Friday, February 1, 2013

Texas Ware Find!

I am just starting to get into mid-century vintage. Maybe I'm a little behind the boat because I think most of the thrifts caught onto the vintage craze a while ago and charge astronomical rates for anything that looks like it was made in the 50's & 60's.

I bought these vintage melmac dishes today at a little thrift that is directly across from my Value Village. I like that store but they are notorious for printing up ebay listings and taping them to the items that have any value, they do their research.

These are TexasWare and are a bright turquoise blue with cute white dandelions printed on them. I LOVE them! The shape of the cups are so cute too!

I cannot seem to find this pattern ANYWHERE online. At least not in my brief Etsy & eBay research that is! I got compliments from 3 people before I even left the store on what a great find it was so maybe I have something good.

I paid $20 for the 12 pieces: 3 dinner plates, 3 salad plates and 3 cup & saucer sets. Most Texas Ware doesn't sell for a whole lot online but I am thinking that with the popular color and the fact that this dandelion style is super popular right now that I may list them quite high and see how it goes. I am just wondering if I should list it all as one set or split it up. I probably would prefer to list it in one big lot so I don't sell one or 2 pieces and have the rest for ages, although I love the design and I'm sure I could find use for them at home!

{Have any of my vintage loving friends seen this pattern before and know it's name? Any info would be wonderful and I'll keep you all posted if it turns out to be a good find!}


  1. Really pretty color! Personally, I like to list in lots, but it doesn't always work. Tough decision.

  2. I love the color and pattern. I don't know if I would be able to give it up. I would sell it by setting since you have 3 place settings and most come in four.

    1. Good Idea... I need to get it listed, busy day today though, I have to keep up with my list within a week plan or I'll never make it all year! By place setting is definitely how I think I'll roll though and then just say that i have 3 available.