Wednesday, January 12, 2022

On the Road again...

The Little Round Table has been closed for business since my Mom passed in October of 2014, but her dishes and tablecloths and Fiesta ephemera are finally moving on to their next big adventure. 

Strawser's Auctions sent Ron to pack everything, and the load is now en route to Strawser's in Indiana for an auction in November of 2022.

She hasn't posted since she passed in October of 2014, but her beautiful tablescapes are all over the internet for everyone to enjoy, and her blogs (this one, Tablecloths from TLRT and Vintage Fiesta) still serve as both an exhaustive reference and pure eye candy for all the things that my Mom loved. 

We are excited to imagine all the places her beloved dishes will end up - especially the rare pieces that she cherished such as the red 10 1/2" prototype divided plate, the Fiesta cake plate (perfectly flat bottom!) in light green, the cobalt casserole (with a lid!), the Raspberry Presentation Bowl, the NOP lilac carafe, all of the unusual and NOP blues, and, and,'s hard to know when the favorite list ends because she loved it all!

My Mom loved having a project, especially one filled with lots of fun and esoteric details and surprises around every corner. Building her dream home, raising rare succulents, creating Christmas (and Halloween!) Gingerbread houses, staying up to watch her Epiphyllum oxypetalum push out its annual bloom in the dark of night, or being a dish guru - she welcomed them all with the enthusiasm and obsessiveness that was her trademark. 

I am grateful to her for leaving us with the project of being the caretakers of her vast collection of "all things Homer Laughlin and more". It has kept me busy and engaged with her blog and her legacy as I learned some of the lingo, got to touch and appreciate all of the things that she loved so much, and got see them off on their road trip today. 

We hope that wherever her pieces land, the new owners will cherish them all as much as she did. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Relish Trays and Small Platters

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Homer Laughlin Punch Bowls

Large Homer Laughlin Footed Bowl from the turn of the last century.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

'Bill Warriner'

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Yellowstone Casserole and Monkey

Leaf Plate

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

My battle continues

Another five months on the unexpected journey, lots of tests, and  heavy duty chemicals have been thrown into the mix to try to beat this disease.  Seven rounds of chemo under my belt, with five more weeks until the end of this first cycle.

The next step is still in the planning stage and will include an additional surgery to remove regrowth of this rare and aggressive tumor (metaplastic carcinoma), additional rounds of chemo and then some radiation will be added at some point.

I have no hair, but I do have an ever growing collection of hats that may soon be in competition with the dish collection. I miss you all and the banter about dishes.  My focus still remains on winning this battle for my life.  All of your kind thoughts and prayers, cards and letters  are so very much appreciated.  I keep them in a basket next to me and re-read them often, especially on the hard days.

There are still more bad days than good, more tears than smiles, but I am hoping that Spring will bring good news and progress in the battle. Keep talking about those dishes, it gives me hope.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Just a quick update to let you know what has 
been going on in my life. An unexpected journey began at the end of August and has led me down a road I would rather have not travelled. I've been diagnosed with metaplastic breast cancer and have had a masterctomy of my right breast. Chemo will follow and perhaps radiation. Dishes have taken a back seat in the grand scheme of things. I do appeaciate your caring messages, but am unable to answer each one individually. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Tablecloth Fairie

The tablecloth fairie left a package for me recently.  Isn't it special??
Paired with Reissue Harlequin 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Fiesta Counseling Services - Now Open


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