Friday, May 6, 2022

Setting the Summer Table

Paloma Contreras

Setting the table with faux bamboo dinnerware is Chinoiserie Chic, fun, and so perfect for warm weather dining, whether indoors or al fresco. Here are my top picks and they are all melamine, but nobody will know but you. Some fun flatware and accessories too.

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Bamboo Melamine Accent Plate

Bamboo Melamine Accent Plates

Bamboo Melamine Dinner Plate

Set of Four Bamboo Accent Plates

Bamboo Platter

Set of Four Bamboo Dinner Plates

Octagonal Serving Tray

Blue Bamboo Pitcher

Bamboo Serving Bowl

Set of 4 Blue and White Chinoiserie Napkins

Blue Bamboo Serving Bowl

Set of Four Bamboo Octagonal Bowls

Set of Three Rattan Weave Lanterns

Set of Four Bamboo Napkin Rings

Rattan Flatware

20 Piece Bamboo Flatware

24 Piece Real Bamboo Flatware


  1. Wherever do you find these wonderful things?! The dishes are fabulous!

    1. I meant where do YOU find all these wonderful things. Your blog is a never-ending source of fabulous finds!

  2. I love the bamboo plates. I've long coveted Juliska's bamboo dishes, but I think Two's Company makes some wonderful things.

  3. What brand is the dark brown bamboo flatware in photo #4? Thank you

    1. Same as the dinnerware. Ballard Designs

    2. Yes, it's Bunny Williams for Ballard Designs Bamboo Tortoiseshell Flatware.