Saturday, February 6, 2010

Family China: Our dishes

Metlox "California Freeform" water pitcher

Metlox "California Freeform" - Chip 'n Dip

Metlox "California Mobile" Dinner Plate

Metlox "California Mobile" Coffee Cup & Saucer

The Mother-in-Law discovered Claifornia Mobile in the 1950s and by the time I came around it was broken or gone.  So...I went looking for it and found it on eBay and found enough to make a set.  But because they are not dishwasher safe (maybe they are, but I'd rather not expiriment on the pieces) we use them in the summer, occassionally.

Since I'm not a fan of pink and teal, I prefer the harder to find California Freeform pieces with the rust and aqua (not crazy about that yellow though).

The great thing about Metlox is even though its pottery, the shapes and forms are beyond words, and there are other fabulous "modern" patterns like Aztec, California Palm and Navajo.  Trust me - if Laura Petrie really existed, she would have California Palm dishware!  Don't believe me? Look it up! 


  1. Wowza! I would be thrilled to wear that chip and dip bowl on my head if I could.

  2. @Peenee: It would be an improvement over your hat.

  3. These are fab! I want to throw a dinner party using them, and serve up Hot Crab Dunk (Peenee can provide that, I'm sure), Pigs-in-a-Blanket, Shrimp a la King, and of course, Rumaki.

  4. You know TBJ, I think you are more a "Metlox Aztec" kind of guy. I'll post one of dishes for you to consider.