Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Festive Table by The Melamine Kitchen #Holiday15

Thank you to The Melamine Kitchen for providing me with product, free of charge, in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

When my husband and I picked out our everyday dishes almost ten years ago, we chose all white ceramic plates and bowls. They seemed the most practical, and have served us well. We see ourselves using them for many years. Every now and then, however, I really want to switch things up with some colored plates and bowls. We have our friends over for dinner a lot (and they happen to have the same dishes that we do), and I'd love to be able to serve dinner or dessert on a festive plate sometimes, and not have to worry about one of the kids breaking our dishes.


Enter The Melamine Kitchen. I haven't really been a fan of the idea of bringing melamine dinnerware into the house. We've been so happy with our everyday dishes, but after wishing for a casual dinnerware set that we could use when dining outside, or with the kiddos, I have been on the hunt for a great set of melamine dishes. The Melamine Kitchen offers countless melamine dinnerware sets in vibrant colors. They also offer mix and match sets!

I was lucky enough to team up with the folks over at The Melamine Kitchen, and they offered to send me a gorgeous 12 piece set of Ruby Red Dinnerware. I was so excited about the color, and thought it was perfect for the holiday season!

12 Piece Ruby Red Melamine Dinnerware Set

I was so excited to receive this set. Red isn't a color I normally would have gone with. Our kitchen colors are black and olive green, with a little yellow thrown in, and we also use those colors in our dining room. Red is a color that is fairly prominent during holidays, though- Christmas, Valentine's Day, Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day, etc. My mother-in-law has red dinnerware, and I've always secretly loved its boldness. 

I couldn't wait to try out these striking red plates and bowls. Our holiday season was super busy, and we actually didn't entertain family and friends at our house, because we were invited to so many other people's homes for festivities. We've just settled back down from the glorious chaos of Christmas, and I had a rare quiet evening to myself at home. I treated myself (and my growing baby bump) to a pasta dinner at home, and was eager to use my new red melamine dinnerware.

I set aside a bowl and a salad plate, as I prepared my dinner. I love the way the red looks against the pretty black and white table runner my mother-in-law made me for Christmas!

I prepared a quick dinner of a simple salad, and cheese tortellini. The salad plate was the perfect size for a dinner salad, and the bowl was just right for a single serving of tortellini. The bowl is actually pretty deep, awesome for cereal, soup, and brownies with ice cream!

This festive salad looks great on the ruby red melamine salad plate.

A simple serving of pasta is perfectly delicious and utterly delightful when presented in this pretty new dinnerware.

A beautiful holiday dinner presentation- for one!

I texted my hubby a photo of my dinner on our new dinnerware, and he thought it looked so great! I have a feeling he was sorry he missed out on the dinner, too!

What I Love About The Melamine Kitchen 
Ruby Red Dinnerware Set
Beautiful in color.
Easy to clean- dishwasher safe.
Elegant looking for every occasion.
Casual enough for everyday use.
Kid friendly.

Features of the Ruby Red Dinnerware Set 

The Melamine Kitchen's dinnerware sets make fabulous gifts! I would love to gift a set to our friends who are soon to be married. They're also great for families, because they're dishawasher safe. Looking for a great gift for a college student, recent graduate, or new home owner? A pretty set from The Melamine Kitchen is the way to go! Just be sure to remind the recipient that these dishes are not microwave safe! I have to remind my hubby every now and then. With any luck, we'll be enjoying our beautiful melamine dinnerware set for years to come.

Want them? Get them!

Head on over to The Melamine Kitchen to browse all of their beautiful, practical everyday dinnerware sets and mix and match pieces. Through Dec. 31, receive a 20% discount on your order. Use code: Christmas2015. Connect with Melamine Kitchen through Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Special thanks to The Melamine Kitchen for allowing me to review and share about their lovely melamine dinnerware sets. The Melamine Kitchen is a sponsor of the MBP Holiday Gift Guide.

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