it’s back to the fifties with this weeks’s haul and a delicious trio of melaware. I’m seeing this less and less so it’s always a thrill to spot some.
Melamine dinnerware was used extensively in a 1950s America hungry for modern materials and design. Possibly developed by American Plastics from an earlier British plastic ‘ Beetleware’, it was also used on US battleships in WWII. Key designers were Russel Wright, Kaye Lamoyne and Joan Luntz. Unbreakable and durable, and cheap to produce , it continued to be popular until the 1970s, when it became relegated to use as picnicware and outdoor eating. Lots of information and pictures on this fabulous blog
For the new cocktail generation – a mini teak ice bucket. Now I need to find some tongs.
and for after dinner ?
I think this is one of the best frosted jugs I’ve found – in perfect condition and with this lovely bobbly base. The glasses are also in great shape too. I ‘m not putting these in the shop – too risky to post I decided, but they’ll be coming to The Vintage Bazaar at Hartley Wintney this Saturday 22nd September, and Festival of Vintage at Epsom racecourse on Sunday 23rd. Must get packing !