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.


Some childrens’s Russel Wright, anyone?


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!


This napkin display girl is now part of my dreams!



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?



Libbey glasses! I love these guys.


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!




Another cute setting. TV dinner!


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




This poodle set by Glidden is perfect!


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!