Summer brunches, lunches, and dinners have an effortless and relaxed feel (cue alfresco dining!), often with fabulously fresh food and a vibrant tablescape to match. One element that elevates entertaining – even intimate weeknight dinners with your immediate family – are the dishes, especially melamine. Like little works of art, artfully crafted melamine marries design and durability, and has truly become my favorite warm weather details when setting the table.
We have melamine plates, cups, bowls and acrylic cups from Juliska (the above floral napkins are from Carolina Irving and Daughters), and use them literally every day. Words can’t describe how much I love these dishes, and I would love to add to our collection and mix and match. I also adore these new green bamboo plates from Pomegranate Inc., they would be so chic paired with any of their printed napkins.
And so, I rounded up all of my favorite melamine and acrylic entertaining essentials for this summer. Wishing everyone a great week ahead!