Boy, do I feel old!
I just realized that Tupperware is now considered "vintage".
According to a "What's It Worth"" article in Country Living, this set of Tupperware nesting bowls with lids (which I think we all had at some point) is now worth $45.00 as a collectible...if I'd only known!
Saturday I stopped in at a local flea market and lo and behold...a whole booth full of "vintage" Tupperware...
I think I spy a "cracker keeper" and "lettuce keeper" in this photo...we all thought we needed those back in the day, didn't we?
And how about the ever-handy "Deviled Egg Tray"? This one was priced at $10.00 at the flea market.
When I got home from the flea market, I rummaged around in the back of the pantry closet and found that I still had my very own Deviled Egg Tray. I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I must have actually purchased one at some point...handy for those deviled eggs I make about once every five years. What was I thinking?
And who can forget molded jello salads...a hit at every dinner party in the 60's and early 70's. My favorite at the time was lime jello with cottage cheese and chopped walnuts.
And who could forget the excitement of the neighborhood Tupperware party? Maybe as young mothers we were just desperate for any excuse to get out of the house. At these events we played silly games (I hated those) and then sold plastic bowls to one another. One question: Were we CRACKED???
If you already had plenty of bowls, you could always find decorative accessories for your table at a Tupperware party. Remember this Sputnik-inspired salt and pepper set? Looking back, I wonder why the kids weren't afraid that it would blast off for galaxies unknown in the middle of dinner.
Speaking of Tupperware parties, do you remember that women actually dressed up to go to them?
2012...We women have finally figured out how to party...
We can attend each other's blog parties in our pajamas, no purchase required. And if we find ourselves craving deviled eggs in front of the computer? Forget the Tupperware...a paper plate will do just fine!
Do you remember Tupperware parties?
p.s. Can you tell that it's school vacation week? This teacher/blogger finally has time to write some of the many posts I've been carrying around in my head for awhile!
Linking up tonight to:
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Through Life