Anyway, I thought they were really cute, and I decided that I wanted to start a tradition of using them each year on my daughter's birthday. Since then, I have accumulated more of them from thrift stores in several different cities. I have never spent more than $5 on a set.
By the way, the "tablecloth" in this photo is a vintage sheet! ~Yet another thing to do with sheets!
I know that there are more of them out there, because I have stopped collecting and I still see them! In fact, I saw them in a favorite boutique last year sitting amongst French antique serving pieces. They were asking about $60 for my identical small set! I knew I had stumbled upon something good!
They are so beautiful that I display them throughout the rest of the year in wire baskets or stacked on tables. The great thing is, I don't have to worry if any of them break during a party (which hasn't happened yet) because I have enough to spare.
There are different variations out there, but my favorite sets are the ones with the hobnail handled teacups. However, I did find an adorable strawberry set...
I love to find unique vintage glass serving pieces such as this relish tray.
... and these cool black juice glasses
So if you head to the thrift store, don't forget to check out the glass section! There are lots of treasures to be found. Be patient, you may not find them on your first trip, but keep checking back!