This week I am bringing you something a bit different! On Mother’s Day weekend I was lucky enough to be able to go to the Mid-Century dinnerware exhibit in Ann Arbor, Michigan that was put on by The Dinnerware Museum. It was an adorable little exhibit that was in a great venue, and since most of you probably didn’t attend, I thought I would bring the exhibit to you.

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Some childrens’s Russel Wright, anyone?

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Here is Tom chatting it up with one of The Dinnerware Museum owners. They were lovely people and very knowledgeable.

Apparently the space they held the exhibit in was a mid-century addition to the much older main bed and breakfast, The Stone Chalet. The addition was used as a church for a long time. It still had a lot of the mid-century architectural details and was lovely.

But, onto the dishes!

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This napkin display girl is now part of my dreams!

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No Mid-Century dinnerware exhibit would be complete without some Melmac! This is Regatta. WP_20170513_12_52_45_ProWP_20170513_12_52_54_Pro

Here’s a bit of Russel Wright for adults! Set on a Heywood Wakefield dining set, so pretty much perfection.WP_20170513_12_53_05_Pro

Another angle, because why not?

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Libbey glasses! I love these guys.

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These adorable cruets? pitchers? carafes? were marked unknown manufacturer. If anyone has a clue about these, I’m sure The Dinnerware Museum would love to know!

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Another cute setting. TV dinner!

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Steubenville Pottery. This would be absolutely perfect in my kitchen!

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This poodle set by Glidden is perfect!

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And, to leave you, a perfectly perfect Mid-Century picnic!

Overall, the exhibit was a little one, but it had so many great pieces and designers and in such a great location that I was very impressed. When I spoke with the owners, they said they are looking for a physical building for the museum, so be sure to visit their site and support the museum if you can, or feel free to drop them a line if you have a suggestion for permanent display space for them.

I’m looking forward to their next exhibit!

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