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.”
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.
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!”