Happy Pumpkin Persimmon – Pattern No. multiple
This pattern, decorated on persimmon Fiesta®, was introduced in 2002. It was sold as an exclusive to Betty Crocker™ in the following pieces: ring handle mug (0453), deep dish pie baker (0487), round candleholders (0488), round salt / pepper sets (0497), 15″ pizza tray (0505) & gusto (a/k/a candy) bowl (0723).
In 2003 the 1 quart serving bowl (0471) was added & in 2004 the 2 quart serving bowl (0455) & chop plate (0467) were added to the line.
Somewhere in there the luncheon plate (0465) was added as well, but was never offered for sale by Betty Crocker™.
There are actually two different designs in the Happy Pumpkin.
The first design which is the pumpkin face (pattern no. 8495) was found on the ring handle mug, deep dish pie baker, round candleholders, round salt/pepper set, 15″ pizza tray, chop plate & luncheon plate.
The other design showcasing cats and witch hats (pattern no. researching) was found on the gusto bowl, 1 quart bowl & 2 quart bowl. Some collectors refer to this design as “cat & hats”.
A fun fact; while Betty Crocker™ stated in their catalogs the Happy Pumpkin was an exclusive to them in 2002, HLC also sold the ring handle mug, deep dish pie baker, round candleholders, round salt/pepper sets & 15″ pizza tray at their retail outlet & website as well. HLC continued to sell this pattern after Betty Crocker™ closed their mail order catalog in 2006.
Thank you to Candy Fagerlin for the use of her photos. Click here to see more of her beautiful pictures showcasing this design on her blog “The Little Round Table”.
Fiesta® Happy Pumpkin Persimmon