Vintage Dining…

21 May

I’ve got about another week before I can go pick up Old Red, so I’m filling the time by collecting pretty things to make my camping trips more cosy.

I had the grand idea of kitting my van out with a set of china teacups, a china dinner service and some classy cutlery. Scouring my parent’s garage yielded an awesome set of coffee cups and saucepans, but they were all way too heavy. So I started searching for vintage melamine on ebay…

I quite liked the idea of a mismatched set and I found loads of really interesting pieces, but I didn’t bid high enough and lost out on everything. I started looking for online stores instead, and that’s when I came across Snug in a Dub and their fabulous selection of Melaware (amongst other things)…

I’ve ordered a selection of orange and turquoise plates, cups, saucers, mugs, bowls, spoons and more…and yes, I’ve spent far more than I would have if I’d have gone to Poundland instead, but I just couldn’t help myself. It’s a far more practical choice than bone china (which would require LOTS of bubble wrap) and I’m being ecologically sound (ish) by “recycling” vintage tableware. That’s what I’m telling myself anyway!



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6 responses to “Vintage Dining…

  1. Adventures and Happienings

    May 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Wow I hadn’t even thought about plates. Fail. First trip in less than a month sqeeeeeeeeeeeeee! And also eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!

  2. Astrid | Pohutukawa PhotoGraphic

    May 22, 2012 at 2:35 am

    All of the pretty colours! That’s MUCH more exciting than what we had. I have the envy.
    The best bit of cooking kit we took away was a stovetop espresso maker that my parents bought for us – espresso with a stunning view, highly recommended.

    • onegirlandacampervan

      May 23, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      They are beautiful aren’t they? Can’t wait to see them for real 🙂

      And the espresso pot is an AWESOME idea! Thank you 🙂

  3. Hazel

    May 23, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    These are beautiful. What a great idea! And love the fact they are old and re-cylced not just more plastic in the world.

    • onegirlandacampervan

      May 23, 2012 at 8:42 pm

      Thank you 🙂

      I’m definitely offsetting the cost against the eco-mindedness of my purchase! 🙂

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