Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Metlox Dinnerware

On a recent trip to a local antique store, we spotted these very cool dishes. They looked like they were from the 50s or 60s, but didn't really know much about the brand. The underside of each plate was stamped "Metlox - California Poppy Trail". It was a huge set of dishes for only $30, so we bought it, without hesitation.

When we got home, we researched them online and found that the style was actually called California Tempo. I'm not sure if the markings on the plate are incorrect or if the Tempo line was part of the Poppy Trail collection, but we discovered that they were produced around 1960 and came in several different colors.

Anyway, we haven't used them yet, but are definitely pleased with our purchase.

We'd like to paint our kitchen just to better match the dishes!

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