Weekend Finds: Franciscan Starburst

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A few weeks ago I stopped by a garage sale a few hours after it started and saw these dishes with a $50.00 price tag on them. A small piece of paper was placed beside it and read, “8-piece place setting.” I loved the patterned but left it behind because of the price. After a twenty minute drive home I was still thinking about those darn dishes. So after a text to my husband and a phone call to Angela, I was back on the road headed for the sale twenty minutes away. Of course the usual outcome of a situation like this is if you don’t buy it when you see it, it’s gone. Lucky for me this was not the case and I was so happy to see the two unpacked boxes of dishes still hidden under the table. I loved that one box was labeled grandma’s “good china.”


Box of grandma’s good china!

This lovely pattern is known as Franciscan Starburst. It was introduced in the mid-50’s by Gladding, McBean & Co. I didn’t unwrap all of the dishes from the box until I was home. It was so exciting to see my haul. I feel like one very lucky gal! Not only did I get an eight piece place setting but also lots of extras.

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I’m so glad they didn’t have all the dishes out on display at the garage sale or I’m sure someone would have bought them before I did. I can now call these my “good china!”

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  1. cindy
    Posted November 4, 2014 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    so jealous, love these dishes, what a fabulous deal!

    • Tammy
      Posted November 4, 2014 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

      Thank you Cindy! 🙂

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