Lonely Fondue Party

Submitted by Nessa May 10th, 2010
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Everyone knows fondue is a kitschy food, but I’ve never seen a fondue party quite as lonely as the one pictured on this tray. I found this thing at a yard sale yesterday for a quarter. It’s gigantic, over a foot across, I have no idea what I’m going to do with it, but I just could NOT leave it behind. I suppose it will make an appearance the next time I haul out the old fondue pot.

Mr. Fondue stands in his killer living room, dipping bread into his fondue pot in solitary thoughtfulness. On the table, fondue forks are set out, a bowl of bread chunks stands ready, and the candles are lit, so maybe he’s just preparing his swanky bachelor pad for a crew of fondue-loving ladies. Despite his classy and modern living quarters, he’s dressed like he’s Sheriff Andy from Mayberry on his day off. It’s just so bizarre, haha.

Excuse the color on this, my camera hates the color red and blows it out. It’s in pretty good condition besides having a little bit of rust. I love it, haha!

6 Responses to “Lonely Fondue Party”

  1. Allee Willis

    I’m INSAAAAAAAANE about this tray!! From the white border around it I can tell that it’s part of a very popular series of barbecue trays of which I own at least 20 (most of which are duplicates of a more traditional barbecue scene). But I have never, never, never seen this one.

    The fact that the lonely fonduer is in mid-dip and the basket of little bread cubes is all the way over on the main table/blanket kills me. Though not as much as the fact that it looks like he’s having a picnic on the floor of his modern living room.

    I love how squashed his little head is.

    All the way around this is an unbelievable find. If you added three+ zeros to what you spent it would still be an unbelievable find.

  2. Douglas Wood

    This is definitely one of my all-time faves. The close-up photo brings to mind an updated Dr. Caligari, if he were Swiss and living circa 1960. So creepy that the fonduer is completely alone as fondu is known as a communal activity. Although, my guess is mom is in the next room and this is their little “Fondue Fridays” tradition.