Mikasa ‘Fresh as Spring’ dinner plates
made in Japan c 1972
Ah the 70s! When ‘oven to table to dishwasher’ became a mantra! Now you can own retro pieces AND whack ‘em in the dishwasher. Win/win.
This lovely set of six dinner plates in the Light & Lively motif ‘Fresh as Spring’ [sooooooo 70s] is a lovely addition to my Light & Lively creamer and sugar bowl [see post below.] I am fast becoming a Mikasa fan- the shapes and patterns are so modernist that they still look great today. And these stoneware pieces are robust and made to last.
Not that this set has seen much use…it has stayed at the back of a cupboard, being “too good to use”. I think it deserves to be used – everyday. And with the creamer and sugar bowl- you have a pretty funky set.
Mikasa ‘Light ‘n’ Lively’ creamer & sugar bowl
made in Japan 1974-76
The very funky jug in this set hasn’t a handle- and the spout has been made integral with the jug body. Very modernist! Likewise the sugar bowl has a lid that fits directly onto the body, without a space for a daggy spoon to hang out. The Light ‘n’ Lively set comes in a series of dual tones, with cream being the constant colour, and paired with ‘Avocado’ [as in this set] or pale blue or pale green. Avocado is such a 70s colour…it seems to be represented on almost all of my 70s pieces.
The pattern number for this set is D5450, and as noted on the base, the set is for “oven to table to dishwasher.” Another 70s invention…convenience & modern appliances. It wasn’t called Light ‘n’ Lively for nothing!
The set has been styled with fake grapes, as I like the colour and tonal variations. It’s for sale: $AUD45