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Chinoiserie Melamine Dinnerware

Ballard Designs Bamboo Melamine Dinner Plate with just the bamboo at the edge and Accent Plate with the Blue Willow scene and bamboo at the edge

Ballard Designs Bamboo Melamine Dinner Plate with just the bamboo at the edge and Accent Plate with the Blue Willow scene and bamboo at the edge

I looked and looked for Blue Willow Melmac for the porch.

Ballard Designs Bamboo Melamine Dishes

Ballard Designs has introduced this Bamboo Melamine Dinnerware that has a Blue Willowish scene in blue on white with a bamboo edge.

Ballard Designs Bamboo Melamine Dinner Plates with just the bamboo at the edge and Accent Plates with the Blue Willow scene and bamboo at the edge

Ballard Designs Bamboo Melamine Dinner Plates with just the bamboo at the edge and Accent Plates with the Blue Willow scene and bamboo at the edge

The smaller plate has the scene. The larger dinner plate is white with the bamboo edge.

Ballard Designs Bamboo Melamine Platter

Ballard Designs Bamboo Melamine Platter

They also have a platter to coordinate.

Ballard Designs Bamboo Melamine Dinner Plate

Ballard Designs Bamboo Melamine Dinner Plate

The big plate, Bamboo Melamine Dinner Plate, is white with just the bamboo at the edge.
It is  10 1/2″ wide.

Ballard Designs Bamboo Melamine Accent Plate

Ballard Designs Bamboo Melamine Accent Plate

The Bamboo Melamine Accent Plate has the Blue Willow scene with bamboo at the edge.
It is 8 1/2″ wide.

The accent plate is also available without the Chinoiserie scene, in just white with the bamboo edge.

Ballard Designs Bamboo Melamine Platter

Ballard Designs Bamboo Melamine Platter

The Ballard Designs Bamboo Melamine Platter is 16″ x 11″.

These are available right now. You can get them at Ballard Designs website, or order from their catalog.

Ballard Designs Bamboo Melamine Dinnerware

Inviting tropical motifs for your spring and summer outdoor table. Our Bamboo Melamine Dinner Plate has a solid white ground with painted bamboo frame to showcase your favorite warm-weather dishes.

  • Made of melamine
  • Shatterproof
  • Dishwasher safe

www.ballarddesigns.com

Caitlin Wilson Chinoiserie Melamine Plate

Caitlin Wilson Chinoiserie Melamine Plate

Caitlin Wilson Chinoiserie Melamine Plate Set

These plates with a Blue Willow pattern in melamine is available from Caitlin Wilson.

Caitlin Wilson Chinoiserie Melamine Plates

Set of 4 Chinoiserie Melamine Plates
9″ Diameter

This set of 4 blue and white Chinoiserie melamine plates instantly elevates any table. Paired in a set of four, it’s sure to dress up your tablescape. Sophisticated, versatile, and classic this kid-friendly set makes dinnertime chic.

  • Sturdy weight with a smooth matte finish
  • Great for outdoor parties, picnics and kids
  • Dishwasher safe

caitlinwilson.com

Enchanted Home Chinoiserie Melamine

Enchanted Home Chinoiserie Melamine

Enchanted Home Chinoiserie Melamine

Enchanted Home has the Fabulous Blue White Melamine Collection. It has the pagoda and other features from Blue Willow in a unique version.

Enchanted Home Chinoiserie Melamine

Enchanted Home Chinoiserie Melamine

Only the dinner plate has the scene. The rest have just the pagoda.

Fabulous Blue White Melamine Collection

  • Dinner plates (11″)  sold in sets of 4
  • Salad plates (9″)  sold in sets of 4
  • Soup/cereal bowls (7.5″)  sold in sets of 4
  • Long serving dish (19.5″ x 7″) sold individually $28.00
  • Large round serving bowl (14″ round) sold individually

enchantedhome.com

Kim Seybert Chinoiserie Plate

Kim Seybert Chinoiserie Plate

Kim Seybert Chinoiserie Plates

These beautiful chinoiserie melamine dishes, platter and coordinating napkins and things are in Google Images and Pinterest, but they aren’t for sale on any websites anywhere.

