Oneida sent me the True Rose 45 Piece Service for 8. My family LOVES this. The silverware we were using before was breaking all the time. These are nice and heavy but not to heavy. Here is a picture of the True Rose silverware...
"The Oneida Story
The Oneida Community:
The Nineteenth-Century Utopian Society of John Humphrey Noyes
To state it briefly, the old Oneida Community was a religious and social society founded in Oneida, New York, in 1848 by John Humphrey Noyes and his followers. In the beginning, most of them were Vermonters, almost all were New Englanders.
The Community was founded on Noyes' theology of Perfectionism, a form of Christianity with two basic values; self-perfection and communalism. These ideals were translated into everyday life through shared property and work. Noyes' solution was a society where the interest of one member became the interest of all - the enlargement of the family. They called themselves Perfectionists and, being logical and literal, they proceeded to substitute for the small unit of home and family and individual possessions, the larger unit of group-family and group-family life.
The Oneida Community canned fruits and vegetables; they made traps and chains; they made traveling bags and straw hats and mop sticks and sewing silk and, last of all, they found out how to make silver knives and forks and spoons.
This is the beginning of what has grown to become Oneida Silversmiths and the Oneida Ltd. of today.
Learn more about the history of the Oneida Community and the heritage of Oneida Ltd.
Visit Mansion House (www.oneidacommunity.org), where you can learn more about on-going activities at this historic property, the first home of the Oneida Community.
The Founding of Oneida Ltd.
The Oneida Community existed longer than most other utopias of the nineteenth century in part because of the solvency of its businesses, and the members of the group lived and worked together from 1848 until the late 1870s. Prosperity didn't shield the organization from conflict, however, and in 1879 the Community split into two factions. Unable to resolve their differences, the members voted to transform the group's businesses into a joint-stock company, the Oneida Community, Limited, which would be owned and operated by former members of the society. The Community was valued at $600,000 and stocks were distributed according to each member's original contribution and length of service. The stock was divided among 226 men, women, and children, the majority of whom received between $2,000 and $4,999 in shares. The progressive nature of the new company was reflected in, among other things, the presence of a woman, Harriet Joslyn, as superintendent of the silk mill and a member of the board of directors.
Throughout the economic, social and political changes that Oneida has seen during its history, the company’s reputation for excellence and brand recognition has remained unshakable. An independent national consumer study has found that 90 percent of consumers name Oneida as the first company they think of when asked about stainless steel flatware—an invaluable measure of the Oneida brand’s strength.
Just as importantly, Oneida’s workforce has maintained its dedication even through the most trying of times — adapting some original community ideals to fit the modern-day goal of being a complete tabletop supplier. “The dignity of work” has been a constant theme; every job is recognized as an important contributor to the company’s success. Brand recognition, product quality and dedicated employees are enduring strengths that form the backbone of the company as it moves forward."
This is just a little of the history of The Oneida Story. You can read more here. We love our Oneida. Here are the details of our True Rose Silverware Set :
"This complete True Rose Service for 8 is timeless with its fiddleback silhouette and gentle, romantic detailing. This set contains the all of the essentials for your entertaining needs.
- Set Includes: 8 Dinner Knives, 8 Dinner Forks, 8 Salad Forks, 8 Dinner Spoons, 8 Teaspoons, Pierced Serving Spoon, Serving Spoon, Serving Fork, Sugar Spoon and Butter Knife
- Made of Quality 18/0 Stainless Steel with a bright, hi-luster finish
- Shapely fiddleback shape and oxidized details add visual distinction
- Limited Lifetime Warranty"
Here are some pictures of our Oneida Silverware set...
You can buy this 45 Piece True Rose Silverware Set for 8 for only $69.99 on sale from $170.00!!