Do you remember when you were a kid and one day at school (perhaps kindergarten) you got to draw a picture, then after an interminable wait it came back, slightly paler, on your very own plate? Oh, the pride!
I don’t know about you, but even my bestest Grade 1 efforts are shown up by these modern Melamine masters:
Above is The Middletons plate set by Marco Cibola at Poketo, US$40 for the set. They’re also available at Little Salon, Melbourne, but I’m not sure of the price (I was desperately trying to resist temptation).
There is such a gorgeous array of plates online at French Paper that I had a hard time choosing what to show you, so these (the birds above; deer, meaty cuts and faux wood below) are to whet your appetite – many more here for around US$9 each.
For the traditional yet monochromatically inclined among you, Thomas Paul has this Gothic doily set (below, US$30 at Velocity). Arwen has seen these for sale somewhere locally, so she might be more helpful than me here. (If you’re a glutton for Melamine design, check out these too – darn, they’re sold out.)
If after all that you’re still keen on stick figures and rainbows, you can DIY here for about $25.
:: Kate ::
P.S. French Paper are first and foremost a (beautiful) paper shop, but their Pop Ink giftware section has both Melamine and non-Melamine delights. They’re almost a blog post in their own right…