Sunday, April 6, 2014

Vintage Melamine Easter Tablescape

Just about every Sunday, my in-laws take a 30 minute drive over to where we live.  They don't just come to visit us, they really come all this way so they can stop by the Idaho Youth Ranch in the next town over.  My MIL claims that it is the best one in this area.  Last weekend while the boys were doing something to the pool table in the garage, us girls made a trip to the Youth Ranch.  I didn't think I would find anything, fortunately I was wrong!
 The first aisle I went down I saw a sea of pink and aqua that immediately caught my eye.  As soon as I saw what they were, I snatched some up.  I didn't know that I wanted to find vintage Melamine, but I am sure glad I did!  There were probably 12 pink cups, 12 aqua cups and 20 or so of the plates.  They were marked 35 cents each.  You read that right 35 CENTS!  I picked out 2 of the best pink cups and plates and 2 of the best aqua cups and plates but I now wish I would have grabbed them all!
 The aqua ones have no markings but the pink ones say Sun Valley Melmac.  I think I may have inadvertently started a new obsession.  I went on Ebay just to see what I have here and I think there are so many cute sets that I now want.  I don't need them, I just want them!
 The colors are my favorites and perfect for this time of year.  I had a fun little photo shoot with them and then decided to put together an Easter tablescape using them.  I love, love, love these pretty pastel colors on my table!
 I have been waiting for Easter to use my pastel plaid tablecloth.  It is the perfect base for an Easter table.
 The centerpiece of my table is usually always my cloche.  For Easter, I filled it up with colorful plastic eggs and put a little pink garland around the base.  I then set out my pink and green plates and placed a pink and white polka dot napkin in the center.
 Each setting has a sweet little terra cotta bunny smack dab in the middle.  I thought about painting them different pastel colors, but I kind of like them just how they are.
 Each place setting also has a vintage melamine cup and saucer for some tea or coffee.  The tall glasses will be perfect for an Easter Brunch mimosa!
 That sweet little teapot was also a thrift store find from years ago.  It goes perfect on this Easter table.
 This table isn't super fancy or elaborate, but the colors are perfect for Easter and treating my loved ones to a beautiful and delicious Easter brunch!

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NanaDiana said...

Trisha - That is very, very cute. My mother had some of the aqua melmac dishes and the plates had kind of a flower design that went up along one side of it. I have a picture of it saved on my computer. Happy Collecting! xo Diana

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Such pretty colors...I can see why you couldn't have passed them up. You are going to get a lot of great uses out of those pretty babies!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Trisha, I love your tea cups and saucers and they are my favorite colors too! I love how pretty your table looks decorated for Easter. I just love the colors of Easter and the bunnies are adorable. Wishing you a nice week.
Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

Donna said...

The pink and aqua is such a pretty combination! We had melamine when I was little, so I'm glad to see that it's popular again. Your tablescape is so pretty and spring looking!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such a fun find, Trisha! Your table looks so pretty!

Libbie said...

Pink & Aqua have my heart too....must be why I like you so much :) Are you already ready to go for Easter! AMAZING!!! I guess it is almost here already isn't it! I can see why you would be obsessed with those cups...they are the cutest! Loved seeing them all set up & ready to be enjoyed! You are getting me in gear to go get Annie an Easter dress!

The Old Parsonage said...

Oh what fun - love that you mixed and matched the melmac! The table looks darling and festive!

Just realized that I'm not a follower - I'm off to add you to my blog lovin following.

Enjoy your week!

Plumfield House Gardens said...

So Charming! Love the bright colors and combinations! Celeste

Antiques And Teacups said...

Very nice! They are such a bright and cheerful table!

Sarah said...

What a great find. The colors are perfect for spring! I have a niece who would adore using these on her table. '-)
Your child's table is adorable and certain to bring smiles to those who eat at this table.

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic find, and an unbelievable deal! They look like they're in great condition. I love the cute little table you've set with them, too. Great timing with those pastel colors, huh?
Dawn @ We Call It
Link party, Tue-Fri

Rika said...

What a lovely find!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Wonderful finds...I love the color combinations, perfect for Spring and Easter. What a darling little table too.

Sarah ~ Magnolias Attic said...

What a great find -- love the pink and aqua! And your Easter egg cloche is wonderful, bright and cheery! Those little bunnies are too cute -- I think they look perfect in their natural color :)
It's a beautiful and happy table!
Visiting from VTT.

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, I just think those retro dishes bring back so many memories for so many of us! And they are perfect for Easter. You have a very sweet blog. I hope you have a wonderful Easter week filled with His blessings!

Art and Sand said...

What an adorable table.

Mindie Hilton said...

Such a sweet tablescape. I would love for you to share at the Anything Goes linky, if you have not already.

Ann said...

The cups and saucers are the PERFECT addition to the darling tablescape. I would have snatched them up too. Have a wonderful and peaceful EASTER.

Anonymous said...

Oooo - a great find, indeed, and perfect for Pink Saturday! And, yes - I'd have scooped up the bulk of them - making sure to have an even number. OCD would forbid me to not try to make a set of it. You did well with your two and two in such grand retro style - great to complete your tablescape! Would love to check out that thrift youth ranch!

Jenny's Heart said...

So cute and festive your table is perfect for Easter!

The Vintage Chateau said...

Such sweet colors, perfect for Spring!

Mindie Hilton said...

Back to let you know you will be featured at this weeks party!