Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Vintage Snack Sets



One of the things you’ll almost always find in my booth is a set (or two) of snack trays/snack cups. Snack sets are used at most wedding showers and baby showers down here in the South. They are also very popular at parties during the holiday season.

Snack sets are even passed down from generation to generation such as this set that once belonged to Mom and now belongs to me. Actually she gave me two sets. Thanks, Mom! I love that she kept the original boxes!

"Fleurette" by Anchor Hocking

Here are a few more examples of sets I’ll be displaying soon….
"Harvest" by Indiana Glass

"Rosemailing" by Hazel Atlas
"Homestead" by Federal Glass

And my friend, Linda from A La Carte, brought me this set when she visited this spring. Thanks, Linda!

"Vintage" by Anchor Hocking


Since snack sets are so popular here, I pick up single plates and single cups to assemble sets of 4 or 6. These plates and cup are waiting for their set mates to be found.
L to R: "Daisy & Button"; "Snowflake"; both by Indiana Glass,
both use the same style cup



Do you use vintage snack sets?
What is your favorite snack set pattern?


I’m linking to the following parties:

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm
Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time

Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Potpourri Friday at 2805

33 comments:

  1. I love them! Of course, being a southern girl...
    I have ONE plate of the "Fleurette" pattern-I bought it because it is so pretty on the BACK. It makes a great tray for holding the sugar dish beside the coffee pot. :)
    You have a great collection!
    hugs,
    ~april

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  2. I have never heard of them....I love to learn something new every day.

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  3. You know I love snack sets! I have about three different sets right now. The Milk Glass Harvest is my favorite I think, but a close second is the cute Apple snack set I got from you! I love the Fleurette by Anchor Hocking! Now that one is special for sure! Hugs, Linda

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  4. I just love these now! Recently, I found a few at an antique store and would be fun to collect some more! (Mine have the candle wicking). How nice to have the original box!
    Blessings,
    Janet

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  5. How neat that your snack sets have some history in your family. With all of the parties they have been used at, imagine if they could talk.....I bet they would have some interesting things to say. Love the fluerette pattern.

    Danielle

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  6. These are so pretty - love them

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  7. I also have snack sets in my booth, and I love putting sets together. It's a challenge I love. That Rosemailing set is awesome! I've never seen that set before, and I've been junking a long, long time.

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  8. Love those. Makes me want to learn to play bridge.

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  9. I don't use snack sets, but I see many sets (both in the original box and loose) at the thrift stores. What a nice idea to use them at a shower! I'll have to take notice of the variety of patterns next time I thrift.

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  10. Sherry I see these all the time when I'm out thrift shopping but I never did pick me up a set. I love the set your Mom gave you. Love the color combo. I just came across your blog. You have such a nice blog. I'm your newest follower. =)

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  11. I love the flowered one, I see them all the time too, I just never thought that I should pick them up and then I would have a set.....I hate being blonde! Great idea!

    Carol

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  12. What a wonderful collection you have Sherry. I love'm all, but my favorite is the Harvest set...looks like milk glass. Picking them up here and there is a good idea, and then pretty soon a set is born.

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  13. I have a fondness for the triangular ones. See them all the time but never bought one. Not sure how I'd used one but yours make me want to revisit that idea.

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  14. I love them and see them often but haven't the room for them! I've passed up a kitschy 70's ceramic set with pink and brown mushrooms for the last 2 weeks at the thrift and keep telling myself not to give in if they're there next time...

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  15. These snack sets have always attracted my attention. However, I do not have any. I love the ones you have shared today. Especially the clear glass with the tulips. So sweet.
    xo, Jeanne

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  16. You realy have some cool sets. I remember my mom and her card club, used these back in the 50's

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  17. These used to be very popular for various showers. Have not seen many being used anymore.

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  18. I adore snack sets! I don't have any vintage ones, in fact I don't have any current ones either except for the Spode Christmas Tree ones. Think I'm going to have to remedy that! ;)

    Happy VTT!

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  19. I love snack sets. Most hostesses use plastic now, for the convenience. But, for small events these sets are great! Really love the "Fleurette".

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  20. I sometimes see snack sets in thrift stores or antique malls, but I haven't seen any in use since maybe back in the 1950's. I have a set (inherited), but I've never used it.

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  21. I have the Homesteads as well as some others. I think they're great! Great collection! Happy VTT!
    Ruth

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  22. These are so cute! I've seen them, but never knew what they were!

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  23. So pretty! I've seen them while out thrifting and, next time I come across them, I'll be tempted to take them home with me.

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  24. Thanks for sharing these snack sets at NTT...I love the ones that I have (they were my MIL's).

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  25. I can still picture my mother's set -- milk glass with roses. And another set with gold wheat because she was from Kansas. :-) Definitely perfect for a shower.

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  26. I attended a tea last fall and the hostess used snack sets. They were all the same pattern and she had 60. I remember them from my younger days in the 50's-60's and enjoyed seeing them used again.

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  27. I have always liked snack sets however no one else around me does
    I see them every thing I go in a thrift shop or antiques mall
    wish we were closer I could purchase them for you

    I have a few glass plates like you have in your picture

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  28. Love your cute snack sets. I only have one set myself, storage is a problem with all the things I can't resist buying at the thrifts. Yours is a great collection!

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  29. Those are cute. I used to think these were out of date but I am seeing them more and more at social functions. The hostess uses the cups for individual dips and each guests picks the items they want on their plate and takes a cup of the dip. I thought this was a creative way to reinvent these sets. Too bad I got rid of mine already!~Ames

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  30. I never knew that snack sets were so popular in the South - I'm in Canada, I don't see them very often around here.. I do have two myself - that go with my good china, I've had them since 1981, I don't think they've ever been used. Loved seeing this array of sets...

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  31. I have several vintage snack sets. One was handed down from Troy's grandma. I also have a milkglass set. And then several glass sets. I love to find them. I need to STOP collecting them! LOL The last time I used them was for a "Girls Luncheon". I invited my girlfriends and their daughters over for a lunch. I love that first set you showed. Always fun to see what you have to share with us each week! Thank you for sharing at TTF last week. I hope you are having a terrific day!

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  32. I can't believe I gave away a pressed glass set a few years ago. They were my MIL's and I just didn't have the space to store them for 364 days of the year. I do wish I would have kept them though. I love those Hazel Atlas tulip ones. Very unique.

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  33. Oh my goodness, I truly am mad about snack sets. So much so that I created a web site to display my personal collection ... just because. Please come visit: http://crazysnacksetlady.wordpress.com/

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