Monday, February 9, 2015

Mystery Stetson China Pattern - 1957

When I first began selling at the antique mall, I bought lots of odd place settings of china: dinner plates, cups and saucers, creamers and sugar bowls.  I thought that people would buy them -- after all, both Martha AND Flea Market Finds had said on television and in print that mismatched china was cool!  If they said it, it must be true, right?   Not so...most people don't want one or two plates unless they need that particular pattern.  Mismatched china IS cool, but people don't buy it!

So, I've been hunting and gathering in my junk inventory in the basement -- looking for all the odd bits and pieces of china that I've bought over the past 4 years.  We're planning a road trip to Florida and I'm planning to make a side trip to Replacements and sell them most of it.  What they don't want, I'll sell in a bargain basket at the mall or donate away.

I found several serving bowls in this mystery pattern.

It's clearly backstamped Stetson and is dated 1957.  I think it's pretty cool -- especially for spring entertaining!  I'm crazy about research, though, and a real perfectionist when it comes to identification and I can't find the pattern anywhere.  It's driving me crazy!  It's not on Replacements or any of the other china websites and a picture of it doesn't even come up in a general Google image search.  I searched Marcrest, too, because they distributed a lot of Stetson china.

Do any of you know the pattern name?  Was it distributed by a company other than Stetson or Marcrest?  If I can't find it, I'm going to have to resign myself to not knowing, but I hate an unsolved puzzle.

Have a great week, everyone!  (And, oh by the way, if you need any odds-and-ends dinnerware, just let me know -- I've got you covered!)


ThrifterSisters said...

I can't believe that you can't find anything on the internet about that pattern! Doesn't the internet know everything? Maybe you have something super rare and worth a ton of money :-)


Deanies Stash said...

The pattern is very sweet but I don't have any info on it. Hope someone can help you!


Have no idea, either! Great idea to sell your pieces to "Replacements"...I have seen how much they get for pieces, CRAZY!! I have lots of stuff that I can't sell either, and at cheap prices...hmm...
Happy Valentine's day.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a pretty pattern. Wish I could help. Mystery patterns drive me crazy also!

Judy Martin said...

I also have a pattern (platter only) with a mysterious design . . . a daisy with stem, maybe ochre, pink, blue . . . JM

Judy Martin said...

I also have a pattern (platter only) with a mysterious design . . . a daisy with stem, maybe ochre, pink, blue . . . JM

Unknown said...

I also have this pattern in dinner plates, serving bowl and salad plates. It was my grandmother's, have been looking for info, but no luck.

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