Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Back in Time - Flatware

Betty Crocker advertisement
1964


Stainless Steel flatware from Betty Crocker was a great deal in the 1950s and 1960s. At one time or another, I think everyone in my family clipped and saved Betty Crocker coupons for Oneida flatware.

My flatware pattern, My Rose, is shown on the far right in the advertisement. I've used the flatware since the late 60s, and other than one cracked bread knife, the set is still in great shape.

Did you or someone you know clip and save the coupons to purchase flatware or other items from Betty Crocker? What flatware pattern did you select?

13 comments:

  1. Our family had "My Rose" also. We also had drinking glasses and towels that came in DUZ, a laundry detergent. My Mom saved S&H Greenstamps. We got a lot of our camping gear that way.

    As Archie Bunker sang, "Those were the days!"

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  2. I know I've seen Twin Star and My Rose, but I couldn't tell you where. I do still have stainless from my childhood home though. It's not a complete set, so I have my own, circa 1990s, Oneida. I can't remember the name though.

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  3. The Twin Star pattern looks familiar. Maybe someone in my family had that one.

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  4. I remember those Ad's... I could hardly wait to get some and start my silverware set...but I never did get silverware until later in my married life...plus I inherited moms... I was the only one who didn't mind cleaning it!!! The Rose was my favourite!

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  5. I still have a drawer full of the Enchantment pattern....although I'm not sure how I acquired it! And somehow I have a single fork of My Rose! Crazy!

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  6. My mom had that same rose pattern.

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  7. WE did s and H green stamps when I was young.....
    I love that silver ! Each pattern is lovely

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  8. Yes! I did. My good 'silverware' is an oneda pattern that I got place setting a month. For some reason we stopped getting it before I had enough - so I have place settings for 6, serving pieces, long handled spoons and shrimp forks. g

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  9. My Mom had Twin Star cause one of her sisters did The Rose. I think I still have part of a set around here someplace..great old memory:)

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  10. I remember ordering my first pieces of My Rose. Now whenever I'm in Goodwill, I search the silverware bin for any BC pieces. It was always so fun to get that order in the mail. :) And the Duz detergent....I have an orange up in my cabinet that no one can use. My parents used those and I think this is the very last one. Dad left it here one day and I refuse to return it. :)

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  11. I got the My Rose silverware and still use it today. I love it. It amazes me that you have the ad. It brings back lots of memories to me.
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  12. We used to have some of My Rose pieces, too, and passed them on to our daughter when we got our current set which is quite plain. Now we collect the little Box Top dealies for our GS's school.

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  13. Dear Nancy,
    I really appreceate your post and enjoyed reading the comments it has gathered. My Mom is from the US but I was born and grew up in Germany, primarily. However her mother had collected enough coupons for a full set of My Rose flatware to give to my parents as a wedding gift in the early 70s. They have been in use since then. I was quite excited when I noticed an odd piece of My Rose in a vaccation rental on the Outer Banks two years back, on a trip to the US. I am delighted to find that there are plenty of offers for used pieces to replace some of our split knife handles and perhaps stock up on some of the more frequently used pieces.
    Thanks and farewell!

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