October 13, 2011Vintage Hermosa Tile Brochure – Franciscan Starburst Tile!
By Sara In AZ
I recently came across this vintage Hermosa Tile pamphlet and I thought y’all might want to check it out too!
Hermosa Tile was a division of Gladding, McBean & Co., the manufacturers of Franciscan Dinnerware – and around here I’m pretty sure we ALL love our Franciscan Starburst!
There is no date on this catalog, but my guess would be that it was published in the mid to late 1950s.
This booklet is so interesting because it shows many of the tile patterns that were offered by Hermosa Tile at the time, including our beloved Starburst. Let’s take a look y’all!
Ahhhhhh, Hi lovely lady. Can I move in with you immediately so we can cook in this AWESOME Starburst kitchen together??? I imagine preparing food in a Starburst tiled kitchen makes everything taste just a little bit better! Just look at how happy she is surrounded by all that Starburst tile!
All these FAB kitchens are just making me drool all over the brochure!
I would literally give my eye teeth for that pink bathroom on the top! It has these sweet little MCM fish tiles all over the shower walls, you will see them close-up in 2 more pages.
Yay! There is the AWESOME Starburst tile!!! I LOVE the Bubbles on Pink Dust tile too, and well heck – I love them all!!!
There is the fish tile I was just talking about. It is called Fisherman’s Wharf. Here they show it with a jade green background instead of pink. All of these tiles are SO fantastic I would have a hard time picking just one.
Hey Hermosa Tile, you don’t have to sell me on the benefits of your product. I would buy it in a heartbeat if you still made it!
All the lovely colors. So beautiful to look at.
I think I will go down to the showroom in Phoenix and see if I can get someone to take my order!
Hope y’all enjoyed!
We are a small group of dedicated Mid-Century fans with a simple goal: To share a piece of Mid-Century Americana with you every day. If you want to know more about our site and our authors, please visit our About Page!About Page