[vintage] Marvelous: time for tea

Eames-era melamine tea set by 5gardenias- $95

I'm completely in love with this vintage Eames-era melamine (thermoset plastic) tea set from 5gardenias on Etsy. The colors are incredible - vintage white, mustard, a sienna-ish cocoa and bright turquoise. The design? Also incredible. I love the pointer-finger hook handles on the mugs, the shallow and wide bowl and the sugar bowl and creamer are great standalone pieces, too! Melamine is one of the few forms of plastic that I actually enjoy. The weight and smoothness of each piece is so unique. And though it can be a pain to care for...no abrasives, no dishwasher, no microwave...I find that melamine is as timeless as porcelain or aluminum in many cases!

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