Pastel Christmas Trees Pattern No. (still researching)
This design was produced on white Fiesta® for the Mercantile Dept. stores in 1997-1998. We are not sure of the actual name that the store called this design, but most collectors call it Pastel Christmas Trees.
Pieces are marked on the bottom with “Exclusively Designed Mercantile Stores Co” (Mercantile stores were bought out by Dillard’s in 1998)
We heard through the Fiesta® grapevine, that the Mercantile stores ordered the jumbo/chili bowls but never took delivery of them due to Dillard’s buying the company. These bowls were advertised as being an exclusive to FiestaPlus around 2004 +/-. We also have an advertising flier for Table Top Direct dated 1998 showing them as having these same jumbo/chili bowls for sale.
An ad in the Fiesta® Club of American quarterly newsletter (Vol 4 Issue 3 January 4, 1998), shows the below Mercantile stores ad calling the pattern “Fiesta® holiday” You can see they only advertised the mug & luncheon for sale as well. We are not sure if Mercantile stores submitted this ad or if the FCOA designed the ad for the store chain. If anyone has any additional information on this pattern (ie: store sticker, etc) please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Colors used in this design are yellow, rose, turquoise, persimmon & cobalt.
Known date code LLC