But, I have no doubt that any one of my regular readers out there would have had a very hard time passing this amazing bargain up!
Here is the set:
There is 45 pieces in this set.
It has 8 settings except only 5 coffee cups. Bummer that.
It has other missing pieces such as, it came with only one shaker and the bottom of the butter dish is missing.
But, I do love that it came with the coffee/tea pot and creamer and sugar!
It was made by Harmony House and is called Scandia.
In researching this set, it was referred to as "Vintage 60's Modernist Atomic Scandia". It is in the Modernist Scandinavian style.
Here is some history of the "Harmony House" Line.
The Sears & Roebuck Company introduced a homewares brand in 1940 called "Harmony House" that used four colors that matched and were interchangeable. The Harmony House brand included paint, carpet, furniture, towels, lamps, mirrors and dishes, among other items. The Harmony House china was produced by several different manufacturers and is now considered a collectors item. Source: eHow.com
Harmony House: 1940-1968
Sears introduced the Harmony House brand as an interior-decorating
scheme that used four basic colors that could be coordinated with each
other.(The year before, Sears catalogs featured "Charm House," a similar
program.) Customers were encouraged to use a color wheel that was supplied in
thecatalog for coordinating colors. Harmonizing colors had long been a
problem for the company. For example, rose-colored draperies made by one
source might clash with a rose rug produced by another manufacturer. Each
factory used its own colors, and the clashes that resulted were impeding the
company's sales of home furnishings. In response to customer
demand, Sears eventually expanded Harmony House's palette to include 18
colors that they considered to be the most attractive to customers. Each
color came in light, medium, and dark shades.
Harmony House colors were:
Tuscan Rose and Wine, Valley Rose, Federal
Gold, Cherry Pink and Red,Jubilee Peach, Spice Beige and Brown, Colonial Blue,
Sage Green, Aquamarine,Chartreuse, Dawn Gray, Mint Green, Pacific Blue,
Sunshine Yellow, Parchment Ivory, Beige, and Brown, Victorian Pink, Rose, Red
and Wine, and Malibu Peach, Coral and Rust.
The Harmony House style and colorsystem was not merely limited to carpets and paints, either; the entire house could be furnished according to the colors. Almost any household item could be bought to fit the Harmony House schemes, including: covered upholstery fabrics, draperies, slipcovers, desks, bookcases, bedroom furniture, sheets, towels, table lamps, wall paints, clothes hampers, canister sets, boudoir lamps, shower curtains, garment bags, chenille spreads, dinnerware, wallpaper, lounge chairs, dinette sets, living room sets, mirrors, carpeting, tile, and appliances.
Source: Sears Archives
Oh, you are probably curious how much I paid for the 45 piece set aren't you? Did you guess $2.00? If you did, you were correct!
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