recently thrifted, vernon kilns china

Resisting this set of china at Value Village last Monday evening was impossible. 35 pieces of hand-painted china for $15? How could I possibly not snatch it up?

The pattern is called “May Flower” and it was manufactured from the mid-1940s through 1953 by one of California’s big five pottery producers, Vernon Kilns.

Similarly sized sets on eBay run between $199 (25 pieces) to $270 (40)…not that I plan on selling it or anything. The set’s already settled into my china cabinet, mixing and matching ever so nicely with my collection of my hand-me-down Mason’s Ironstone, a gift from mom when I moved to Minneapolis 10 years ago. Anywho, that’s my favorite find of the week. Did you get out thrifting on MLK Day? Find anything wonderful?