I had never given the plates much thought, they are utilitarian, pretty but plain and were just always there. After seeing this picture I inquired about them from mom. I knew she had registered for them and received them as wedding gifts. Here is what she told me about her china:
I registered for them when we got married. I didn't get a lot at first as they were at Sakowitz expensive by 1968 family standards. I was taking ceramics at the time was drawn to them because of that I think. My scout leader who could have afforded the whole set told the salesman that they looked like tin plates. He told me I was the first person who had registered for them at that store they were pretty "out there" for Gulfgate. Thanks for the memories.....
I was struck by the thought of these dishes being so different at the time. I suppose in 1968 most young women were registering for plain white china or flowery prints. I have no idea, really. Mom has two sizes of plates and one size bowl. I have searched and found some other really interesting shapes from this line. They really appeal to me, but as they are no longer made I will have to keep an eye out at thrift shops for pieces here and there. Here are some that I really like.
These are Green Mist, but came in Blue also.
It's kind of ironic that these appeal to me because they are nostalgic and what I know. While they appealed to mom for totally different reasons, because they were modern and different. Never the less, I love them and hope to add some to my kitchen at some point.