This gallery page contains many vintage decals used by the Homer Laughlin China Company. The information on the decals has been compiled from factory treatment number and price scale listings, retail catalogs, advertisements, and actual examples. Click on any of the image for more.
It is possible for some decals to have more than one name. Others never had a proper name, just a treatment number. Many vendors would sell ware with very generic names such as wild flower spray, rose pattern or floral design. Naming inexpensive, semi-vitreous dinnerware wasn't always viewed as necessary. While not every pattern had a name, each did have a treatment number assigned by the pottery.
On each page there is a code under the decal name in the form [DSN:XXX, NS:XXX]. The "DSN" stands for decal supplier number. Potteries often used more than one source for their decals, and each supplier had their own numbering system. While these particular numbers aren't terribly relevant today, they have been added for completeness. If a decal supplier's number is not known, it is listed as UNK.
The NS is for name source. If the decal was named by the factory, it is noted FAC. If it was named by either a retailer (i.e. Sears, Montgomery Wards, etc.) or a wholesaler (i.e. Butler Brothers), then it is noted as RET. The code for distributors is DIST. Some names come from collector books. For example, authors Sharon and Bob Huxford named several decals in their Fiesta books. Such names are noted with HUX. RR stands for author Richard G. Racheter who named some decals in his book, Collector's Guide to Homer Laughlin's Virginia Rose.
Sometimes collectors will name a common pattern which are marked COL. When no name can be found, I have assigned it a descriptive name and noted it as DN.