Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Vintage Melmac Tablewares in Pretty Spring Pastels

Today I'm exploring vintage Melmac melamine dishes. I'm thinking of picking up a set for my springtime luncheons I throw here at my house in rainy Seattle. I'm aware that these melamine resin dishes aren't microwave safe, and they can tend to scratch easily. However, I can hardly resist their vintage retro charms!

Green isn't my particular favorite color, but nevertheless I'm considering this set of Green Laguna Melmac dinnerware. For $28 you get several cups and saucers, dessert plates, dinner plates, bowls, and even a serving tray! My egg salad sandwiches would look nice on these, contrasting the yellow and white of the sandwiches with the green of the plates.

This pink and white flowery Melmac dinnerware set couldn't be more perfect for a spring lunch! It was made by Texas Ware.

These Melmac cups are a cheery yellow for Spring. They'd look lovely with cucumber sandwiches served upon them.

I'm quite partial to pink, so this pink Boonton luncheon set tempts me quite sorely.

Here's another lovely spring pastel melmac dishes set: Sky Blues.

It's so rainy here, we don't ever really picnic in the spring. So what excuse can I manufacture in order to treat myself to this Vacron pink and white serving set? The pitcher is especially adorable! Imagine serving pink lemonade from this!

You can see how I have my work cut out for me, browsing Melmac on Etsy and trying to decide on a dinnerware set for my spring table! These are all so affordable, I'd pick up more than one color if I had the storage space for them!


History of Melmac Dinnerware and Its Care

Melmac Central: History of Plastic Fantastic and Melamine Galore

Melmac Central at Retro Chalet

Melmac Encyclopedia