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  3. Care Of Frankoma Pottery

    Thank you for all the useful info. I do not currently own any dinnerware or things you can cook in, but i found the information very helpful. I think the one piece I do own is a vase. Thanks again for the info.
  4. What year?

    What year did Frankoma start including the additives that changed the color of the Sapulpa clay from brick red to pink/orange?
  5. I, too, have Slate place settings, and the dinner and salad plates do not have back stamps. I bought mine directly from the Homer Laughlin Co. website, and there's no question that are authentic Fiesta. My guess is that Slate is so dark the black ink stamp would hardly show up. The mug and bowl included in the 4-piece place setting have markings that are part of the molds; however, I suppose HLC made new molds in recent years for the plates that do not include the embossed markings, hence the black ink stamps are in use.
  6. It's hard to tell because of the low lighting, but I would hazard to guess that these are Post-86 pieces in Rose. Also, I would guess that the covered casserole is a "second" because of the slight defects visible on both the bowl and the lid. Post-86 Rose was in production from 1986 to 2005, and Rose pieces sell well on ebay. Again, due to the dimness of the lighting, I am not certain about these glazes. They are my best guess with the conditions provided.
  7. Thank you very much! I was on the right track thanks for clarifying the color. Much appreciated and 100% satisfied. Thanks again.
  8. You have a lovely Fiesta Coffee Server. This post-86 piece was discontinued in 2001. If the colors in your photos are really accurate, I believe that its color is Apricot -- not Rose. Apricot was produced from 1986 to 1998. (Here is a link to our page on Fiesta colors and shapes: http://www.texascooking.com/fiestaware/colorchart.htm ) I have this same piece, also in Apricot. The backstamp featured is common in post-86 pieces. I hope this information is helpful.
  9. I believe this piece is a post 86 piece but what is confusing is the engraved stamp on the bottom. I think it is rose-colored but I could be mistaken about that as well. Can anyone help?
  10. Here is a link to our Fiesta identification page, which you may find helpful. In your case, however, the following excerpt from that page is this: "HLC could not mark some Fiesta items because of design considerations. Examples of items without backstamps include vintage juice tumblers, demitasse cups, teacups and salt and pepper shakers. Of the vintage line, some ashtrays, egg cups, sweets comports and onion soup bowls are marked, while others are not." It apparently comes down to the size of the bottom of a piece and if it's large enough to accommodate a backstamp. Hope this is helpful.
  11. Looking for Snapka's tacos from the 50"s
  12. Last Minute Supper

    How does smokey spicy chicken thighs sounds? Both my kids and husband absolutely love this recipe. Its seems to please everyone! We used to have a electric smokers which was really convenient for because you could just doing lovely smoked flavours and use it in the house! However that one just broke and we just picked up the smoke hollow smoker . I was never really into smoked meats but I can really tell the different between this and the electric one
  13. Frankoma Bean Pot- Color? Year? Value?

    Here is info from McBain's Frankoma Reference book: BP Bean Pot 1982-Cur $4.00-$5.00 Here is some glaze info from http://www.frankomaland.com/frankoma_glaze_identification.php Mountain Haze 1987 - 1992 Bluish Gray So yes, your bean pot was probably made in the 1980's.
  14. I found this little guy at a thrift store. It's obviously Frankoma and I've found that BP = bean pot. I think the glaze is mountain haze on terra cotta? It's more gray than the photo shows. I thought maybe mid-80s? What do you guys think?
  15. Hello, I'm trying to locate a two-cup yellow (the bright yellow color) Frankoma teapot. Does anyone know of one for sale?
  16. How To Measure Flour

    1. Using a proper dry ingredient measuring cup is very important. Those glass cups with spouts and measure up to 2 to 4 cups are for liquid measuring. 2. Use a spoon, scoop the flour into the measuring cup that you’re using to measure with. Don’t pack in the flour with your spoon or you’ll get too much. Don’t tap the measuring cup either. Just scoop it in. 3. Using the straight side of a butter knife, level off the flour – just once. Don’t use your finger, it’s not even.
  17. How To Hard Cook Eggs

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  18. Frankoma tile fireplace

    MicalGeorge - Do you use Facebook? (I hope it is ok to talk about FB on this website.) There is a longtime Frankoma collecter and seller who also does excellent repairs named Brenda Seabolt Belshe on FB. She manages one of the Frankoma FB groups for selling Frankoma - called "Frankoma Treasures". Brenda Belshe lives in Sapulpa OK, where Frankoma was made, and was / is friends with the Frank family. I do not think I have Brenda's email address or phone number. I have interacted with her via FB and in person at the annual gathering of Frankoma Collectors in Sapulpa, OK each fall. There is a very large FB group (over 1800 members) for Frankoma collectors called "Frankoma Pottery Fans" which includes longtime collectors like Brenda, several past employees of the Frankoma factory, the present owner of the brand, and many others. Frankoma made a few tiles, mostly for decorations or trivets. The Franks house in Sapulpa, OK has Frankoma tiles throughout on walls and fireplace. You can see it in this YouTube video. Jane Wiegand
  19. Frankoma tile fireplace

    What a surprise! I didn't know Frankoma made these tiles. Your problem is an interesting one to have. I googled "restoration of pottery" and came up with quite a few results. One in particular, Hamlin's Restoration Studio, has impressive photos of pieces they have restored. Their website is at http://www.hamlinrestoration.com/pottery.html I would love to see a photo of your fireplace, along with information about the tiles on your fireplace, as well as those you are salvaging from the house being torn down. Thank you for writing, and I hope you will keep in touch as to your success. Best of luck! Patricia Mitchell
  20. Frankoma tile fireplace

    So I have a Frankoma tile fireplace in my home and I recently saved a bunch of tile from a house up the street they are unfortunately tearing down. One of the big pices I couldn't get out without damaging. Does anyone know where I could have it repaired? I want to use the pieces on my fireplace upstairs that was never tiled.
  21. Hello Daphne, While I am no expert on the Christmas design you mention, I will look into this since I have a great deal of interest in anything Fiesta. It would be most helpful if you can post a photo of the large disc pitcher in question. Patricia
  22. Hello, I am a Post 86 on and off collector for the past 15 years. I have slowed down a bit due to space! One of the items that I have in my collection is a large disc pitcher in Christmas Holly & Berry design but with no ribbon in the design (just the holly & berry) I have read that this was a very limited design (or a mistake). I am looking to find out a possible value. Does any have any information or ideas about this? Thank you, Daphne
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