Last week I found some great glass dessert dishes at a thrift store. I thought we could use them at my future daughter in law’s bridal shower. I wanted something vintage and classic. (and not plastic). I found the perfect thing!
As you know, there are TONS of options for serving plates and silverware for a shower or wedding. I found some nice plastic plates on Amazon and Zazzle but I wanted something more substantial. Then I stumbled upon these glass plates at a thrift store (A Habitat for Humanity Restore to be exact) for $1 each. I counted and there were 27 plates in perfect condition. No chips or scratches. Enter vintage glass plates!
Because our guest list includes around 45 people, I needed more serving plates. After my blog about finding these adorable glass plates, a sweet friend, blog reader & spin partner, did a little sleuthing and found the exact same plates on eBay! (thank you, Vivian, air kisses!)
Thanks to Vivian, I was able to find the name and source of these glass plates on eBay. Apparently they were made in the 1950’s and the pattern is called Homestead by Federal Glass. They were sold in sets called Hospitality Snack Sets and included a glass cup with a handle and plate. (And you know how much I love anything vintage!) I think these fancy little plates will be the perfect thing for the shower.
Apparently the dishes originally came in sets of 4 plates and 4 small glass cups. As I looked on eBay I noticed that many of the plates were missing the cups. (Maybe someone served champagne punch and the glass cups were casualties?) But since the plates I already have are missing the cups I decided to bid on just the plates. Most of the plates were a few dollars but boy, the shipping costs are HIGH. I bid on 16 plates and won. They are happily on their way as we speak.
Out of curiosity I looked on Replacements, Ltd where you can find any china pattern. Discontinued or not. It turns out these little Homestead plates were discontinued and you can buy them for $7.99 each. Yes, each. Or, the set of a snack plate and cup was $11.99 each. Plus shipping. So, I’m glad I didn’t go there first! But, it is a cute set. I love the little beaded glass handle on the cup.
Now I have a grand total of 43 glass plates for the shower! I’m thinking I’ll use these for our next holiday get together, too. They are the perfect size for a luncheon or dessert plate. And they stack nicely for storage. I have a feeling these little vintage plates will see a lot of action in the next few years. (bridal showers, baby showers, family gatherings….) If you ever stumble upon these at a thrift store for $1, call me up!
Well, I have lots of chores to catch up on. So long for now. I hope you have a wonderful day! oxoxo Dell