8 Great Melamine Plates
*updated for accuracy June 2017

I love melamine plates in the summer.  You can take them anywhere without worrying about breakage or weight, they are easy to wash and they are so decorative.  Here are some favorites.

Thomas Paul Melamine Plates

This is Thomas Paul’s  Scrimshaw set of 11” dinner plates. A set of four plates, each with a distinctive pattern is $44.00. They are dishwasher safe but not microwave safe.

Thomas Paul Sealife Melamine Plate

Here are the companion 9“ side plates in the Scrimshaw set by Thomas Paul.  A set of the same four patterns is $36.00.

Thomas Paul Anchor Melamine Plate

Thomas Paul’s Sea Life patterns in the 11” dinner plate size are $44.00.Thomas Paul Sea Life Melamine

Melamine Plates and Patterns

Sometimes the food should be the main attraction. This solid white melamine plate by Le Cadeuax might be the ticket.  This Provence Solid White comes in this 11” dinner plate, a 9” salad plate and a 7.5” cereal bowl, plus assorted serving pieces. One 11” dinner plate is $16.99.

white melamine plate

I have long been a fan of the British potter Emma Bridgewater.  I love both her polka dot and star patterns.  I was delighted to discover that she makes picnic plates in both patterns.  This picnic plate is 10” in diameter.  It can be put in the dishwasher on the top shelf.  It is not good for the microwave.  They are $17.99 each.polka dot melamine plate

If you are taking kids on a picnic, how adorable is Emma Bridgewater’s Dancing Mice picnic dinner plate? I’d consider using it even if there were no kids on the picnic. They are $13.95 each.

melamine plates with dancing mice

John Derian has about eight melamine plate patterns.  I love this tray.  It’s great for a buffet or clambake! $16.50 each. 19.5″ x 14.5″ Rectangle
2.5″ DeepMelamine tray

A Sharp Eye loves melamine and we have several articles on more of our favorites for adding  style to your picnics.

Melamine Dinnerware for Outdoor Dining