Puppies, kittens, bunnies…all of these are cute, but even cuter when they’re mini sized babies.The same is true for serving pieces such as the mini-sized, single-portion glasses from Libbey.At a recent holiday preview at the Marriott in Times Square, I met up with the good folks from Libbey glass.You probably are familiar with their full sized glasses, bowls and the like, but Libbey makes a bunch of minis that make a mighty impact when you present them to your guests or family.For example, the Mini Mar5ini set gives you six, 3 oz. mini sized martini glasses along with a small, glass pitcher (presumably to mix up the martinis in). But while a 3 oz martini might not quite whet your whistle (unless you were a Lilliputian or a very light drinker), these pint-sized pretties can also be used to serve appetizer-sized, single portions of ceviche, or ice cream, or some other tasty treat.
Another just serving idea is the“Just Desserts” box of what look to me to be mini-sized sherry glasses, but they’ll serve up puddings to teeny parfaits. For the diet-conscious, try a dollop of Greek yogurt topped with some fresh berries for a guilt-free dessert. Or, place a small round a pound cake in the bottom, topped with fruits and whipped cream to delight each and every person at your table with their own literally “short” cake! The Just Desserts set has 25 pieces:a dozen, 2.7 oz.. Glass dishes, a dozen, graceful, mini-sized stainless steel spoons, and a recipe card. Of course, you can use these in so many ways besides dessert.Nestle different types of olives or appetizers in these and place them on an attractive tray for a truly different “appetizer buffet.”Or, if you wish, use them for after-dinner drinks. The minute you see these pint-sized prices, you’ll know just what you want to do with them. Any of the Libbey mini-sized servers would make a lovely shower gift for abride-to-be, or buy a few sets for your next party.They’ll be the smash hit—I promise, and they won’t break your budget.Suggested retail? Under $30.00
There’s a lot to love, about Libbey. This company has been producing quality glassware since 1818! You can find these mini-sized servers and a lot of other Libbey glass items,at mass market retailers such as Target and also at restaurant supply and in-store retailers, and online.
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