Kim Seybert Chinoiserie Platter

Kim Seybert Chinoiserie Platter

Links on Pinterest send you to www.horchow.com and www.graciousstyle.com. But they aren’t available to buy.

About Kim Seybert

Designer Kim Seybert combines personal study in Old World techniques with a sense of current style to create uniquely elegant pieces for the home. Since 1997, her beaded and embroidered designs have helped to redefine beauty in home decor.

Kim Seybert Chinoiserie Picnic Basket

Kim Seybert Chinoiserie Picnic Basket

Kim Seybert  Chinoiserie Picnic Basket

Designed by Kim Seybert, this festive and fun picnic basket is an vibrant tapestry of blue. There’s no better way to make your outdoor entertaining

Kim Seybert Chinoiserie Napkin

Kim Seybert Chinoiserie Napkin

Kim Seybert Chinoiserie Napkin

Handcrafted of cotton.
Machine washable.
21” x 21” Square

This striking handcrafted napkin features white chinoiserie silhouettes on a bright blue cotton background accented with beige cord trim.

I haven’t found them on eBay yet, but I will keep looking.

Search for Kim Seybert Chinoiserie on eBay >

Pier 1 Chinoiserie Melamine Dinnerware with Bamboo Edge and Willow Scene in Orange, Yellow, Turquoise and Green

Pier 1 Chinoiserie Melamine Dinnerware with Bamboo Edge and Willow Scene in Orange, Yellow, Turquoise and Green

Pier 1 Chinoiserie Melamine

If they had made these in blue, I would have bought them. I came really close. But by the time I decided on the turquoise ones, it was too late and they were gone.

Pier 1 Chinoiserie Melamine Dinnerware with Bamboo Edge, Lattice and Willow Scene in Turquoise, Orange, Green and Yellow

Pier 1 Chinoiserie Melamine Dinnerware with Bamboo Edge, Lattice and Willow Scene in Turquoise, Orange, Green and Yellow

I really like both the scenic plates and the ones with the lattice pattern.

Pier 1 Yellow Lattice Melamine Plate and Coordinating Yellow Chinoiserie Accent Plate with Blue Willow Scene

Pier 1 Yellow Lattice Melamine Plate and Coordinating Yellow Chinoiserie Accent Plate with Blue Willow Scene

I really should have bought these when they were available. They are just beautiful.

Pier 1 Turquoise Lattice Melamine Plate and Coordinating Turquoise Chinoiserie Accent Plate with Blue Willow Scene

Pier 1 Turquoise Lattice Melamine Plate and Coordinating Turquoise Chinoiserie Accent Plate with Blue Willow Scene

These are the ones I decided on.

Pier 1 Orange Lattice Melamine Plate and Coordinating Orange Chinoiserie Accent Plate with Blue Willow Scene

Pier 1 Orange Lattice Melamine Plate and Coordinating Orange Chinoiserie Accent Plate with Blue Willow Scene

And I love it in the red orange, too!

Pier 1 Green Lattice Melamine Plate and Coordinating Green Chinoiserie Accent Plate with Blue Willow Scene

Pier 1 Green Lattice Melamine Plate and Coordinating Green Chinoiserie Accent Plate with Blue Willow Scene

And here is the green. I love it, too.

Search for Pier 1 Chinoiserie Melamine on eBay >

Nicole Miller Chinoiserie Melamine

Nicole Miller Chinoiserie Melamine

Nicole Miller Chinoiserie Melamine

The Nicole Miller Chinoiserie melamine was on eBay, but I never saw it again.

Search for Nicole Miller Chinoiserie on eBay >

Annie Modica Imari Blue Melamine Dinner Plate

Annie Modica Imari Blue Melamine Dinner Plate

Annie Modica Imari Blue Melamine Dinner Plates

These are on eBay pretty often.

Tommy Bahama Bamboo Edge Melamine

Tommy Bahama Bamboo Edge Melamine

Bamboo Edge Melamine

A few companies make melamine dishes with a bamboo edge. Tommy Bahama Bamboo Edge Melamine comes in white and in beautiful rich watercolors.

