Friday, November 12, 2010
Vintage "Melmac" Plastic Dishware in Chartreuse. Procured at the Belleville Flea Market. Status: these are the Little Lady's
The Girlfriend not only collects Vintage Costume Jewelry, but also Melmac dishware. She has a Thing for old plastic. I'm not sure what that says about me.
Turns out that 20 bucks at the Belleville Flea Market buys you a Very Nice place
setting for 6 of Daileyware by Home Decorators, Inc. None of the pieces have
utensil marks or really any sign of wear. There was even an extra China dinner
size plate that matches the color exactly! We have a few more sets of Melmac
dinnerware boxed up out in the garage. Some day I'll have to get out there and
sort it all out. Maybe display it all in the china cabinet for a while. If you look closely
you can see the subtle color variation of the plastic in each piece. It reminds me of
the confetti colored Melmac pieces but less obvious.