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Colorful tableware made in West Virginia is still the most popular in the nation


The Homer Laughlin China Company opened in 1871.

They introduced their Fiesta line in 1936.

“The intention was to give people something bright and colorful to lift their spirits during the Depression,” said Katie Bricker, director of marketing.

People loved it. Now, 85 years later, they still do.

They bring out a new color every year. The latest—Twilight—is a deep blue. The most popular color now is turquoise, surpassing scarlet which held the top spot for many years.

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