Harvest Time by Iroquois, Just Another Dish Obsession

By Cedar | October 21, 2013

I have something I need to get of my chest. I am pining after another dish set. I know, I know, three dish sets is probably enough, but I can’t help it. Beautifully designed mid century dishes make me weak in the knees.

Years ago I assisted a family friend for a little while in painting upscale homes in our area. One of the homes I went into had a laundry and storage room out back from the main house. In the storage area were floor to ceiling cabinets to house the home owner’s different dish collections. I didn’t care much for her taste in dishes, but I knew then that one day I would have the same sort of room. Until then though, I will be stashing my dishes in boxes, pushed under the bed, in our unused dishwasher, and in the linen cabinet. One day.

Anyhow, this glorious set is called Harvest Time and was designed by the incredibly talented Ben Seibel for Iroquois.

ben seibel harvest time iroquois
(available for purchase here)

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I came across a set of four teacups in this pattern about six months ago, and have been considering starting a collection  ever since (which means I would have to sell off my Franciscan Autumn, there is no way I can have two sets of autumn themed dishes or afford another collection in general).

This set is so striking. The shapes are elegant and modern, the colors are vibrant and timeless, and the pattern is perfect for serving some seasonal comfort food on…or you know, placing behind a glass case and staring at for hours on end.

What do you all think of it, am I crazy for lusting after yet another dish set?

One Response to “Harvest Time by Iroquois, Just Another Dish Obsession”

  1. Queen of Fifty Cents Says:
    November 13th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    I’m always finding cool dishware to want, but I don’t go for sets. I usually buy only one or two pieces of a pattern, and half the fun of our dinner parties is that everyone gets to choose their favorite plate or bowl or dessert plate. It’s a great thing to look for when you go thrifting.

    BTW, I bought the creamer from this Ben Seibel set this weekend at a yard sale – for a quarter!