Outdoor Melamine dinnerware for summer has arrived in the stores. And it looks like fine bone china. Some of the new sets are really quite awesome. And some major design houses – like Dansk, Rynkel and Kate Spade – have put their names on melamine dinnerware this year. Outdoor dining has come a long way.
Most of the 34 melamine collections we have chosen to showcase come with links to purchase these pieces online. Never worry about breakage during shipping and don’t worry out on the patio either. That’s the beauty of melamine. Sea creatures are the big theme this year, especially the octopus. And you really will think it’s china.
Melamine Dinnerware with Sea Creatures
This melamine lobster design is from Boston International. Available at Birch Lane.
Vineyard melamine plates are available directly from the designer, Thomas Paul.
Turquoise is always a great summer color. Marina Turtle dinnerware in melamine from Frontgate.
The design on this colorful plates set is a collage of sea life – Playa outdoor dishes from Pottery Barn.
Assorted sea life decorates this dinnerware from Pier 1. We just love the red octopus.
Crab outdoor melamine platter is available from CreamCornwall.
Fish Portrait melamine plate from The Mad Platters on Etsy. Check them out, they have some very cool outdoor dinnerware.
Melamine whale platter, a two-piece set, from Thomas Paul. His designs really are something special, aren’t they?
Nautical outdoor melamine set showcases vintage sea life images. From Marks & Spencer.
The Octopus – This Season’s Must-Have
Blue Lucy Octopus melamine plates available from Birch Lane.
These melamine Octopus dishes sure look like china – from CreamCornwal.
This octopus platter is a gorgeous mosaic blue. From Willford & Lee.
Melamine Octopus appetizer dishes are great summertime snack plates. From Joss & Main.
Nautical Design Settings
Marina Melamine dinnerware is all set for that first outing on the boat. At Frontgate.
Sea melamine dinnerware from Rynkel (Spain), is available at Boatnation.
This compass-inspired square melamine plates are available from Northwind.
Scrimshaw by Thomas Paul features a pelican, an anchor, a lighthouse and a sailing ship. Available from Amazon.com.
Floral Dinnerware Design
Laurie Gates does great poppies on her outdoor plates. Source
Kane Home melamine plates are at the Sierra Trading Post. Great colors.
Pier 1 has some bright colorful melamine outdoor dinnerware. They do good summer stuff at that store. Source
Poppy Meadow melamine is available at Home and Patio.
That Can’t Be Melamine
Antique Palms is a very popular design with its old time look. From Bed, Bath and Beyond.
Beaded melamine plates shine like jewels on your patio table. These color sets are from Pottery Barn.
This Transcendence collection from Frontgate looks just like pottery.
These serving dishes look like wood. From American Metalcraft.
Damask melamine dinnerware from Urban Spice has an urban flavor.
Riviera melamine dinnerware sets a great party table. From Frontgate.
Victorian lace plates look like vintage porcelain. From Frontgate.
Bright & Colorful Designs
The French Bull melamine collection from Amazon.com is a bright geometric pattern.
The Burbs Collection of melamine dinnerware from Dansk is so very retro. Available at Macys.
Confetti melamine dinnerware by Zak comes in bright primary colors.
Kate Spade plates are perfect for the garden party. Available at Bloomingdales.
Serape is another bright and cheerful pattern for summer. And the living is easy. Available at Home and Patio.