FIVE BETTER MAID TEAR DROP PAPER PLATE TRAYS
(full item description/condition info can be found below story)
There are traditions and then there are Thompson traditions. One of the Thompson's traditions was to spend several weeks each summer in their beloved cabin which they lovingly christened "Tomorrow's Another Day" or "TAD's Cabin" for short. The whole Thompson brood would pile in their Dodge station wagon and drive up the windy mountain road until they reached the cool pine country. Once they arrived at T.A.D., Mrs. Thompson would pull out the brightly colored Better Maid paper plate trays and pretty much every meal was eaten off of them out on the large covered porch–after all it was a "Thompson" tradition. And at least one time during their stay Mr. Thompson would inevitably say, "Mother, that was a TAD more than I needed to eat," and then everyone would groan.
Well even though Mr. and Mrs. Thompson have long since passed away, the TAD Cabin still remains in the family and the family still pulls out those colorful plastic trays to eat off of and yes, somebody will most certainly say, "That's a tad more than I needed to eat." It was a Thompson tradition you know.
For sale is a wonderful set of five (5) circa early 1970s plastic trays designed to hold 8" paper plates with a built-in cup holder as well. They are made in the USA by Better Maid Products and this set includes 2 orange, 1 avocado green,1 gold and 1 brown. They measures 15" X 10" with 1/2" recessed spots for paper plate and cup. The paper plate holding area is 8.5" in diameter while the cup holder is 2.5" in dia. The trays stack for compact storage and each one has a drilled hole on one end so they can also be hung.
These trays are in very good condition and look like they've hardly ever been use. The plastic color is bright and free from cracks or chips.
We have another set available:
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