Outdoor Melamine Dinnerware for Summer that looks like fine china

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.

Melamine dinnerware for summer

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

Melamine lobster dinnerware

This melamine lobster design is from Boston International. Available at Birch Lane.

Sea life dinnerware

Vineyard melamine plates are available directly from the designer, Thomas Paul.

Spring dinnerware for outdoorsTurquoise is always a great summer color. Marina Turtle dinnerware in melamine from Frontgate.

Outdoor dining has never been as fancy

The design on this colorful plates set is a collage of sea life – Playa outdoor dishes from Pottery Barn.

Sea life is wonderful dinnerware in melamine

Assorted sea life decorates this dinnerware from Pier 1. We just love the red octopus.

Crabs in melamine

Crab outdoor melamine platter is available from CreamCornwall.

Fish portrait melamine plate

Fish Portrait melamine plate from The Mad Platters on Etsy. Check them out, they have some very cool outdoor dinnerware.

Have a whale of a summer

Melamine whale platter, a two-piece set, from Thomas Paul. His designs really are something special, aren’t they?

Outdoor dining with melamine

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.

This melamine octopus platter is awesome

These melamine Octopus dishes sure look like china – from CreamCornwal.

Outdoor dining platter with octopus

This octopus platter is a gorgeous mosaic blue. From Willford & Lee.

Appetizer plates octopus

Melamine Octopus appetizer dishes are great summertime snack plates. From Joss & Main.

Nautical Design Settings

Starfish plates made of melamineMarina Melamine dinnerware is all set for that first outing on the boat. At Frontgate.

Perfect dinnerware for the boat

Sea melamine dinnerware from Rynkel (Spain), is available at Boatnation.

Square dinnerwareThis compass-inspired square melamine plates are available from Northwind.

Nautical images dinnerware

Scrimshaw by Thomas Paul features a pelican, an anchor, a lighthouse and a sailing ship. Available from Amazon.com.

Floral Dinnerware Design

Flower melamine plates

Laurie Gates does great poppies on her outdoor plates. Source

Floral outdoor dinnerware

Kane Home melamine plates are at the Sierra Trading Post. Great colors.

Floral outdoor dinnerware


Bright color place setting

Pier 1 has some bright colorful melamine outdoor dinnerware. They do good summer stuff at that store.  Source

Poppy Meadow Melamine

Poppy Meadow melamine is available at Home and Patio.

That Can’t Be Melamine

Antique Palms dinnerware

Antique Palms is a very popular design with its old time look. From Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Beaded Outdoor Plates

Beaded melamine plates shine like jewels on your patio table. These color sets are from Pottery Barn.

I can't believe that's melamineThis Transcendence collection from Frontgate looks just like pottery.

That melamine looks like wood

These serving dishes look like wood. From American Metalcraft.

Urban Spice dinnerware

Damask melamine dinnerware from Urban Spice has an urban flavor.

Riviera melamineRiviera melamine dinnerware sets a great party table. From Frontgate.

Embossed melamine platesVictorian lace plates look like vintage porcelain. From Frontgate.

Bright & Colorful Designs

Outdoor summer dinnerware

The French Bull melamine collection from Amazon.com is a bright geometric pattern.

Outdoor retro dinnerware

The Burbs Collection of melamine dinnerware from Dansk is so very retro. Available at Macys.

Confetti dinnerware

Confetti melamine dinnerware by Zak comes in bright primary colors.

Kate Spade Melamine

Kate Spade plates are perfect for the garden party. Available at Bloomingdales.

Serape Melamine Entertaining

Serape is another bright and cheerful pattern for summer. And the living is easy. Available at Home and Patio.

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Joe Hats is the founder of FreshPatio.com. Joe has been remodeling homes since 1997 when he bought his first fixer-upper. He has built many pieces of indoor and outdoor furniture with his own hands and has every DIY woodworking tool in his possession. Coming from an engineering background, he has designed and built many patio fixture plans. Following his wife's lead, he is also very passionate about home decor and together they keep track of the latest trends. When he is not remodeling or trying a new woodworking tool, he is busy gardening or designing a new outdoor plan.