Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Favorite Yard-Sale Find

Rhoda over at the lovely blog Southern Hospitality has invited us to take part in a What's your Favorite Yard Sale/Estate Sale/Thrift Store Find EVER party link-up! Check out her blog and see the others who joined in the fun!
My personal favorite finds are these little vintage luncheon/snack plates, I think from the 1950's. I found a couple sets at yard sales one summer several years ago, and they only cost me a few dollars for the whole set! I've since found more at antiques stores and other sales, and currently have 32 plates and cups!

They work great for milk & cookies!

I've used them for LOTS of parties and get-togethers, they are perfect to hold on your lap. I used them for my sister's baby shower last year.

Below I used the plates only (under the fan) for the goodies at my daughter's birthday tea party!

And we used them for Christmas Day brunch for my side of the family, using the punch/tea cups as fruit cups!

They even have their own cabinet in the kitchen! :)


Thanks for visiting!
Blessings,
Stacey

32 comments:

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Your snack sets are so pretty! And your table setting is lovely! :) ~Rhonda

ceekay said...

I wish I could find some of those snack sets. I think they are perfect for a ladies luncheon. So pretty and a great find!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

OK...I'm starting to feel inferior. Everyone's thrifty finds are awesome!

I have a cookie party around the December holidays and your luncheon sets would be the BEST!! What a collection you've found. I just love them.

Jen r. said...

I love those and have some myself! Aren't they great! Jen R

Joy said...

I love your vintage snack sets! I ended up donating some that I had because I never ever used them. It's great that you actually use and enjoy yours.

Tina said...

Hi Stacey,
Thanks for visiting my blog. I had a moment to visit yours and it made me smile to see those little glass snack sets. I have a collection of them too!
I need to use them more.
I'll be back and I'm adding you to my link list.
Blessings to you, my dear
T

Bella said...

I love those! My mom had a set of those and they were so fun to eat off of when I was a kid.

I keep seeing them on etsy.com (the vintage section of etsy) and I keep thinking I should get a set, but I really do not have a place to put them and with 3 boys/men in the house, well, their appetites are much larger than anything these cute little plates could ever hold, lol ;)

Thanks for the peek inside of your cupboard!

Nice to meet you :)

Bella

Debbie said...

Oh Stacey, these pretty dishes went straight into my heart! And your post made me smile.

These dishes remind me of my mother. She has a lot of these and she has always used them on Christmas Eve. From the time I was a wee kid Christmas Eve was special, mom would get all dressed in her fancy gown. And she would throw a fancy party. She has carried on that tradition today and your plates and cups made me smile as they have a very special meaning for me too.

Darlene said...

Those are beautiful and work so well for all your parties. Your table settings are lovely!!!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful lunch set and I love the clear glass. Perfect for your lovely table setting. Definitely impressive.

Jeanne

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Stacey, those are just too cute for words. I can see why you'd want a collection of those to have for parties. I'd have to have more storage for something like that, but they are perfect.

So glad you joined in my party!

Rhoda

Nancy said...

Love your snack sets, perfect for little get to gethers for ladies! Blessings, nancy

Nancy said...

it's me again, I want to add you to my blogging friends list, so I can visit again. Nancy

Sue said...

What pretty useful pieces to collect. Your table looks so inviting. Thanks for visiting me Stacey.
Hugs,
Sue

Stacey said...

Hi Stacey- Tried to leave a comment on the curtain post but I'm not sure it worked! Wanted to let you know I like #1- it's beautiful, elegant, and unusual. It also looks really neat and crisp.
And your snack sets are cool. I gave a friend in college a ruby 4 piece set for her wedding gift:)

Angie said...

heya Stacey,

ya know..i have some of those little glasses. I find them all over at thrift shops and sales. I have been using them for candles! I think I even posted about them awhile ago. I love the little handles...so sweet!

~Angie

Shannon said...

What a unique and wonderful collection! I bet these are so fun to use! I'll have to keep an eye out for these.

Picket said...

Hello friend..I love your beautiful snack sets....they make everything look so special!

nikkicrumpet said...

gosh...I'd have to start entertaining if I had dishes that pretty...which would mean cooking...EEEEK Nobody needs to witness that horror. I laughed when I read your comment of loving vintage things with the perfect "chippy" factor. ME TOO. My hubby always laughs that I'll pay extra for anything someone has ruined first.

Shelia said...

Hi Stacey! Your little snack sets are darling. You know I used to collect them and still have so many sets. I too have used them for showers and tea parties! I think they're so elegant!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

thestonerabbit said...

You are a girl after my own heart! I have been collecting glass luncheon plates for years! My friends have, too. When we host a shower or a luncheon, we pool our sets and wow our guests! It has been a lot of fun to use them over the years! Great post today. dana

Rue said...

Those are beautiful and they look so delicate! Wonderful :)

rue

Bobbie said...

Beutiful set of plates!

Monkey's Momma said...

Stacey, I love your dining room table. It looks so festive. Thanks so much for your heartfelt advice about the kindergarten issue. I need all the help I can get. I really enjoy your blog!

Melissa Wertz said...

I love those luncheon plates with cups! I have a bunch of the rectangular ones like you have on the left side of the photo. I got them from my MIL. The cups break easily. So now I wrap them separately. I love your others as well. Lovely collection.

Isn't it neat to pull them out when you have company? :-) The cigarette/ashtrays are just a hoot! A sign of days gone by....

Beverly said...

I love those, too. I have some that belonged to my grandmother.

Ms Jackie's Junque said...

I love your snack sets! I found a set of 4 milk glass grape at my thrift not too long ago. God bless you!

Vanessa said...

I love your snack sets! I have the very same rectangluar ones and also a leaf/grape pattern one. In this day and age of paper throwaway plates they are super special and always make people ooh and ahh. Thanks for sharing your beauties!

southerninspiration said...

I found your blog from Rhoda's. Love it! Wanted to let you know I have a few friends who collect these and have started some myself. I find them ALL the time on Shopgoodwill.com. You might want to keep an eye out there,that is IF you want any more!

mommy2gabby said...

Love the cute snack sets!
Came over from Shannon's. Cute blog!
Jody

Bella's momma said...

I love these. Great find!!!

Angie said...

I have lots and lots of those too, but I never use them :( You have inspired me... I MUST use them!

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