One Good Find: Chip and Dip Set

West Elm Chip and Dip Set

If you love the AMC show Mad Men like I do, then you'll definitely remember the episode "Red in the Face" from season one. In the episode, smarmy office-climber Pete Campbell exchanges a lettuce-and-tomato-motif chip and dip set, a present from his wedding with Trudy, for a manly rifle. While I can blame Pete for a lot of bad behavior, I would've traded in that piece of flea market junk too—but not for a firearm, no ma'am! Instead, I would have upgraded to West Elm's sleek universal expert chip and dip set, a deep, streamlined white bowl with three red, ramekin-sized dishes for serving an array of salsas and dips. (How dare the retro sets of the past decide that we are only worthy of one dip!) As part of the set, you get a smooth beechwood disk that serves as both a cover for the bowl and a cozy nesting spot for three dips. Bonus­: Flip it over and the tray can double as a cheese board. I'm fairly certain Pete would've thought twice before exchanging this gift!

Universal Expert Chip and Dip Set, $70 at West Elm