After the long winter wait, we can finally enjoy picnics in the park and dining alfresco, so I thought I'd pull together a guide to melamine dishes for the season. I have a growing collection of melamine that I love — it's hard to beat an unbreakable plate with a great pattern. Cheers to unfussy parties outdoors with playful plates all summer long.
This Acapulco plate by Jonathan Adler stole my heart! The blue + white pattern is folksy meets fresh.
Denmark-based Rice spices up melamine with their juicy colors and designs.
I own a set of these Winchester Mandala plates by Bongenre.com, and the pattern is still my favorite from the line. Jill designed the plates in several colors that look pretty mixed together on a table.
I spied these fantastic personalized gingham plates on Country Living. Custom melamine plates — yes, please!
Whimsical design meets plastic plates at Anthropologie.
Play around with custom melamine plates on Freddy & Ma. Here's what I came up with — 9 stylish patterns for a summer party.
Leave it to West Elm to make melamine dishes that are hip in an understated way. Gray melamine is oh so modern.
These Zak melamine plates are smartly named Park. That's exactly where I'd love to bring a set of colorful melamine plates.
Birds of a feather will flock to these pretty melamine plates from Poketo.
Working Class Studio designs these square melamine plates. Love. This venture of Savannah College of Art and Design also had fun designing retro fruit and vegetable illustrations on these melamine plates.
Hand-painted Italian ceramic plates? Nope, these Williams-Sonoma plates are actually made of melamine. It's rare to see a traditional twist on melamine.
Crate & Barrel goes graphic floral with their melamine.
Fontaine Maury is another company selling custom melamine plates. I love the bright plaid pattern here — adding the name of your kiddo makes a cute plate to hang in the nursery.
Spotted this cool blue set of melamine plates at Macy's.
Orla Kiely's line is still available at Target for a little longer. I believe her melamine plates are making women everywhere a little giddy.