You may remember when I found these Franciscan Desert Rose dinner plates at the thrift store and shared them with you in TTT Week 39 Vintage Finds.
Production of Desert Rose by Franciscan began in 1941. Pieces made in the USA and England prior to 2004 when production moved to China are a bit different and more valuable. Sadly my five dinner plates are from China. I do have a few older pieces made in the USA.
The round platter/chop plate under the vase in the middle of the table is an older piece made in the USA between 1953 and 1958 based on it’s back-stamp. Information for dating Franciscan Desert Rose found here.
I’ve wanted to do a simple tablescape with this Desert Rose china since I found it but wanted a pink tablecloth. Of course, I didn’t want to pay a fortune for it so I waited until one became available at the thrift store.
The hen on a nest is a new piece of jadeite.
It is said by many that Desert Rose is the largest selling casual tableware pattern in the history of dinnerware!
Thanks for stopping by today!
- Chargers: Candle Plates – Ikea
- Ironstone: Fransiscan Desert Rose – Thrift Store in TTT Week 39 – Vintage Finds
- Crystal: Swirl Pattern – Thrift Store
- Flatware: Portmeirion Botanic Garden – Home Goods
- Pink Tablecloth – Thrift Store
- Floral Print Napkins by April Cornell – Home Goods
- Monogrammed Napkin Rings: Thrift Store in FTT Week 66 – Vintage Finds
- Jadeite Chicken and Salt/Pepper Shakers – World Market
- Green Vase – Thrift Store
- Carnation Bouquet – Kroger
Don’t forget that the Vintage Charm party opens at 8:00 AM EST Thursday, March 31st, so come join the vintage fun.
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