What do you think of when I say "melamine"?
I think of inexpensive, candy-colored utility ware. You know, worthy of picnics and children, but hardly the serveware of stylish parties and mature gatherings.
But recently my suppositions were shattered when I purchased some melamine serving trays and bowls from Target. It was one of those times. I was just walking down a main isle when large amounts of the perfect blue color rewound my last steps :
|Ikat, floral, and geometric melamine options from Target|
As it turns out, there are many amazingly styled melamine options out there.
|Thomas Paul Collection (available at many online retailers)|
|The Middletons Plate Set by Marco Ciabola|
|Mimosa Melamine Plates from Z Gallerie - on sale right now!|
|Bicycle Plate by Little Korboose|
Did you know that melamine is a thermal-setting chemical compound that has fire-retardant properties? Beyond dishes, it is used in Formica, dry-erase boards, glues, and fabrics.