Make Tea Time Beautiful with a Vintage Franciscan Ware Pink-a-Dilly Tea Set
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I had dinner with a good friend yesterday at a French restaurant in Riverside, California. I hadn’t eaten at a restaurant since before the pandemic. The weather was perfect for an outdoor meal with my sweet friend – thank you, Southern California! During dinner, our conversation wandered to the color pink. We differ in opinions on the rosy color. She is not a fan and I love it. On our post-dinner walk, I saw a vibrant pink pick-up truck and immediately wanted it for my own. I wondered whether my love for pink might be a little abnormal. If you read my recent post on handcrafted pink mugs, you might agree!
Now that I’m back home in Northern California, I thought I’d bring you one of my favorite pink dinnerware patterns for a #drinkvintage post. The pattern is Pink-a-Dilly by Franciscan Ware and features pink roses and green leaves. My mom brings this set out for special occasions. She has the entire dinnerware set, including the coffee and tea sets and all of the serving pieces. The pattern is cheerful and I love the mid-century forms. My mom loves them because they are pretty and affordable to replace if a piece breaks – so she can use them for a dinner with her grandkids without worry.
My favorite pieces of this set are those belonging to the tea service. I love my daily tea ritual. I have heard English gals on podcasts lamenting the way Americans murder their tea. Heating water for tea in the microwave? It’s sacrilegious! And I have to say I kind of agree. Sometimes my tea ritual only consists of tea and oat milk in a really nice mug. But it is always special and never tea murder.
Although my tea habit is not high maintenance, I do love a proper teapot full of hot tea, a teacup, and the works – especially with friends. If you love this set and want to shop for some online, I suggest searching on eBay and Etsy. I’ve also gathered a few pieces for you to shop right here on Faedra. Click on the pictures to find the item’s home on the web!
How do you feel about the color pink? Do you love the Pink-a-Dilly tea set as much as I do? Let me know what you think in the comment section below!
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