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Fiesta, a line of dinnerware made by the Homer Laughlin China Co., has a rich past and a thriving present. This timeless, sturdy dinnerware is a product of Ohio River Pottery. Its appearance has changed little since its 1936 debut in East Liverpool, Ohio. The signature ringed design graces everything from coffee pots to tumblers, pie plates, soup tureens, and sugar bowls in a rainbow array of colors. Not only can you find a piece of Fiesta ware in just about any antique or vintage store in Cleveland, you can view it on display in the Christmas Story House Museum in Tremont. (Think back to that ivory plate Randy Parker uses to demonstrate how a piggy eats.) Though Fiesta is still readily availble in most department stores, I recomend buying vintage peices or visiting the the Homer Laughlin China Retail Outlet located just over the the Ohio River. Purchasing a box of dishes from the JCPenny housewares’ department just doesn’t give the same thrill.