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Perfect for your vintage table, here is a marvelous mid century heirloom china made in the good ol' U.S.A.! This sophisticated dinnerware set of Lifetime China by Homer Laughlin China is done gorgeously in the classic and oh-so-graceful Prairie Gold wheat pattern. It features a creamy off white backdrop accented entirely in metallic gold, with gold banding trim around the edge of each dish and an ultra shiny glaze finish that would make your dinner table truly an elegant sight to behold!

There is so much special charm to this set with its amazing wheat pattern, Prairie Gold, and hard as we've looked, we can't find a thing wrong with any of the patterns -- no wear has gotten through to the wheat pattern whatsoever! LOVE the delicate gold banding accenting the edge of each dish, and the curvy, graceful wheat design whipping in the wind makes one think of the wind rushing through the prairie, farm life, tire swings, little girl braids, dirty scabby knees, fishing, catching frogs, and doing your chores quickly just so you can go skinny dipping at the pond!

You will receive a total of thirty-seven (37) dishes (see exact inventory below - be aware that the photos show a few pieces that are NOT included so be sure to read the inventory and convo us with any questions), and, boy, are they in fabulous vintage condition! Most look like they were hardly ever used with only minor utensil marks, no chips whatsoever, and some look never to have been used whatsoever! Even better, you do have to look pretty closely at this set to see their usage marks. The wheat pattern is practically in perfect condition throughout, perhaps due to its "Semi-Vitreous" glaze (as it is marked on the bottom) and the overall apparent light usage of the set in its previous vintage life. A special bonus with this set is that you get sixteen (16) of the dinner plates! Seems like you can never have enough of those with dinner guests popping out of nowhere, now can you?

Encircled with a glorious gold wreath, the bottom of most of the dishes reads as follows:
"Lifetime China Co.
Alliance, Ohio
Prairie Gold"

Some dishes in this set exhibit more wear than others, with the dinner plates having the most apparent utensil marks and the bowls and serving pieces having the least. It's pretty hard to find even utensil marks on most of these pieces, except in very bright light. There are a few places where the gold banding has light wear and there are a few usage marks here and there, although most is not real noticeable unless you are specifically looking for it. There are some minor manufacturing imperfections such as a stray bit of extra gold on the underside of a dish here and there or very small bumps in the finish throughout the set, but that is evidently normal for this type of Homer Laughlin china. The side of the casserole dish has a noticeable light tan stain at approx. 1/2" across, but it appears to have been part of the manufacturing process as it's under the glaze.

Remember to click on each photo to enlarge it for detail and contact us with any questions prior to purchase so you can be sure that this set meets your needs; we want you to be thrilled with your finds from DollFood! Be aware that this set has been previously used and does show it somewhat, but we believe that is part of its vintage china charm and inherent history! If you feel the same way, this beautiful set could be for you.

As usual with DollFood, we will wrap this set up ever so carefully and do our very best to pack it for safe shipment (we are HUGE lovers and practitioners of bubble wrap!!). Please note that we may choose to ship this in a few separate, smaller boxes to save you on shipping costs. If you require insurance, please convo us after you make the purchase and as we carefully get your china ready for shipment over the next few days, we can then plan to figure out what the extra cost for it will be and set up a custom listing for you to purchase it.

Could you be the Etsyian who will love it and cherish it as much as the previous mid century owner did? Or perhaps you have a very special person or couple in mind who would enjoy it greatly? We hope you have just the perfect place for this china to charm on!

Here is the inventory of the 37 pieces you get in this listing, along with the approx. measurements:
16 Large Plates each 10 1/4"
3 Small Plates each 6"
7 Saucers each 6"
8 Small Bowls each 6"
1 Casserole Serving Bowl 10"
1 Casserole Lid
1 Large Oval Platter 13 1/4" x 10 1/4"

**Note that a few pieces shown in the photos (such as the round handled tray, etc.) are not included in this listing. Be sure to read the inventory above of the exact 37 pieces included and convo us if you have any questions.

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Mid Century Prairie Gold Lifetime China by Homer Laughlin Dinnerware - 37 Piece Set - Creamy White with Gold Trim - Heirloom China Set


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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Primary color: White
  • Secondary color: Gold
  • Occasion: Wedding
  • Materials: ceramic, china, porcelain
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 503 reviews
  • Favorited by: 29 people