I Heart Snack Sets & 1950s Entertaining

vintage snack setLast week while thrifting with my parents, I came across these snack sets. They were only $1 per set, so I bought all four. I justified this purchase (I already have another collection of four smaller snack sets) by noting that the plates on these are almost dinner-sized, so they would be more useful for luncheons and larger servings. The ladies at the thrift store encouraged me to buy all of the snack sets, but I resisted. (It was hard to resist.)

I have an obsession with snack sets. They make me think of well-dressed ladies getting together and playing cards or having a wedding shower, eating tiny sandwiches and homemade Jell-O salads and drinking tea or coffee from the tiny cups. I feel like now, when I get together with my friends, we are wearing yoga pants as we crack open a bottle of wine and some cheese and crackers and call it a day. I long for the days of more polished entertaining.

On Sunday night I had some friends over for paper crafting. We ate veggies and homemade dip, chips and salsa, cheese and crackers, roasted tomato caprese salad and other tasty treats off of the snack plates. We drank summer red wine out of the tiny cups. (There were frequent refills.)

I’m thinking of hosting a snack set luncheon when I return…maybe as a last hurrah for the summer? I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime…do you get all fancy when you entertain? I can’t be the only one who dreams of fancy parties with homemade salads and tiny glass cups, right?



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3 thoughts on “I Heart Snack Sets & 1950s Entertaining

  1. kittehluvs says:

    Snack sets are so cute! I have a set of fire king ones with a really cool 50s pattern. I’ve been wanting to use them but wasn’t sure how. Hosting a little party is a great idea.

  2. […] mentioned here that I had some ladies over on Sunday night for a casual evening of paper crafting. We all worked […]

  3. Sandra Bocanegra says:

    Snack Sets- the best kept secret of antique glassware collectors!Often not ever used & sometimes in original box,these sets are the best deal out there in the world of glassware! I bought about 8 sets recently on Ebay! Get shopping, girls!

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