Schumann Wild Rose

Schumann Wild Rose
Dishes, dishes, dishes........

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Franciscan Mariposa China

Pat took pity on me for this week's table. I have been collecting Franciscan's "Mariposa" china for a while and finally have enough pieces to set a table. While most people are familiar with their earthenware (especially the patterns "Apple," "Desert Rose," and "Ivy"), Franciscan fine china was actually quite popular during the 1950's and 1960's although Mariposa was not as well like and was only produced from 1949 through 1955.

Here's the table that Pat came up with:
Pat set a simple but quite elegant table highlighting the green on the plate.

The pattern looks equally as good with a pink or blue or purple charger

Confession time - I only have one cup and saucer.....for now. The hunt continues.....

An absolute favorite and "must have" in any tablescaping repertoire - inexpensive glasses from the Dollar Tree

I won Pat over (she usually likes simple design patterns on plates) with the shape of the creamer and sugar bowl.

Pat found this purple bowl in the back of my closet.....forgot I had it.
Pat made small matching arrangements on each side of the centerpiece using Wedgwood "Edme" cream soup bowls

One last look from the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Chargers - from Pier 1 three years ago
Dinnerware - "Mariposa" by Franciscan from where ever I could find it
Flatware - Green "Sofia" by Hampton from TJMaxx
Glassware - from the Dollar Store years ago (but still available)
Candle Holders - from eBay
Small arrangement bowls - "Edme" cream soups bowls by Wedgwood from eBay
Purple Centerpiece footed bowl - from my closet (I have not idea where it came from - old age???)
Olive Green Napkins - from Target years ago

We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It! & Digging It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch: 


  1. That is GORGEOUS!! Beautiful china, I love the pattern. Adore the chargers, and am drooling over the flatware. *needs to win the dang lottery, I tell ya!
    I love shopping Dollar Tree for treasures, too. Glad to find someone else who does, as well. :D

  2. Such a lovely table and beautiful the colors.....
    Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Blessings, Nellie

  3. Just the right colors to evoke spring. Love it ladies. Good job!

  4. Lovely table! Shades of green and purple are my favorite combinations. And they're perfect for spring!
    Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

  5. Oh, I love this china! So much so that I've already checked on eBay, there's a good bit available including a cup and saucer...(just sayin'). We'll see how the budget is this month. Anyway, the table is perfect. Thanks for sharing it!

  6. I love botanical things so these dishes are right up my alley! I wouldn't have guessed that the pattern dates back that far. I hope you can find more cups and saucers. This table definitely says spring!

  7. What a beautiful, fresh tablescape! I love the china and would never have guessed it was from the early '50. It looks like a much more recent design. Also, love your candle holders and footed bowl. Lovely table. Thanks for brining this to us.

  8. Such a sweet and serene pattern. Love it! I have apple and meadow rose. My Mom has Desert Rose

  9. Wow! Love that Franciscan China pattern. Who knew they may anything beyond that old ivy, apple and desert rose? Well you did - I'm afraid you'll have more competition for it now that you have let me in on this beautiful secret. I've already checked out e-bay and Replacements. Off to see if there is any lurking on Etsy. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous collection of tableware each week on Between Naps on the Porch. Your tablescapes are always among my favorites but this one has triggered a severe case of China envy.

  10. Oh, Ladies, be still my heart! I do believe this table could be my favorite table you have ever created (and I am quite a fan, so I've viewed almost every one you've done!!) Green is my favorite color, but when you accent it with purple and some of the most beautiful plates I have ever seen, you absolutely make my jaw drop. Bravo to you both!!
    Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  11. Hello my name is Susan, and I own a flawless table setting for 16 of the Mariposa pattern.I would love to find out its value. If anyone can help with this please let me know.
    Thank you.

    1. I would like to know that as well. Did you ever find out the value?

  12. I have a HUGE amount of this pattern. I inherited some from my Grandmother and bought a great deal others from an estate sale. I am moving and it needs to find a new home. If you (or anyone) is interested I am sure I have AT LEAST service for 16 of everything PLUS extras and tons of serving pieces. I have a FULL SET of cups and saucers....

  13. My Grandmother regularly set the table with these beautiful dishes and now I realize how very much I miss them.

  14. I couldn't help but notice that a handful of demitasse cups & saucers are available at Replacements.

  15. I have this entire 10 piece set. If someone would like to make me an offer. I inherited it and I never have used any of it.