Hello again dearies! How has your week been? I am in slow recovery mode from the amazing weekend we had (more on that later in the week), so a little laid-back blogging about my Hope Chest items is just what the doctor ordered. The pieces that I am featuring today are rather unusual, however simple, and they happen to be glassware from the Midcentury era. I present to you my 1950s/60s Snack Sets!
I picked up a lot of four snack set boxes at an auction we went to a few years ago. In fact, I believe it was the same auction at which Jessica got this tea set. Anyways, nobody wanted them so I got a pretty good deal if I remember rightly. But, what is a snack set, you ask? Let me show you!
This is one of the four snack sets that I have, and the only one in the Hazel-Atlas seashell pattern (it’s my favorite though). A snack set simply consists of a plate or small platter and a matching cup. Think of a 1950s party, complete with hors d’oeuvres and punch. You would load up your platter with the carrot sticks and mini hot dogs, fill your glass with punch, set your glass on your tray, and, like a lady, sit down in the nearest chair to enjoy your snack. Convenient, eh? There are four plates and cups in each set. Thankfully all of the sets that I purchased were complete and in their original boxes, with not a crack in sight. Yay!
This is an example of the three other boxed snack sets that I have. I actually have, in total, 12 snack sets in the “vintage” (grapes, not clothing) pattern made by Anchor Hocking, and 4 of the swirl pattern. You can just see in the above photo the small circular rim (surrounding a cluster of grapes on the lower right hand side) where you could securely set the base of your glass on the tray. I dream of having a lovely mid-century style luncheon, complete with sandwiches and all sorts of curious 1950s dishes, and serving it all on these plates. Of course, I could only have sixteen guests… so, with three of us girls, that leaves 13 places to fill. Would you come if you could? 🙂
Do you have any Snack Sets?
Which pattern is your favorite, the Swirl or the Vintage?
Brigid, the Middle Sister and Singer
P.S. A huge thank you to my two wonderful sisters who did this photoshoot for me while I was putting the finishing touches on our sailor dresses. You two are such dears!