Back in the 1950s, Duz Detergent delighted buyers by including a piece of 22K-trimmed Golden Wheat dinnerware in each box of their laundry soap. Savvy homemakers of the day could assemble a set of dishes AND keep their clothes clean to boot…..a win-win situation in any decade.
Though there seems to be some doubt, it is widely accepted that Homer Laughlin was the manufacturer of the Golden Wheat china…..but “Duz” it really matter?
What does matter is that mothers and grandmothers, aunts and great-aunts collected and passed down beautiful 22K dishes that we still enjoy today. There were platters, luncheon plates, salad plates, bread & butter plates, soup bowls, berry bowls, vegetable bowls, cups & saucers, sugars & creamers, and gravy boats. There were even coordinating juice glasses and tumblers.
When I am lucky enough to find a piece of Golden Wheat, I add it to my booth offerings. It usually sells quickly which tells me that there are plenty of daughters, granddaughters and nieces still adding to their cherished heirloom sets of Golden Wheat china.
Do you have a Golden Wheat memory?
I’ll be linking to the following parties:
Time Travel Thursday at Brambleberry Cottage
Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Thrifty Thursday at Bloggeritaville