Snacking Retro Style With 1950s Nesting Bowls
Vintage snack sets were very common in the 1950s, when parents of baby boomers were having backyard barbecues, card nights and plenty of T.V. time in front of the boob tube. Home entertaining was in full swing for the Postwar generation. The popularity of television certainly brought families together in the living room to enjoy more leisure time together.
Snack Sets Came In Plastic, Tin, Glass
Snack sets came in a variety of materials and shapes from, plastic dishes to glass bowls with textured exteriors and could be found as souvenirs, premiums or in mail order catalogs. The classic glass bowl nesting sets which usually came with four bowls including "nuts", "snacks", "chips" ("potato chips"), "pretzels" were decorated with a roped covering in color combinations of yellow and green or yellow and tomato red.
Prices vary according to location and condition but I would hope you could find a nice set for $18.00 - 45.00. Once a hard to sell kitchen collectible found at Good Will and The Salvation Army, these bowls are now reaching "Retro Chic" status in some areas attracting more interest in buyers who like 1950s styles and decor. When buying these textured bowls, check that the roping is not stained. Also it might be wise to keep these bowls out of the dishwasher and to be careful about cleaning the outside roping.
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