Retro Melamine Part Dinner Service – SOLD

7 Dec

Retro Eileen melamine part-dinner service

Retro Eileen melamine part-dinner service

While most of us think of plastic crockery as being best suited for camping, there was a time in the 1950s when it nearly overtook conventional ceramics in people’s kitchens, but by the late ’60s things had returned to normal, and melamine designs became more targeted for the outdoor market. But because of this melamine craze in the ’50s, you see these beautiful sets of melamine dinner services that were clearly designed for more than just camping trips! Just look at the beautiful detail on the cup handles – way too pretty for a caravan holiday! That being said if you are into the outdoors why shouldn’t you drink your tea out of a pretty cup? The bowls and plates would also be great for families with young kids – while melamine can break, it’s still way more hardy than traditional crockery!

Note: The set is in decent condition of its years, but the plates do have some fine scratches that are visible if you’re looking for them, and someone (not me!) has scratched the centres of the plates and bowls trying to remove old price stickers.

Dimensions: Dinner plates – 25.5cm in diameter; Bowls – 4cm deep x 13.5cm in diameter; Cups – 7cm tall x 9cm in diameter; Saucers – 15cm in diameter

Price: R295 for the set (16 pieces in total)

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Retro Eileen melamine dinner plates

Retro Eileen melamine dinner plates

Retro Eileen melamine bowls

Retro Eileen melamine bowls

Retro Eileen melamine teacups & saucers

Retro Eileen melamine teacups & saucers

Retro Eileen melamine dinner plate with matchbox

Retro Eileen melamine dinner plate with matchbox

Retro Eileen melamine bowl with matchbox

Retro Eileen melamine bowl with matchbox

Retro Eileen melamine teacup & saucer with matchbox

Retro Eileen melamine teacup & saucer with matchbox

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