Gourmet Art Bamboo Melamine Dinnerware

Gourmet Art Bamboo Melamine Dinnerware

Gourmet Art Bamboo Melamine Dinnerware is on Amazon and doesn’t cost a lot at all. They make it with a lot of different patterns in the center, but the white ones would be nice with the other chinoiserie dishes as accents.


Chinoiserie Melamine on Etsy

Chinoiserie Melamine on Etsy

Chinoiserie Melamine on Etsy

And finally, you can find Chinoiserie Melamine on Etsy.
You can find vintage pieces or monogrammed serving ware.

Laura Ashley Home Maybelle Collection

Laura Ashley Home Maybelle Bedding with Coordinating Pillows

Laura Ashley Home Maybelle Bedding with Coordinating Pillows

The romantic floral print of Laura Ashley’s Maybelle Collection is beautiful with Shabby Chic, but this vintage style goes with Cottage, Romantic and Traditional homes.

The Maybelle Collection really only includes bedding. There are no window treatments or throw pillows. I would use them with white. Continue reading

Faceted Orb Glass Pendants

January/February 2020 issue of Southern Living article Farmhouse on the Water by Valerie Rains with Photographs by Hector Manuel Sanchez and Styling by Elizabeth Demos shows a McGee & Co. Morris Lantern in the

January/February 2020 issue of Southern Living article Farmhouse on the Water by Valerie Rains with Photographs by Hector Manuel Sanchez and Styling by Elizabeth Demos shows a McGee & Co. Morris Lantern

The latest issue of Southern Living magazine has an article Farmhouse on the Water. It is written by Valerie Rains with Photographs by Hector Manuel Sanchez and Styling by Elizabeth Demos. I’ve read about photo shoot styling. It looks like that is a real job that real people really have.

Anyway, the photo shows a lantern I really like. It has white glass and the finish looks like bronze. It has the feel of an orb pendant, but enclosed in glass. Continue reading

Blue Willow China – It’s really not hard to find now!

My first Churchill Blue Willow China from the grocery store - Blue Willow China - It's really not hard to find now

My first Churchill Blue Willow China from the grocery store

In the late ‘70s, A&P Grocery Store let you buy a plate, cup and saucer in the Blue Willow Pattern for 99 cents any time you bought $10 worth of groceries.  They were made by Churchill.  I bought eight. The other pieces cost more. I bought some, but mostly mixed in the white dishes I already had. Continue reading

Rules for Cottage Style

Pretty Snug, Southern Living January 2019 - Rules for Cottage Style— My Design42


Pretty Snug, Southern Living January 2019

The January 2019 Issue of Southern Living has an article Pretty Snug in the Home & Garden: Beautiful Spaces — Inside and Out feature.

“10 new rules for cottage style, a small home can have big attitude. Birmingham decorator Fran Keenan certainly proves it.” Continue reading

Signature Style: Creating Beautiful Interiors

Signature Style: Creating Beautiful Interiors from Traditional Home Books

Signature Style: Creating Beautiful Interiors from Traditional Home Books

One of my favorite decorating books is Signature Style: Creating Beautiful Interiors from Traditional Home Books.

The book is about finding your own approach to design. All of the interiors are Traditional, but the eight different designers have very different approaches.

There are a lot of photos, as you would expect. But the designers explain their process. They let you know what to look for in each photo. Continue reading

Reproduction Transferware Porcelain Tea Sets from the Madison Bay Company

Pagoda Blue and White Antique Reproduction Transferware Porcelain Tea Set with Tray from the Madison Bay Company

Pagoda Blue and White Antique Reproduction Transferware Porcelain Tea Set with Tray from the Madison Bay Company

Blue Willow and other Chinese looking patterns are transferware. Transferware was developed in England sometime in the 1750s and became enormously popular. Transfer-printed dishes were affordable.

Cobalt blue, like Blue Willow, was the most popular, but transferware was also available in green, yellow, red, pink, purple, cranberry, brown, black and gray.

The style is timeless. Whether you have a traditional home filled with antiques or a cottage or farmhouse look, transferware touches the right notes. Continue reading