mymothersfolly's Shop Announcement

Shortly after I moved away from home to start a life on my own, my mother came to visit me in my first solo apartment. I had four dishes to my name—two dinner plates and two salad plates—all Franciscan Merry-Go-Round. I had found them in a thrift store and was so pleased to have dishes of my own choosing. She took note of my excitement over my starter dishes and flipped a plate over when I turned my back to write down all the details. About a year later boxes upon boxes were delivered to my apartment: the fruits of my mother's relentless bidding on nearly every piece of Franciscan Merry-Go-Round that had been posted on Ebay since her departure. She told me that the gift of the hunt brought more joy to her than the idea that I may hold on to them forever. And so, I let them go…