stupid '50s china question
I've got my grandmother's china set which dates to the 1950s. It's a traditional pattern by Theo Haviland. It has all the normal pieces except...no teapot and no butter dish. The replacement services don't list these items and I think maybe they just weren't made. Is that possible? I was raised by wolves so maybe I'm wrong thinking there should be a butter dish. It's a formal set so I can see not sharing butter at dinner. Civilized.
But no teapot? Were postwar Americans such savages that they didn't have tea?
(In addition to checking replacement services, I've been following the pattern on eBay for a few years and except for a cream soup bowl, haven't seen anything I didn't have. Although now I have more, and yes I DO need more than one gravy boat!)
So, is it normal for a set to be lacking these pieces entirely? (And is the thing I use for a butter dish from my older set most likely for something else?)