The manager of Give Simple Catherine emailed me about a great melamine collection that they got at Give Simple online store. Better yet, several products are on sale right now. So I went to check it out. What I came across was the wonderful French Bull melamine collection.
Bold and festive patterns are ideal for par ties around the pool and for family events with kids. The design industry creates wonderful affordable things these days. Wonderful patterns are found in tableware, textiles and stationery.
When fashion designer Jackie Shapiro founded French Bull in 2002 things were different. She started a little revolution back then by making home ware products for design conscious consumers at accessible prices. Jackie Shapiro describes her company in these terms:
French Bull reinterprets melamine, a nostalgic material popular in the 1960′s, with a fresh look for a modern lifestyle, bringing back this familiar and functional, accessibly priced material in graphic and modern patterns otherwise not available.
If you like to serve the food in buffet style, get the Storage Container Set. And the next time you get invited to a pot luck party, do not forget to bring your food in the French Bull containers for a stylish entrance. They have a plastic lid, they are unbreakable and they are dishwasher safe. More importantly, they look more stylish than your Tupperware.
To give you an idea of the price of French Bull melamine line, GiveSimple.com sells the Pink Paisley Square Platter for $12 USD, the Salad Server Set is on sale at $12 USD (reg. price $15) and the Storage Container Set is on sale at $26 USD (reg. price $30).
GiveSimple.com also carries the Eclectic Melamine Tableware collection. What is special about this line of melamine dinnerware is that the collection was designed and manufactured by student artists at a college of art and design. So you support the arts while you enjoy a fresh perspective on the art of dining!
The Eclectic plate collection measures 8 inches, 10 inches and 12 inches. Prices range from $6 to $12 per plate. Note that each pattern comes in a single size. The concept behind this line is to mix and match patterns to create your own tailored plate setting.
With the Eclectic collection, you can take different directions for your party themes. You can take the natural trail, almost hunting. Add birch tree candles, faux furs on the seating arrangements, serve beers in pewter glasses to complete the look.
You can go chic by taking the crown road. Invent yourself a family crest and use it as a place setting. Dine under a gazebo tent where you hang a chandelier. Change the wall fabrics to suit your party theme. Use real glassware to bring more sophistication to your event.
Buy online: French Bull Melamine Collection at GiveSimple.com
Buy online: Eclectic Melamine Tableware collection at GiveSimple.com
Learn more on: Web site of French Bull