I loved them because they are beautiful, but when I researched them I fell in love with them even more because I found out they are actually quite special. This set is from the 1970s, by an artist named Ben Seibel and manufactured by Mikasa. On Ebay, each plate goes for $25-50!
I got this entire set for.....
$40.00! OH HECK YEAH.
This goes to show you that even in a small town, at a Salvation Army, you can find buried treasure. You just have to look :-)