Many of us mid-century glass collectors have vintage snack sets in our china cabinets, but they don’t get used very often, do they? Sets like the one pictured below were advertised decades ago for patio parties, shown with perfectly coiffed ladies holding a plate and cup in one hand and a cigarette in the other.
The set above, made by the Federal Glass Company, came to my collection from an estate sale, but I have to admit not using it because of the tiny cup size! The set pictured below has been languishing in a thrift store for months and months, overpriced and unwanted, perhaps, too, because of those tiny cups.
The same thrift store recently had this unique ThermoTemp Raffiaware set, which did sell. Notice the cups are a decent size in this case!
Perhaps in our modern lives of being told by doctors to drink at least 64 oz. of water per day, we would just need too many refills in the little 5 oz. cups that most of these vintage snack sets provide.
But I wanted to use mine! Then one day I had an idea, and just in time for the upcoming holiday season, too.
Chips and dip, chicken strips and sauce, any array of appetizers that require a small bowl or cup of dipping sauce is perfect for these little vintage snack sets.
Here are some pita crackers and spinach dip, ready for a party or just an afternoon football game on TV.
How about chicken strips and Ranch dressing for the kids?
Or a deli sandwich and Pumpkin Pie Crunch Chex Mix? That’s what I had for supper the night I did this photo shoot. Yummy.
So when you’re preparing for your next get-together and you need some serving trays and dipping bowls, dig out those vintage snack sets you’ve collected, or be on the lookout for some at the next thrift store or estate sale you go to, and you’ll be all “set”.
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Do you have a vintage snack set? Which one, what does it look like? Do you think you’ll use it as an appetizer-and-dip set now? What will you serve in it? Share your ideas in the Comments below, I’d love to hear from you.
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- Between Naps On The Porch
- Coastal Charm
- A Stroll Thru Life
- Savvy Southern Style
- Rose Chintz Cottage
- Cuisine Kathleen
- Colorado Lady
- The Cottage Market / Junkin Joe’s