Nostalgia Makes A Comeback
(NAPSA)-What’s old is new again, at least when it comes to home decor and entertaining these days. More and more Americans are bringing out the old family china to enjoy-and share-the warmth, color and comfort of family values, simpler times and a slower pace of life. To bring about a feeling of nostalgia at your next family gathering or dinner party, try these tips: Bring out family photo albums and ask the older folks to tell about the people and events that are shown. Grandparents generally enjoy reminiscing and kids often love hearing about what people did before there were computers and video games. ! " # ! . Turn to grandma’s favorite recipes or look up vintage cookbooks online or at the library. " $ " #%& Play popular songs from the past or show DVDs of old favorite TV shows or movies. " ' ( " " ) #*+ # * ## ( . One example of a tried-andtrue style that’s been around for generations is Fiesta Dinnerware, now celebrating 75 years of making its colorful iconic dishes. As one collector put it, “I feel happy and closer to my grandparents knowing they ate off the same dishes I am now using.” Over its history, the dinnerware has become one of the most popular patterns for gift givers and at bridal registries. Designed by noted ceramist Frederick Hurten Rhead, Fiesta Dinnerware is The Homer Laughlin China Company’s best-selling line. It was introduced in 1936 and features art deco styling and bold, bright colors-14 at any given time. Over the years, more than 50 pieces in 41 complementary colors have been produced and sold at hundreds of retail stores throughout the country. The line was discontinued in 1973 and reissued in 1986 to mark its 50th anniversary. The dinnerware has since become one of the most collected china products in the world and prized for its unmatched durability, distinctive design and superior heat retention as well. # ) % For further information, including where to find new pieces to start or fill in a dinnerware set, visit www.homer laughlin.com or call (800) 452-4462. The nostalgic charm of old family dishes can still brighten tables today.