Saturday, August 30, 2008

Snack Plates and Cups


I passed up these six oval Sandwich Glass snack plate and cup sets last week at the Boone Square Mini Mall (a local flea market/antique mall) because they are very small. They are 8 1/4 X 6 3/4 inch ovals with a groove for the cup. That does not a lot of space for a snack, in my opinion. I kept thinking about these because: (1) they were only marked $12 for the 12 piece set (2) I already have 2 of these sets I picked up in a Tennessee antique shop so these would make 8 and (3) I have 22 round matching salad plates. I kept wondering how I could use them with afternoon tea when it finally hit me! I can use them for a first course of a cup of soup with fancy crackers on the side. So now I have eight matching Sandwich Glass snack sets. Great logic, I thought!

8 comments:

Marilyn Miller, the Marmalady said...

Perfect logic! What a nice set.

La Tea Dah said...

Wonderful logic, Linda! That was a good price! Soup and crackers is difficult to serve at any tea that isn't 'sit down at a table' and your solution is perfect for those times you wish to have a more casual approach. I have snack sets in storage --- I need to go find them!

LaTeaDah

Bernideen said...

Linda:

I have collected these too. I first got them for afund raiser for our historical society Victorian tea and then for weeks I went to the goodwill, ark and Salvation Army. Before I knew it I had 75 sets of various types. They are very fun!

bennie and patsy said...

Linda, you have been taged for a award. I realy like to visit your blog.
Patsy

Denise at Uniquely Tea said...

I love the fact that these plates are ever-so-slightly oval shaped, and what great thinking, Linda .... a cup of soup and a mini croissant filled with chicken salad is another idea....or how about use them for dessert? Chocolate mousse in the cup and cookies on the plate.

mjenningsdesigns said...

I love them!

Charli and me said...

I love those. You might be able to put them under a dessert plate as a charger. They are so pretty.

Paula said...

What a find! Very clever ideas!

 

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