Desert Rose was one of four patterns in Franciscan’s now legendary line of hand-painted, raised-pattern designs, that also included Apple, Fresh Fruit, and Ivy. The inspiration for Desert Rose has been attributed to Annette Honeywell, a California freelance artist. Based on Honeywell’s designs, Franciscan artist Mary Winans modeled the beautifully shaped Desert Rose pattern that would go on to be touted at the time as “the most popular pattern ever made in America.”
This month, we offer a special 48-piece Desert Rose set that includes 8 cups and 8 saucers, 8 dinner plates, 8 salad plates, and 8 coupe-shaped cereal bowls, along with 1 oval serving platter (14 1/4 inches), 1 round vegetable bowl (8 1/2 inches), 1 teapot and lid, 1 creamer, 1 sugar bowl and lid, and 1 gravy boat with attached underplate.
To order your 48-piece Desert Rose set, call toll-free at 1- 800-REPLACE (1-800-737-5223) 9:00 am - 10:00 pm ET, 7 days (a friendly associate will be happy to assist you), or follow the link to our secure, easy-to-use web site. Desert Rose is a classic pattern, and this set is an outstanding value.