|Photo and Item offered by palimpsette store on Etsy. This is the Catalina Sugar Bowl.|
|Life Magazine, May, 1957|
In fact, many manufacturers created items under this generic name, whose point was "to increase Harmony in your home." Sleek designs, affordiblity, and color pallete were key to the good design items offered by Harmony House. One may call it the "Macy's" department at "Sears." Any discriminating housewife in the 50's would not be complete without a Harmony House room - from furniture, linens and spreads to cool ceramic dishes or Melamine designs.:
This photo and grouping for sale by palimpsette store on Etsy shows the lovely,
sleek design of the Catalina Sugar & Creamer.
|Sleek detailing of cups makes for good design. Photo /Item by RicRacandButtons on Etsy.|
|Close up of backstamp as shown by Magark, who deals in vintage items.|
|I love these bowls photo and item by TimeforVintage on Etsy.|
In my experience it's been a slight bit harder to find. Although I do not have proof I only can offer a few guesses for why:
- Catalina may have been more popular and carried for longer, which is why it is more plentiful.
- Perhaps Catalina was priced lower than Talk of the Town, who knows?
- My personal #1 theory would be that the Talk of the Town looked too similiar to the already rapidly selling "Brookpark Modern Design" by Joan Luntz, and the "Arrowhead" commercial line. Just a thought.....look at the photos below and tell me what you think?
|Jadite Talk of the Town, items & photo by BantamHouseAntiques.on Etsy.|
|Undersides of "Talk of the Town" Melmac photo and items at LindaPaloma on Etsy.|
|Top View of "Talk of the Town" Melmac photo and items at LindaPaloma on Etsy.|
|Talk of the Town Cups, not as square as Brookpark. These items & photo by BantamHouseAntiques.on Etsy.|