OR GRAVY BOAT - LILAC $60.00 16d 16h 14m
FIESTA LILAC BULLION CUP/BOWL - LILAC FIESTA LILAC BULLION CUP/BOWL - LILAC $42.00 16d 16h 16m
RIM SOUP/ SMALL PASTA BOWL lilac FIESTA 9 RIM SOUP/ SMALL PASTA BOWL lilac FIESTA 9" NEW $69.99 17d 8h 36m
HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA ware TEA COFFEE CUP & SAUCER lilac new 1st quality HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA ware TEA COFFEE CUP & SAUCER lilac new 1st quality $21.99 17d 8h 48m
Fiesta After Dinner Cup And Saucer - Demitasse - Lilac - Limited Edition Fiesta After Dinner Cup And Saucer - Demitasse - Lilac - Limited Edition $80.00 17d 8h 58m
Fiesta After Dinner Cup And Saucer - Demitasse - Lilac - Limited Edition Fiesta After Dinner Cup And Saucer - Demitasse - Lilac - Limited Edition $80.00 17d 8h 58m
Fiesta After Dinner Cup And Saucer - Demitasse - Lilac - Limited Edition Fiesta After Dinner Cup And Saucer - Demitasse - Lilac - Limited Edition $80.00 17d 8h 59m
Fiesta After Dinner Cup And Saucer - Demitasse - Lilac - Limited Edition Fiesta After Dinner Cup And Saucer - Demitasse - Lilac - Limited Edition $72.00 17d 8h 59m
Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color $20.00 17d 9h 25m
Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color $20.00 17d 9h 25m
Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color $20.00 17d 9h 26m
Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color $20.00 17d 9h 26m
Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color $20.00 17d 9h 26m
Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color $20.00 17d 9h 26m
Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color Fiesta Cup And Saucer - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color $20.00 17d 9h 26m
Fiesta Rimmed Soup Bowl - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color Fiesta Rimmed Soup Bowl - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color $30.00 17d 9h 33m
Fiesta Rimmed Soup Bowl - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color Fiesta Rimmed Soup Bowl - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color $30.00 17d 9h 33m
 SUGAR PACKET HOLDER CADDY FIESTA lilac NEW SUGAR PACKET HOLDER CADDY FIESTA lilac NEW $79.99 17d 9h 39m
denver COFFEE MUG lilac FIESTA WARE 8 OZ denver COFFEE MUG lilac FIESTA WARE 8 OZ $29.99 17d 9h 50m
Fiesta Large Disc Pitcher - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color 💜 Fiesta Large Disc Pitcher - Lilac - Limited Edition Retired Color 💜 $99.00 17d 14h 11m

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