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Dale

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iconnumber posted 08-19-2010 11:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Melamine, a kind of plastic and successor to Melmac, appears to be moving up in the world. At first when I saw high style Melamine dinnerware, I thought it might have something to do with living in an earthquake zone. But surfing around, I find high style examples of Melamine sold all over the place.

The following plates are from a company run by a retired antique dealer. She dealt in Staffordshire china and now designs, produces and sells this attractive table ware. Many of the designs will look familiar. They came in a wide range of colors, so these are only representative of the patterns available.

There is something fresh about these designs, yet they mainly are traditional templates. Really interesting art, done in plastic.

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Dale

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iconnumber posted 08-19-2010 11:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These seem to be traditional patterns, only in plastic.

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Dale

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iconnumber posted 08-19-2010 11:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A modern design, with jewel accent.

There are a number of variations for this design.

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Dale

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iconnumber posted 08-19-2010 11:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A really nice peacock pattern.

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Dale

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iconnumber posted 08-19-2010 11:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Familiar coral pattern.

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Dale

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iconnumber posted 08-19-2010 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A sea shell design:

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Dale

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iconnumber posted 08-19-2010 11:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can't decide if this is traditional or contemporary.

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Dale

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iconnumber posted 08-19-2010 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From a series of Hunt Club designs.

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Dale

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iconnumber posted 08-19-2010 11:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some more vaguely traditional designs.

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Dale

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iconnumber posted 08-19-2010 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And one she says is based on quilts.

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iconnumber posted 08-20-2010 06:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is something very fresh and cool about the above examples.

Years ago (before June) I tried buying a set which was some sort of plastic and they looked very good. But very good didn't last long. After few uses with tough meat & sharp knives it was enough to noticeably mar them.

Are the plastics used in today's plates harder/tougher? Or are they cheap & disposable so one could buy their new latest favorite design to wow dinner guests with?

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iconnumber posted 08-20-2010 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The advertising indicates that the current production is much stronger and will not suffer cuts etc. I don't know personally. The dishes above run about each which places them way at the top end of the market. Most melamine seems to be in the 2 to 5 range. Which would make them very replaceable.

Aside from steaks and chops, I rarely eat anything that requires a knife anymore. This may just be me or it may say something about cuisine in general.

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