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Guest Picks: Mad For Melamine
I'm a mother of two under the age of three and the founder of a lifestyle and design blog, http://ww.ModernParentsMessyKids.com. Out to prove stylish parents and active kids can successfully coexist, I gravitate towards projects, products, and design that foster development and have a bit of a modern edge.
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Outdoor entertaining season is right around the corner. Which, it just so happens, is my favorite excuse for picking up some pretty melamine. This virtually indestructible dinnerware has been around for ages, but it's now available in a wide variety of designs and pieces. Here are 20 of my favorite finds for this summer. — Steph from Modern Parents Messy Kids
Ikat Melamine Platter - $38
The colorful ikat design is what I love the most about this serving dish. The option to personalize it is the cherry on top.
Izzy Salad Servers, French Bull - $15
These salad spoons would make such a fun summer hostess gift.
These bright flower plates are somehow girly, traditional and modern all in one.
Kaleidobug Melamine Plate - $8
The patterns on these plates are eye-catching, especially when you take a closer look and realize each features some type of insect!
Isis Plate Set - $55
These plates would look great mixed and matched for a dinner party.
Bird Melamine Plate Set
I love the vintage, hodge-podge feel of these sweet bird plates.
Espresso Dinner Plate
I like the less conventional square shape and modern pattern on these dinner plates.
The Kay Collection Bowls
I love the retro feel of these square bowls.
Melamine Sushi Trays - GBP 6
These sushi plates prove melamine can be sophisticated, too.
Children's Chop Sticks - GBP 2
These melamine children's chopsticks are both cheerful and helpful.
Set Of Melamine Spoons By Big Little House - $5
Colorful melamine spoons would be perfect for an outdoor ice cream social.
Medium Melamine Curved Cups - GBP 18.80
I like the juxtaposition of bright modern colors with the traditional shape of these cups.
Melamine Two Tone Salad Bowl - GBP 22.30
I love how the inner hue of these two-toned bowls just peeks out.
Talavera Melamine Condiment Set - $32.50
This condiment tray would be perfect for ketchup, mustard and relish when having a cookout.
Caterer's 12-Piece Outdoor Dinnerware Set - $49
Leave it to Pottery Barn to go ultra classic, even with melamine.
Vintage Blue Bike On 10-Inch Melamine Plate By The Mad Platters - $18
This bicycle plate proves that melamine has a masculine side, too.
Ziggy Platter - $18
Zigzag is hot right now. How cute would this platter be for serving cocktails?