melamine boomerang platesTo be able to run the blog full-time — including paying Kate — I mostly make money from the ads. Another relatively small source of income is monthly earnings from Amazon. When I write about and link to products you can find there (which I always try to remember to disclose by calling out the link as an affiliate link), and readers click through and buy, I get a little spiff. Once you’re in via my link, I also get a spiff if you buy other stuff. At the end of the month, I can look through the reports on items sold — and sometimes I see other cool items you’ve discovered. Like: These melamine dinner plates with boomerang-laminate-style designs (affiliate link). They are just under 9″ square. Pretty cool — I might get two sets for picnicking at Tanglewood in the summer!

  1. Joe Felice says:

    OMG! The aqua one is the exact match to the table and counter in Joe’s Diner! That is Formica Aqua Boomerang–recommended by this site when Formic came out with it, and then quickly discontinued it.

    The problem with melamine is it’s not dishwasher- or microwave-safe. Not too many dishwashers or microwave ovens back in the ’50s, but I remember that the plates mom used for us kids were always melamine. And the glasses were those aluminum ones that hurt your teeth if they touched the edge. Everything tasted funny in them.

  2. Kim says:

    Our “in progress” MCM screened porch has a bar with a grey boomerang countertop. The grey plate is a perfect match!

  3. Karen S. says:

    Darn, Carol, you beat me to it! Yes, I think that these would be fabulous catch alls and trays for around the house!

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