Mikasa Majorca Dinnerware

If you recall a few months back to my New Year’s Finds List post, you’ll remember that I wasn’t all that excited about making a list as I was afraid it might jinx my ability to find the things I wanted. Theory destroyed. So far this year I’ve found the coveted Drexel Declaration console stereo and bought an Adrian Pearsall couch and a chair to accompany it. Now I’ve accomplished another feat: I’ve completed one of my many, many partial sets of vintage dinnerware.

Dishes OverallA few years ago when I found just three lonely dinner plates from Mikasa’s Terrazzo pattern from their Majorca line of dinnerware, I was completely enamored with it. Like most dishes in my rag tag army of mismatches, I never came across another piece. You can imagine how excited I was to find this nearly complete service of eight on an online auction site—and they were located within driving distance!

Chop PlateEvery pattern from this line of dishes is amazing. I love the complexity and worldly influence of this late 1960s design. It’s so beautiful you hate to even mess it up with food.

Serving PiecesThe best part of this set was the collection of serving accessory pieces like the gravy boat, creamer, sugar bowl, butter dish, salt and pepper shakers, tea cups, serving bowls and a large chop plate. These are all hard to find pieces for any set as they are easily broken with use.

Parts ListBut this find was a first for me. I’ve never found the original packing slip for a set of vintage dinnerware. And there it was, just tucked between the bowls. I’m not going to lie, it was a long trip to go pick the dishes up—about 240 miles round trip. But sometimes it’s worth it for something you’ve been searching for. I could have had the dishes shipped and it may have been slightly less than the gas to go get them, but then you’re at the mercy of someone else’s packing abilities as well as the tender touch of the postal system. I’d rather not take my chances. There were already a few missing and broken pieces as it was.

CasualtiesThe casualty count wasn’t too bad, just eight broken pieces. There was also a cup and two berry bowls missing. All things considered, that’s not too bad for a set of dishes that was actually used for four or five decades. The hardest part is putting these broken beauties in the trash can, but I will find their replacements.

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9 Comments

  1. Barbara W. Smith
    Posted January 15, 2014 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    I went on-line to just check and see if there was a value to Mikasa Majorca. When the pictures came up from thie email, I was shocked. We have the exact same set and was wondering if you might be interested in it. We have 7 plates, 7 cake plates, 8 bowls, 5 saucers, 8 cups, and the sugar and creamer. It was left to our sister by our Mother. If you would like to respond to this email and give us some information if you are interested, I can have her call you or you can call us. Thank you!!!

  2. Sandra Wright
    Posted May 20, 2014 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    I’m interested in this set. Have a few left that was wedding present from my parents. I love them. Please contact me at my e-mail address.

    • Brian Bell
      Posted August 2, 2015 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

      I have 1 very large plate, 5 smaller, 2 breadplates? 2 breakfast bowls if anyone is looking – blue mountains australia

  3. Maggie Kanouff
    Posted August 26, 2015 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    I have a complete eight piece set, that has been left to me. It is perfect and looks like it’s never been used. I never even checked it til I read your post. If interested please feel free to contact me. It is way to beautiful to use and I really don’t trust anyone to eat on eat.

    • Austin
      Posted September 8, 2015 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

      Hi Maggie. I might be interested in your set. Please email me at austin@snag-blog.com. Thanks!

      • Maggie Kanouff
        Posted October 20, 2016 at 6:32 am | Permalink

        Hi Austin. Might you still be interested in the china. I do still have it and will contact you by your email. Sorry it took me so long to respond. Thank you

    • Diana
      Posted October 10, 2015 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

      Hi Maggie. Is this set still available by any chance? swanscrib@comcast.net

      • Maggie Kanouff
        Posted October 20, 2016 at 6:45 am | Permalink

        Hi Diana. Yes I still have this set available. I do have one other person possibly interested and am waiting to hear from him. So will email you after I hear back from him. Sorry it took me so long to respond. Thank you

  4. Robin Catchpole
    Posted June 29, 2017 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    I lawn shopped a 45 piece new Majorca dinner set.Was going to sell it but it was so retro beautiful I kept it.Original packing slip included. Why would anyone send something so unusual to the tip ?

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