Nos­tal­gia Makes A Come­back

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(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 laugh­ or call (800) 452-4462. The nos­tal­gic charm of old fam­ily dishes can still brighten ta­bles to­day.

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