Take Off With Vintage Servingware

Updated: Oct 1, 2020

Vintage servingware, Pyrex, and dishware are WHERE IT'S AT. I don't have a huge collection, but what I do have, I love. And now, without further ado, I present . . . my Superlon Deluxe Serving Tray Snack Set, circa 1950's! ALSO sources/references for other awesome vintage servingware. (More later in a future blog post about my vintage drinking tumbler collection!)


This vintage Superlon serving tray has literally been around the world with me, from Paris to London to Buenos Aires. It's fantastic for parties, and is also featured in my new cookbook in a piece I call "When It's Time For Cocktails."


You can read more about cocktail parties in "The Infinite Feast: How to Host the Ones You Love—Recipes from the Big Easy . . . and Beyond" by Brian Theis, 2020 Click here for more on my new cookbook!


How do you find some of these terrific pieces? Do some online research, decide on a pattern or manufacturer you like, and start searching away, using the phrase "Vintage ____fill in the blank_____ Servingware" on Etsy, or eBay. The offerings are endless.


Some of my favorite makers are:

✴️ Franciscan Starburst and Autumn Leaves patterned earthenware

🦸🏼‍♂️ Superlon, of course!

🎈 Pyrex (forever! especially their chip & dip sets - the turquoise hot air balloon set is in that

photo of me you keep seeing on this site)

🐭 Alfred Meakin

🏡 Catherineholm

🥛 Federal Milk Glass

💥 Canonsburg Temporama (extra-awesome, see below)

👼🏻 Blue Heaven by Royal China (I live for this pattern, see below)


Nancy Hassebroek has a great "Mid-century Servingware" Pinterest page, Click here.

Tracy Miller has a massive "Pyrex Display" Pinterest page, Click here!


Similar searches for pages like these on Pinterest will lead you to all kinds of wondrous things that in many cases will connect to sources where you can buy!

Canonsburg Temporama dinner plate.

Franciscan Autumn Pattern Earthenware serving platter.

Blue Heaven bowl with my Gran Gusto Enchilada Sauce! Two of the best things in the world. 🌎

We can all reap the rewards of vintage servingware sophistication.

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