Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Vintage Melmac anyone??

I am now on the hunt for vintage "melmac" dinnerware!

I'm not sure what prompted this obsession, but I am looking on ebay for vintage sets of this dinnerware from the 50s. Honestly, the colors from the 70s would go with my decor much better, but I love the pinks and blues of the 50s. They remind me of me grandmother, Isabelle. She lived here in NC, but had homes in Florida, and for some reason these make me think of those glamourous and trendy times there.  She was always so glamorous and fashionable.

There were several sets in different colors here, but sadly, they were given away. I specifically remember the pink bowls and cups.

Do any of you still have these, or are you collecting them for the first time? I'd love to hear your story:-)



  1. I don't have any Anita, but I do see them lots in stores here in Florida.

    Your grandmother's photo looks EXACTLY like my BFF Trish' mother who was from Pensacola! I am just stunned. I wish I had a picture of DiDi to show you. You would not believe the resemblance. DiDi was very fashionable, too!

    Hugs to you, friend!


    Sheila :-)

  2. Hi there! I just put my Granddaughter's lunch on a oval platter that has the pink rose on it like the one in the picture.

    I picked it up at a thrift shop.

    These types of dishes are fantastic and pretty durable.

    The best to you as you hunt for these pretties.
    God bless,
    d from homehaven

  3. The ones my Mom had were pink & browns (she was married in 1959). We used those dishes for a long time and then moved up to Corelle dishes in the early 1970's. Good luck on your hunt.


  4. Oh I wish I still had my set to offer you! I sold it a long time ago at a garage sale. Got my first set with GREEN STAMPS:):):) Remember those????????? XO, Pinky

  5. I just don't know how safe they are--they are fine for display. I did read this: Some melamine dishware may leach melamine monomer. This is especially true if your melamine dishes are scratched or damaged. You can reduce the risk of leaching by gently hand washing melamine, avoiding heating your melamine dishes and disposing of damaged melamine. Bamboo, BPA-free plastics, stainless steel and glass or china are safer alternatives

    Read more: Is Melamine Safe in Dishes? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5375871_melamine-safe-dishes.html#ixzz0swZs3Aq4

  6. I have a few vintage melmac pieces. I love them when I can find them and yes the pinks are my favorite!! Good luck!

  7. Anita, haven't seen any where I live, but I did buy some red and white floral dessert plates the other day and I love them! What a fun thing to collect! Joni

  8. Good luck on your hunt! Your grandmother is stunning! That had to be such a wonderful time when you dressed for dinner and didn't leave without your hat or gloves! Hope you had a great Fourth!

  9. i will be on the look out i go to the antique mall here and everyday they bring in new things and they are so well priced .I just got a 50x60 vintage table cloth in prestine condition with 4 napkins its white with red cherries.I thought of you when i got it :)