Summer on the Porch with Marye-Kelley Blue Willow

Marye-Kelley Blue Willow Lucite Tray, First Design Global Blue and White Melamine Dinnerware and Marye-Kelley Blue Willow Lucite Ice Bucket

Marye-Kelley Blue Willow Lucite Tray, First Design Global Blue and White Melamine Dinnerware and Marye-Kelley Blue Willow Lucite Ice Bucket

I came on Marye-Kelley Blue Willow while I was looking for something else and put it in my shopping cart to think about later.

Now that it is summer, even though we aren’t entertaining, we are living more on the porch.

Blue Willow Ice Bucket

The Blue Willow Ice Bucket is beginning to look like a need.

Marye-Kelley Blue Willow Lucite Ice Bucket

Marye-Kelley Blue Willow Lucite Ice Bucket

Marye-Kelley IB1386 Blue Willow Ice Bucket

The Blue Willow Ice Bucket is made of Lucite. It is 6” wide x 6 ½” high, not counting the handle.

It comes with the tongs and a replaceable waterproof insert. The waterproof inserts are printed on both sides.

Blue Willow Melamine Serving Tray

There are other pieces of Marye-Kelley Blue Willow that are ideal for entertaining on the porch.

Marye-Kelley Blue Willow Melamine Platter

Marye-Kelley Blue Willow Melamine Platter

Marye-Kelley M1386 Blue Willow Melamine Platter

Melamine is food and dishwasher safe, but you cannot microwave it. You might think you can, but every time you do, it heats up and becomes more brittle. So, unless you want it to turn color or break, don’t put it in the microwave and threaten everyone you live with if they ever do.

I found the Blue Willow Melamine Platter when I was looking for a replacement for my Blue Willow Cake Stand.

Blue Willow 2-Tier and 3-Tier Servers and Cake Stands >

The Marye-Kelley Blue Willow Melamine Platter is available in two shapes.

  • 14″L x 10″ W Melamine Platter
  • 10″ Round Plate


I love china, but for the porch I prefer something less breakable.

Blue Willow Lucite Tray

Marye-Kelley Blue Willow Lucite Tray

Marye-Kelley Blue Willow Lucite Tray

I love a tray near my desk to corral all the clutter that accumulates. Marye-Kelley makes a lucite tray with the Blue Willow pattern. But it will also be ideal to serve on the porch.

Marye-Kelley Blue Willow Lucite Tray can be personalized

Marye-Kelley Blue Willow Lucite Tray can be personalized

Marye-Kelley T1386-Blue Willow Lucite Tray

All of the inserts for the Lucite items are water resistant. They can also be ordered separately.

The insert is printed on both sides, the bottom of the tray is the same design as the top, unless ordered otherwise.

The Square Tray is 12 ½” wide square and 3” deep.

The Small Rectangular Tray is 11 ¼” x 8 3/4” wide and 3” deep.

The Large Rectangular Tray is 17 ¼” x 11 ¼” wide and 3” deep.

They all have handles to make them easy to carry.

  • Tray with Waterproof Insert
  • 4″ Lucite Tray with Waterproof Insert
  • 8″ Lucite Tray with Waterproof Insert
  • 11″ Lucite Tray with Waterproof Insert
  • Square Tray with Waterproof Insert
  • 17″ Lucite Tray with Waterproof Insert
  • Waterproof Insert Only Same – Artwork on Both Sides
  • Waterproof Double Sided Insert Only – Each Side Different


Talavera in Azul Blue and White BPA-Free Melamine

Talavera in Azul Blue and White BPA-Free Melamine

Melamine Porch Dishes

Melamine dishes are great to use on the porch. I with I could find some with a Blue Willow pattern, but I never have.

I was given some pieces of that are a Talavera pattern. I love it on the porch!

Blue and White Melamine Dinnerware Set

Blue and White Melamine Dinnerware Set

Thunder Group Asian Lotus Melamine Restaurant Dishes

Thunder Group Asian Lotus Melamine Restaurant Dishes

You can get the same kind of melamine dishes they use in Chinese restaurants.

Thunder Group sells the Blue and White Asian Lotus pattern in every size and quantity you can think of.

Thunder Group Peacock Melamine Plates

Thunder Group Peacock Melamine Plates

I used to have these plates. I found them at a restaurant supply store. They were lost in a move. They call them Peacock plates.

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