Our local school/church had its annual holiday bazaar a couple of weeks ago. I usually work a few early shifts in the craft booth. Of course, I made sure to stop by the "Granny's Attic" section beforehand.
I was hoping Granny had some vintage Christmas she was no longer interested in, but this was it. The little red flocked deer actually escaped my eye; my sister found it much later in the day.
But I saw this box right away, and my eyes lit up.
A big lot of Franciscan "Apple" serving pieces, including a large oval platter, a larger round platter, a vegetable bowl, an individual casserole with lid, salt & pepper shakers, and four tall tumblers. Everything's in great condition, except for the tumblers, which have some cracks.
And someone tried to buy them out of my "sold" box! Luckily, one of the church ladies wrestled her for it.
This was also part of the lot. I've always loved the "Desert Rose" Franciscan pattern.
I have my grandmother's set of Franciscan "Ivy" (image here from Wikipedia), although I only like it for sentimental reasons.
The Apple pattern will be going into my Etsy shop. The Desert Rose will not!